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Head of English

Church Stretton SchoolShropshire

We are a very successful, oversubscribed, vibrant and happy 11-16 secondary school where relationships are strong, serving the market town of Church Stretton and its immediate area.  Being a smaller rural school, we get to know our students and their families well.  We are part of Trust.Ed Schools’ Partnership, a local Multi Academy Trust, currently consisting of two secondary schools and four primary schools which work closely together with significant benefits for our students and staff.  This post has arisen due to the retirement of the current post holder.

The new post holder will join a strong school with ambitions for improving our Ofsted rating from ‘Good’ to ‘Outstanding’. Ideally, candidates will have led an area of responsibility within English and be ready for a wider role.  You will have strong classroom management skills, excellent subject knowledge, and the ability to lead the department to outstanding standards.

This is an exciting opportunity to be joining our school on our journey to provide an outstanding, inspirational, and challenging education for all students.  Our students only get one chance! As a result, we have a relentless focus to ensure that they get access to the best possible teaching and breadth of experiences to prepare them as responsible, well rounded members of society.

The department benefits from excellent facilities with well-resourced teaching spaces, along with a dedicated English Department office.  All teaching rooms have data projectors and or interactive technology and the department harnesses and drives the Accelerated Reader scheme.

The appointment is subject to satisfactory pre-employment clearances including references, medical clearance, and an enhanced DBS Disclosure under the “Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974”. Further details regarding this check are available by visiting www.dbs.gov.uk.  This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. “The ability to communicate at ease with stakeholders and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.”

Please email your completed application form to Admin@csschool.co.uk, addressing your covering letter (2 sides of A4 maximum) outlining why you feel that you have the skills, experience and how you would lead the department to deliver outstanding standards for our students, to Mr John Parr, Headteacher.

If you would like to visit the school, please contact Mrs Chris Floyd, PA to the Headteacher.  Telephone 01694 722209 or email Admin@csschool.co.uk up until Thursday, 1st April. During the Easter holidays you can contact the Headteacher, Mr John Parr via email, john.parr@csschool.co.uk to arrange a telephone call or a Teams meeting to discuss the post.

Website: www.churchstretton.shropshire.sch.uk

Completed forms should be returned to Mrs Chris Floyd, PA to the Headteacher, by 9am on Monday, 19th April 2021.

Interviews date w/c 21st April 2021.

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