This job expired on 7 June 2023

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    7 June 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    24 May 2023

Job details

Job role

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

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4



Working pattern

Full time: 1.0 FTE

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Pay scale


Additional allowances


What skills and experience we're looking for

Sir William Romney’s School requires a dynamic, enthusiastic and impactful English teacher to lead and develop our Communications department as well as line manage and support developments of subjects within the learning area. The role would be ideal for an experienced subject lead looking for a new setting or indeed for someone looking to move from a second in department role to a position of whole department leadership with wider school responsibilities.

What the school offers its staff

Teaching staff at Sir William Romney’s School enjoy a wealth of employee benefits including:

  • An excellent induction programme including support for those returning to teaching/new to schools
  • A comprehensive CPD programme including specialist training provided by internal and external providers
  • Access to the nationally recognised OLEVI Outstanding and Creative Teacher Programmes and NPQ programmes
  • Coaching and mentoring support from senior leaders for those new to leadership roles
  • A caring and supportive environment where wellbeing is a key priority - flexible working requests will be considered
  • An Athelstan Trust newsletter that shares best practice and latest news
  • A research informed Athelstan Trust CPD programme led by experienced staff across five schools
  • Continual collaboration and sharing of resources to reduce workload and improve provision for students
  • Excellent career progression opportunities

Commitment to safeguarding

The Athelstan Trust is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this obligation. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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About Sir William Romney's School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
527 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
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Sir William Romney's School is a small 11-16 school in Tetbury in the heart of the Cotswolds. In April 2020, we became part of The Athelstan Trust, a Multi-Academy Trust, which consists of five secondary schools: Sir William Romney's, Malmesbury School, Bradon Forest School in Purton, The Dean Academy in Lydney and Chipping Sodbury School.

We are a proudly comprehensive school that firmly believes that our broad and varied curriculum inspires students to become the very best versions of themselves. Our school ethos is underpinned by our three core values:

• Aspiration

• Collaboration

• Resilience

Our core values are an integral part of all aspects of school life, from our curriculum and personal development delivery to our varied enrichment activities. We understand that every student is unique and all staff are absolutely committed to helping each one develop their independence, confidence and self-esteem; offering each individual student the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Our most recent OFSTED report rated the school as ‘Good’ (February 2020) and highlighted our commitment to developing students both academically and holistically. This commitment is reflected in our curriculum pillars that aim to ensure lessons reach beyond the limitations of simply learning subject content. Regardless of subject, curriculums are constructed with a focus on 4 key areas; Diversity and Inclusivity, Literacy and Articulacy, Life after school, Life beyond school. Through this approach we provide students with a curriculum in every subject that is united in its overall intent.

Arranging a visit to Sir William Romney's School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email dalbanjones@swr.gloucs.sch.uk.

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