Head of Faculty - English, Leyland

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Start date: September 2018 onwards
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main Pay Scale + TLR of £6218 + Recruitment Allowance of £2500 for exceptional candidates
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Due to the retirement of the current post holder, Governors are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, energetic and skilled leader for our thriving and successful English Faculty.  Worden is an 11-16 comprehensive Converter Academy, judged ‘Good’ by Ofsted in 2016, with “an ethos of harmony and respect for learning, which reflects the school’s ‘strapline’ of ‘Academy@Worden: a school to be proud of”’. (Ofsted March 2016). 

Worden is a regularly oversubscribed and rapidly growing school and you will be joining an English Faculty with a proven track record of excellent results and a Progress 8 score of +0.12 in 2017 (+0.49 in 2016).  

As a dynamic Head of English you will enthuse students through the provision of high quality teaching and learning standards, encouraging each pupil to develop their potential to the full.  The successful candidate will be a leader who is passionate about all aspects of language and literature with a drive to make a difference and maintain the high standards in English.   

The ideal candidate will:   

• Be an outstanding practitioner and inspirational leader;

• Have a proven track record of success, and raising pupil attainment in English; 

• Have the ability to develop a love of English in order to maintain high standards;  

• Be a committed team player with experience of having led and managed successful   


• Fully understand the new English curriculum and have the vision required to raise   

        standards further.  

If you would like to discuss the post further or arrange to visit the school prior to application please contact Mr C Catherall, Headteacher via the main school telephone number. 

Completed application forms and covering letter should be emailed to the Director of Business and Finance; Mark Reed reedm@wordenacademy.co.uk.  

Your letter should include: 

-Your experience to date; 

-Your personal impact on pupil progress and attainment; 

-Impact of initiatives you have led or been involved with which have raised standards.  

Previous applicants need not apply.

Closing Date: 12 noon Friday 16th March 2018 Interviews: week beginning Monday 19th March 2018  

More Information can be found at www.academyatworden.co.uk  Worden is committed to promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will need to undertake an enhanced CRB disclosure and appointment will be subject to receipt of suitable references, qualifications and identity checks.

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More about Academy@Worden
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Westfield Drive, Leyland, Preston, Lancashire, PR25 1QX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1772 421021
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