Subject Leader - English, Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire

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Heckmondwike Grammar SchoolHeckmondwike, West Yorkshire

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Start date: 1st September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: TLR 2c (plus Recruitment and Retention Allowance of up to £2,040 for a maximum of 3 years)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

About Us:

At Heckmondwike Grammar School our motivation is for our students to enjoy their school days and to become thoughtful, articulate, confident and responsible members of society. 

In order to achieve this we rely on our staff to work closely with students, parents and teachers to provide a supportive community, keeping the well-being of our students at the forefront of everything we do.

The Role:

If you are an innovative, enthusiastic and passionate English teacher and leader, then this could be the job for you. This post provides a unique opportunity to work within a high-performing and growing 11 to 18 school with a large sixth-form and exceptional students. With an intake of approximately 550 post-16 and 210 in this year’s Year 7, Heckmondwike Grammar School is a dynamic place to be. We have been in a process of expanding into a large school; and the addition of £1.1 million in funding next year for a new sixth form centre will enhance this process. We would as a result be pleased to host you in visiting our community before you apply.

We would like to appoint an outstanding Subject Leader of English from 1st September 2018. This is an exciting opportunity to work within the newly created ‘Communicate’ faculty which encompasses a Faculty Leader together with the separate roles of Subject Leader - English and Subject Leader - Modern Languages.

You will need:

- to believe in our values of generosity, resilience,  integrity and tolerance

- to be a reflective practitioner wanting to develop and hone your craft to the highest level

- to be an inspirational teacher and leader who builds excellent relationships and motivates students

In return we can offer:

- eager and committed students who are keen to learn and progress

- working as part of a creative and supportive team, who are driven to support and challenge our students

- very well equipped specialist classrooms

- a learning-centred school where the best possible practice is the priority

- opportunities to develop as a teacher and as a leader

- a vibrant, supportive community of like-minded professionals


Specific responsibilities are set out in a detailed job description. 

In addition to this, teachers at Heckmondwike Grammar School are expected to be effective professionals who challenge and support all pupils to do their best. Teachers at Heckmondwike Grammar School should inspire confidence, build team commitment and engage and motivate their pupils. They should think analytically about their work and take positive action to improve the quality of pupils’ learning. They will encourage high standards of academic and personal achievement and be a good role model for the students in the school. They will make an active contribution to the policies and aspirations of the school and their department. 

The closing date for applications is Monday 26th February 2018.

Interviews are expected to take place during week commencing Monday 5th March 2018.

How Should You Apply?

If you are interested in this position then please visit the vacancies section of our website.

To be considered for this post candidates MUST complete and submit the school's application form.

If you wish to organise a visit to the school please contact Louise Daddy, HR Director on 01924 402202.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Offers of employment are subject to two satisfactory references, a six month trial period, and an enhanced DBS disclosure.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

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More about Heckmondwike Grammar School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: High Street, Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire, WF16 0AH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1924 402 202
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