Head of English, Coventry

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Stoke Park SchoolCoventry

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR 1D (£13,654) or Leadership Scale
Contract term: Permanent

This is an exciting time to join The Futures Trust. The Trust is passionate about building brighter futures for the young people who attend its schools, and is a rapidly growing and successful Multi Academy Trust driven by a set of compelling values:

  1. Learners First – young people, staff, leaders, governors and trustees totally focused upon the educational benefit of our pupils and students within a safe and supportive environment
  2. It’s About Learning – young people, staff, leaders, governors and trustees totally focused upon developing and improving the learning of pupils and students underpinned by harmonious and trusting relationships
  3. No Barriers – no excuses, only support to ensure young people, staff, leaders, governors and trustees maximise the academic achievement of pupils and students whilst enabling them to develop and flourish as well 


We are seeking to appoint an exceptional Teacher with a passion for English, and the ability to lead colleagues and inspire learners to deliver outstanding outcomes. With an aptitude for overcoming barriers to learning you will think and act strategically at whole school level, with a clear vision for raising standards and the ability to drive a no excuses and can-do culture.

As a positive, professional role model for colleagues and learners, and with high expectations yourself and others, you will be an excellent team player able to work closely and collaboratively with colleagues. The English Department benefits from regular collaboration with Futures Trust secondary and primary schools, and staff at Stoke Park School are supported by experienced senior teachers who generously commit their time to train and develop colleagues. The school offers focused CPDL for all staff based on their future aspirations, and the Trust has a proven track record of developing excellent teachers and leaders. 


What makes us a good employer? 

The Trust recognises that people's needs will change throughout their working lives and is committed to developing and delivering working practices and policies that are responsive to this. In addition to opportunities for professional development the Trust offers attractive reward and benefits packages including competitive rates of pay, access to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme, online discount at retail, travel, theme park and other leisure providers, policies to support family and carer commitments, Occupational Health services and career pathways across the Trust.


Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged, please contact Paul Hunt at Hays Education to arrange this.


For more information and to request an application pack, including job description and person specification, please call Paul Hunt at Hays Education on:

T: 0121 236 4476

M: 07921 583 731

E: stokepark@hays.com 


Closing date: midday on Friday 24th January 2020

Please note, we reserve the right to close this vacancy sooner if necessary


Please also see our recruitment website: https://microsites.hays.co.uk/jobs/stoke-park/index.htm 


Stoke Park School and The Futures Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and require all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidates for all positions will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.



More about Stoke Park School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Dane Road, Coventry, West Midlands, CV2 4JW, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 24 7645 0215