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  • Start date details

    Autumn Term or Before

  • Closing date

    20 May 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    14 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4



Working pattern

Full time: Full Time

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership Scale 1

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • To provide high quality leadership, support and challenge to the English department in order to achieve high quality teaching and learning;
  • To provide high quality leadership to create very effective teams and drive improvement;

  • To oversee, monitor and quality assure the assessment, evaluation and mentoring of student progress in English;

  • To ensure that strong procedures are undertaken in English for the recording, monitoring analysing and acting upon a range of data to enable subject teachers to;

  • Track student overall attainment and achievement on a regular basis;

  • Evaluate the quality and appropriateness of intervention to tackle student underachievement;

  • The performance management and professional development of all members of your team.

What the school offers its staff

Here at SET Ixworth School, we believe in each and every child. Languages are a key part of our curriculum. This is an exciting opportunity to influence language delivery in a growing and ambitious school. The subject enjoys a very positive uptake at Key Stage 4 supported by regular curriculum time in Key Stage 3.

Further details about the role

  • To monitor and evaluate the quality of teaching and learning in the English department;

  • To monitor curriculum coverage in the Department for students of all ability levels;

  • To work in close partnership with the SENDCo in your curriculum area to provide high quality support for SEN students in order to secure ‘good’ achievement and progress;

  • To manage the Department’s procedures for assessing, recording and reporting student achievement;

  • To review staff performance and audit training needs as required;

  • To monitor and evaluate the progress made in achieving the English subject development plan and targets;

  • To report regularly to the Leadership Group and Governors on all aspects of academic progress in the English department;

  • To contribute fully to the implementation of School policies to raise student achievement and progress;

  • To interpret and use national, local and school-level performance data to help raise achievement and ‘close the gap’ for key student groups in the school;

  • To ensure the effective development of students’ literacy, numeracy and ICT skills through English;

  • To manage the English department capitation and ensure the effective management and deployment of learning resources within the department to improve student achievement and progress;

  • To be responsible for the consistent implementation and evaluation of behaviour management in the English department;

  • To meet and work with parents, carers and other agencies as required.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, therefore all applicants must be prepared to undergo a number of checks to confirm their suitability to work with children and young people. The Trust welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. In accordance with the Department of Education’s “Keeping Children Safe in Education”, references will be sought on all short-listed candidates before interview.

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About Set Ixworth School

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
482 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01359 234050

SET Ixworth school is a small / medium-sized high school set in the wonderful Suffolk countryside. We are over-subscribed and will have over 600 pupils in the school by September 2024.

The school enjoys a positive reputation in the community, as evidenced by the high demand for Year 7 places in September 2024. The students demonstrate respect, motivation and good behaviour in their learning.

The school's vision is to provide an education system that truly serves those it educates by always reflecting on and addressing individual needs, strengths, and interests. There is a Specialist Resource Base on site for around 12 pupils, supporting pupils with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities.

The school is currently a “good” school according to Ofsted, with an inspection from September 2019.

Arranging a visit to Set Ixworth School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email ixworth@seckfordeducation.org.uk.

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