Head of English, West Berkshire

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Theale Green SchoolWest Berkshire

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Start date: Easter or September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/LPS +TLR 1
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We are recruiting due to the rapid growth of our lower school, which increased by 70% this September. This is an amazing opportunity to join us on our journey of rapid improvement to become the school of choice within the community. Our School Values of Respect, Hard Work and Progress are embedded into school life. 

Theale Green School is a vibrant secondary school in West Berkshire which joined the Activate Learning Education Trust on 1 April 2018, as we are half way in to our second year as part of ALET, this is an excellent time to join an up-and-coming school within a well-respected and rapidly expanding Multi Academy Trust. We are seeking to appoint a leader to our talented and inspirational team; someone with the drive and passion to take the faculty forward in the next phase of development. This is a rare opportunity for a talented learning professional with the aspiration to grow their career within a successful and highly collaborative Multi Academy Trust.

Our English Department, at Theale Green School, is vibrant and engaging; the students are the focus of everything we do. A leading department in the school, we have made rapid improvements at both GCSE and A level which are reflected in our results. The past three years evidences strong increases in both Language and Literature. Moving from a 64% to 71% pass rate at GCSE an external English review reflected that English students recognise the passion for teaching within the department coupled with ‘strong subject knowledge’.  

At KS5, a highly innovative leader has moved results from an ALPS 7 to 2, with pass rates above national average and West Berkshire averages (top 5% nationally).  Students at Theale Green recognise the value of the learning journey that the English Department offers from KS3 through to KS5. The English Department is staffed with dynamic teachers who ensure our teaching practice maximises standards of student progress and attainment. The successful applicant will be expected to continue the vision that we share to further enhance the progress of students at Theale Green School. 

The concluding comment of the English Review stated that ‘the English Department has the potential to be an outstanding department’. This mirrors the vision for the team and therefore we seek a dynamic and forward-thinking specialist to help us achieve our department goals.

More about Theale Green School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Theale, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 5DA, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 118 930 2741
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