Head of English
Required for September 2018
Salary scale TLR 1.1 £9,474
Varndean School is an 11-16 school with around 1350 students, set in a picturesque south coast location in the vibrant and diverse city of Brighton and Hove. We are a Good (Ofsted 2017) and well-established school already, and we have made rapid progress over the past couple of years and have no intention of resting on our laurels. The potential here is immense and the successful applicant will have a key role in our vision to develop World Class Learning through the leadership of English.
We are looking to appoint a Head of English who has:
-The vision and passion to develop and lead English department to deliver World Class Teaching to World Class Students
· A thorough understanding of what excellent teaching entails and how best to support colleagues in improving their practice
· A secure track record of delivering excellent levels of student achievement and progress
· The energy, drive and resilience to make a tangible difference as a Head of Department in a large and ambitious school
· The integrity, moral purpose, presence and emotional intelligence necessary to inspire confidence from staff, students and parents
If, prior to submitting an application, you would like to see for yourself why we believe Varndean is such a fabulous school in which to work and why the post itself is so exciting, then do not hesitate to contact us to arrange a visit.
Closing date for applications: 9am Thursday 19th April 2018
Interview Date: Thursday 26th April 2018
The school reserves the right to interview suitable candidates in advance of this date as appropriate.
If you are interested in joining us, please complete the application form and send/e-mail it, with a covering letter, to Hilary Goldsmith, Director of Finance & Operations, Varndean School. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Varndean School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We welcome applications from all parts of our community as we aspire to have a staff body that matches the social and cultural diversity of our student intake.