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English Curriculum Leader

English Curriculum Leader

Balshaw's Church Of England High School

Leyland, Lancashire

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MPS / UPS + TLR1.1
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Apply by:
18 February 2018

Job overview

The school is looking to appoint a permanent English Curriculum Leader who should be a qualified graduate, committed and enthusiastic practising teacher with energy, vision and management skills to lead this important department within the school. The successful candidate should possess a proven track record of excellent results at GCSE. 

This is an excellent opportunity to join a school where you can make a difference. You will have the opportunity to work with teachers committed to excellence in an environment where ongoing Professional Learning is highly valued, with a student body who are keen to learn – a number of staff have children who attend the school. Many will go on to study A-Level Language and Literature and then university.

The successful candidate would be expected to lead and develop excellence in the teaching and learning of English. They will do this by being an outstanding practitioner themselves, with evidence of positive value-added outcomes for their own classes. They will ensure ongoing evaluation of teaching and learning through thorough quality assurance processes. They will lead the development of programmes of study and resources, developing and strengthening the team.

Applications must be received no later than 0900 on Monday 19th February.

Shortlisting is scheduled for Wednesday 21st February.

Interviews are scheduled for Monday 26th February

We do, however, reserve the right to bring forward the closing date & shortlisting / interview dates if we receive sufficient high quality applications.

Balshaw's CE High School is an outstanding Voluntary Controlled Church of England High School in Leyland.  It is the school of choice for parents in the area with a very proud history stretching back over 235 years and is heavily oversubscribed with 920 students on roll.  As well as outstanding outcomes in D&T and STEM subjects Balshaw’s also has pride in its sporting and arts achievements boasting a number of successful and famous alumni.  The school has long standing links with the Diocese and has a strong Christian ethos.

Please note that the school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

About Balshaw's Church Of England High School

Balshaw’s is a mixed, comprehensive, Church of England secondary school without sixth form situated in Leyland, Lancashire. It is a community state school operating under the Diocese of Blackburn. An average-sized school, it will provide 925 places for students aged 11-16, when fully subscribed.

Balshaw's was founded as a charity school in Leyland in June 1782 by Richard Balshaw. It moved to its current Church Road site in September 1932. Although the school has no official sixth-form, it works closely with nearby Runshaw College, which was originally set up in 1974 to cater for school-leavers from Balshaw's and Parklands High School. 


Steven Haycocks

Values and Vision

Richard Balshaw wanted the school to be a supportive and inclusive place that benefited the whole child, and his view remains important today. The school has high expectations of pupils and aims for excellence, at the same time as upholding its Christian faith and creating healthy working relationships with parents and local churches, businesses, industries and the community. Balshaw's motto “Non sibi sed aliis”, which translates as “not for ourselves but for others”, reflects the selfless and tolerant nature of the school .


“Under the exceptional leadership of the headteacher, students and staff flourish at Balshaw’s. Governors and all leaders and managers waste no time in tackling the slightest weakness so students’ achievement is outstanding. Students behave extremely well. They say how very safe they feel and are particularly appreciative of the exceptional personal support which the school gives them.”

View Balshaw’s Church of England High School’s latest Ofsted report

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