A significant opportunity has arisen for an ambitious and capable individual to take over leadership of the Communications Directorate at our thriving, over-subscribed school. The Director manages the English & Media department as well as line managing the Team Leader of Modern Foreign Languages and the school’s Librarian. This is an important whole school role as the Director represents the interests of their Directorate at Senior Management Team meetings and helps to shape decisions over the implementation of new whole school policies.
The English & Media department is a successful department with strong results whose teachers take a leading role in shaping pedagogical practice within the school as a whole. The English team is ambitious in its aims to pioneer new approaches to classroom practice and curriculum design: working with experts and collaborating in university research projects. The past three years have seen a particular focus on the move to a fully mixed ability teaching model and the creation of broad and inspiring thematic units of work throughout Years 7-9. Since Perins has become part of a Multi Academy Trust, the English team has taken a leading role in collaborating with Sun Hill Junior School on transition and reading research projects.
The successful candidate for this role will have excellent subject knowledge, a track record of collaborative leadership, and a progressive approach to pedagogy and curriculum planning. The teaching team with whom the Director will be working is committed, forward-thinking and welcoming. This is a fantastic opportunity to take over a core department at an exciting time in Perins’ development.