Head of English Faculty

Lymm High SchoolWarrington

This is a rare opportunity to lead a large and successful English faculty to even greater things at a key moment for our school. We are looking for a Head of English confident enough to lead a faculty that already performs very well, and capable enough to make it one of the very best in the country. 

Lymm High School is a well-established, 11-18 school with over 1950 students (400 in the 6th form) and exceptional resources, including 28 acres of beautiful grounds, a swimming pool, leisure complex and our own residential centre in Anglesey. Rapid and sustained improvement in recent years led to a Progress 8 score of 0.56 in 2019, with 9-4 and 9-5 basics measures at 70% and 90% respectively. It is also a lovely place in which to work; in addition to our good fortune with our physical surroundings, staff are exceptionally positive, committed and supportive.

The English faculty are a strong team who enjoy one another’s company. They are also firmly on an upwards trajectory and it would be an exciting time to join them. English GCSE results in 2019 were very good (P8 score of 0.3; 95% grades 9-4; 81% 9-5 and 29% 9-7) and we are confident they would have been higher still in 2020 had exams gone ahead as normal. Media Studies is a popular option and 27% of GCSE students gained 9-7 grades in 2019, with 79% gaining 9-4 grades. We offer English Language, English Literature and Media Studies at A’ level and always have healthy numbers opting for all three subjects. Results at A’ level have been strong in recent years too. 

At the same time, there is definitely scope for the right person to move the faculty on further over the next few years. If you are an experienced candidate with the right track record, we will ensure you have the opportunities to enable you to move into senior leadership rapidly. If you are a little less experienced, but can demonstrate the talent and ambition we are looking for, then we will provide all the support you need to make your mark. 

Please see the linked documents or our website for further details, including a letter from the Headteacher. If, prior to submitting an application, you would like to see for yourself why we believe this is such a fabulous school in which to work and why the post itself is so exciting, then do not hesitate to contact us to arrange a phone call or a (socially distanced) visit. Contact recruitment@lymmhigh.org.uk with any queries.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this legal requirement. 

The successful applicant's appointment will be subject to satisfactory pre-employment clearances including a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Closing date for application: 9am Friday 26th February.

Interview Date:  TBC (dependant on latest news regarding schools re-opening) 

Application forms should be returned to recruitment@lymmhigh.org.uk

N.b. We are also advertising for deputy heads of faculty in English. Applications from people interested in both the deputy and head of faculty posts are welcome; you do not need to complete two forms, but please indicate clearly if you are applying for both.


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