Curriculum Leader for English, Wolverhampton

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Colton Hills Community SchoolWolverhampton

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Start date: 01/09/2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS plus TLR1B (£9,660)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding, talented and ambitious English Curriculum Leader who is enthusiastic for English, has strong subject knowledge and a passion for teaching and learning.  

Colton Hills Community School is a highly regarded 11-18 community school judged by OFSTED to be a ‘GOOD’ school in 2015 and 2018.  The school encompasses a rich and harmonious multicultural community and is committed to the development of all students with the majority staying on in the sixth form.

The English department has a vision for all students to become independent and successful learners who are able to engage with a variety of different texts. Our students enjoy learning through a wide variety of approaches and are now being supported through the new Life after Levels agenda that develops the core skills required to be successful across Key Stage 3 which then supports them for examination study in Key Stage 4 and beyond. 

English is supported through whole school literacy approaches which are supported by the Senior Leadership Team and Middle Leaders. You will be joining a school where English is valued and supported at all levels.  Our students are eager to learn and you will be joining a talented and committed team of staff who are leading improvements not just in English but across the school. You will have many opportunities to develop your career at Colton Hills Community School through our excellent in-house CPD programmes and the opportunities to contribute to the direction of the Languages, Communication and Humanities Faculty and school as a whole.  

The person we are looking for should be:

  • passionate and enthusiastic about English with strong subject knowledge
  • committed to self-improvement
  • driven to ensure excellent student progress
  • hardworking, an imaginative thinker and have excellent organisational and time management skills
  • a team player who wants to work closely with colleagues to lead further development of the subject. 


OFSTED May 2015 and Sept 2018

  • “The school is a harmonious, welcoming, multicultural community” 
  • Pupils are respectful, courteous and polite. They value the support which their teachers provide. They are proud of their school”.
  • “The quality of teaching is good. Teachers ask searching questions that provide a good level of challenge to all students, including the most able.”
  • “Students are currently making good progress in English, mathematics and science.”
  • “One parent summed up the views of many when they wrote, ‘I am very happy with the school and the progress that my children have made.”


We can offer you:

  • pupils eager for success
  • supportive parents who value education
  • supportive colleagues
  • excellent professional development and guidance
  • refurbished buildings with dedicated home-bases for independent learning.
  • major investment in ICT
  • extensive grounds and facilities set in green belt
  • the benefits of working for a local authority maintained school


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More about Colton Hills Community School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Jeremy Road, Goldthorn Park, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV4 5DG, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1902 558420
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About Colton Hills Community School

Colton Hills Community School is a mixed, non-denominational community secondary school and sixth form for pupils aged 11-18. It is located in the South of Wolverhampton in the West Midlands.

The school is supporte...