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Head of English

The Joseph Whitaker School, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

Job details

Subject English
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 5 to Upper pay range 3, £32,686 to £40,489

Job summary

Main Pay Scale plus TLR 1b (£9,929)

Required from September 2020

Be Outstanding!

The Joseph Whitaker School is a popular oversubscribed school of 1200 students with attainment levels above the national average at both GCSE and post 16. At our last inspection in March 2019, the school was judged as being “Good”.

The Governors are seeking to appoint a well-qualified Head of English with initiative, drive and determination. We have extremely high expectations of our students and staff, and we offer excellent training and professional development opportunities. The successful candidate will lead an experienced and successful department.

For further details of the post and an application form, please visit www.emet.academy/vacancies

To apply, please send your completed application form and a letter of application (maximum 2 sides of A4) outlining:

- Your leadership and management experience
- Three key strategies to increase boys' attainment at GCSE

Please forward your completed application form to:


Please note that we are unable to accept CVs for this post.

Candidates are more than welcome to visit the school at any time. Please view our school website josephwhitaker.org. for more information.

The closing date for applications is Friday 13 March 2020 at noon.

Interviews for short listed candidates will be held week commencing Monday 16 March 2020.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake a criminal record check via the DBS.

We welcome applications from all who feel they have the qualities to contribute to this Academy regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion.

Essential educational requirements

Well-qualified graduate

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status

Essential skills and experience

Awareness of current developments within education and the subject area

Outstanding or good teaching ability at all relevant Key Stages

Proven leadership experience of improving student outcomes

Proven experience of leading staff development, specifically regarding Teaching and Learning

Strong understanding of the pedagogy of teaching

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1303 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website The Joseph Whitaker School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email recruitment@emet.academy

About The Joseph Whitaker School

School location

Warsop Lane, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG21 0AG