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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    28 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    6 June 2024


This teaching role is at more than one school in the trust. You can find out more in schools overview.

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5


Drama, English, Media studies

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

UPS + TLR £15,690

What skills and experience we're looking for

Your opportunity

We are seeking to appoint a Head of Department for English to join our supportive, dynamic and ambitious department. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Head of Department or for a dedicated and inspirational teacher looking for promotion. This role will be considered to be part of the Extended Senior Leadership Team for a candidate with relevant experience.

You will be highly motivated with the ability to inspirationally lead and manage a team of committed staff delivering English, Drama and Media Studies at GCSE level. You will have responsibility for leading rapid and sustainable improvement strategies designed to secure excellent outcomes and progression rates for all learners, promoting the highest standards in teaching, learning and assessment to maximise student achievement and progression.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of high-quality teaching with the ability to secure excellent outcomes.

As a Head of Department for English at Meridian High School, you will have access to relevant CPD opportunities for professional development and growth. Working as part of the GLF Trust comprising of 42 schools, we can support you with career pathways for progression.

What we are looking for

An excellent classroom practitioner.

Excellent leadership and communication skills.

Be enthusiastic and committed to working as part of a team.

Be passionate about the students’ learning and welfare.

Be keen to be part of the wider school community, participating in extra-curricular clubs.

What the school offers its staff

About Meridian High School

Meridian High School is a GOOD School in all categories (OFSTED January 2023). We believe education is about developing the whole person, within the school values of ‘resilience, ambition and respect'.

Join the GLF Schools Community

As a part of GLF Schools, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education. With regular progression discussions, there will be a wealth of opportunities for you to grow your career, whether in one of our 42 academies or in our central team.

Celebrating 10 years as a growing Multi Academy Trust with over 2,000 colleagues and over 16,000 pupils

Founded upon the values of Respect, Inclusivity, Integrity and Kindness

42 primary and secondary schools across 7 Local Authority areas across the south of England

We work as a community whilst ensuring each school maintains its own unique identity

Committed to ensuring all children and young people receive the best possible education

GLF Schools Employment Offer

GLF Schools has a generous employment offer, which allows all our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish

Access to our highly competitive Local Government pension

Flexible working options

Generous holiday allowance

Work life and family friendly policies

Employee wellbeing initiatives

Access to a staff benefits portal

Community and collaboration working model

The Details:

Start date: September 2024

Contract type: Permanent

Pay Scale: UPS with TLR1 of £15,690

Closing date: 28th June 2024

Interview date: TBC

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

Applying for the job

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About Glf Schools

Multi-academy trust
Phone number
020 3943 1328

School Details

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
539 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Arranging a visit to Glf Schools

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email k.sullivan@glfschools.org.

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