Head of English, Bolton

Closing date:Expiring soon

St Joseph's RC High School and Sports CollegeBolton

Date posted:
Start date: 1st September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £24,372 - £40,490MPS + 1B
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

Head of English.

MPS + TLR 1B

From 1st September 2020

This is an exceptional opportunity as we look for a leader to join us at this incredibly exciting time in the school’s history.  The governors of this oversubscribed 11-16 Voluntary Aided RC High School are seeking to appoint a qualified and enthusiastic Head of English.

We are looking for a dynamic, creative individual with ambition and drive, who is passionate about improving the lives of young people.  Joining a dynamic and forward looking middle leadership team you will be given the opportunity to be at the forefront of a fast paced life-transforming team.  

This role primarily about establishing high standards necessary for students to achieve success in English.  The foundations of this department are solid making this a perfect opportunity for a new leader to make their mark and allow student progress to soar.   The successful candidate will lead by example and create a positive culture of high ambition both for staff and students.

As a Catholic Christian community, we offer a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to engage with wonderfully able students who with the right guidance can be inspired to achieve the highest grades. The school has a very successful and effective induction programme for new colleagues. We are committed to developing leaders and preparing middle leaders for more senior roles by supporting them through nationally recognised leadership qualifications and opportunities to lead initiatives and improve the progress of our young people.

We are very determined in our mission to transform the lives of young people and create outstanding life chances through educational achievement.  We are looking for an innovative, outstanding teacher to inspire students of all ages and abilities.

The successful candidate will:

• Be willing to actively support the Catholic Christian ethos of our school

• Have leadership experience with a proven track record (e.g. at second in department level) 

• Have a passion for teaching and have the potential to inspire students and colleagues with a wide range of teaching and learning strategies 

• Have a high level of assessment, monitoring, tracking and intervention skills

• Be an outstanding classroom practitioner 

• Have the resilience to work as a team to mend broken lives, fan the flames of enthusiasm and further inspire those who are already excited about a bright future 

• Have the drive to prepare young people to be ‘game changers’ in the world.  

Our Mission 

Jesus Christ is our family role model

Opening our hearts and minds to dream the impossible and achieve beyond our wildest imagination.

Everybody is valued, nurtured and respected.

Young and old will journey together to build God’s Kingdom.

Striving for academic excellence and celebrating success in all we do.

Do you have what it takes to realise our dream? Can you inspire young people to ‘dream the impossible and achieve beyond their wildest imagination?’  Be part of our life transforming team! 

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The post is subject to an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.  




More about St Joseph's RC High School and Sports College
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Chorley New Road, Horwich, Bolton, Lancashire, BL6 6HW, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1204 697456
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