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Head of English

Pocklington SchoolYork

Required from September 2021 (a later start date of January 2022 could be accommodated)

An enthusiastic and motivational leader is required to direct and support our English department. Well qualified and either an existing Head of Department or a significantly experienced English teacher (who can teach up to and including A Level), you will need to possess the skills and abilities to focus on all aspects of department management, and a willingness to contribute to wider school life.  In return we offer an attractive salary and a management training programme developed to equip and support you to succeed in your new role.

12 miles to the East of York we offer a unique working environment based within a friendly market town, but close to major cities and heritage coastlines. Our successful co-educational day and boarding school is thriving and due to an internal promotion we wish to appoint a Head of English who can build upon the existing success of the Department who can motivate and stretch all pupils, whilst allowing every child to achieve to the best of their ability. 

A new working week  will be implemented from September 2021 which includes the cessation of Saturday morning academic lessons. In addition to the substantial academic benefits, this evolution aims to improve co-curricular opportunities, sporting options, boarding provision and pastoral care via a 5-day academic week.

For an informal chat about the role please contact Miss Clare Bracken (Deputy Head) on 01759 321200 or 

Please apply using the quick apply button

T: 01759 322666 E: 

Closing date: 9am 12th April 2021

We reserve the right to bring forward the closing date should we receive exceptionally strong applications, therefore, we would like to encourage interested candidates to apply as soon as possible. 

Pocklington School Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.  The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced disclosure via the DBS.

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