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Head of English

The Godolphin and Latymer SchoolHammersmith, London

Head of English

Permanent and full time

For 1 September 2021

The Godolphin and Latymer School is one of the country’s leading independent day schools for girls, located on a six acre site in Hammersmith, London.  The School’s facilities are excellent, making it an exciting place to learn and work.  The intelligent, creative and highly motivated pupils at Godolphin and Latymer receive unrivalled academic and pastoral support and outstanding examination results are achieved.

We currently seek to appoint a well-qualified, ambitious and experienced Teacher or current Head of Department to join the school from 1 September 2021 in the role of Head of English.

This role is a rare and exciting opportunity to shape and direct progress and attainment in English at all key stages. The successful candidate will be able to further develop the use of teaching strategies which encourage a deep and scholarly engagement with the subject whilst focusing on excellent levels of achievement in all sections of the school.  They will ensure that they provide innovative and reflective leadership to this large and successful department. They will be an inspirational teacher and will demonstrate high levels of commitment to the development of English at Godolphin and Latymer, including engaging with the whole school enthusiasm for evidence-informed teaching and learning.  

There is a very active extra-curricular offering within the department, to which all members of the department contribute.  All staff are expected to support the wider school extra-curricular programme in some way.

The salary will be commensurate with the post and will depend upon qualifications and experience.

Accommodation may be available for new staff in a local six-unit property.

For further information about our school and this role, please visit www.godolphinandlatymer.com.  Fully completed application forms should be returned to recruitment@godolphinandlatymer.com by noon on the closing date.  Please note that applications must be made on the school’s application form.  Neither CVs nor late applications will be accepted.

Closing date:

Noon on Thursday 28 January 2021


Interviews:

Anticipated to take place during the week commencing 8 February 2021


The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The Charity called The Godolphin and Latymer School (charity registration number 312699) is administered by The Godolphin and Latymer School Foundation, a charitable company limited by guarantee (Company number 3598439).

THE GODOLPHIN AND LATYMER SCHOOL, Iffley Road, Hammersmith, London, W6 0PG.

HMC/GSA 800 girls, 11-18 (220 in the Sixth Form). 

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