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Year Co-ordinator in English

Swanshurst School, Birmingham, West Midlands

Job details

Subject English
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £24,373 to £40,490

Job summary

Do you want to join the leadership of our high-achieving department?

Swanshurst is an ‘Outstanding School’ for girls with 1760 students on roll aged 11-19 years. We offer excellent support and CPD for staff at all stages of their career.

‘Swanshurst School has been a great environment for my first term as an NQT. The support I have received from my department and the mentoring team has been amazing and is ongoing. I couldn’t wish for a better place to spend the first of hopefully many years of teaching.’ (NQT)

Ofsted (2017) found pupils at Swanshurst to be “happy, well cared for and that they secure excellent academic and personal outcomes” they described the girls as “polite, respectful and courteous”. Needless to say, we are incredibly proud of them and of all our staff who contribute to the “purposeful learning culture within the school that characterises the work of staff and pupils”

We are looking to expand the leadership of English and require someone with all the necessary skills and who sees themselves moving on to leading their own department in a few years. We are a large and happy English department who are already building on our recent achievements at GCSE and A level.

• You will have an understanding of curriculum planning and assessment;
• You will lead on a particular year group, depending on your experience and the needs of the department;
• You will influence vision, policy and practice, driving forward departmental teaching and learning and helping support the needs of all of our students;
• You will have proven data analysis skills;
The successful candidate will be supported in their own development through the school’s CPD programmes and can expect many opportunities for enhancing their own career.

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

For further details and an application form please contact Emma Bastock, HR Manager emma.bastock@swans.bham.sch.uk
Applicants requesting an online application form must also submit a signed copy of their application either at the point of being called for interview or as soon as possible after the closing date


Swanshurst School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

The successful applicant will require an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.


Essential educational requirements

Good, relevant, Honours degree or equivalent
Qualified Teacher Status
Recent relevant in professional development
Post graduate study or qualification
Leadership qualification or study

Essential qualifications

Good, relevant, Honours degree or equivalent
Qualified Teacher Status
Recent relevant in professional development
Post graduate study or qualification
Leadership qualification or study

Essential skills and experience

Experience of leadership within an English department
Proven track record as an excellent classroom practitioner
Experience of teaching across English at Key stages 3 and 4
An excellent practitioner
Ability to lead an inspire
Ability to develop an effective team
Ability to negotiate, delegate, consult, direct
Ability to operate as part of a team &
Ability to initiate, develop, implement & monitor policiesAbility to mentor and develop skills in others
Ability to motivate staff and pupils
Ability to learn from experience
Ability to effectively collect, analyse &evaluate data
Ability to use ICT to support the role
Ability to plan, deliver & monitor effective intervention
Ability to operate effectively as a tutor
Commitment to multicultural & comprehensive education
Vision, imagination & leadership skills
Sensitivity to the needs of others
Ability to work under pressure
Ability to adapt to changing needs & circumstances

Employee benefits

MPS/UPS plus TLR2C £2,796 per annum

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Local authority maintained school
Education phase Secondary
School size 1822 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 19
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Swanshurst School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email emma.bastock@swans.bham.sch.uk

About Swanshurst School

School location

Brook Lane, Birmingham, West Midlands, B13 0TW

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