Head of English, Stanley, County Durham

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North Durham AcademyStanley, County Durham

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Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L8 - L12 (£47,501 -£52,414 pa)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No
New College Durham Academies Trust comprises of two large Academies, Consett Academy and North Durham Academy, located some six miles apart in North West Durham.  New College Durham, is our lead sponsor and both Academies are located in multi million pound new builds, offering unrivalled state of the art facilities for our students and communities in Consett and Stanley.

North Durham Academy is currently looking to appoint a successful and ambitious Head of English to lead our English Directorate from January  2020. 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  (£47,501 - £52,414 pa) Working with the Principal and as part of the Academy's Senior Leadership Team, 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 Department 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.

Visits prior to application are warmly welcomed, so you can come and see for yourself what a fantastic environment North Durham Academy has to offer.  Just email Human Resources at HR@ncdat.org.uk and this can be arranged.

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 submitted via TES on-line or emailed to: 

hr@ncdat.org.uk by no later than Midday Monday 23rd September, with a view to interviews taking place on Tuesday 1st October 2019.      

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.



More about North Durham Academy
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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. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1207 292180
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