Head of English, Stanley, County Durham

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North Durham AcademyStanley, County Durham

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Start date: 1 September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L8 - L12 (£46,798 -£51,637 pa)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

North Durham Academy is currently looking to appoint a successful and ambitious Head of English to lead our successful English Directorate from September 2018. This role presents an unrivalled opportunity to make a real difference and the chance to contribute to our journey in becoming an outstanding provider of education. 

Head of English                                       L8 - L12 

Working with the Trust’s Assistant Director of Learning and Progress, you will be required to provide professional leadership, strategic direction and management of this crucial subject.  

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate they have the capacity to lead and manage the Directorate whilst driving forward continuous improvement.   

Applicants will have high aspirations and a track record of delivering consistently good (and often outstanding) teaching to KS5 with a resulting positive impact on student attainment. An ability to show how you have contributed to whole school development would also be a distinct advantage.   

You will lead on raising student outcomes and standards at all key stages within the directorate and participate in delivering improvement strategies, where identified.   

As well as excellent communication skills, you must have resilience and empathy and be able to work effectively under pressure.  

You will develop, lead and implement the Directorate’s development plan and be responsible for appraising staff within the Directorate. 

For the right candidate, this post offers excellent potential for career development and will provide invaluable experience on which to build a platform for further promotion.

To download an application pack, including job description, person specification and application form, please visit our website: 


To arrange a visit or informal chat just email Human Resources at hr@ncdat.org.uk     

Please do not attach copies of CV's/qualification certificates. Only the information detailed on the application form will be used as part of the short-listing process.    

Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.   

Completed applications should be emailed to: 

hr@ncdat.org.uk by no later than 9.00 am Monday 21st May, with a view to interviews taking place on Wednesday 23rd May, 2018.      

Applicants should assume they have been unsuccessful if we have not contacted them within 28 days of the post-closing.

New College Durham Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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More about North Durham Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: High Street, Stanley, County Durham, DH9 0TW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1207 292180
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