Director of English, Wakefield

Closing date:Expiring soon

Delta Academies TrustWakefield

Date posted:
Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership Scale L13 – L17 (£55,201 - £60,895)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We are seeking to appoint a dedicated and highly skilled Director of English to join our team from January 2020.

At this key time in the Trust’s development, we require an ambitious, determined and personable leader to secure the highest possible outcomes for our young people, staff, families, schools and the wider community. Through strong leadership and the ability to motivate others, you will harness the key strengths of colleagues, and lead rapid and sustained improvement in English departments.

We are looking to appoint an inspirational Director of English to work within the core improvement team of educational professionals.  You will be responsible for working with a number of heads of departments across two or three different academies and supporting English academies in partner trusts covering schools across the Hull, Grimsby and Doncaster areas and schools on the A1/M1 corridor. 

This post would be an ideal opportunity for an outstanding Head of Department or Advanced Skills Teacher to maintain close links with classroom practice whilst leading group-wide transformational change. Experience of leading rapid and sustainable improvement in an English department is essential. It is highly desirable for the successful candidate to have examiner experience (especially WJEC/EDUQAS), knowledge and understanding of the Ofsted inspection process, and be able to take a strategic lead on a day-to-day basis to respond to the particular needs and context of each academy. 

For an informal discussion about this position, please call Jane Marshall, Senior Director of English, on 07791 546409.

For more information and to apply for this position please visit our website at

Closing Date:   Monday 21 October 2019 at 12 noon

Interviews will be held on Thursday 24 October 2019

Delta Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding the welfare of its students and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate and checks of the relevant barred list / prohibition lists.

More about Delta Academies Trust
Type: English Secondary Schools
Address: Education House, Spawd Bone Lane, Knottingley, West Yorkshire, WF11 0EP, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 345 1960033
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