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Head of English

Head of English

Parkfield School


TLR 2b
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
February 2018
Apply by:
30 November 2017

Job overview

Closing date for applications: Thursday 30th November 2017
Location: Hurn 
Parkfield School is looking to appoint an excellent and motivational Head of English for February 2018. The position is available to experienced English teachers who have enthusiasm for teaching, learning and the progression of young people.

We are an all-through school which teaches students aged 4-16 and have just moved into our fabulous new premises at Hurn.

The successful candidate should have Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and have the ability to teach KS3 and KS4 and as an all through school there will be the opportunity to contribute to teaching in KS2. The right candidate will also possess the ambition and desire to play a significant role in the further development of the entire English curriculum.

Parkfield School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This position will be subject to an enhanced disclosure application to the Home Office Disclosure and Barring Service 

Important information for all applicants

In accordance with the Safer Recruitment guidance produced for schools in England applications will only be accepted by using the school application form. CVs will not be accepted. If you require an application form please contact the school at

Supporting statements should clearly explain:

  • why you wish to apply for the position at Parkfield School.
  • how your qualifications and experience reflect your suitability against the Job Description and Person Specification.
  • how you would be an asset to Parkfield School – please refer to the job advert.

Queries relating to any of the posts advertised should be addressed to the Principal, Mr Ian Golding, at

Visit the school website for further details and an application form at:
Parkfield School is committed to safeguarding, promoting fundamental British values and the welfare of children and young people. Parkfield School expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We are committed to the development of community cohesion and the prevention of extremism and radicalisation.

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About Parkfield School

Parkfield School is an all-through (age 4 to 16) co-educational school offering a fresh approach and choice that allows pupils to discover learning, unlock their potential, find their place in their community and play their part in society.

Parkfield School offers a positive, safe learning environment for its community, in which everyone has equal and individual recognition and respect. We celebrate success and are committed to the continuous improvement and fulfilment of potential in every student regardless of their ability.

We encourage increasing independence and self-discipline amongst the students helping them to develop the skills that they need to become lifelong learners. Everyone within the school has an important role to play in sharing responsibility for the development of positive behaviour and attitudes.

We will prepare them for a successful transition into further education, training or employment when they leave school. The school has a PAN of 784.

Reach South is a young and developing Trust which operates across the South West of England with the aim of delivering all through 3-19 education. We operate 14 academies in Plymouth, Bournemouth, Dorset and Wiltshire. We are building this Trust on a clear set of values, behaviours and curriculum principles. At the heart of those values and principles is a belief in our young people and a determination to support them to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become the successful citizens for today and all of their tomorrows.

Our core business is delivering exceptional education for children and young people with a mission to help all pupils aspire to achieve beyond the expectations that others put on them. We do this through the development of a talented and committed workforce. In order to deliver exceptional opportunities for learning, we need highly motivated staff across all parts of the organisation.

Teachers within Reach South belong to a national community of professionals, and benefit from a wide range of networks and development opportunities across the Trust. In time, our best teachers are able to work across schools, develop specialisms and step up to leadership roles within and beyond their own academy. The Trust provides a strong culture of collaboration and support, together with high expectations for staff and pupils alike.

Those we recruit are able to demonstrate that they share our values, are highly motivated to work with colleagues, within and beyond their school, to continuously develop their skills and pursue professional excellence.

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Applications closed