Director of English, Bedford

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Wootton Academy TrustBedford

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS plus TLR 1C (£11,135 per annum)
Contract term: Permanent

Following the promotion of the current Director of English to an Assistant Headteacher position, we are seeking to appoint a highly-motivated and outstanding classroom practitioner to lead the English department. You will be joining 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 in this curriculum area.

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 were unmatched locally.

Closing Date: Thursday May 24th – however, if we have one or more outstanding candidates whose applications have been early we reserve the right to interview before May 24th given the closeness of the resignation deadline.

Interviews and lesson observations:  see above

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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