Second in English Outwood Academy Foxhills, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire

Job description

Outwood Academy Foxhills places students at the centre of everything it does, with a focus on creating a culture of success, a positive climate for learning, and increased student attainment, achievement and social and emotional development.

In its most recent Ofsted inspection, January 2016, the academy was judged to be Good with Outstanding for The Effectiveness of Leadership and Management.

This is an exciting opportunity for a well-qualified, driven professional to support the leadership of our English department in a pivotal year of its development. In 2015, 70% of students achieved A*-C in English, a significant increase on student outcomes in 2014, and we are making sustainable improvements which will continue to improve the achievements of all our students.

The successful candidate will ideally have some leadership experience and the ambition to build further capacity within a dedicated team; supporting and challenging colleagues to achieve outstanding outcomes for all students. An excellent knowledge and understanding of the subject is essential, and experience of delivering WJEC specifications would be advantageous. You must be passionate about making a significant difference to the lives of our students and share our single goal of ‘students first’.

Outwood Academy Foxhills is an 11 – 16 school occupying a modern building in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire

The Outwood Grange Family of Schools offers:
• The opportunity to work and progress across the Family of Schools;
• The chance to apply for leadership roles in the Deeps working across the whole Academy;
• The support and expertise of our Directors of English working across the Family of Schools;
• A full and detailed programme of support and development for all, and
• A further comprehensive programme of professional development provided through the Outwood Institute of Education.

If you care about the success of your students and colleagues, and have the energy and determination to make that success a reality, we would welcome your application. If you are interested in this role, we invite you to contact Sarah Kidd, HR Assistant ( if you have any questions.

To apply or for further information please visit the vacancies section of our website at

To apply for this post please complete the online application from our website under vacancies. CVs will not be accepted.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students. All offers of employment will be subject to enhanced DBS Checks.

Essential educational requirements

Good honours degree in a relevant subject

Essential qualifications

Teaching qualification together with Qualified Teacher Status

Essential skills and experience

Able to use a range of teaching and learning strategies
An understanding for how Assessment for Learning can improve
student performance
Able to use student level data to raise standards

About Outwood Academy Foxhills

2 Foxhills Road, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, DN15 8LJ
Outwood Academy Foxhills website (opens in a new window)