• Application deadline

    12 April 2021 at 12:00 am

  • Date listed

    26 March 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type

Job summary

The Duston School is looking to appoint a Head of English
Main duties:
Direct leadership of English faculty
Direct line management of the department
To contribute to wider school life as defined by the Principal
To attend SLT meetings as required by the Principal
To have a commitment to co-planning, leading, managing, coaching and inspiring the faculty
To have a clear commitment to a knowledge rich approach with the utilisation of workbooks and knowledge organisers
Setting the same standards and expectations for all students
To lead and oversee the implementation and embedding of Direct Instruction (Literacy) in KS3 and as part of the KS4 additional English offer

Employee benefits


Applying for the job

Please refer to www.thedustonschool.org for further details and the application form.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type
Education phase
Primary, Secondary, 16-19
School size
1745 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 18
Ofsted report
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Contact email
Contact phone number
01604 460004

About The Duston School

Do you want to work in a school…
That has undergone rapid cultural and transformational change?
That is the 27th most improved school nationally for its GCSE results and is in the top 5% of all schools nationally for its A Level results?
Where the teacher is valued as the expert?
That has a very clear and systematic approach to student care and behaviour, with a centralised approach and its own alternative provision?
That takes workload seriously? That has a clear workload charter, has a rational approach to marking. restricts email use at weekends and during holidays and does not see 1265 as a target to meet?
That believes in co-planning, retrieval practice, Direct Instruction and traditional approaches to teaching?
That values its staff and has a strong approach to CPD?
That is an Investors in People Gold School and an IQM Flagship School?
That is an all-through setting?
That prioritises a ‘Knowledge Rich’ curricular approach, valuing hugely the importance of the curriculum?
That offers subject teams a weekly meeting?
Where the senior team are on the ground and are highly supportive?
Where, as the staff themselves have cited, ‘leadership inspires them’?
That has attracted a lot of positive national attention, where members of staff speak nationally and internationally?
That is the home of ResearchED Northampton?
Where the staff are fully behind our ambition for excellence?
That is values-driven, wanting the very best for the students?
That has a clear coaching culture to help drive improvement?
Where we take research seriously and have our own action research team?
Where people feel valued, and morale is high across the school?

School location

Berrywood Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN5 6XA

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