Head of English / Communications Faculty, Colchester, Essex

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St Benedict's Catholic CollegeColchester, Essex

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Start date: Required for April 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Up to and including UPS3, plus TLR1c annual allowance of £11,249
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

The college is seeking a well-qualified, innovative and enthusiastic specialist, with proven leadership skills, to lead our English department and Communications Faculty. Successful applicants would be required to teach English at key stages 3 and 4. Also line manage the Head of MFL, Gifted and Talented Co-ordinator and Literacy and Press Co-ordinator.

The successful candidate will be:

  • committed to providing the very best learning opportunities for their students
  • able to challenge all students to make exceptional progress
  • a strong team player who forms excellent relationships with staff, parents and students
  • willing to support the strong Catholic ethos of our college

We can offer you:

  • a warm and welcoming college with excellent links to parish communities
  • enthusiastic and well-behaved students who are eager to learn
  • supportive, hardworking staff, governors and parents
  • opportunities to further your professional development

We are a highly respected and over-subscribed Catholic college that Ofsted found to be outstanding in its commitment to the social, moral and spiritual development of all its students. Our recent section 48 inspection found the college to have many other areas of outstanding practice.

We would be delighted to arrange an informal visit; please contact Mr John Callaghan Vice Principal, on 01206 549222.

Further details and an application pack are available on the college website, www.stbenedicts.essex.sch.uk or from Mrs Angela Jones, HR administrator: telephone 01206 549222; fax 01206 579342; e-mail admin@stbenedicts.essex.sch.uk.

Closing date: Midday on Monday 19th February 2018.

Shortlisting: 21st February 2018.

Interview date: 26th February 2018. 

The governing body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all young people and expects all staff to share that commitment. The successful applicant will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check. Applications will only be accepted on the college application form.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Norman Way, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3US, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1206 549222
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St Benedict’s Catholic College is a secondary school located in the ancient town of Colchester, Essex. Originally founded in 1963 as a secondary modern, St Benedict’s exists today as a co-educational voluntary-aided school. 

It is the only Catho...