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Head of English

The Regis SchoolWest Sussex

Head of English

Location: Bognor Regis

Salary: Competitive salary plus TLR 1c (£12,088)

Closing date: Monday 27 September 9am

Interviews: Thursday 30 September

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding practitioner with leadership experience to lead our English Department. We would be excited to hear from you if you are a postholder, e.g., leading a Key Stage within English, confident in your ability and ambitious for your future OR, are a current Head of Department seeking the challenge of leading a bigger team, ambitious for whole school leadership opportunities.

Potential candidates will:

  • Have a demonstrable passion for the subject, with the ability to help children successfully master an ambitious English curriculum.
  • Possess the qualities to grow into a highly effective leader, such as the ability to influence others, be highly reflective, possess an unwavering work ethic, have high levels of emotional intelligence and professional integrity.
  • Be lifelong learner, always striving to be a better teacher, who is personally ambitious and able to pick things up quickly.
  • Want to work in a fully inclusive, diverse and ambitious school, providing a first-class education to our children, where you can really make a difference to young people.

This is an exciting time to join us, you will become a part of a close knit and determined team on a journey to become a high performing, fully inclusive, outstanding provider of education.

The English team consists of a committee and enthusiastic group of individuals, with a healthy blend of newly qualified and experienced teachers, who are supportive of each other. They are keen to learn and continuously improve their own practice to bring out the best in themselves and consequently in the children they teach. They work hard to provide an excellent education for our children that enables them to achieve academic success and go on to realise their dreams and aspirations.

The department serves over 1600 students, across Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 and consists of 16 members of staff. The school overall boosts superb facilities and English is no exception.

As a developing or experienced leader, you would have access to excellent leadership development opportunities and support within the school and beyond as part of United Learning. This would include access to specialist expertise in the United Learning subject advisors, the national leadership development programmes, the sharing of best practice from and in collaboration with English departments across the United Learning national network, access to a leadership coach on a regular basis and supportive line management from an experienced senior leader.

We appreciate that moving to a new school is a significant decision, so we wish to extend an open invite for you to meet us. Please contact Vicky Ovens on 01243 871068 or email to arrange a visit to the school or a phone conversation.

United Learning

The Regis School is part of United Learning, a large and growing, group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England.

Our schools work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. Our subject specialists, our Group-wide intranet, our own curriculum and our online learning portal all help us share knowledge and resource, helping to simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance.

As a Group, we can reward our staff better with good career opportunities, better pay, benefits and ultimately, the satisfaction of helping children to succeed. We invest in our staff wellbeing. Our academies each have at least eight INSET days per year (with three of those solely dedicated to planning), and an ongoing group-wide wellbeing programme. It's an ethos we call ‘the best in everyone’.

For a confidential discussion about this role, please contact, or 01243 871068.

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Where teaching is better shared

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