Head of English and Media, Windsor and Maidenhead

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Furze Platt Senior SchoolWindsor and Maidenhead

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Start date: Start Date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L8-L11 £47,883 - £51,561 pa
Contract term: Permanent

Are you passionate about teaching English and Media? Would you like to join and lead a team of dedicated and reflective practitioners whose aim is to help students of all abilities develop the skills and qualities which will allow them to excel in the future?

Furze Platt is a very successful mixed comprehensive school serving the children of Maidenhead. 1300 boys and girls of all abilities thrive at our school. We are a highly ambitious, high-achieving and fully inclusive school providing an outstanding education for all. We want our students to enjoy the time they spend with us by providing an education which is broad, stimulating and rewarding. We are also proud of the range of extra-curricular opportunities we provide for students outside of the classroom.

We are currently recruiting a Head of English and Media to join our successful and expanding school.

We can offer you:

· the harmonious and friendly atmosphere which exists on our campus

· the opportunity to join a happy and successful school which has been rated as one of the country’s highest achieving comprehensive schools by the SSAT, with excellent exam results and whose Progress 8 score is in the top 24% of schools nationally

· fantastic support from your line manager and a Senior Leadership Team who genuinely want to see you succeed and develop here at Furze Platt

· career opportunities allowing you to grow professionally within Furze Platt including working parties and coaching for experienced teachers and leadership training for aspiring and existing middle and senior leaders    

· the chance to teach English and Media in our Sixth Form which has 250 students

· excellent on-site facilities 

· access to a newly installed gym

· your own laptop

· student laptops and interactive whiteboards

· access to an employee advice service which provides information, helpful resources and other services

· freshly brewed coffee during break-time

· invitations to whole school social events and gatherings to celebrate success

The successful candidate will:

· have excellent subject knowledge and a passion for teaching and leading on a subject which consistently achieves excellent exam results both at GCSE and A Level

· have already gained some leadership experience and is looking for a new challenge

· be joining us at an exciting time as we embark on an on-site expansion project early in 2018

Interested applicants are welcome to talk to Mrs Debbie Harding, HR Manager debbie.harding@furzeplatt.net about this post, or to visit the school. 

To learn more about our school please refer to our website www.furzeplatt.com

Closing date: Monday 22nd January 2018. 

We welcome early applications.

Furze Platt Senior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Furze Platt Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 7NQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1628 625308
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