Head of English, North East Lincolnshire

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Havelock AcademyNorth East Lincolnshire

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Start date: 1 January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Havelock Academy is now recruiting for a Head of English. This role could be the ideal next step in your career.  If you are ambitious, inspirational, creative, open-minded, and want to be part of our success then we want to hear from you.

Giving our young people access to a world-class education and enrichment experiences is what drives us. Our students benefit from a wealth of opportunities to develop, learn and lead. From the classroom, to cultural visits, sports, music and arts and engaging with our local communities, the rich and varied experiences we create help fuel ambition and unlock potential.  The education and experiences equips our young people with the leadership skills, team spirit, resilience and confidence to become outstanding citizens.

About the role

  • Member of the Middle Leadership Team
  • Lead the development of the English Curriculum
  • Undertake and complete subject performance data analysis
  • Teach the English curriculum across the age and ability range
  • Accountable for the quality of teaching and learning and students’ progress and attainment of timetabled classes
  • Set high expectations for standards of teaching, learning, conduct and relationships, and model good practice

Salary & Benefits

  • MPR/UPR
  • Access to Teachers Pension Scheme.

Who we are looking for

  • Excellent subject knowledge
  • Thorough knowledge of the new national curriculum
  • Knowledge of new performance measures
  • Good working knowledge of examination specifications
  • Maintenance of good conduct and relationships
  • Proven track record of delivering consistently good, and often outstanding, teaching and learning, and good outcomes for students
  • In-depth knowledge of best practice in teaching, learning and assessment for, and of, learning
  • Thorough understanding of how to use performance data to monitor standards of attainment and to plan appropriate interventions
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to inspire confidence, trust and respect amongst staff, students and families
  • Excellent oral and communication skills and confidence in the use of new technologies
  • Experience of promoting a wide range of teaching methodologies

About The David Ross Education Trust

The David Ross Education Trust (DRET) has grown to a network of 34 academies, incorporating primary, secondary and grammar, and special schools. We employ over 2000 people with the primary focus of raising the standards of education for 13,000 young people. Whatever your role, you should know you are contributing to achieving our vision of inspiring the next generation of young people to be the best they can in whatever they choose. Our aim is to be the country’s leading academy chain, committed to delivering the highest educational standards alongside an unrivalled package of sporting and cultural enrichment, including events such as the DRET Spring, Summer and Winter Cups, Music Cup, volunteering trips abroad, and regular trips/visits throughout the year.

We are incredibly lucky to be able to work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the David Ross Foundation's vision to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.

While each academy is unique, we share common goals, aspirations, values and methods that enable us to work collaboratively and collectively to achieve our mission. We operate regional hubs, whereby academies work with other schools who are part of the Trust so we can share skills and knowledge, allowing them to benefit and learn from each other. We offer high quality programmes for CPD and Leadership Development to support our practitioners to deliver high quality teaching and learning across our academies.

Apply now

To submit your application please visit our website to complete our application form and attach your CV and covering letter. 

Havelock Academy is committed to equality, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Holyoake Road, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN32 8JH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1472 602000
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Located in the town of Grimsby, Lincolnshire, Havelock Academy is a co-educational secondary school. Havelock has around 1000 pupils aged 11-18, making it slightly larger than the average secondary school. The school has an economically diverse catch...