Head of Department for English, New River College Secondary, Lough Road, London, N7 8RH

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New River College Secondary (PRU)New River College Secondary, Lough Road, London, N7 8RH

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Start date: Required for April 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £30,480 - £49,571(MPS/UPS + TLR2 + SEN 1)
Contract term: Permanent

Head of Department for English

New River College Secondary

Salary Grade Range: MPS/UPS + TLR2 + SEN 1

Actual Salary Range: £30,480 to £49,571 + £4,623 (TLR2) + £2,209 (SEN 1) per annum

Contract Status: 32.5 hours per week, Full-time, Permanent

Required for April 2020

Thinking of a role to further your teaching career?

Are you ready for a new challenge?

New River College Secondary can provide both.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an outstanding teacher who is looking for a new challenge and has a flexible approach, to join a committed team at New River College as Head of English.

The post holder will need to be a confident and effective teacher who can lead the English department and deliver exciting and fun lessons.  We are looking for a teacher who relishes a challenge, who wants to try new ideas and who genuinely wants to contribute to the lives of young people with drive and passion. You will need to be a dynamic and resourceful manager to lead English across all sites of New River College including the specialist intervention team.

Many of our pupils are below national age related literacy and numeracy levels when they arrive. Ability to engage children with SEMH is more important than the phase you are used to teaching so both primary and secondary trained teachers are encouraged to apply.  Experience of a teaching a second subject would be beneficial, a willingness to do so is essential.

New River College comprises of three pupil referral units in Islington (primary, secondary and medical), for pupils with social, emotional and mental health challenges (SEMH).  We teach children and young people aged five to sixteen years old who have been permanently excluded or participate in our preventative programmes to address their behaviour, and children and young people with complex SEMH or medical needs.  New River College Secondary is split across two sites so a willingness to teach on multiple sites is essential.

We offer a core curriculum to all pupils which includes English, Maths, Science, Humanities and a selection of foundation subjects.  We also work with a number of alternative providers around enhanced learning opportunities.

Closing date: Midnight Tuesday 4th February 2020

Shortlisted candidates will be notified by: Wednesday 5th February 2020 

Interviews will be held on: Tuesday 11th & Wednesday 12th February 2020

For background information visit our website www.newrivercollege.co.uk or for an informal discussion about the post or to arrange a visit please contact the Deputy Headteacher for Teaching and Learning, Michele Lambert on 020 7504 0534 (option 2) or email michele.lambert@nrc.islington.sch.uk.

New River College 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 applicant will need to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure. Also, if this post is likely to come under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2009 Regulations the successful applicant will be required to declare.



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Type: Pupil Referral Unit(PRU)
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Lough Road, Islington, London, N7 8RH, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 207 607 6500
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