Deputy Curriculum Leader for English, The Ferrers School

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The Ferrers SchoolThe Ferrers School

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Start date: January or April 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS / UPS + TLR2b (£4,532)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding and experienced English Teacher who demonstrates a true passion for their subject.  As the Deputy Curriculum Leader, you will support the Curriculum Leader for English in leading and developing the Department to ensure teaching is inspiring and differentiated to meet the needs of all learners. 

The Ferrers School is a popular, oversubscribed school and we are looking for a creative, passionate and energetic teacher who can work with us as we strive to bring about rapid improvement to secure better progress for our learners.  

The successful applicant will play a key role in the development of English at The Ferrers School and with the Curriculum Leader for English, you will ensure that the team are being challenged to develop professionally, through effective guidance and robust monitoring and evaluation processes. 

We care passionately about our staff, their well-being and their professional development and this is reflected in the fact that we are an enthusiastic team, committed to working collaboratively and sharing the very best practice. We are seeking ambitious candidates who are keen to develop further and as such are committed to providing excellent CPD for the development of staff. We are striving for the very best for our students and we are focussed on and passionate about learning.  

We can offer:

· a strong team environment that takes staff well-being seriously

· a dedicated Senior Leadership Team who want to see their staff progress and flourish in their careers

· very supportive parents and a high standing in the community

· close and successful working relationships with our partner schools in our shared sixth form

The successful candidate will be a highly committed team player, with a passion for English and understanding of the strategies required to motivate and inspire students. We are looking for someone who understands the value of high quality assessment and uses this to drive planning and progress.  The successful candidate will be expected to teach across the ability range at KS3 and KS4.  Some KS5 teaching may be available depending on experience. 

Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact us prior to applying and arrange a visit to find out more about our school. Please contact Alison Davies to make an appointment on 01933 313411 or

Closing date:         9.00am, Monday 12th November 2018            

Interview date:      Week commencing 12th November 2018     

We reserve the right to close the advert early if a suitable candidate is found.  Early applications are encouraged. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. All posts will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure, medical and reference checks. 

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More about The Ferrers School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Queensway, Higham Ferrers, Rushden, Northamptonshire, NN10 8LF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1933 313411
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The Ferrers School is a mainstream secondary academy for children aged 11-18. It is situated in Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, and there are just over 1,000 pupils on its roll.

We care passionately about our staff, their well-being and their profe...