Head of English, London

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Francis Holland School, Regent's ParkLondon

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: According to the competitive FHS salary scale
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We are seeking an inspirational and highly qualified teacher to lead the English Department. The successful candidate will be a superlative classroom teacher of English, with management experience, and the ability to inspire a large team.

The successful candidate will have the ability and experience to teach English throughout the school, from Year 7 to 13, with experience of teaching Oxbridge candidates an advantage. The candidate should also have a keen and informed understanding of English pedagogy, a willingness to explore different teaching styles and an up-to-date knowledge of recent curriculum changes. Good ICT skills are important. An understanding of the 11+ process would be valuable. 

The English Department currently comprises the Head of Department and five other teachers, three of whom are part-time. The Head of Drama also teaches some English classes at Key Stage 3. The department is responsible for various English-related co-curricular activities, including Senior Literary Society and Creative Writing Society. The departments organises speakers as well as trips to talks and to the theatre. The school runs internal writing competitions and encourages student participation in external competitions. The Head of Department oversees the lower school poetry competition, which is organised by a member of the department, and supports the Head of Drama where appropriate. 

Francis Holland School, Regent’s Park, was founded in 1878 and is regarded today as one of London’s most academically selective girls’ independent day schools. Entry to the school is very competitive; girls achieve exceptionally good results in examinations at GCSE and A Level, and progress to some of the best universities in the UK, as well as to top global institutions such as those in the US. There are close links with our “sister” school at Francis Holland, Sloane Square, which was founded in 1881.

The school places great emphasis on the professional development of its entire staff. Staff at Francis Holland School enjoy a significant range of professional benefits. A comprehensive schedule of continuing professional development and INSET training, both internal and external, is provided for all staff. A three-course lunch is available free of charge to all FHS employees and an interest-free loan for travel season ticket is offered to all staff, on application to the Bursar. Daughters of staff are offered a 50% reduction in school fees.  

For further information, please download a copy of the job description or visit www.fhs-nw1.org.uk    

Application forms, including a statement in support of your application and full contact details of at least two referees (including email addresses) should be sent to jobs@fhs-nw1.org.uk 

Applications deadline: 9am, Tuesday 21st January 2020

FHS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the successful applicant will be subject to DBS clearance. Registered Charity: 312745.



More about Francis Holland School, Regent's Park
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Clarence Gate, Ivor Place, London, NW1 6XR, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 77230176
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