Head of English (and Research Lead), Northamptonshire

Expiring soon

The Duston SchoolNorthamptonshire

Date posted:
Start date: 1st September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS (£23,720 - £34,664) (£36,646 - £39,406) plus TLR1D
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No
  • Do you want to work in a school that is undergoing rapid cultural and transformational change?
  • Do you want to work in a school where we value the teacher as the expert?
  • Do you want to work in a school that has a very clear and systematic approach to addressing student behaviour?
  • Do you want to work in a school that takes workload seriously, has a rational approach to marking and restricts email use at weekends and during holidays?
  • Do you want to work in a school that values its staff and has a strong approach to CPD?
  • Do you want to work in a school that prioritises a ‘Knowledge Rich’ curricular approach?

If your answer to the above questions is a yes then please carry on reading this advert.

Main duties:

  • Direct leadership of English faculty
  • Direct line management of the department
  • To contribute to wider school life as defined by the Principal
  • To attend SLT meetings as required by the Principal
  • To have a commitment to co-planning, leading, managing, coaching and inspiring the faculty
  • To have a clear commitment to a knowledge rich approach with the utilisation of workbooks and knowledge organisers
  • Setting the same standards and expectations for all students
  • To lead and oversee the implementation and embedding of Direct Instruction (Literacy)  in KS3 and as part of the KS4 additional English offer
  • To perform a vital role within the school’s action research team.


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More about The Duston School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Address: Berrywood Road, Duston, Northamptonshire, NN5 6XA, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1604 460004
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About The Duston School  

The Duston School is very much  part  of  the  local  landscape  and  is  at  the  heart  of  the  local  community. The  school sits on a large...