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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    20 March 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    6 March 2023

Job details

Job role

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

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances


What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Be a committed practitioner, who is positive and willing to evolve
  • To lead and manage the strategic direction and development of the English department
  • To lead, manage and develop the English team to ensure all are performing at the highest level
  • To be accountable for student progress
  • Show good understanding and use of data to monitor progress, identify underperformance and apply the appropriate interventions and positively impact on performance indicators
  • Monitor and evaluate the quality of provision to include the curriculum, quality of teaching and outcomes for students
  • Ensure the provision of an up to date, relevant and differentiated curriculum to suit the needs of all students
  • Develop and enhance the teaching practice of staff in your team and when appropriate, challenge underperformance
  • Effectively manage and deploy teaching and support staff, financial and physical resources for the faculty
  • Facilitate departmental meetings and be an active member of the extended middle leadership of the school
  • Work collaboratively with other staff, both within Priory and across other secondary and primary schools, as an active member of our Preston’s Teaching School’s Alliance and our ‘Family of Schools’.
  • Be responsible for the line management and performance management of the subject leads and teachers within the department.
  • Participate in the recruitment and development of teaching and non-teaching staff of the department.
  • Be a positive leader and manager by modelling excellent participation and effective communication skills
  • Be responsible for the learning environment within the department
  • Undertake other responsibilities as directed by the Head

What the school offers its staff

  • An exciting opportunity in a friendly, supportive, forward thinking school - please see our Shop of Support
  • A tailored induction programme provided by our Professional Mentor
  • Professional development to support your personal ambitions within teaching
  • The opportunity to teach in a school where staff and student relationships are second to none.

Commitment to safeguarding

At Penwortham Priory Academy, we ensure every child who is a registered pupil at our school is safe and protected from harm. We give clear direction to staff, volunteers, visitors and parents about expectations and our legal responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children at our school. We fully recognise the contribution we can make to protect children from harm and to support and promote the welfare of all children who are pupils with us.

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About Penwortham Priory Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
797 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
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We are Penwortham Priory Academy, a great school where every pupil 'Learns to Succeed'. Our vision is to take Priory from 'Good to Great'. Staff at Priory are Committed, Positive and Willing to Evolve in order to achieve our vision. Our daily mission is to uphold our 'Priory Standard' ensuring the highest expectations of all, from all, so that all pupils 'Learn to Succeed' and leave Priory equipped with the right skills and attitudes to help them succeed in life, contribute positively to society, and go on to further education, employment, or training.

Local Amenities

Penwortham is a town in South Ribble, Lancashire, on the south bank of the River Ribble facing the City of Preston.

Penwortham Priory Academy is situated just a 10 minute drive away from Preston Train Station, is easily accessible from motorway, and the larger cities of Manchester and Liverpool are less than 1 hour away.

Arranging a visit to Penwortham Priory Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email l.cowell@priory.lancs.sch.uk.

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