This job expired on 15 April 2024

  • Job start date

    29 August 2024

  • Closing date

    15 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    22 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored



Working pattern

Full time, part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£42,233 - £56,959

Additional allowances

£3213 (23/24 rate)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for our next Lead Teacher of English to provide outstanding leadership to the small but effective team. The ideal candidate will lead the subject into the brand new premises in 2026 where uptake for the subject will expand.

Candidates should share in our commitment to the highest of academic standards and to the advancement of our students’ social mobility. The successful candidate will lead an outstanding department who continuously perform outstanding lessons to deliver outstanding results.

What the school offers its staff

LAE can offer you:

  • The opportunity to work with highly motivated students in one of the country’s leading sixth form schools.
  • An intellectually stimulating working environment characterised by a culture of professional trust and collegiate working that promotes autonomy, innovation, and rigour.
  • Access to an outstanding package of regular, high-quality continuous professional development and support.
  • A modern and positive learning environment minutes from the Olympic Park and Stratford Station.
  • Collaborative working with our world-class partner schools: Brighton College, Caterham School, Eton College, Forest School, Highgate School and UCS Hampstead.
  • A package of employee benefits including subsidised lunches and social events; access to a Cycle Scheme, Tech Scheme, and discounted local gym memberships; and longer school holidays, which include an extended eight-week summer break.

LAE is a diverse and inclusive school, committed to supporting staff and students to be themselves and succeed on merit.

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 London Academy of Excellence

School type
Free School, ages 16 to 19
School size
474 pupils enrolled
Age range
16 to 19

London Academy of Excellence (LAE) is an ambitious, selective sixth form located in the heart of Stratford, close to the Olympic Park and just two minutes from Stratford Station (zone 2/3), with excellent links to all parts of London.

LAE is the top ranked sixth form provider in England to offer a full A level curriculum, according to the Sunday Times Parent Power Survey 2022. The school is particularly proud of its success helping students from disadvantaged backgrounds to gain places at the finest universities in the UK and around the world. Over 1,200 of our alumni have progressed to a Russell Group university and over 120 to Oxford or Cambridge.

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