Head of English, Essex

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William de Ferrers SchoolEssex

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Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: TLR 1c.2 £13,288.00
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Head of English 

Possibility of leadership spine for experienced candidates

Required January 2020


Applications are invited for the post of Head of English at the William de Ferrers School. We are looking to appoint an inspirational leader to play a key role in leading our English department.

Why work for William de Ferrers School?

  • Senior leadership team that encourage innovation from heads of departments but that offers unwavering support and guidance
  • Highly supportive and willing team of established English teachers
  • Dedicated administrative support team
  • Significantly reduced timetable to allow for leadership responsibilities
  • Our recent Ofsted inspection of December 2018 confirmed our status as a good school. Our English department were instrumental in achieving this outcome.
  • William de Ferrers is a school committed to a whole-school approach to literacy with all staff committed to raising the quality of writing.

William de Ferrers is a good school with many strengths and aspires to be outstanding. As a school we believe all young people deserve to become world-class learners and thrive in a first-class educational environment. The successful candidate will be forward thinking and innovative with a passion to deliver high quality education and the ability to inspire others.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed, please contact Mrs Clarkson, PA to the headteacher on 01245 326305 or headspa@wdf.school 

Please apply to the Headteacher using the school application form as soon as possible but before noon on Monday 14 October 2019. Interviews are planned for later the same week. Please email the school for further information headspa@wdf.school 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is exempt from the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the successful applicant will be expected to undertake an enhanced disclosure.

More about William de Ferrers School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Trinity Square, South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 5JU, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1245 326 326
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About Our School:

William de Ferrers School is based in the centre of South Woodham Ferrers, a riverside town on the north bank of the River Crouch. The school is approximately 14 miles from the city of Chelmsford, with good rail links to London Live...