Head of English, Slough

Closing date:

Grove AcademySlough

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR depending on experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

New school seeks English teacher for serious relationship

A job pays the bills but a great work place feeds the soul. 

We are seeking an inspirational teacher who can communicate their passion for English and inspire our pupils to be the best they can be.

Grove Academy is an exciting new school which opened in September 2017 providing seamless high quality education for 4 to 18 year olds. The school will grow each year to a full capacity of 1,940 including 6th form.

We are looking for an experienced teacher to join us as English lead for the secondary phase which will comprise of just years 7 and 8 to start with. The successful candidate will be someone who can work alongside other staff to deliver an innovative curriculum. We are developing a Project Based Learning curriculum which is launched via ‘big questions’ to enable pupils, to place their learning within a real life context with concrete experiences. The effective teaching of English and development of oracy is central to this. You will also have the opportunity to work closely with primary colleagues to develop a whole school approach to English. 

We are looking for a leader of English who:

  • is an innovative and passionate practitioner with high standards who leads by example
  • is able to inspire, lead, develop and support effective teaching and learning practice for all pupils
  • can monitor and analyse the performance of pupils and plan effectively for progress 

What can we offer you?

  • A place where you will feel valued for your hard work 
  • Caring, well behaved and motivated pupils
  • A chance to blur the lines and learn from the best practices in primary and secondary phases 
  • As the school grows so will the leadership pathways available to suitable candidates because our philosophy is to ‘grow our own’ where possible

Do you see this as a fantastic opportunity to help us create a fabulous curriculum? If so …. Grove Academy is the place for you!

Closing date: 24th April 2018


To discuss the post further, please email Ms Andrea Fricker, Principal, at jobs@groveacademy.co.uk If you email with your telephone number Andrea will try to ring you back. Your next job is an important step and we want to ensure we are the right place for you. Visits are encouraged. We are currently in temporary accommodation in the centre of Slough whilst a new school is built in the west of the town. 

For more information go to www.groveacademy.co.uk

CVs are not accepted so please complete an application form and return via email to jobs@groveacademy.co.uk or to Grove Academy, Wellington Street, Slough, SL1 1YG.

Please don’t leave it to the last moment as we will review applications as soon they arrive.  

Unique collaboration

Grove Academy is the second school in the SASH Education Trust, which was set up by the Slough Association of Secondary Headteachers (SASH) as a vehicle for providing different choices for Slough families. As a result Grove has a unique, expert backing of professional colleagues and the support of our fellow trust school. 

Grove Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will require an enhanced DBS check.

Grove Academy is part of the SASH Education Trust, which is a charitable company limited by guarantee.  Company No 07956692. Registered in England and Wales.  Registered Offices: Ditton Park Academy, Kings Reach, Slough, SL3 7UX

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More about Grove Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 19 years
Address: Wellington Street, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 1YG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1753 517359
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Unique curriculum

Grove Academy is the first all-through school to open in Slough and provides high quality education for 4 to 18 year olds. Grove is the second school to emerge from the unique collaboration of secondary schools in Slough. They creat...