Wheatley Park School
Everyone Learning - Everyone Caring
11-18 Academy Converter (May 2014)
1034 on roll 157 Sixth Form
Head of English
From September 2018 or earlier if available
Due to the promotion of our previous Head of English we are looking for a new leader to further develop English at Wheatley Park School and lead our skilled faculty team. We have made significant improvements over recent years in English and the faculty has a strong success rate at both A Level and GCSE. We have focussed much of our work on narrowing the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers, making significant progress over the last two years at GCSE level. At the same time, we are aspirational for all students and have excellent pass rates and value added figures in our Key Stage 5 courses.
The ideal candidate will be a confident and successful teacher and leader who has a passion for learning, high standards and the ability to galvanise and motivate a team. You will be committed to the achievement of every student, using creativity to inspire success. You will be someone who can build a team ethos of mutual challenge and support, and a culture of ambition and ‘going the extra mile’.
This is an excellent opportunity for the right person: the friendly team has skill, experience and commitment, and our students are engaging and positive. The English and Media Centre, opened in 2008, is a truly stunning centre of learning. You will be able to make your mark positively and we will help you to develop as a leader, preparing you for a more senior post in time. You will be part of the PiXL network; you will have time to fulfil the demands of the post; you will have good administrative support and work closely with the school library.
Situated five miles east of Oxford on a unique and historic parkland site, Wheatley Park School is a highly successful mixed 11 - 18 academy and proud member of the River Learning Trust
We are a vibrant and dynamic school with a track record of improvement and innovation in recent years. In June 2016 the school was graded ‘Good’ by Ofsted. We are now on the next part of our journey to becoming a sustainably ‘Outstanding’ school in accordance with our core values of Everyone Learning and Everyone Caring.
Our truly comprehensive intake is a mixture of both rural and urban with strong ethnic diversity. We work in effective partnership with parents and our local community to ensure our students are happy at school and motivated to succeed. Meanwhile, our staff work exceptionally well together, providing a collaborative and supportive professional ethos.
As a Google Reference School, we are proud to develop cutting-edge practice in the use of computers and IT in the classroom. All students have access to their own personal chromebook in order to support their learning.
If you would like to know more, or arrange a visit, please contact Mrs Pat Mason (Finance and Personnel Administrator) on 01865 877634 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To find out more about the River Learning Trust, please visit www.riverlearningtrust.org. Full details and an application form can be found on our website: here. Please note we can only accept CVs as supporting documentation when submitted along with a fully completed school application form. Please send completed applications to email@example.com.
Wheatley Park School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people and to preventing extremism. Wheatley Park School expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. Wheatley Park School is an equal opportunities employer.
Closing date: Midday Monday 29th January 2018
Interview date: Week commencing Monday 5th February 2018
Wheatley Park School, Holton, Oxford, OX33 1QH
Tel: 01865 872441 Fax: 01865 877666