Subject Leader of English

The Saint John Henry Newman Catholic School, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 4AE

7 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2023

  • Application deadline

    4 July 2022 at 5:00pm

  • Date listed

    21 June 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Salary

MPS3-UPS3

Subject Leader of English job summary

The Saint John Henry Newman Catholic School sees the quality of interpersonal relationships as the most significant factor in the provision of our outstanding education. The School strives to create the most conducive learning environment which results in our students fulfilling their potential and going out to change the world.

In 2020/21 the students achieved:

89% GCSE English and Maths at 9-4

46% of all GCSE grades achieved were 9-7

73% A Level at A*, A and B

Exam results, important though they are for opening doors for pupils in the future, do not determine success and happiness. Therefore we have a strong enrichment and wellbeing programme that encompasses every pupils and student and a comprehensive career curriculum. We have been awarded with the Kitemark for Emotional Health and Wellbeing for our work supporting students, their families and staff.

Our successful school has an opportunity for a Subject Leader of English to lead our very strong English department from 1st January 2023. English is a successful and popular subject throughout the the school and the successful candidate will be contributing to a cohesive, innovative, professional and highly effective team of specialists. You will be creative, dedicated and able to teach English from KS3 to KS5. The successful candidate’s energy, enthusiasm and desire to inspire a love of the subject will shine through.

At The Saint John Henry Newman School we have unparalleled professional development, you will be able to progress in your career, whatever stage you are at. We encourage staff to become involved with Teacher-led development. Many teachers have studied for NPQs and Masters and the school works closely with higher education providers. There will be many opportunities for you to develop professionally at The Saint John Henry Newman School.

Information giving more details about our school, the role and our English Department are provided in the information attached. More information about the school can be accessed at www.jhn.herts.sch.uk. Please contact foyleh@jhn.herts.sch.uk if you have any further questions.

Closing date: 4th July 2022 @ 5pm.

The Saint John Henry Newman School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers, the DBS and a ‘prohibition from teaching’ check.

Additional allowances

TLR 1D

At The Saint John Henry Newman School we have unparalleled professional development, you will be able to progress in your career, whatever stage you are at. We encourage staff to become involved with Teacher-led development. Many teachers have studied for NPQs and Masters and the school works closely with higher education providers. There will be many opportunities for you to develop professionally at The Saint John Henry Newman School.

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About The Saint John Henry Newman Catholic School

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1601 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01438 314643

‘We were immediately struck by the many smiling faces of pupils, who enjoy coming to school…. Pupils display a real pride in their school. They talk enthusiastically about their strong relationships with staff and the sense of community where everyone goes out of their way to be friendly and make you feel welcome.’ Ofsted May 2018.

The Saint John Henry Newman School is a popular 11-18 mixed Catholic comprehensive school in Stevenage, and is a member of the Diocese of Westminster Academy Trust. The school serves the Catholic community across north Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and as far south as Hatfield, with pupils from more than 25 different parishes. It has an excellent reputation; it is heavily oversubscribed and there are continuing interest lists for all year groups. The roll is currently 1555, including 500 in the Sixth Form. The school has benefitted from considerable investment in its buildings, including a new £3.5 million Sports and Performing block (The Pavilion) and a substantial new build programme to replace our
main building and Art block planned for later this year.

Since its foundation in 1987, the school has developed a reputation for excellent educational standards combined with unique opportunities to prepare students for a rapidly changing world. This academic success has been acknowledged by the Department for Education, who have written to the school and acknowledged its excellent performance, commenting that The Saint John Henry Newman School is one of the top 90 schools in the country on one measure and in the top 100 schools in the country on another measure.

In 2020/21 the students achieved:
89% GCSE English and Maths at 9-4
46% of all GCSE grades achieved were 9-7
73% A Level at A*, A and B

The Saint John Henry Newman Catholic School sees the quality of interpersonal relationships as the most significant factor in the provision of an outstanding education. The School strives to create the most conducive learning environment which results in our students fulfilling their potential and going out to change the world. Exam results, important though they are for opening doors for pupils in the future, do not determine success and happiness. Therefore we have a strong enrichment and wellbeing programme that encompasses every pupils and student and a comprehensive career curriculum.
We have been awarded with the Kitemark for emotional health and wellbeing for our work supporting students, their families and staff.

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