Head of English

More than one location, Reading local authority

22 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 November 2022

  • Application deadline

    9 September 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    5 July 2022


This teaching role is at more than one school in the local authority. You can find out more in schools overview.

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover (upto 1 year)



Head of English job summary

We are a proudly comprehensive and local community-based Trust. We believe in ambitious inclusion and that every child and young person can achieve great things. As a result, we have a range of schools because we want to be a Trust for local families, whatever their circumstances. Because our Trust schools are geographically close, we know our communities and our local agencies very well. This supports strong collaboration, productive working relationships and access to genuine support and assistance (often not as readily available in larger trusts). Working with extremely talented, driven, and inspirational colleagues, this is a really exciting time to be joining the SEND and Alternative Provision Hub within Maiden Erlegh Trust; which is made up of Cranbury College, Hamilton School and the soon to open Oak Tree School. As Head of English, you will oversee the subject provision across Hamilton School and Oak Tree School. You will ensure high standards of teaching and learning are delivered, resources are used efficiently and effectively, and the curriculum is managed and developed across these special school settings, in accordance with Trust and school policy. You will also provide support with annual departmental plans, appraisals, the resourcing of the department, promote an ethos of teamwork and establish a culture of sharing good practice. You will need the ability to lead and manage people to work towards a common goal, as well as good decision-making skills and the ability to work collaboratively with others. As a teacher, you will have excellent subject knowledge and experience of teaching at KS3-5 and be able to work closely with others. Being up to date with professional developments in English and other aspects of education is equally important. Maiden Erlegh Trust is an Ethical Leadership Pathfinder organisation and we are committed to safeguarding, equality and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We are also committed to having the highest expectations of pupil/students and staff, and supporting everyone to reach their full potential. All employees of the school and Trust are expected to share these commitments. All posts require satisfactory employment checks and references and a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. All Leadership roles will require a Section 128 check

Additional allowances

TLR 2c £7,017.
SEN allowance from £2,270

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About the schools

We are a SEMH (Social, Emotional, and Mental Health) Special School, based in Reading catering for up to 64 students with Education, Health Care Plans (EHCP). Our mission is to recognise each and every one of our students as individuals, and to nurture their potential, developing the whole child by challenging and supporting them, intellectually, emotionally, socially, and physically. The school has embedded Trauma Informed Practices and approaches behaviour through a Therapeutic Thinking agenda.

School details

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
53 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 16
Education phase
School size
98 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 16

Arranging a visit to one of the schools

If you would like to speak to us informally, or to arrange a visit prior to submitting your application, please contact us at recruitment@maidenerleghtrust.org

School locations

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