Head of English William de Ferrers School, Chelmsford, Essex

Job description


Applications are invited for the post of Head of English at the William de Ferrers School. We are looking to appoint an inspirational leader to play a key role in leading our English department.

Why work for William de Ferrers School?
Senior leadership team that encourage innovation from heads of departments but that offers unwavering support and guidance
Highly supportive and willing team of established English teachers
Dedicated administrative support team
Significantly reduced timetable to allow for leadership responsibilities

Our recent Ofsted inspection of December 2018 confirmed our status as a good school. Our English department were instrumental in achieving this outcome.

William de Ferrers is a school committed to a whole-school approach to literacy with all staff committed to raising the quality of writing.

William de Ferrers is a good school with many strengths and aspires to be outstanding. As a school we believe all young people deserve to become world-class learners and thrive in a first-class educational environment. The successful candidate will be forward thinking and innovative with a passion to deliver high quality education and the ability to inspire others.

Visits to the school are welcome, please contact Mrs Clarkson, PA to the headteacher on 01245 326305 or headspa@wdf.school

Please apply to the Headteacher using the school application form as soon as possible but before noon on Monday 14 October 2019. Interviews are planned for later the same week. Please email the school for further information headspa@wdf.school

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is exempt from the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the successful applicant will be expected to undertake an enhanced disclosure.

Essential educational requirements

A relevant degree or qualification

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status or Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills status (or a willingness to become qualified during the first year)

Essential skills and experience

Set high standards which will allow all students to aspire, persevere and achieve their best.
The ability to communicate a genuine passion for their subject and the capacity to teach to a very high level.
Show a genuine passion for engaging with young people of all ages and the ability to establish positive relationships with all students.

About William de Ferrers School

William de Ferrers School is based in the centre of South Woodham Ferrers, a riverside town on the north bank of the River Crouch. The school is approximately 14 miles from the city of Chelmsford, with good rail links to London Liverpool Street. The school is housed in a purpose built community complex which is unique in Essex, benefiting from excellent accommodation and extensive grounds. The school was rated 'good' by Ofsted in December 2018. William de Ferrers currently has a seven form entry with the main pastoral organisation based on a year system. Great importance is attached to high standards of conduct, dress, attitude and work. A large percentage of students stay on to join the sixth form and year 12 and 13 students are an integral part of the whole school, they make a valuable contribution to the life of the school supporting younger students across a wide range of activities. The school is proud of its highly motivated, hard working and committed staff and runs an extensive induction scheme. We offer a wide range of CPD opportunities for all staff which encourages them to be able to continually provide an enhanced service to the school community.

Trinity Square, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 5JU
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