Curriculum Leader of English, Bexley

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Townley Grammar SchoolBexley

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: TLR 1 - Outer London weighting – possible R&R negotiable:
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Curriculum Leader of English

TLR 1 - Outer London weighting – possible R&R negotiable: recruitment and retention allowance available to suitable candidate

Required from Easter 2019 or September 2019

Townley Grammar School is a multicultural girls’ selective school with specialism in Mathematics and Computing with Performing Arts. 

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic, enthusiastic and passionate Curriculum Leader for English. This is an ideal position for a dedicated and enterprising teacher, which will give them a fast track route into leadership training.

As well as being an innovative classroom practitioner, the successful candidate will have a knowledgeable and creative approach to future development, the ability to inspire and motivate, and be a strong team player. This is an excellent opportunity to educate bright and engaging students in a large and progressive selective school for girls.  There are approximately 1500 students on roll, including a co-educational sixth form of over 400 of which approximately half of the sixth form students take a Science subject at A-level. 

Rated as Outstanding by OFSTED in November 2015, key findings include: 

 Teaching is outstanding. Teachers are passionate about their subjects, have high expectations and excellent subject knowledge. They support the leadership of the academy in its ambitious vision of success and the very best for all pupils. 

We provide a full and robust induction programme for all new members of staff, as part of the school’s Staff Development Programme, with further support for staff new to the teaching profession. We encourage professional development across the school including opportunities to share ideas for improving teaching and learning. 

We offer a bespoke and personalised range of pathway opportunities, including NPQML, NPQSL and opportunities to study for a Diploma or Masters with Buckingham University.  This position will provide a sound foundation for further promotion within the Odyssey Trust and beyond.

Townley Grammar School is committed to the wellbeing and happiness of staff.  We have an extensive programme of wellbeing sessions for all staff and are committed to providing a positive and supportive working environment for all. 

All applications to be emailed to by 12:00 noon Monday 18th March 2019

Shortlisting: Friday 22nd March

Interview Day: Wednesday 27th March

For further information, a confidential discussion, or to arrange a school visit, please contact Academicis;    

T: 01223-907-979  E:

The school is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

The school operates a no smoking policy.

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More about Townley Grammar School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Townley Road, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 7AB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8304 8311
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