Director of English and Communications, Bedford

Closing date:New this week

Wootton Academy TrustBedford

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS plus TLR 1C
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Required for September 2019

Following the promotion of our previous Director of English to a Senior Leadership position locally, we are seeking to appoint a highly-motivated and outstanding classroom practitioner to lead the English department.  You will join a very experienced and strong team of middle leaders who have contributed to a rapid rise in outcomes across the Trust.  You will demonstrate a passion for the subject and have a clear vision for outstanding provision across English.

The role will include teaching GCSE and A level, providing leadership and management of staff, developing enrichment opportunities for students and demonstrating the ability and commitment to securing high standards of student achievement.

The current team of English Teachers are all specialists and there is a strong track record of success at both GCSE and A Level.  Results at GCSE level in 2017 and 2018 were unmatched locally.

Closing Date: 09:00 Wednesday, January 23rd 2019. Please apply at the earliest opportunity. We reserve the right to close the vacancy early should we receive applications from outstanding candidates.  

Interviews and lesson observations for shortlisted candidates will take place on Thursday 31st January 2019.

An Application Form and further details can be downloaded from our website or requested by email from

Please return the completed Application Form either by email to or by post to the HR Department, Wootton Academy Trust, Hall End Road, Wootton, Bedfordshire, MK43 9HT.

Wootton Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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More about Wootton Academy Trust
Type: English Secondary Schools
Address: Hall End Road, Wootton, Bedford, MK43 9HT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1234 767 123
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