Head of English, Norfolk

Closing date:Expiring soon

King Edward VII AcademyNorfolk

Date posted:
Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS TLR 1B
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Job Summary

Head of English


Full time, Permanent

Starting January 2020

Role Purpose

Are you a dynamic, engaging and experienced Teacher of English looking for a new challenge?  Do you have previous experience at middle leadership level?  King Edward VII Academy require a new Head of English from January 2019 who will continue to make a significant contribution to our journey to outstanding through the strong leadership of the English department. In the Summer of 2018 the academy made a 10% jump in Maths and English combined with Attainment 8 grades improving to close to the national average.  2019 results have demonstrated this is a sustained improvement.

The emphasis in English is on high quality curriculum content with traditional pedagogy reinforced by Rosenshine's principles. The curriculum content from Year 7 to Year 10 is heavily based on Literature with the literacy journey supporting ongoing success at first GCSE and then A Level.  At King Edward VII Academy we are fully committed to encouraging and developing all of our students to achieve their full potential.

Our students range from age 11 to 18, including students in our well-respected and ‘Good’ Sixth Form.

There are ample opportunities to develop extra-curricular activities and interests at King Edward VII Academy where we take a holistic view of education. 

At King Edward VII Academy we believe that strength comes from togetherness; each individual plays a crucial part in our overall community and in our successes.  We combine the unity of our traditional house system and its exciting enrichment programme with an uncompromising focus upon individual academic success. Our superb reputation for sports is a marker of the emphasis we place on developing well-rounded young adults.  It also serves as a symbol of our wider aims – the pursuit of excellence in all things; pride in our academy; togetherness in all we do; fair play and outstanding behaviour and healthy competition. KES has a remarkable past and strives for an even more remarkable future. Our internal support structures and career progression opportunities mean that our staff are able to achieve their full career potential.  Many of our former students have returned to work for us post-studies; proving the lasting impression we make as a provider of high quality education in West Norfolk.

The Eastern Multi-Academy Trust was originally established in 2010 as the CWA Academy Trust, due to continued growth and success with Academies at both Primary and Secondary level in King’s Lynn and the surrounding area we became independent in 2017.  Our family of Academies helps us to establish a vibrant education system that enthuses young people and supports economic development of the region.  As a successful educational provider we contribute to the primary and secondary phases of education, raising standards throughout and aiding transition to higher education.  Our academies promote individual learning through inspirational teaching and challenging lessons, driving up academic standards and achievement rates well above national levels.

 Like all strong families, the Eastern Multi-Academy Trust academies seek to offer mutual support to one another.  Developing shared learning and understanding, collaborating to achieve better outcomes, whilst recognising unique qualities and differences.  We focus on the successes of individuals and develop a culture of healthy competition.

Skills & Experience

It is essential that you are Degree qualified within the relevant subject area with QTS status.

The successful candidate will have previous secondary classroom experience, knowledge of current issues and development in education, a good awareness of strategies to improve the learning and achievement of students and a desire to raise standards in teaching and learning to improve achievement as well as experience as a Head of Department or Second of Department.

You will be committed to supporting learning, able to relate to students in a pleasant and sympathetic manner and have an enthusiastic and engaging approach.

An enhanced DBS check is required for all of our roles.

To request an application pack or to arrange a visit please contact Tracy Harrison at Vision for Education on 0191 267 6555 or email permanent@visionforeducation.co.uk.

More about King Edward VII Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Gaywood Road, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 2QB, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1553 773606