Head of English, Bournemouth

Closing date:

The Bishop of Winchester AcademyBournemouth

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Depending on Experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Teacher of English

September 2019

(A leadership opportunity to become Head of English, paid on Leadership scale to be negotiated at interview) 

This is an exciting opportunity to join our motivated and ambitious team driven by the mantra of high expectations – no excuses.

The Academy is ambitious to be recognised as inspirational and Ofsted have recognised the many strengths of our Academy including:

“The outstanding curriculum has a significant impact on increasing students’ attendance and enjoyment of learning and on the improvements in their achievement.”

“Students behaviour is outstanding. This is a huge success for the Academy.” 

“The Principal provides the school with outstanding leadership. He is supported extremely well by senior leaders.”

The Bishop of Winchester Academy is an oversubscribed and thriving Church of England School situated in a beautiful seaside resort with seven miles of award winning golden sands on our doorstep, on the edge of the Jurassic coast with excellent transport links to London and the rest of the UK. We are currently looking to appoint an outstanding teacher who is passionate, dynamic, proactive and innovative. You will have excellent subject knowledge and will have experience of teaching at all key stages preferable with expertise in delivering outstanding outcomes in English (media desirable but not essential). 

The successful applicant will be able to inspire, motivate and lead our strong English team. You will have a proven record of raising attainment and accelerating progress, whilst demonstrating effective teaching and learning at all times. Our Head of English will lead on any curriculum changes remaining professional and pro-active, they will chair meetings confidently inspiring and motivating colleagues and students.

This role would suit an aspirational middle leader looking for their next step in leadership and is the perfect role for candidates who want to gain further experience and have aspirations to move onto ALT in the future. The challenge for the successful applicant will be not only to maintain our level of success, but to ensure that high expectations rise within English.

The successful candidate will be joining an Academy where all Academy staff are driven by the mantra “high expectations - no excuses” and are determined, committed and focused on inspiring students to succeed. The Academy offers free onsite parking, a brand new building with 21st century facilities where there are opportunities for internal progression at any stage of career and excellent professional development including a robust performance management policy to support all development. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Rigorous checks will be undertaken of the successful applicant’s background credentials, including enhanced DBS checks.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.  All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

For an application pack or to request a tour please contact: Francesca Welsh at The Bishop of Winchester Academy, Mallard Road, Bournemouth, BH8 9PW, 01202 512697 or by email to francesca.welsh@tbowa.org alternatively the Academy’s website:- www.tbowa.org

Closing date for applications: 23rd April 2019




More about The Bishop of Winchester Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Mallard Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH8 9PW, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1202 512697
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The Bishop of Winchester Academy, based in Bournemouth, Dorset, is a Church of England secondary school that prides itself on its curriculum, governance and outstanding student behaviour. Students aged 11-18 experience teaching in new state-of-the-ar...