Second in Department, English

West Exe School, Exeter, EX2 9JU

This job expired on 11 February 2022

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    11 February 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    13 January 2022

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Contract type

Fixed term (1 Year)



Second in Department, English job summary

We are looking to recruit an inspirational and innovative leader in English who can show great initiative, to play an active role in our continued drive to create outstanding life chances for our students. As Second in English, you will be an inspiring leader with the energy and creativity to motivate a team, lead by example and challenge students to achieve the best possible outcomes. The department is determined to become a nationally recognised centre of excellence within this subject and we are looking for a practitioner with the drive to take on this challenge and take an already successful department to the next level. The successful candidate will: · be an excellent classroom practitioner with a track record of excellent outcomes · be a passionate and innovative advocate for English language and literature · be totally committed to improving the life chances of young people · have a vision of excellence for teaching and learning in English · have a strong curriculum knowledge, with experience of adaptive teaching based on examinations We are committed to providing the very best environment for professional growth, believing that this is key to fostering an innovative and a progressive atmosphere. Each member of the department plays a part towards moving our vision forwards – with everyone having the opportunity to lead on some aspect of the curriculum or school life. If you are reflective in your approach and have a desire to continuously improve your practice, this is the school for you. Our staff are incredibly committed and passionate about all that they do and are rewarded with bespoke CPD provision, in-house career progression opportunities and a relentless focus on staff wellbeing. Finally, we believe in being welcoming to all, students and practitioners alike and always value the opportunity to discuss the department and the teaching of English with others. If you are interested in finding out more about the school, please visit our website at www.westexe.devon.sch.uk or alternatively contact the school on 01392 660100 to arrange a visit. An application form and further details are available at https://westexe.devon.sch.uk/vacancies/ , by telephoning 01392 660100 or by emailing recruitment@westexe.devon.sch.uk Closing date: Friday, 11 February 2022 @ 09.00am Interview date: Thursday, 17 February 2022 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 requires an enhanced DBS disclosure.

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About West Exe School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1148 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Contact phone number
01392 660100

West Exe is part of the Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust. The Ted Wragg Trust is an ambitious and inclusive Trust of Schools strengthening our communities through excellent education. Formed in 2013 with the aim of creating an outstanding educational experience for all of Exeter’s children no matter what their background or aptitudes, the Trust has since grown from a one school Trust to a 12 school Multi-Academy Trust and is responsible for the education of over 7000 children aged between 2-16.

The Ted Wragg Trust has the highest expectations for every child, every day, with social justice at our core. We are determined for everyone to fulfil their greatest potential, to be the best that they can be. Our inclusive Trust has a relentless commitment to help transform lives through learning.

The Ted Wragg Trust puts children at the centre of all we do. We deliver a high quality, knowledge rich and inspiring curriculum. Our caring and inspirational team work together to equip students with the knowledge, skills and experience to become compassionate and courageous citizens, determined to make the world a better place.

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