Subject Director English, Nottinghamshire

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Spencer Academies TrustNottinghamshire

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Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L10-16 (within a 5 point range depending on experience)
Contract term: Permanent

Subject Director English

Salary: L10-16   (within a 5 point range depending on experience) 

We will also consider applications for Associate English Directors for less experienced, ambitious candidates on a lower pay scale 

Full Time - starting January 2020

Joining a growing Subject Director Team as the Trust expands in 2019/20

Are you passionate about raising standards in your subject area?

Do you want to support your colleagues in providing an outstanding education for our students?

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational Director of English to work within the Education Improvement Team, deployed directly into academies to support the raising of standards.

You will be joining a team of recently appointed Subject Directors, working closely with them as well as with the senior leadership teams of each academy. Your role will be to provide challenge and support to ensure that academies secure rapid and sustainable improvement in your subject area.

It is desirable for the successful candidate to have examiner experience and knowledge and understanding of the Ofsted inspection process. You will take a strategic lead on a day-to-day basis to respond to the particular needs and context of each Academy. This may range from leading at a strategic level or running a department. 

Accreditation of AST / SLE status or similar AST / SLE work experience would be an advantage along with strong organisational and highly effective planning skills. Applicants with experience of working at senior leadership level are encouraged to apply.

You will be an outstanding teacher, with a track record of excellent results and will have the potential to embed good practice and build capacity. We require a colleague who is committed to high standards of learning and student progress, who can help our students to reach their potential.  

Spencer Academies Trust is an educational charity and academy sponsor which is committed to ensuring that every child, regardless of background, has access to an outstanding education and real choices in life. Our successful track record of providing high quality teaching and learning ensures improved outcomes for children and young people. Our mission statement for the Trust reflects our vision and aim for all Trust schools. Our highly-successful network of 19 schools (8 Secondary and 11 Primary) educates students across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Nottingham City, Derby City and Leicestershire. 


Spencer Academies Trust is an exceptional Trust, which provides an outstanding education for local children. Our Trust is a model of national excellence. We work collaboratively to achieve the best possible outcomes for all young people, in an environment where partnership is valued and success is celebrated. Our education delivers real life experiences for students, promotes independent enquiry and stimulates intellectual curiosity; whilst developing a strong sense of individual responsibility and a personal belief and confidence. All of our students fulfil their potential and make unparalleled progress. They are fully prepared for the next phase of their education and have unrivalled opportunities to become future leaders.

We Believe:  

  • All children have a right to a quality education regardless of background or ability, and have an entitlement to the opportunity of a secure progression route in their learning and development. 
  • Schools are stronger when they work in collaboration with each other, operate within a ‘family’ and are open to a true sense of partnership. 
  • We grow the effectiveness and sustainability of our schools by developing the people within them, and that through shared and equitable responsibility for quality and outcomes; we achieve more.

Applicants will be expected to share our high aspirations and expectations for students and employees.  If you are a dedicated professional and want to support our Trust through the next stage of its exciting developments, please visit

If you would like an informal discussion with Fraser Mitchell, Secondary Director of Education please contact Lisa Clark on 08455 651870 or by email 

To apply, please complete the on-line application form, can be accessed through attaching a CV and making sure to clearly evidence your achievements against the person specification.

For us to adhere to safer recruitment guidelines and best practice, please ensure your completed application form:

(i) accounts for any gaps in employment, and

(ii) provides detail of all your employment by month as well as year.

Please also include the names, addresses, phone numbers and email contact details of two professional referees one of which must be your current employer.

Closing date  8.00 a.m.  Monday 14 October 2019 with intervbiews in the same week. 

In line with safer recruitment policies references will be called for prior to interview.

Spencer Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students and all posts are subject to enhanced DBS with children’s barred list checks and completion of Level 2 safeguarding training. 

More about Spencer Academies Trust
Type: English Secondary Schools
Address: C/o George Spencer Academy, Arthur Mee Road, Stapleford, Nottingham, NG9 7EW, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 115 917 0100