Head of English

The Spires College, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 3PE

This job expired on 31 January 2022

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    31 January 2022 at 3pm

  • Date listed

    12 January 2022

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Head of English job summary

We are seeking to appoint a Head of English to join our Extended Leadership Team at The Spires College. Alternatively, it could be a Director of English post, paid on the leadership scale, for the right candidate. This is an opportunity for an excellent teacher who is looking to further develop their leadership skills, and have a significant impact on whole-school policy and practice. The vacancy has arisen as the current post-holder has gained promotion. The English Department is a large team with very many strengths but there is ample opportunity to influence the further development of curriculum planning, the teaching of the curriculum and to positively impact on students’ life chances. At The Spires College, we strongly believe in the power of education to transform lives. If you always aim to inspire and enthuse students and are dedicated to bringing positive outcomes for all young people by improving students’ experience beyond your own classroom then please come and join us. The College is a close community, with a shared desire to be the best we can be. The facilities and resources at The Spires College are excellent and as a School we are committed to staff’s professional development and invest heavily in ensuring our teachers grow and flourish as practitioners. We offer: • the opportunity to be integral to College improvement; • well-considered professional development and a wide range of professional opportunities, including significant leadership development opportunities; • excellent career progression opportunities; • a high level of support for all new staff; • an exciting and stimulating place to work in a friendly environment; • a modern, purpose-built building and excellent facilities. You will: • share the College’s very high expectations; • be an excellent classroom practitioner, who is experienced in teaching English at Key Stages 3, 4 and 5; • be committed to working collaboratively with colleagues, students and parents; • be confident in your ability to support and develop colleagues; • use your excellent subject knowledge and pedagogical understanding to develop a high quality English curriculum and ensure its successful delivery; • be enthusiastic about giving young people the best possible start in life.

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TLR 1b (£10,024)

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About The Spires College

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1109 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01803 400660

The Spires College is a co-educational, 11-18 bilateral school with a selective stream.

The College is a close community, with a shared desire to be the best we can be. As a School we are committed the professional development of our staff and invest heavily in ensuring our teachers grow and flourish as practitioners.

The College is committed to safeguarding all of its students. All staff are required to adhere to our safeguarding policies and procedures and regularly undertake a full enhanced DBS check.

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