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Assistant Head of English

Assistant Head of English

The Academy of St Francis of Assisi


MPS/UPS + TLR2b (£4,500)
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
Apply by:
28 September 2017

Job overview

Assistant Head of English

MPS/UPS + TLR2b (£4,500)


Required for October 2017/January 2018

The Academy of St Francis of Assisi is an 11-16 Academy with Christian Values and environmental sustainability at its heart. Founded in 2005, it has grown to become an Academy renowned for its cultural diversity and its unique building design. The Academy is focused upon driving standards of achievement rapidly and this makes it a dynamic and exciting place to work. The Academy of St Francis of Assisi is committed to ensuring that every student makes the most of their potential. The Academy concentrates on providing the highest quality teaching, with bespoke CPD for all staff to support this, the best possible student support and the most appropriate and innovative curriculum. 

Applications are invited for an enthusiastic and ambitious Assistant Head of English.

As the Assistant Head of English, you work closely with the Senior Leader for English and the Senior Management Team in continuing to improve exam attainment at GCSE.

The Academy benefits from its membership of the All Saints Multi Academy Trust, a unique Joint Faith Multi Academy Trust in Liverpool. The Trust has a proven track record in developing leaders and ensuring staff reach their full potential and career aspirations through a comprehensive programme of CPD and career progression opportunities. Leaders within the Trust benefit from access to the highest quality local and national training programmes, as well as peer to peer support and professional mentoring within the Trust. 

We are determined that the successful candidate will have:

· A passion for English teaching.

· Experience of supporting change and development within a department

· Reliable evidence of very good to outstanding teaching with a focus on raising student achievement at KS3 and KS4. 

· A passion for making a difference for young people in the city of Liverpool.

Closing date for applications: Friday 29th September

Interviews Date: Friday 6th October

Further information and an application pack can be obtained by contacting our Hays Recruitment Partner, Holly Currie, by emailing or by calling 0161 228 7300. Visits to the school are warmly encouraged and can also be arranged by contacting Holly Currie.


School Details

Gardners Drive, Liverpool, L6 7UR 


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The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.

The Academy of St Francis of Assisi is a member of the All Saints Multi Academy Trust. All Saints Multi Academy Trust is the operating name for The Liverpool Joint Catholic and Church of England Academies Trust”

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer.

About The Academy of St Francis of Assisi

The Academy of St Francis of Assisi is an 11 – 16 Academy with900 students on role.  It is a joint foundation of the Anglican and Catholic Dioceses of Liverpool and is situated in the grounds of Newsham Park in Kensington, Liverpool.

The Academy:

  • is judged as outstanding in all areas as a Church school by the Diocese and Archdiocese of Liverpool
  • is judged as a good school with outstanding and exceptional features and recognised by Ofsted for good practice in its specialism of sustainability and the environment

Our unique buildings have been designed and developed by award-winning architects and offer state of the art, 21st Century facilities for our staff and students – providing a learning environment in which our students can thrive and succeed.

The Academy aims to help all of our young people recognise a sense of meaning in their lives as we work together to promote the spiritual, emotional, moral and intellectual development of everyone.

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