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Head of English

Grove AcademySlough

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Head of English

Salary: £26,948 - £38,174 per annum + TLR

Grove Academy Slough

Required January 2022

Permanent Contract (subject to probationary period)

At Grove Academy we believe our best resource is our teachers. We are passionate about developing our staff, and will give you all the support you need to achieve your best.

We are looking to appoint a great professional to lead and deliver English and be instrumental in creating a powerful and effective learning environment for our inclusive community. We are all about doing whatever we need to support the success of all of our learners and are committed to ensuring we create an environment where all can thrive.

Grove Academy is a new and expanding free school which opened in September 2017 and is the first all-through school to open in Slough. We have just moved into our permanent site and are excited to be fully resourced for a rich and broad curriculum.

Grove Academy is the second school opened by The SASH Education Trust (Slough Association of Secondary Head teachers) and we benefit enormously from the support and collaboration of the 14 secondary Head teachers in Slough.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a dynamic team and shape the future success of Grove Academy.

We are looking for someone who: 

  • Is flexible in their thinking and willing to trial new ideas 
  • Is a team player who puts the success of all learners at the heart of all they do 
  • Is passionate about ensuring every student meets their potential 
  • Has excellent subject knowledge

What we can offer: 

  • A brand-new state of the art building 
  • The opportunity to work with our diverse community 
  • A welcoming supportive team 
  • A high-quality programme of professional development 
  • A laptop 
  • On site and remote technical support 
  • Access to our employee assistance programme

If you feel excited about joining our team and can commit to our relentless drive in improving life chances for our young people then we would love to hear from you.

Please visit our website for more information, the applicant information pack and application form or click on the links on the TES website. The supporting statement should reference the job description and the following two questions: 

  • What passion and experience will you bring to the department? 
  • How will you enrich the lives of our learners?

Applications without a supporting statement will not be considered.

All completed applications should be returned to Carolyn Daniel, HR Manager at

Closing date – Thursday 9th December 2021

We reserve the right to close this vacancy prior to the closing date if a suitable candidate is found.

Grove Academy is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant employment checks.

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