Lead Teacher of English - Whole School Literacy Lead, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

Westborough High SchoolDewsbury, West Yorkshire

Date posted:
Start date: 1st September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS plus TLR – dependent upon experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a passionate and inspirational Lead Teacher of English to continue to embed literacy across the whole school curriculum in order to secure high quality teaching and improve standards of learning and achievement of all pupils. This is an ideal opportunity for someone ready to take on whole school responsibility.  

Working closely with the highly experienced team leader, you will be joining a successful and enthusiastic department and are warmly welcomed to visit our school to meet other members of the team and to see for yourself what a great place Westborough is to work. 

The school has a reputation for good educational standards, firm discipline and a caring ethos which focuses on the development of individuals. An Ofsted inspection in June 2017 designated the school as Good where pupils ‘take their learning seriously and want to achieve well”. Ofsted commended the school leadership team for providing “quality training for teachers’’.

If you: 

• Are a dynamic and forward thinking teacher of English

• Have the skills and energy to inspire, lead and motivate others

• Have a passion for and the ability to embed literacy across the      curriculum

• Can consistently deliver effective lessons to the full 11-16 range

As a valued member of our team we can offer: 

• Clear and shared values and expectations

• A commitment to tailored professional development 

• A stimulating work environment 

• An experienced, highly committed and supportive leadership team 

If you have the vision and drive for excellence and want to be part of an enthusiastic, dedicated and well-resourced team, committed to ensuring that pupils not only achieve their potential but exceed it, then we would like to hear from you. 

The closing date:

Applications to be returned is 9.00 a.m. on 25 March 2019 with interviews likely to take place on 28 March 2019. For further details or to arrange a visit, please contact Fiona Sharp, PA to the Headteacher on 01924 469549 or email fsharp@w-h-s.org.uk 

How to apply:

Please apply via clicking the quick apply button below to submit your online TES application form directly to us. We look forward to welcoming your application. 

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post will require an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Stockhill Street, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF13 2JE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1924 469549
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Westborough High School is an 11-16 school with 950 pupils and around 140 staff.  We are a caring, lively and vibrant learning community.  Staff enjoy working at Westborough and are passionate about improving the educational experience of p...