Head of English

Northampton Academy, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN3 8NH

This job expired on 23 May 2022

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    23 May 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    5 April 2022

Job details

Working pattern

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  • Genuine Flexi-working environment where all staff have the option of either a late start or early finish one day per week

Contract type



ULT teachers' pay range, £28,000-£43,200

Head of English job summary

Are you a dedicated member of staff looking to make a difference to young people’s lives?

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Head of English to join and lead our amazing English department at Northampton Academy. You will lead a hard working and talented English department with a Second in Charge and Key Stage Coordinators to help support and ensure outstanding progress for all our students in the school. The excellent teaching and learning from our English team is often commented on by parents and visitors.

You will have a close eye to detail and be able to manage a large team, whilst retaining the highest possible standards. You will be incredibly tenacious with a high level of emotional intelligence. You will be an exemplary teacher of English and be fully committed to providing an excellent learning experience for students at the academy.

The leadership of the academy is completely determined to create an environment in which teachers can get on with their core role: delivering excellent lessons.  To this end, the student behaviour system is clear, simple and easy to administer in lessons.  If action is needed beyond these simple steps, the pastoral and senior teams take all the burden away from the teachers, conducting detentions, following up and dealing with parents on your behalf.  Teachers at the academy speak of this as one of the major benefits of working here.  In addition to this, teachers are trusted to be professionals through:

No unannounced observations
No lesson grading
3 extra INSET days per year for joint team planning
A feedback and recognition policy that lets teachers decide the best feedback mechanism for their own classes, rather than having this prescribed centrally
Genuine Flexi-working environment where all staff have the option of either a late start or early finish one day per week
Free access to on-site high quality gym

Northampton Academy is committed to equal opportunities and to the protection and safety of all students and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share these commitments.

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About Northampton Academy

School type
Academy, Christian, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1560 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
07554 118997

Northampton Academy is part of United Learning, a large, and growing, group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England.

Our schools work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. Our subject specialists, our Group-wide intranet, our own curriculum and our online learning portal all help us share knowledge and resource, helping to simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance.

As a Group, we can reward our staff better: with good career opportunities, better pay, benefits, and ultimately, the satisfaction of helping children to succeed. We invest in our staff wellbeing. Our academies each have at least eight INSET days per year (with three of those solely dedicated to planning), and an ongoing group-wide wellbeing programme. It's an ethos we call ‘the best in everyone’.

We are working hard to become a more diverse organisation – which is key to our commitment to bringing out the best in everyone. We welcome applications from everyone committed to this ethos and would particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates, who are currently under-represented in the Group as a whole.  We always appoint on merit. We are open to discussing flexible working options.

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