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Head of English and Literacy

Edgar Wood AcademyRochdale, Greater Manchester

Helping our students realise their potential lies at the heart the Altus Education Partnership vision and underpins all that we do. Through a culture of mutual respect, strong behaviour and high standards, we aim to inspire and engage all students – regardless of prior attainment or social background.

We are seeking candidates with successful experience of leading Departments and who can demonstrate successful outcomes year on year in an 11-16 school setting. You will be passionate and enthusiastic about your subject area and creative about how you will encourage the love of learning in our students. Our new Heads of Department will be joining us at the start of our journey and with access to fantastic new facilities in our state of the art buildings.

This is a fantastic opportunity to use your skills in strategic planning, and to develop and implement initiatives to support the staff and students as the school grows. We are looking to appoint outstanding colleagues with qualified teacher status who are team players with experience of collaborative working. The chosen candidates will demonstrate how they will support the Assistant Heads in embedding a meaningful pastoral curriculum and sustain good or outstanding achievement and progress in a whole school environment. In keeping with the strong ethos of the school, there must be an understanding of the needs of all students, including SEND, to facilitate an inclusive school approach.

The Heads of Department will support the Assistant Headteachers in all aspects of delivery and will need a flexible and entrepreneurial approach to education. The school will be forming lasting relationships with families and carers, local community and stakeholders; therefore, the successful people will be a natural and a compelling communicator who is able to present confidently and professionally to a range of audiences.

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Closing date is Friday 16 April at 12pm.

Interviews tbc week commencing 19 April.

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