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Assistant Subject Leader for English

Assistant Subject Leader for English

Wellfield School


  • Expired
MPS or UPS plus TLR 2C
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
January 2018
Apply by:
3 October 2017

Job overview

We are looking for a creative, dynamic and highly motivated English specialist. The role will involve teaching English across Key Stage 3 and 4.

We are looking for a person with initiative and drive, to support the Head of Department and take on leadership responsibility.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • To support curriculum development.
  • To raise levels of student achievement.
  • To monitor, evaluate, track and review student progress.
  • To monitor and encourage the use of ICT to enhance learning.
  • To develop promotion of English across the school.

An £8.5million refurbishment was completed in the summer of 2014, resulting in an excellent learning environment offering state of the art facilities. Situated only 8 miles to the east of Durham City the school is well located for access to the A19 and A1(M). It is also within comfortable driving distance of affordable housing and areas of outstanding natural beauty. We benefit from a Beacon Nursery in the village.

The school is committed to the professional development of all colleagues and holds the Investor in People Status.

Informal visits to the school are welcomed. Please contact the Head’s PA, Mrs L Willis to arrange this.

Application packs are available via the school website or from  

Essential Qualifications:

  • Degree or equivalent in English Language/Literature
  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • Substantial recent training in relevant areas

Closing date: Wednesday 4th October 2017
Interview date: Tuesday 10th October 2017

Durham County Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We want to develop a more diverse workforce and we positively welcome applications from all sections of the community. Applicants with disabilities will be invited for interview if the essential job criteria are met. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service).

Where our roles are customer facing and you are required to speak to members of the public, the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post. As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

Please note that the Childcare Disqualifications Regulations 2009 apply to this position and therefore you are required to complete the “disqualification by association” declaration form. Should you be successful in your application for this post, your appointment can not be progressed without this declaration.

This post is not open to job share.

Wellfield School
North Road East
Co Durham
TS28 5AX
Telephone: 01429 838783

About Wellfield School

+44 1429 838 783

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Wellfield School is a mixed, comprehensive, non-denominational secondary school without sixth form situated in Wingate, County Durham. It is a community state school that provides 1,200 places for students between the ages of 11 and 16 when fully subscribed.  Wellfield School is part of New College Durham Academies Trust.

Acting Head of School

Louise Colquhoun

Values and vision

Wellfield School’s motto is “Go the extra mile”. It is a learning community that aims for high achievement and success for all. The secondary school prides itself on being a happy and caring environment, an exciting centre of learning for the community, and a place where all children feel respected for their individual talents.

Wellfield School holds mathematics and computing specialist status. A recent £8.5m investment led to a rebuild of school premises.

Ofsted report

“The achievement of students is good and continues to improve rapidly because of the successful and relentless drive by governors and senior leaders to increase the proportion of good and outstanding teaching. There are excellent relationships between students and staff and this helps to build a purposeful environment for learners where all feel valued. Students feel safe and are very proud of their school.”

View Wellfield School’s latest Ofsted report

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Applications closed