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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    22 May 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    15 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4



Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - Up to 12 months

Pay scale

M1 to UPR3 on the Gildredge House Teachers' Pay Scale (2023-24) £30,000 - £46,525 plus an additional Leadership Allowance for Subject Leadership

What skills and experience we're looking for

Do you have high levels of energy and enthusiasm for leading English?

  • Are you highly organised, effective and looking for your next challenge?
  • Are you flexible, forward thinking, resilient and able to work under pressure?
  • Do you possess high emotional intelligence?
  • Can you work under pressure whist remaining calm and approachable?
  • Can you coordinate others to desired outcomes?

If the answers to these questions is ‘yes’, then Gildredge House wants to hear from you.

We are looking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the temporary position of Head of English(Maternity Cover) for our all-through free school. This is an excellent opportunity to join our school and would be ideal for an experienced Teacher of English seeking their first Subject Leadership post or for a current Head of English, looking to broaden their experience.

What the school offers its staff

Gildredge House offers:

• continuity of education for boys and girls aged 4+

• an expectation of high academic standards

• strong discipline

• excellent pastoral care

• a range of extra-curricular activities

• parent and community involvement

As an employee of the school, you would benefit from:

• A two-week break in the Autumn Term, allowing for holidays to be taken out of peak season

• A supportive induction programme for new staff to the school.

• Investment into your career development through appropriate, regular CPD

• Support and mentoring by a strong Senior Leadership Team and other experienced leaders.

• Access to a full employee assistance programme, in support of well-being

• Complimentary tea and coffee in our staffroom

• On-site parking

If you would like to find out more, please get in touch. We welcome visits from prospectivecandidates, by appointment. Please contact us via: careers@gildredgehouse.org.uk to enquire.

Commitment to safeguarding

Gildredge House is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All offers of employment with the school are subject to pre-employment checks which will include References, Health, Right to Work in UK, a satisfactory Enhanced DBS with Children’s Barred List check and a Declaration that they are not a disqualified person under the Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2006.

Applying for the job

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About Gildredge House

School type
Free School, ages 4 to 16
School size
1226 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 16
Phone number

Gildredge House is an all-through 4-19 Free School, established in 2013.

Arranging a visit to Gildredge House

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email careers@gildredgehouse.org.uk.

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