Head of English, Colchester

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Colchester AcademyColchester
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Start date: 1/1/2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership 6-10
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Culture, Character, Commitment, Currency 

Colchester Academy is a thriving secondary school, looking for a passionate, enthusiastic and driven Head of English to join its dedicated team. This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to help continue to raise standards across the school and to drive the English faculty further on its already successful journey. The post is suitable for both excellent teachers looking to secure their first middle leadership role and experienced middle leaders seeking a new challenge and future opportunities. 

Colchester Academy is a secondary school located in the heart of Colchester, Essex, boasting one of the highest progress scores in the area, from the 2017 summer outcomes and recently graded ‘GOOD’ by OFSTED (2018). The inspection report highlighted that: 

• Relationships between pupils and teachers are strong and help pupils to learn well. 

• Pupils are polite and courteous. Most pupils take pride in their work and wear their uniform with pride. 

• The behaviour of pupils is good and pupils feel safe at this school 

We are looking to appoint someone intent upon driving up standards, delivering excellent teaching and inspiring the same in others, and helping lead the school towards ‘outstanding’. 

This is an exciting opportunity to work within Colchester Academy, a school committed to excellence in everything we do  

This role provides excellent opportunities for career progression and advancement. Colchester Academy is committed to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and training, and the culture is one of equality and fairness built on relationships developed out of mutual trust and respect.  

For further information, job description and to apply please visit https://colchesteracademy.org.uk/our-school/work-for-us/.     

To apply for this position an application form must be completed in full

If you have any questions or would like to visit the Academy, please contact Michelle Robinson, 01206 878878. 

Closing date: Wednesday 17th October 2018 midday 

Interview date: Tuesday 30th October 2018  

Salary:  Leadership scale 1-5; leadership scale 6-10 available for experienced and exceptional candidates  

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment.  This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. Colchester Academy is an Equal Opportunities Employer



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