Head of Department - English, Hackney, London

Closing date:

Cardinal Pole Roman Catholic SchoolHackney, London

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Inner London plus TLR1D
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Cardinal Pole Catholic School is a mixed 11-18 popular oversubscribed school. The school has exceptional facilities. 

Cardinal Pole Catholic School community celebrated another set of outstanding A Level and vocational results and a very pleasing set of GCSE results in 2017.  Progress 8 was 0.62%, well above average. A Level students were delighted with their achievements, ensuring that they secured their places at university, including 29% in prestigious Russell Group Universities such as Oxford, UCL, Warwick, Kings College London, Liverpool and Birmingham.

Consistently one of the top sixth forms in the country, the school maintained this impressive achievement this year that OFSTED 2017 described as ‘outstanding’. Over 50% of grades were A*- B and 80% of grades were at A*- C.

The GCSE Maths results at 70% C grade equivalent and English at 74% C grade equivalent were both above national, an excellent achieving given the aps on entry. 

Our most recent inspection in October 2016 from the Diocese of Westminster graded the school as outstanding in every category. The report commented that our ‘distinctive inclusive ethos of this school is tangible in every area of school life from classroom to corridors and in relationships between students and staff’ and described progress as outstanding.  Importantly, it described the school as a ‘safe place that allows all to flourish’ and a place where ‘Students make outstanding progress’. OFSTED was very positive and stated that Leadership was robust.

Head of Department - English

Salary:  MPS Inner London plus TLR1D

or Leadership Scale for the appropriate candidate

Required for:  September 2018

Closing Date:  Monday 26th March 2018 at 8.30am

Interview Date:  Wednesday 28th March 2018

Governors seek to appoint an enthusiastic Head of Department - English. The successful candidate should be committed to teaching across the 11-18 range and preferably have additional the ability to teach A Level. We are looking for an exceptional English Teacher to head up the English department whilst promoting excellent teaching and learning in order to secure outstanding outcomes, and who works well with staff and pupils to inspire a love of English. 

The English department is a highly successful, well-resourced and fully staffed. Postholders are in place to support leadership. In the last subject inspection the department was graded as outstanding. In addition, the school has a full time Librarian, a Poet in Residence and enriching extra-curricular provision.

We are looking for the following:

· An outstanding classroom practitioner. 

· Ability to teach across the full age range including AS and A Level.

· A person committed to the highest standard of achievement for all students.

· Be committed to the school’s ethos and vision.

· Experience of leadership in English 

To apply, please email your completed application and recruitment monitoring form to staceywright@cardinalpole.co.uk or send in the post for the attention of Stacey Wright, Human Resources Officer. Please note that CV’s will not be accepted.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check will be undertaken. We are an Equal Opportunities employer with excellent CPD provision.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: 205 Morning Lane, London, E9 6LG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8985 5150
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Cardinal Pole Catholic School is a mixed, comprehensive, Roman Catholic secondary school with sixth form situated in Hackney, East London. It is a voluntary-aided state school and falls under the Archdiocese of Westminster. An average-sized secondary...