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Head of English

Head of English

Grace Academy Coventry

Wigston Road, Coventry

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Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
September 2018
Apply by:
26 January 2018

Job overview

Head of English

At Grace Academy Coventry, the English Department deliver a carefully considered knowledge-led curriculum.   All pupils will experience lessons with a high level of challenge, supported by expert teaching staff who have the unfaltering belief that all pupils can attain and achieve. Pupils will develop into enthusiastic learners as they successfully acquire a wealth of knowledge that increases their understanding and appreciation of the world around them.

Our Academy has a new Principal since September 2017 and we are on a rapid journey of improvement towards outstanding. As a result of these changes we are looking for an inspirational Head of Department to join us in September 2018.

Grace Academy's ethos is one of success, built on inclusion, care and support for all its learners. Our core values of Grace, Integrity, Respect, Potential and Excellence permeate everything we do and all our interactions with students, staff and the wider community. At the Academy we put learning and learners first in every aspect of school life. Our core purpose means that we ensure that every learning opportunity is tailored for, and responsive to, the needs of all our students.

The English Department is a close-knit and enthusiastic team at an exciting stage of development.  The Department benefits from a number of strong and highly motivated teachers with a passion for delivering the curriculum. 

What we offer you:

The Academy puts wellbeing and development at the heart of its work and we work hard to look after our pool of talented staff who are encouraged to grow, develop and work collaboratively. Regular CPD sessions are built into our directed time to ensure that all our staff are able to develop their strengths in their current role as well as to prepare for the next steps in their career.  The Academy has outstanding facilities and is a spacious, welcoming workplace. We have a modern, well equipped gym that is free to use for staff. There are many ICT suites with up to date facilities available for all teachers to use and every classroom is equipped with a smart board. Every teacher is issued with a laptop for their own use.   Our students are pleasant, motivated and have high aspirations for their future. They welcome staff who challenge and support them in their learning and are keen to progress and build positive futures for themselves.

About you:

You will be a skillful practitioner with strong leadership skills and deep knowledge in your subject area and the drive and ability to instill this knowledge in the pupils in your care. You will be a positive, forward-looking leader with the energy to enthuse our students and inspire them to achieve. 

For more information: For more details about the Academy please browse our website at: You are encouraged to visit the Academy and see our values in action. It will give you the opportunity to see our outstanding facilities. If you would like to visit the Academy or for a confidential discussion about this role please contact Pam Kolaric - Staff Welfare and Admin Manager on 02476 589009 or email at

Closing Date :  Friday, 26th January, 2018.

Interviews : Wednesday, 31st January, 2018.

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About Grace Academy Coventry

Grace Academy is a welcoming and caring community where our core values of Limitless Potential, Intentional Excellence, Mutual Respect, Genuine Integrity and Amazing Grace underpin all that we do through ‘The Grace Way’. Our Values are central to our ethos, day-to-day curriculum, extra-curricular activities and pastoral structures. We are aspirational and proud of who we are as we fundamentally believe that all our students should thrive at school and that they have the Limitless Potential to succeed.

We have amazing students here at Grace who deserve the best possible life chances. We encourage students to be praised and recognised for their achievements whilst at the same time being challenged to meet our high expectations of them.

At the centre of all we do is the focus of what is best for our students; we not only focus on the academic excellence of students but also work with students on supporting them to be the best people they can be. My team and I pride ourselves on making decisions from a position of integrity. As a parent myself, I strongly believe that if it is not good enough for my children, then it is not good enough for Grace students. This is even more important in the current climate, as we put student wellbeing and aspirations at the heart of all that we do. We believe it is important for all students leaving Grace Academy to have the self-belief and qualifications they need in order to follow the path they have chosen; that students do not limit themselves and that staff and parents work together to support them in raising their expectations and aspirations. This is without doubt a strength of the school where we achieved ‘outstanding’ in our Ofsted inspection for Personal Development.

We value our staff and pride ourselves on our caring ethos with a strong and genuine focus on staff wellbeing. We are committed to developing our staff at all stages of their career, both internally and externally. This was recogrnised as a strength of Grace in our recent Ofsted inspection: ‘The school has implemented a well-thought-out, professional development programme for staff. Staff workload is carefully considered, which staff appreciate.

We have a friendly, innovative and exciting community in which to work and offer a variety of attractive benefits, such as an onsite gym and use of the sporting facilities, free eye care vouchers, refreshments available throughout the day, free lunches when on duty and the opportunity to be a part of the Staff Wellbeing and Workload Committees.

Grace Academy joined the Tove Learning Trust in April 2019. We are a close knit family of schools that have a shared vision and purpose: to deliver outstanding educational experiences that lead to inspiring outcomes. Each academy has a strong individual identity and tailors their educational provision to serve their local community. Academies within the Trust collaborate to share expertise and maximise opportunities and experiences for our staff and students.

Natasha Whiles


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