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Employer Parkwood E- ACT Academy
Location Sheffield
Salary MPS + TLR 2C (£6,034
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Posted
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts Required for November 2017

Head of Department - English

Required for November 2017

Pay Range – MPS + TLR 2C (£6,034)


Believe, Achieve, Succeed

Are you looking for a new challenge? Do you want to be part of an OFSTED ‘Good’ academy on its way to becoming world-class? We want you to join our exciting journey - your future starts here.

Set within a £28 million state-of-the-art facility, Parkwood Academy provides a ‘vibrant climate for learning and a positive ethos’, where students thrive and has received national recognition for being in the top 10% of schools for outstanding pupil progress as well as recently being named ‘The Best School in Sheffield’ (The Star, 2016).

We want every child to achieve and unlock their full potential and we have worked hard to build a culture of aspiration and ambition. As part of our exciting journey towards achieving world-class status, we are seeking to appoint an outstanding teacher, specialising in English to lead the English curriculum. 

We seek a professional who is committed to academic excellence and helping every child succeed, who will be responsible for driving the teaching and learning agenda throughout the English curriculum and across two Key Stages.

The ideal candidate will:

  • be a competent, inspirational and energetic leader and manager of a range of others
  • be a passionate teacher of English; driving success and positive outcomes which are consistently in line with the Academy’s priorities and ethos 
  • demonstrate the resolve to make a real difference to the lives of our students 


The Academy is a “high energy” and rewarding place to work and staff working here can see the positive impact they make on young people. We have a strong belief that if students enjoy learning, they will achieve at a high level.

You will receive first-class support at every turn - This is a fantastic opportunity to join an academy that truly values the development of its staff. High quality personal and professional development is a key reason for our success and we place great emphasis on supporting and developing you throughout your career with us.

Further information can be found on www.parkwoodacademy.e-act.org.uk

For more information and to request an application form, please contact Wendy Jackson on 0114 231 0221, or email parkwoodrecruitment@e-act.org.uk

Visits to the academy are welcomed and can be arranged by contacting Wendy Jackson.


  • The closing date for this post is noon on Friday 20th October 2017
  • Interviews take place week commencing Monday 23rd October 2017


E-ACT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to complete a Disclosure Barring Service form in line with Section 115 of the Police Act 1997.

About the employer

Parkwood Academy will:

  • Strive for high educational standards
  • Nurture greater integration and community cohesion
  • Reflect a culturally inclusive ethos
  • Actively seek to collaborate and establish partnerships with organisations that will contrib...
Information about Parkwood E- ACT Academy
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary
Funding status State - Academy
Gender Mixed
Age range 11 - 16 years
Denomination Non-denominational
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Locations and contacts

Longley Avenue West
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S5 8UL
United Kingdom
+44 114 2332401