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Head of English

Southfields AcademyWandsworth

Who we are: 

We are a non-selective and inclusive school. All staff work together to ensure the development of literacy for all students. We are committed to ensuring that students fulfil their potential and achieve their optimal educational outcomes. 

As a department, we have a vision that all students should develop a passion for reading and writing that will underpin their development in other curriculum areas.  We ensure that all students will access the support that will equip them with the skills and knowledge they need to remove any barriers to learning and enable them to fulfil their potential whilst continuing to challenge students through high quality teaching.

The Academy benefits from cutting-edge sports facilities, art, design & vocational facilities, spacious and bright communal areas and well-equipped classrooms.

Who we are looking for:

We are looking for an outstanding and inspirational teacher who will lead our successful and thriving English department to deliver creative and engaging English lessons. The ideal candidate will have experience of working with young people with a range of SEND and differentiating to support learners of all abilities and supporting those students with specific needs.  They will have a proven track record of motivating colleagues to raise attainment across groups of students and developing schemes of work and teaching material that is adaptable and accessible for a broad range of audiences.

The successful candidate will be an experienced and well-qualified subject specialist and will have demonstrated excellent teaching skills over a sustained period of time. They will have an understanding of the expectations of the broad and balanced curriculum. They will need to have a commitment to inclusion and inclusive practices and a proven application of Behaviour for Learning strategies. As a leader they must be able to demonstrate outstanding interpersonal skills and be a proactive and motivated individual.

The Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, sex, marital status, disability or age.  All applicants are considered on the basis of their merits and abilities for the job.  The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

All posts are subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

The Academy will only accept applications directly from candidates themselves.

If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume you were unsuccessful on this occasion. 

Please note that we reserve the right to close this post early, should we receive a high volume of applications.

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