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Head of English

Head of English

Wheatley Park School

Hoton, Oxford

  • Expired
Main Scale or UPS if post threshold + TLR1E £9472.00
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
January 2018
Apply by:
8 October 2017

Job overview

Wheatley Park School

‘Everyone Learning’

11-18 Academy Converter (May 2014)

1034 on roll 157 Sixth Form

Head of English

+TLR1E (£9472.00)

From January 2018 

Due to the promotion of our previous Head of English we are looking for a new leader to further develop English at Wheatley Park School and develop our skilled faculty team. We have made significant improvements over recent years in English and the faculty has a strong success rate at both A Level and GCSE. We have focussed much of our work on narrowing the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers, making significant progress over the last two years at GCSE level. At the same time, we are aspirational for all students and have excellent pass rates and value added figures in our Key Stage 5 courses.

The ideal candidate will be a confident and successful teacher and leader who has a passion for learning, high standards and the ability to galvanise and motivate a team. You will be committed to the achievement of every student, using creativity to inspire success. You will be someone who can build a team ethos of mutual challenge and support, a culture of ambition and ‘going the extra mile’. 

This is an excellent opportunity for the right person: the team has skill, experience and commitment, and our students are engaging and positive. The English and Media Centre, opened in 2008, is a truly stunning centre of learning. You will be able to make your mark positively and we will help you to develop as a leader, preparing you for a more senior post in time. You will be part of the PiXL network; you will have time to fulfil the demands of the post; you will have good administrative support and work closely with the school library.

Wheatley Park is situated just outside the City of Oxford, and is a vibrant and supportive school with a track record of improvement and innovation in recent years. In June 2016 the school was graded “Good’ by Ofsted, with much positive feedback. We are a Google Reference School with creative and innovative practice in the use of computers and IT in the classroom. All students have access to their own personal chromebook in order to support their learning.

We have a mixed rural and urban intake and we are well supported by our community, who recognise the considerable improvements that have taken place in recent years. Our students are happy at school and motivated to succeed, and our staff work well together, providing a collaborative and professional ethos.

If you would like to know more, or arrange a visit, please contact Mrs Pat Mason (Finance and Personnel Administrator) on 01865 877634 or by email to We are a member of the River Learning Trust, a schools-led trust, based in Oxford. For more information:

Full details and an application form can be found on our website: - Get involved - Vacancies. Please note we can only accept CVs as supporting documentation when submitted along with a fully completed school application form. Please send completed applications to

Wheatley Park School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people and to preventing extremism. Wheatley Park School expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. Wheatley Park School is an equal opportunities employer.   

Closing date: Midday Monday 9th October 2017  

Interview date: Week commencing Monday 16th October 2017

Wheatley Park School, Holton, Oxford, OX33 1QH

Tel: 01865 872441 Fax: 01865 877666    

Attached documents

About Wheatley Park School

Everyone Learning Everyone Caring

-seeking challenge                                     -making a difference

-showing determination                             -being respectful

-taking responsibility                                 -taking pride 

At Wheatley Park, we are committed to everyone learning. That means helping students learn to be powerful independent learners. Teachers learning to be ever better teachers. And leaders learning to be ever better leaders. As advocates of a growth mindset we all take responsibility for seeking appropriate challenge and applying ourselves with determination to make the gains in our learning.

Our commitment to everyone learning is matched by our passion for everyone caring. We care for the health, safety and wellbeing of each member of our vibrantly diverse community, respecting everyone’s right to learn and thrive. We care about making a positive difference to the lives of those around us and in the wider world. And we care about taking pride in our own achievements and those of the school community.

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