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Head of English (Maternity Cover)

Job Description

Dunbar Education are currently working with an Ofsted rated Good boys school who are now seeking a Head of Department English to join their team from September for a maternity cover. If this could be of interest, please see below for further details;

Location: Islington

Ofsted: Good

Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR1c

Contract: Maternity Contract, full time

Start Date: September (possibly sooner)

About the school

This is a high performing Roman Catholic Boys secondary school with a Mixed Sixth Form in the Borough of Islington. It has provided the local community with over 140 years of high-quality education. The College is on a journey to Outstanding having received a "Good" Section 5 OFSTED report in June 2022. It is a highly regarded school in the local community, based in a vibrant location in North London with excellent transport links.

It is a friendly and supportive school community with a focus on excellence and high expectations of all. Staff development is a priority on their journey to Outstanding. They are now looking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed HoD of English to help deliver outstanding educational opportunities and outstanding outcomes for all of their pupils. Results in English are very strong both at GCSE and at A-level.

They offer:

  • The opportunity to teach enthusiastic, motivated and respectful students
  • Supportive, hardworking Governors and colleagues who care passionately about our school and the local community
  • Future career development and a well-structured CPD programme

Ideal candidate:

  • Lead and manage a team of enthusiastic and committed staff
  • Secure top grades in GCSE and in A-level
  • Be an outstanding reflective classroom practitioner and a strategic thinker
  • Be able to assist with the development of strategies to ensure every pupil makes good progress in accordance with the schools' targets and expectations
  • Have a commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Be committed to inclusion and well-being of all pupils irrespective of their ability or background
  • Be an outstanding role model in your own professional practice including teaching and learning
  • Have the capacity and skills to manage workload and to meet deadlines
  • Be able to assist with the development and delivery of our SEND and intervention strategies
  • Have the knowledge and skills to take responsibility for maintaining up to date curricular intent as directed by your line manager which includes curriculum maps, plans schemes of work and assessment plans
  • Have the knowledge and skills to plan and deliver outstanding lessons that inspire and enthuse pupils
  • To set and mark homework and assessments as per school systems
  • Be expected to play a full part in the extra - curricular activities of this forward-thinking school

Experience of:

  • Data analysis and target setting
  • Experience of working with others to develop teaching and learning innovations
  • Successful, recent teaching experience in a secondary school
  • Proven record of raising standards at all ability levels
  • Experience of teaching subject to A level standard

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