Head of English

Commencing: September 2017

Location: Walsall, West Midlands

Closing date: 17th February 2017

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, committed and inspirational leader to take up the post of Head of English to oversee the teaching and learning of the English provision in our Senior School.   The successful candidate will have the experience to lead the curriculum development, planning, teaching and assessment to secure excellent outcomes.  He/she will demonstrate a passion for the subject, have a proven track record of raising standards in progress and achievement across the 11-16 age range and the leadership qualities required to encourage a sense of collaboration, enjoyment and achievement within the department.

The appointed candidate will also be highly organised, approachable and able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills and will lead by example to inspire and instil in our pupils a love for English and English Literature.  The successful candidate will also be expected to make an enthusiastic contribution to the extra-curricular provision within our school.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a flourishing 3-16 co-educational, independent day school, part of the Cognita group of schools.   If you are passionate about the life chances of young people and possess the expertise required to teach in an environment where children of mixed abilities excel, then we would love to hear from you.

Consistent with our traditional values, classes are small, behavioural standards are exceptional, and pastoral care is second to none. We are very focused on high quality teaching and learning, and expect all of our pupils to make exceptional progress.

We invest heavily in personal and professional development and there are the longer term career opportunities that exist in a company which owns 67 schools worldwide.