Head of English, Essex

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The Ongar AcademyEssex

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £47,592 - £49,940(Leadership Scale Point 6-8)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

HEAD of ENGLISH – Leadership Scale (Fringe) 6-8

Part of the Extended Leadership Team

Required: September 2020

The Ongar Academy has an excellent academic record, a genuine commitment to the welfare and development of staff, and high expectations of student behaviour.  The school was inspected in 2018 and was described as Good overall and Outstanding in some categories. We are part of the Bridge Academy Trust which as an exemplary record of keeping staff welfare at the heart of its work. 

• Are you an outstanding English teacher?

• Have you successfully led initiatives in English in your current role?

• Would you like to lead a large, supportive and thriving department, a role which acts as a superb platform for further promotion? 

• Do you want to hold a leadership role in the extended leadership team at The Ongar Academy

We are looking for an inspiring English teacher with some experience of leadership and management within their current English department to lead our English team from September 2020.  The vacancy arises due to the promotion of the existing post holder to senior management in a school down in Cornwall.  The successful candidate would be required to teach up to and including A-level.   

The English department consists of 7 members of staff including the Executive Headteacher – Allan Osborne; who are dedicated to realising the potential of all students and have been highly successful in doing so.  In 2020 we are expecting students to be making strong progress way above national averages.  English Literature will be offered in our brand new Post 16 Centre – Ongar 6 in 2020. Exciting times offered at KS5 and results are strong.   

Visits to the school prior to application are most welcome.  Please contact Allan Osborne or Anna Haley on 01277 500990 to make an appointment.     

Closing date for applications is Monday3rdFebruary 2020 at midday.

For an application form please contact

Kevin Adams on 01245 504564  

E-mail adamsk@bridgeacademytrust.org

Or go on The Ongar Academy or Bridge Academy Website


This Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Bridge Academy Trust welcomes applications from those of all backgrounds, faiths and ethnic groups.

More about The Ongar Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Fyfield Road, Ongar, Essex, CM5 0AN, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1277 500990

Based in the London Fringe, The Ongar Academy is heavily oversubscribed and moving rapidly towards its aspiration of being ‘Outstanding’ at its first OFSTED inspection. Having recently moved into its new multi-million pound facilities in September 20...