Director of English, East Malling

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The Malling SchoolEast Malling

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Start date: April 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L8 – L12 (£46,799 - £51,639)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Director of English 

Leading Practitioner Range L8 – L12 (£46,799 - £51,639) 

Required for April 2019 

Due to the relocation of a member of staff we are seeking an experienced and successful leader of English. The ideal candidate will be an ambitious practitioner who can make a real impact and continue to drive up attainment and progress in English.  

The Malling School is increasingly becoming the first choice school for parents. As a result we are currently oversubscribed. 

What we can offer you:  

  • Opportunity to gain experience that will prepare you for a senior leadership position 
  • Robust behaviour systems 
  • No  formal observations – instead Developmental Learning Walks with ongoing  feedback, helping you and your department to continuously develop 
  • CPD starts as soon as you are appointed 
  • A new building with great facilities and a very pleasant location in Kent 

The successful candidate will be: 

  • An excellent and innovative teacher  of English, with proven middle leadership experience, who will play an  important role in leading English into its next stage of development 
  • Proven experience of leading an English Department or a Key Stage within an English Department 
  • Someone who does whatever it takes to ensure that every pupil has the best chance to achieve their potential 
  • ICT literate and proactively uses ICT to enhance their teaching and leadership 
  • An excellent team player with the ability to work under pressure 

It is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious practitioner wishing to further develop their career. You would be an associate member of the Senior Leadership Team, with the possibility to study for the NPQML/NPQSL. 

We welcome visits and would be delighted to show you around our School to fully appreciate our excellent learning environment. 

Please apply via the TES website. For more information or to arrange an informal visit please contact the HR Department at 

Closing date: 26 November 2018 

Interviews:  Week commencing 3rd December 2018

The Malling  School is committed to the safeguarding and promotion of welfare of all  children and young people. All successful candidates will be subject to  an Enhanced DBS disclosure, CV Checking Service, Occupational Health  check and two satisfactory references. 

Applications  will be considered upon receipt and we reserve the right to withdraw  this vacancy should sufficient interest be received.  Therefore, early  application is recommended to avoid disappointment.

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More about The Malling School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Foundation
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Beech Road, East Malling, West Malling, Kent, ME19 6DH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1732 840995
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