Head of English & Media Studies, Surrey

Closing date:New this week

Hoe Valley SchoolSurrey

Date posted:
Start date: 1/9/18
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £34,000 - £40,000
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Head of English & Media Studies, Sept 2018 start

Hoe Valley School is a small, four-form entry secondary school that opened in September 2015 to serve the local community of South Woking. The School follows the national curriculum and offers an extended day and allowing time for additional Maths, English, Enrichment and project based learning.  

We are looking for a passionate, talented and rigorous practitioner to join our dedicated team in leading the School on its journey to becoming established and outstanding. This is a crucial appointment for the School as, since its conception, we have prioritised English and Maths – we believe that student success in these subjects underpins success in all others.

The successful Head of Faculty will have the exciting and unique opportunity to shape a KS3, KS4 and KS5 curriculum which is bespoke, challenging and fit for the needs of 21st century life. As the school takes in new year groups, they will have the opportunity to recruit their own team of outstanding teachers. The faculty is already a very strong area of the school comprising of six exceptional teachers.

Our Head of English and Media Studies will be an inspirational teacher with a proven track record of leading students to achieve outstanding results. They will be optimistic about young people, creative, innovative, rigorous and have an infectious enthusiasm for their subject. 

About you:  

-You will be an inspirational teacher with a proven track record of leading students to achieve outstanding results 

- You will embrace creativity, innovation and always look for the very best practice in teaching  

-You will share the School's vision and the belief that all young people can achieve at high levels 

About us: 

-Our staff feedback shows we have a team who feel trusted, listened to and who have a healthy work life balance.   

-The excellent behaviour of our students and our resistance to any unnecessary paperwork means staff can really focus on teaching and learning. 

-All of our team have a bespoke CPD programme in place and share best practice across faculties. 

Colleague Benefits:  

-Our staff are offered childcare and cycle to work vouchers, reduced gym membership at our neighbouring sports facilities and have access to convenient free parking.   We also provide wellbeing packages which include yoga lessons and dry cleaning collections.     

-We also have additional holiday at the end of the Autumn and Summer terms to recognise and reward the commitment of our staff.

Potential candidates are warmly invited to visit the School or to contact the Head Teacher for an informal conversation.  

This is an outstanding and rare opportunity to be part of a School's development and to see your career grow as the School grows.  

Please send applications and queries to recruitment@hoevalleyschool.org.  

Deadline for application is: 

Sunday 28th January 2018

Applications are considered as they are received, we reserve the right to make an appointment prior to the closing date.  

Interviews will be held on: 

Weds 7th February 2018

Only fully completed application forms received by the stated deadline for applications will be accepted as valid applications.   

CV’s will not be accepted as applications.  No recruitment agencies please.

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More about Hoe Valley School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Woking Park, Kingfield Road, Woking, Surrey, GU22 9AA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1483 662627
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At Hoe Valley School we believe that with inspiring teaching, an exciting and challenging curriculum and a safe space where students can take risks with their learning all students will thrive and realise their potential.

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