This job expired on 26 April 2023

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    26 April 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    14 March 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Head of year or phase
  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

TLR1B - £10,714

What skills and experience we're looking for

We require a talented and committed Head of English to lead the Department at this exciting stage in our improvement journey. We believe that English is at the heart of the success of any improvement at Huxlow and will be fully supportive of a leader that has a coherent vision and philosophy for a highly effective English curriculum and its teaching. If you care deeply about providing students with the expectations and experience in your English department that builds the skills and knowledge that enables every student to achieve success and find enjoyment in the power of English to change lives then apply today!. We are looking for an inspirational practitioner to join us as we strive for excellence, and to take the English curriculum and its teaching to the next level.

The successful candidate will:

• Have a passion and vision for the power of the English curriculum to impact on students’ self-belief, thinking skills, character, understanding and ultimately success and enjoyment in life.

• Lead a team of staff to make English a relevant and vibrant subject area for our students. Developing a love for, and aptitude in, reading and writing that allows students to achieve strong outcomes in English and an ability to transfer these skills to enhance their success in other subjects.

• Demonstrate consistently positive progress with their teaching groups.

• Be committed to using evidence-based pedagogy in their own classroom and that of others’, to drive standards in English.

• Be determined that all students should have the best opportunity for success in English.

What the school offers its staff

Training and development opportunities will be offered. All staff are encouraged to study further and the trust will actively support staff to obtain relevant further qualifications where possible.

Tove Learning Trust is a fast moving and exciting place to work. The trust schools have a shared vision and purpose: to deliver outstanding educational experiences that lead to inspiring outcomes. Each academy has a strong individual identity and tailors their educational provision to serve their local community. Academies within the trust collaborate to share expertise and maximise opportunities and experiences for our students.

Further details about the role

Purpose of the Role:

To be responsible for the leadership of English at Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. To create an English department of excellence where students are provided with exciting opportunities to build skill, interest and a passion for English Language and Literature. Recognise the power of a successful English curriculum to impact on students’ lives and their success across other subjects at Huxlow Academy. This will involve the monitoring of students’ progress and performance in order to ensure that expected learning outcomes are achieved.

Key Responsibilities:

• To develop a coherent and ambitious curriculum that builds a curiosity, excitement, and passion for English within students at Huxlow.

• To contribute to raising standards of student attainment and build a culture of excellence in all English classes.

• To monitor and support the overall progress and development of students as a Teacher/Form Tutor.

• To provide a learning experience which gives the students the opportunity to achieve their individual potential.

• To implement and deliver an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for students and to support students to access a challenging English curriculum successfully.

• To share and support the school’s responsibility to provide and monitor opportunities for personal and academic growth.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Trustees of Tove Learning Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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About Huxlow Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
879 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01933 650496

Huxlow Academy is a fully inclusive school, located in Irthlingborough, East Northamptonshire. Our students are a vibrant and varied mix that bring an energy that is not found in many other schools. The loyalty the students show for the staff and community, whom they recognise care so deeply about them, is what makes Huxlow a very rewarding and fun place to work. If you want to work with a team committed to making a difference to the lives of the young people in our community, we want to hear from you!

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To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hr@huxlow.northants.sch.uk.

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