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Head of English

Whitelands AcademyOxfordshire

Permanent, Full - time

Main/Upper pay scale +TLR 2

Required September 2021

This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding teacher and leader of English to join this new school.  We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, committed and well qualified teacher to lead this well-equipped, friendly and progressive department within the English Faculty.

Whitelands Academy is a new secondary school in Bicester opened in September 2020 to year 7 initially and then growing each year. Our aim is quite simple: we want to provide the students with an unrivalled education where individuality is celebrated and potential realised.

We wish to appoint a middle leader who has the personality, drive and skills to truly develop a world class department.

The successful candidate will be

  • A dynamic, inspirational and enthusiastic classroom practitioner with high expectations in your own classroom as well as others.
  • As experienced teacher/leader with a proven record of success.
  • Fully committed to learning, high quality teaching and raising standards of all students.
  • Passionate about your subject; able to inspire and motivate students and staff.
  • Committed to ensuring all students reach their potential.
  • Able to recognise opportunities and face challenges, whilst maintaining your sense of humour and care for young people.
  • Capable of promoting partnerships and collaborative working.
  • A role model for our students and staff.

We can offer

  • A good school and a highly supportive Senior Leadership Team
  • An opportunity to develop your leadership skills with an eye towards further leadership.
  • A well-resourced, hard-working and supportive faculty team.
  • Excellent care and support for all staff.
  • Comprehensive induction and on-going opportunities for Professional Development.
  • A positive and stimulating learning environment which values the contribution of all staff.
  • Enthusiastic students, willing to learn.

For more information please refer to the attached application pack and website link.

Closing date for applications is: 11.59pm, Friday 15  January 2021.

Please Note - Candidates will be interviewed as applications are received. Should a suitable applicant be identified , we may close the vacancy early.

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