Head of English, Lambeth

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Streatham and Clapham High SchoolLambeth

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Start date: Required for January 2019 or as soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and experienced English Teacher with an enthusiasm for language and literature to lead one of the school’s highest-performing departments. 

As Head of English, you will be crucial to inspiring excellent attainment in this subject through promoting high standards of teaching and learning. 

You will teach pupils across the age range (Key Stage 3, (I)GCSE and A Level English) and have overall responsibility for the professional leadership and management of the English Department.

English at Streatham & Clapham High School

The English Department is lively and thriving, with its members delivering a shared vision of promoting excellence in the study of English literature and language. 

English results in recent public examinations have been exceptionally strong, attesting to the Department’s high standards and innovative practice.  Each year, a number of sixth-form pupils proceed to read English at some of the UK’s most competitive universities.

Why work at Streatham & Clapham High School?

Streatham & Clapham High School is a vibrant, exciting and fulfilling place in which to work. The school is characterised by a warm, welcoming and supportive atmosphere. Members of the Common Room are supportive of each other, and this ethos of support is reflected by the ease of access that all members of staff have to the leadership team. Relationships with pupils are respectful, purposeful and warm. New colleagues are supported through a personalised induction programme.

The School is part of the Girls’ Day School Trust, the leading network of independent girls’ schools in the UK. All members of staff benefit from a highly regarded central training and personal development programme and access to a GDST-wide virtual learning environment that gives opportunity for discussion and exchange of information with colleagues in other Trust schools. Staff are also entitled to an interest-free season ticket loan, reduced BUPA subscription, and free lunches during term time.

For further details about the role and to apply, please click the apply button.

Closing date: Wednesday 26th September 2018.

Streatham and Clapham High School is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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More about Streatham and Clapham High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Senior and Sixth Form, 42 Abbotswood Road, Streatham, London, SW16 1AW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 86778400
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