Head of English, Purley

Closing date:Expiring soon

Thomas More Catholic SchoolPurley

Date posted:
Start date: 1st September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS / UPS + TLR1
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We seek to appoint an outstanding, highly motivated and ambitious colleague to lead our English department. We welcome applications from experienced teachers who have a passion for English and who will employ strategies to move the department to outstanding.

The English department is an established, efficient, hardworking and successful team. English results have been consistently good. As our Head of English, you will have the vision, creativity and experience to drive the continued development of the department. You will join an energetic school which strives to ensure that all students enjoy learning and surpass expectations of achievement. You will be expected to lead the department as a whole and line manage key post holders within the department.

About the school

Thomas More Catholic School is an above national average, popular 11 – 19 inclusive Catholic school situated in Purley. We pride ourselves on having excellent student leadership and high staff retention rates. We ensure that teaching and learning is of the highest quality; rigorous, challenging, differentiated and engaging. Our aim is for educational excellence in all areas. 

What we can offer you

We have a strong focus on student and staff wellbeing which is evident from the moment you step into our community. When joining us, you can expect to enjoy excellent professional development to help you further your career, as well as support and challenge from our highly strategic Senior Leadership Team to help you ‘Bring out the Best’ in our staff and students. We also offer a range of excellent staff benefits, including:

  • Lunch provided in return for duties
  • Historic building in a beautiful setting, with multiple sports facilities and a swimming pool 
  • Forward thinking and vibrant place to work
  • High staff morale and a happy team culture amongst all staff
  • Free parking on-site. Situated a 10 minute walk from Purley train station with fast train links to Central London and the South East

How to apply

For more information about the school, please visit www.tmore.org.uk 

Note: you do not need to be Catholic to apply.

To apply, please click the 'apply' button where you'll be able to complete our online application form.

Closing date: Noon on Friday, 26th April 2019.

Interview dates will be decided upon Shortlisting.

The Governors of Thomas More Catholic School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The appointment is subject to the normal pre-employment clearances (e.g. satisfactory references, medical clearance and a satisfactory outcome to your Enhanced DBS Disclosure).



More about Thomas More Catholic School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Russell Hill Road, Purley, Surrey, CR8 2XP, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 86686251
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