Director of English, Sheffield

Closing date:

Stocksbridge High SchoolSheffield

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £47,707 - £52,643L7-L11
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Salary: L7 – L11 £47,707 - £52,643

Contract: Permanent, full time

Start date: April 2020 but will consider September 2020 for the right applicant

Ref: SHS009

Stocksbridge High School is a 11-16 comprehensive school with 850 students on roll. We are an ambitious and inclusive school rooted firmly within our community. We are seeking to appoint an outstanding and inspiring leader to join us as Director of English.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a true passion for English and have experience of driving progress through great teaching, learning and leadership. As a first-rate classroom practitioner, you will have both the subject knowledge, interpersonal skills and tenacity to further develop the English curriculum and ensure teaching is of the very highest standard. As Director of English there are also opportunities to lead on whole school priorities and developments at a senior level. You will be a motivated and highly capable candidate that can:

• Teach English Language and Literature across the full age and ability range of students

• Lead and develop teams within the subject area and across the school

• Lead on the development of the English curriculum and schemes of learning so that they offer engagement, stretch, support and challenge to all learners

• Identify outstanding teaching and learning and hold your teams to that standard

• Accurately assess the progress and achievement of students, groups and cohorts and provide appropriate provision to ensure progress of all is maximised

• Uphold our inclusive ethos and provide opportunities for all learners to progress well

• Lead on cross-school priorities and initiatives at a senior level and collaborate across the wider Trust

It is a very exciting time to join Stocksbridge High School, over the last two years we have made great strides forward in shaping our aspiration, curriculum and learning. This is demonstrated in significant improvements in all performance measures, most noticeable progress which is now aligned with national expectations. We, however, want to push further on this journey and ensure that by working closely with our family of schools and community we make the significant difference to which are students are entitled. In return you will join a school and multi-academy trust prepared to develop and support all of our employees. We are a friendly and collegiate learning community with high expectations of ourselves and our learners.

Minerva Learning Trust is a recently formed and expanding Sheffield based multi-academy Trust with a vision of providing outstanding education for all the pupils within our academies. The Trust is passionate that all pupils should see their time at school as happy and fulfilling, with their potential developed to the utmost. Stocksbridge High School joined the Trust in December 2017 and is developing this partnership and making rapid improvements for our pupils and community.

Candidates are encouraged to visit the school or have an informal discussion about the role with the Head Teacher, Andy Ireland. Arrangements for this can be made by contacting Hannah Taylor, Headteacher’s PA, via e-mail or  telephone 0114 2883410.

Closing Date is Friday 17 January 2020 at 12 noon. 

Interviews will take place week commencing 20 January 2020

The School & the Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Further information is available by contacting Hannah Taylor via email:

The application form and information pack are available on the school website:

More about Stocksbridge High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Shay House Lane, Stocksbridge, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S36 1FD, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 114 288 3153
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Stocksbridge High School is a co-educational secondary school located in the town of Stocksbridge, near Sheffield in South Yorkshire. This smaller-than-average school has around 850 pupils on roll, aged 11-16. 

Originally established in 1927, St...