• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    7 May 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    13 April 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
L9 - L14

Job summary

Applications are invited for the post of Head of Faculty of English, Media Studies and Modern Foreign Languages at The Douay Martyrs Catholic Secondary School, Ickenham, West London. We were graded as a ‘Good’ school in 2017 and as ‘Outstanding’ in all areas in our section 48 Inspection in 2018.
This is an important post within the school; the successful candidate will join the Curriculum Strategy Group and will have the opportunity to influence whole school curriculum and assessment as well as lead a large and successful Faculty.
The Faculty is fully staffed and well resourced. Outcomes in the faculty are extremely strong and are continuing to improve year on year. In recent years’ outcomes in English place the Faculty in the top 10% of schools nationally, and we will continue to expect the development of whole school Literacy and Oracy as a bedrock of our Curriculum principle.
The successful candidate will be well supported; with opportunities for professional and career development and for collaboration with other schools in our Catholic Academy Trust, and local, Primary and Secondary Schools.
We offer annual Secondment opportunities to the Core Leadership Group. This post became available following the appointment of the current post holder to a Leadership role in a large Academy Trust.
If you are an experienced, successful and aspirational Leader of English, can evidence your involvement in Continuous School Improvement, share our ambition and drive and support our ethos and values we would like you to apply to join our wonderful school community.

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic
Education phase
School size
1375 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
01895 679411

About The Douay Martyrs Catholic School

The Mission of The Douay Martyrs Catholic Secondary School is:

“To create a Christ-centred learning community where every individual is enabled to fulfil their true potential”

To be Christ-centred, means to see Christ in everyone, including yourself, and to always promote the values that we know Christ promoted and taught about whilst he was on earth.

Throughout your time at The Douay Martyrs Catholic Secondary School you will be fully supported in many ways to grow in your faith and understand what it means to be Christ–centred. You will also be fully supported in developing your potential. It is only right in a Christ-centred community that we should aim to use our talents and gifts and develop these talents and gifts. It is the Mission of The Douay Martyrs Catholic Secondary School to do this. All members of the school community that is, pupils, teachers, support staff, parents, priests, can help one another develop their talents and gifts and therefore fulfil their potential. To do this, is to be truly living your life according to the values promoted by Christ.

Arranging a visit to The Douay Martyrs Catholic School

Covid safe visits to the school are welcomed; please contact Mrs Gill Johnston, PA to the Executive Headteacher on 01895 679411 or email gjohnston@douaymartyrs.co.uk

School location

Edinburgh Drive, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB10 8QY

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