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Employer Wirral Grammar School for Girls
Location Wirral
Salary MPS or Upper Scale if post Threshold Plus TLR1b of (£9,964)
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts September 2017

We are looking for an inspirational Head of English who has strong leadership skills and is full of energy and enthusiasm for their subject. Wirral Grammar School for Girls is an exciting school to work in. The school has achieved “Outstanding in all categories” from Ofsted in 2008 and every year since in the DfE data checking. In 2005 we became a high performing English and Humanities College alongside our Science and Modern Foreign Languages Specialist status. Although specialist college funding has finished, we continue many of our initiatives. Funding will be made available for this.

At GCSE, 100% achieved at GCSEs (A*-C) for both Language and Literature with 61% at A*/A grade. At A Level, Language - 88% achieve grades A*-B with 55% at A*/A. Literature - 89% achieve grades A*-B with 78% at A*/A

Developing stimulating and student-centred teaching and learning is at the centre of our school development plan. We are ambitious and committed to the provision of all girls’ education, and our aspiration is to continue to be outstanding in all areas.

English is particularly popular in the sixth form, where currently girls study English Language and English Literature A level in a sixth form of 300. The successful candidate will enjoy excellent support from an experienced and dedicated team of English staff in a well-resourced department. Results are very strong and we are looking for someone who relishes the prospect of keeping the department outstanding whilst bringing new ideas into the school. Respectful relationships between staff and students are central to the school’s positive ethos and make this a happy and fulfilling school in which to work.

This is an exceptional opportunity to fill a key role in a forward-thinking and dynamic school.

Wirral Grammar School for Girls is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants for this post must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including reference checks with previous employers and en enhanced criminal record. This post is subject to satisfactory completion of an enhanced DBS check.

Application forms and all further details can be found on the school website at: under School/Vacancies.

Please return applications to

Applicants are encouraged to speak to the Headteacher and make an appointment to visit the school in action.

Closing date for completed applications: Tuesday 6th December 2016 at NOON

Interviews: Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th December 2016.

About the employer

Information about Wirral Grammar School for Girls
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary
Funding status State - Academy
Gender Girls
Age range 11 - 18 years
Denomination Non-denominational
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Heath Road
CH63 3AF
United Kingdom
+44 151 6431332