This job expired on 17 April 2023

  • Start date details

    Starting September 2023

  • Closing date

    17 April 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    15 March 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Head of year or phase
  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5



Working pattern

Full time: .

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

+ TLR 1A

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking a passionate, energetic and ambitious Head of English to join us due to the successful promotion of the existing postholder to the Senior Leadership Team. As we now continue to increase in numbers we are seeking more colleagues to become part of our journey and help us gain the capacity to deliver teaching and learning to the highest levels.

We are looking for an outstanding individual who will relish the opportunity to:

  • To be an exceptional teacher of English.
  • Provide exceptional high-quality leadership and act as a lead practitioner in all aspects of the role.
  • To ensure the best use of allocated INSET and curriculum area time to improve teaching and learning by linking it with the strategic needs of the school.
  • To ensure the consistent delivery of high-quality teaching and learning across the curriculum area.
  • To ensure robust and effective assessment takes place across the curriculum area which accurately reflects student progress and clearly informs students how to make further progress in their learning.

You are likely to be someone who:

  • Holds Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and has a degree or equivalent.
  • Is flexible, able to work under pressure, meet deadlines and prioritise workload.
  • Has a track-record of exceptional classroom teaching with an acute understanding of effective pedagogy.
  • Can demonstrate a commitment to and knowledge/experience of effective strategies to maintain and raise attainment, in particular to address the differing needs which exist in the mixed ability classroom, which include second language learners.
  • Has significant experience of improving outcomes for students with SEND or disadvantage.
  • Has a commitment to the aims and values of comprehensive education, the school’s vision and ethos, as well as the implementation of equal opportunities policy and practice.

What the school offers its staff

Wadham School can offer you:

  • The chance to be a part of an exciting educational journey alongside highly regarding professionals
  • The opportunity to work with exceptional colleagues and wonderful young people and their families.
  • Strong and supportive leadership, who place value on learning beyond the classroom.
  • The opportunity to work in one of the most beautiful areas of Southern England.
  • Fulfilment, in knowing that you matter, and the work you do makes a positive difference to the lives you touch.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Wadham School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
805 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Are you looking to work in a Good school (Ofsted, June 2019) with a community working together for the best possible outcomes for young people?

Wadham School is friendly, vibrant and forward looking. It is an exciting time at Wadham School. We strive to be a school which uses an evidence based approach to teaching and an ethos and drive for the school to be much more than just learning in lessons. A varied programme of extra-curricular activities and house competitions provides an exciting opportunity for staff to be involved in the wider school community. At our core is an aim, through everything that we do, to develop a sense of hope, a hope which will encourage and support students in becoming the best that they can be.

The school serves a beautiful area of South Somerset with excellent links to the wider South West, Bristol and Bath and direct train links to London from Crewkerne itself and Taunton.
If the above gives you a picture of a community that you would be excited to be part of then the students and staff at Wadham School invite your application and would love to meet you.

Arranging a visit to Wadham School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@wadhamschool.co.uk.

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