Assistant Director of English, Rochdale, Lancashire

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Wardle AcademyRochdale, Lancashire
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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: TLR2c (£6,515)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We are seeking to recruit a dynamic Assistant Director of English. In this role, you will assume strategic lead for the development of Key Stage 3 and contribute to the progress of the department on its journey to outstanding. You will work closely with the Director of English and the wider English team. You will lead, develop and support innovative and outstanding practice across Key Stage 3, and play a pivotal role in developing literacy and the school library.

Our ideal candidate will have a proven track record of success within a secondary school setting as well as a proactive, flexible and enthusiastic approach. You will bring the innovation and commitment to promote effective teaching and learning, providing support for colleagues and raise student outcomes. You’ll inspire and challenge your students so they develop into highly effective, independent learners and achieve their potential. You will be an aspiring Director of English.

The successful candidate will also be encouraged and fully supported to gain national professional qualifications as well as access to a full range of in-house CPD.

Wardle Academy is part of the Wardle Trust and is located in a semi-rural setting serving many local communities. The school is easily accessible, within close proximity to the M62 motorway and Smithy Bridge train station.

We aim to provide an excellent all-round education within a safe environment of modern facilities and resources. Our dedicated team of high quality teaching and associate staff raise the attainment and aspirations of our young people above and beyond national attainment.

We are a successful 11-16 school with a strong tradition at GCSE, excellent pastoral care and guidance and  exceptional provision for music. In December 2017 we were graded good by Ofsted in every category.

In recent years the school has continued to flourish. We focus on success in the core subjects of English, Maths and Science, but recognise the need for our students to do well across all areas. Sports, Performing Arts and extra-curricular opportunities are strong, with achievement in a wide range of enrichment areas. 

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment to this post is therefore subject to pre-employment checks including enhanced Disclosure and Barring and background check.

You can be assured of a very warm welcome at Wardle Academy. We look forward to meeting you.

To apply for the post, please download the application form and supporting documentation and send completed applications to

The closing date for completed applications is 10am on 25th April 2018. 

Interviews week commencing 30th April 2018.

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More about Wardle Academy
Address: Birch Road, Wardle, Rochdale, Lancashire, OL12 9RD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1706 373911