Assistant Head of English, Liverpool

Closing date:

The Academy of St Francis of AssisiLiverpool

Date posted:
Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR2b (£4,533)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

The Academy of St Francis of Assisi is an 11-16 Academy with Christian Values and environmental sustainability at its heart. Founded in 2005, it has grown to become an Academy renowned for its cultural diversity and its unique building design. The Academy is focused upon driving standards of achievement rapidly and this makes it a dynamic and exciting place to work. The Academy of St Francis of Assisi is committed to ensuring that every student makes the most of their potential. The Academy concentrates on providing the highest quality teaching, with bespoke CPD for all staff to support this, the best possible student support and the most appropriate and innovative curriculum.

Applications are invited for an enthusiastic and ambitious Assistant Head of English.

As the Assistant Head of English, you work closely with the Leader for English and the Senior Management Team in continuing to improve exam attainment at GCSE.

The Academy benefits from its membership of the All Saints Multi Academy Trust, a unique Joint Faith Multi Academy Trust in Liverpool. The Trust has a proven track record in developing leaders and ensuring staff reach their full potential and career aspirations through a comprehensive programme of CPD and career progression opportunities. Leaders within the Trust benefit from access to the highest quality local and national training programmes, as well as peer to peer support and professional mentoring within the Trust.

As Assistant Head of English, you will:

• Be an inspiring leader with the energy and creativity to lead and motivate a team.

• Work closely with the Senior Leader of English to continue to improve English outcomes

• Have the leadership ability to build capacity in individuals within your team whilst supporting them to achieve outstanding results.

• Be instrumental in driving forward change and improving standards across the department.

• Have responsibility for monitoring the quality of provision and supporting the professional development of colleagues within your team.

• Have a role in analysing and evaluating performance data.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 13th October 2019

Interviews Date: Week commencing 21st October 2019

Further information and application packs can also be obtained by contacting our Hays Recruitment Partner, Hannah Connell, by emailing or by calling 0151 2425100. Visits to the Academy are warmly encouraged and can also be arranged by contacting Hannah Connell.

Academy Details: Gardners Drive, Liverpool, L6 7UR


The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.

The Academy of St Francis of Assisi is a member of the All Saints Multi Academy Trust. All Saints Multi Academy Trust is the operating name for The Liverpool Joint Catholic and Church of England Academies Trust. The Trust is an equal opportunities employer.

More about The Academy of St Francis of Assisi
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Gardeners Drive, Liverpool, Merseyside, L6 7UR, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 151 260 7600
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