Head of English, Lewisham

Closing date:Expiring soon

Sedgehill SchoolLewisham

Date posted:
Start date: 01/09/2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS1-UPS3 + TLR1A-1C
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

                                                   Sedgehill School

                                      11-19 Mixed Comprehensive

                   Inner London Pay Scale MPS1-UPS3 + TLR1A-1C

                                 Head of English, Sedgehill School

Required for September 2019

We are looking to appoint a resilient and dynamic Head of Department to continue to raise progress and achievement in English through a relentless focus on quality first teaching.

Laser sharp strategies for early identification of underachievement and innovative practice in assessment will play a key part in the appointed person’s leadership action.

The appointed person will be able to inspire and motivate their staff to drive up standards of consistency in English learning across all year groups.

Sedgehill is on a rapid transformational journey and the school is now rapidly improving. The school is currently working in partnership with United Learning and the successful applicant will benefit from the wealth of training and resources that the group provides. Standards are being transformed across the school and this is an exciting opportunity for the right person to contribute significantly to a school improvement journey. Sedgehill is the largest secondary school in Lewisham and moved in to its state of the art facilities some years ago.

If you have a strong desire to help students of all abilities to achieve the best they can, whilst fulfilling your own potential, then we would be very pleased to hear from you.

We have a strong vision of success and achievement supported by an excellent continuing professional development programme for all staff.

Sedgehill School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our commitment is underpinned by robust processes and procedures that seek to continuously promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our workforce.

All successful applicants will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check which must be maintained throughout the period of employment as well as to provide photographic ID and evidence of right to work in the United Kingdom. References will be sought prior to interview.

Further details and an application form can be downloaded from our website:


Closing date: Midday, Monday 25 February 2019

Interviews will be held provisionally week beginning 25 February 2019

(If you have not heard from us by this date you have not been shortlisted on this occasion)

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More about Sedgehill School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Sedgehill Road, London, SE6 3QW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 86988911
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