Head of Department - ENGLISH

Carnforth High SchoolLancashire


MPS/UPS plus TLR 2a £7,017 English

(Recruitment & Retention Payment £5,000)  

Required 1st September 2021

The English department at CHS is an exciting and dynamic place where we are ambitious for all of our students and the teachers who support them.  There is a tangible warmth and energy in our department that is created by the enthusiasm and hard work of the staff. 

We are a department of forward-thinking professionals who pride ourselves on being at the cutting edge of research-informed practice with the student at the heart of all that we do. 

With a scholarly understanding of good teaching informed by department membership of professional organisations and regular participation in sharing good practice, we aim to give our students the knowledge and skills to ensure they are ready to face any situation and have the confidence to claim their place in life.  


Our English department is dedicated to expanding horizons and we enjoy hosting visiting high profile poets and writers, participate in writing competitions, have a prize-winning public speaking group and a thriving Literary Society.   With our full-time librarian and newly renovated library space we hope to expand our provision for extra-curricular activities further. 

Our department is further supported by a strong whole school literacy programme which includes a weekly ‘Drop Everything And Read’ session, Accelerated Reader, Bedrock programmes assisted by our school librarian. We also have two IT equipped classrooms in the department which are used to engage with online platforms that the department subscribes to.  

The English department at CHS is a team of diverse strengths, specialisms and experiences. They are always looking to improve and constantly strive for excellence. They welcome the opportunity to work with someone new and look forward to strengthening their practice.

Carnforth High School is a small, community 11-16 school bordering the Lake District. We are a good school with outstanding features in Leadership and Management and Behaviour and Safety.  Applicants are warmly encouraged to contact the Principal for an informal conversation.  

Carnforth High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This post is subject to a DBS (previously CRB) check.

• Closing dates for application:  Monday 12th April 2021 9am

• Provisional Interview date:   Thursday 15th April  2021   

Application forms can be down loaded from the school’s website.  Completed application forms should be returned FAO: The Principal or emailed to principal@carnforthhigh.co.uk

If you wish to discuss any aspect of this post please contact Kedmondson@carnforthhigh.co.uk

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