Head of Department - English

Beths Grammar SchoolBexley

Beths Grammar School is a large multi-cultural school on the borders between London and Kent serving a wide range of vibrant and exciting communities.  We specialise in boys' education in the main school and have a large, co-educational 6th form.

Following the previous post holder's decision to relocate to another part of the country, we are now looking to appoint an experienced and inspirational leader to support their department to make English a top performing subject within the school.

At Beths we are passionate about education and believe that we need to be inspirational within this important subject in order to ensure that our young men leave the main school with the highest levels of articulation, language competency and deep cultural appreciation.  The successful candidate will be provided with the opportunity to undertake some ground-breaking work in boys language development for high attainers.

The English Department consists of 11 teachers and has a co-ordinator in post for each key stage.  All boys within the school study language and literature to GCSE, drawing on a wide range of inspirational texts and poetry intended to capture their interest, provide a vehicle for cultural awareness and, of course, develop their language skills.

In the 6th form, students study a traditional A Level course and this is very popular with external students joining the school.  We are keen, however, to inspire more of our own internal students to choose to study this important A Level.

The focus of this important role within the school is to lead and develop all aspects of English providing expertise and strategic direction for all key stages.  The successful candidate will be given significant freedom to apply their knowledge and experience to build a high performing team.

You will be expected to teach 22 out of 30 periods per week and will not have form tutor responsibilities.  However, you will be expected to teach across the three key stages.

The successful post holder will have responsibility for all aspects of the department leadership and management across Years 7-13.

For further details regarding the requirements of this post, please view a copy of the Candidate Brief.

We are determined to recruit the right candidate who is able to fulfill our brief and, to this end, will be offering, on top of the MPS/UPS payment, a TLR1L of £8,291 or, a possible TLR1M of £10,203 to secure an outstanding candidate.

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