Cardinal Pole Catholic School is a comprehensive, mixed, 11-18 oversubscribed school. The school has exceptional facilities and was the most improved Hackney school at both GCSE and A Level in 2018. At GCSE our results continue to improve Year on Year and have done so for the past five years. It has many exceptional results for both departments and individual students with above national average in English, Maths and science. Progress measures continue to be very positive.
Our A level results continue to be amongst the best in the country with an ALPS 1 for progress (top 1% nationally). The school was delighted to secure 100% pass rate for all students and 18% A*-A, 54% A*-B, 88% A*-C and 97% A*-D, a significant increase on last year's high achievement. A third of students secured places in Russell Group Universities including Oxbridge with many more moving on to other top universities.
Our most recent inspection in October 2016 from the Diocese of Westminster graded the school as outstanding in every category. The report commented that our ‘distinctive inclusive ethos of this school is tangible in every area of school life from classroom to corridors and in relationships between students and staff’ and described progress as outstanding. Importantly, it described the school as a ‘safe place that allows all to flourish’ and a place where ‘Students make outstanding progress’. The 2017 OFSTED praised the work of the school.
Applicants will be joining a stable department and school committed to supporting professional development.
Title: Head of Department – English
Salary: Inner London plus TLR1D (£13,288)
Required for: September 2019
Closing Date: Monday 18th March 2019 at 8.30am
Interview Date: tbc
Governors seek to appoint an enthusiastic Head of Department - English. The successful candidate should be committed to teaching across the 11-18 range and preferably have additional the ability to teach A Level. We are looking for an exceptional English Teacher to head up the English department whilst promoting excellent teaching and learning in order to secure outstanding outcomes, and who works well with staff and students to inspire a love of English.
The English department is highly successful, well-resourced and fully staffed. Postholders are in place to support leadership. The school has a Librarian, a Poet in Residence and enriching extra-curricular provision. It is supported by a lead practitioner.
We are looking for the following:
● An outstanding classroom practitioner.
● Ability to teach across the full age range.
● A person committed to the highest standard of achievement for all students.
● Be committed to the school’s ethos and vision.
Ofsted report 2017 - Outstanding Sixth Form grade, Outstanding grade for Welfare and Safety and Good in all other categories
To apply, please email your completed Application, Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and Recruitment Monitoring form to firstname.lastname@example.org or send in the post for the attention of Stacey Wright, HR Officer
Please note that CV’s will not be accepted.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check will be undertaken. We are an Equal Opportunities employer with excellent CPD provision.