Head of English

Pioneer Secondary Academy, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, SL2 4QB

10 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    14 October 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    22 September 2022

Job details

Key stages

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

MPS/UPS (Fringe)

Additional allowances

Possible TLR

Head of English job summary

The Role

We are looking for an enthusiastic Head of English specialist to lead our successful English department.

You will lead a departmental team who are committed to providing all students with the best opportunities to make great progress and to inspire a love of English language and writing.

As Head of English you will be responsible for:

  • Leading a team and raising the profile of English across the school;
  • Delivering catch up and Closing the Gap Interventions;
  • Developing students; Spiritual, Moral, Social; Cultural Development, within thesubject area;
  • Supporting the development of learning and teaching strategies within English.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have excellent subject knowledge;
  • Have a strong classroom presence and be able to model excellence in the classroom;
  • Have a proven track record of achieving outstanding student attainment outcomes;
  • Be experienced, enthusiastic and able to mentor and coach less experienced staff within the English Faculty;
  • Offer a substantial commitment to extra-curricular activities;
  • Join a school that recognises and rewards staff that are willing to go beyond normal expectations.

This is an excellent opportunity for a well-qualified, suitably experienced and enthusiastic teacher to further develop their leadership and management skills in preparation for future leadership roles. If you are seeking a challenging and highly rewarding position, enriching the lives of the students who attend Pioneer Secondary Academy and members of the local community, then we are keen to hear from you.

Using the application form

Further information and an application form can be found on our school website at www.pioneersecondaryacademy.com

For more information or to arrange a visit to the school (strongly encouraged), please contact hr@psa-bucks.com

Applications will be shortlisted and interviewed at the earliest opportunity.

Early applications for this post are recommended.

Pioneer Secondary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS record check.

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About Pioneer Secondary Academy

School type
Free School, Sikh, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
Up to 840 pupils
Age range
11 to 19
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About us

Pioneer Secondary Academy is a new, smaller than average secondary school with a calm atmosphere and and high ambitions for its students who are:

“confident, articulate young people who think carefully about their role in the world and display positive behaviour and attitudes.”

This is an exciting time to become part of a school being launched under new leadership and governance and planning for a dynamic successful future. We are now seeking to appoint an individual who shares our passion for learning and our determination to change lives through the education we provide.

We place great passion on staff well-being and development, at all levels with an extensive programme of professional development, offering a whole range of opportunities for colleagues to develop their potential within and beyond Pioneer.

Our aim is to provide a knowledge rich education underpinned by our core values whilst preparing the next generation for an evolving digital world. If you are a driven and dedicated practitioner who is eager to grow and learn, by building effective relationships and instilling in students a love of English, then we want to hear from you.

You will be well-supported by a strong team of professionals who always go the ‘extra mile’ for our young people.

Arranging a visit to Pioneer Secondary Academy

For more information or to arrange a visit to the school (strongly encouraged), please contact hr@psa-bucks.com

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