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Job details
Employer Vale of York Academy
Location York
Salary MPS/UPS +TLR1e
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts January 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter


Vale of York Academy are seeking to appoint an ‘Outstanding’, talented and enthusiastic Head of English to join our dynamic and supportive English department. You will combine excellent organisational and management skills with the ability to lead, inspire and motivate both staff and students in order to oversee the development and delivery of the English curriculum, covering Key Stages 3 and 4. As one of three Trust-wide secondary schools, you would expect to work in partnership with other Curriculum leaders of English on a week by week basis. An integral part of the role will be drawing together strengths, providing consistency and ensuring the success of English Trust-wide; working collaboratively with the Director of English who is directly employed by the Trust.

The successful applicant must:

• be passionate and committed to improving teaching and learning.

• have excellent interpersonal and presentational skills.

• be receptive to change and have the ability to work under pressure.

• maximise the potential of students of all abilities.

• have a passion for the subject and the ability to share this with young people.

We are looking for an ambitious and innovative person who will contribute to the development of the curriculum area and seek to demonstrate their potential for promotion. A colleague who shares our commitment to high standards of academic achievement for every one of our students and who will go the extra mile to help them achieve excellence. If you are an outstanding practitioner with a commitment to high standards and a passion for young people we would be delighted to hear from you and look forward to receiving an application. 

The successful candidate can be assured of our full support in their further professional development and career aspirations. 

For further information, please visit our website 

About the employer

Information about Vale of York Academy
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary
Funding status State - Academy
Gender Mixed
Age range 11 - 16 years
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Locations and contacts

Rawcliffe Drive
Clifton Without
North Yorkshire
YO30 6ZS
United Kingdom