Head of English, Swindon

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

Kingsdown SchoolSwindon

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: TLR 1(3) £11,473
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

The Governing Body, Trust and Headteacher seek to appoint an exceptional and passionate practitioner of English to lead our English Department.

Kingsdown School is at a very exciting stage in its history. From September 2017 we welcomed a: 

• New Headteacher

• New Chair of Governors, and we

• Became an official partner of the River Learning Trust

In January 2018 we set the new vision – “a school of excellence bursting with pride and ambition” and a new mission statement – “to champion each and every student”

We are looking for an excellent classroom teacher with strong specialist knowledge of English with a track record of delivering successful outcomes, raising attainment and improving rates of progress in English. You will have the ability to lead, motivate and develop a department of talented hard working teachers.

We can offer you: 

• the opportunity to work with an incredibly strong, talented and committed team  

• excellent facilities and resources  including your own classroom

• an ambitious and dedicated student community with supportive parents 

• high quality CPD to develop your career

• extended opportunities to network across the RLT

Kingsdown School is part of a Multi Academy Trust and joined the River Learning Trust on the 1st September 2017. The successful applicant will join the School as a River Learning Trust employee.

For any enquires, please contact recruitment@kingsdownschool.co.uk or telephone the HR Department on 01793 837087. Applications will only be accepted on a Kingsdown School application form via tes.com.

If you would like to arrange a visit or telephone call with Emma Leigh-Bennett (Headteacher), please contact Jude Carter, PA to the Headteacher - jcarter@kingsdownschool.co.uk. Visits are available on Monday 1st April at 11am and Wednesday 3rd April at 2pm (by appointment). 

If you have not heard from us shortly after the closing date please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

Closing date for completed applications is Monday 22nd April 2019 at 11.59pm. 

Interview date – Friday 26th April 2019.

No agencies please. CVs will not be accepted.

Kingsdown School is a mixed 11-16 Academy situated on the eastern outskirts of Swindon.  The most recent OFSTED inspection commented “Leaders provide a curriculum that is broad and balanced.  A notable strength of the school is its care for pupils facing particular difficulties, the work the school does to support pupils’ personal development and well-being is good.” 

Kingsdown School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.



More about Kingsdown School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Hyde Road, Stratton St Margaret, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN2 7SH, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1793 822284
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