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Leader of Learning English & Media Studies

Holy Trinity Church of England Secondary SchoolWest Sussex

Role: Leader of Learning English & Media Studies

Contract Type: 1 FTE permanent

Salary Range: £26,948 - £42,780 MPR/UPR (including Fringe) plus TLR 1d £14,030

Job starts: September 2021

Closing date:  9am Monday 19th April 2021

Interview date: Friday 23rd April 2021


The Governors of Holy Trinity School wish to appoint a dynamic, forward looking candidate with successful 11-18 teaching experience to the post of Leader of Learning English & Media. This is a superb opportunity for an excellent teacher with some experience of leadership to progress their career and lead on the development of teaching of English and its associated subjects in a good school that is striving towards excellence.

The English team are dynamic and reflective.  Their outcomes have been consistently positive without being outstanding. The pandemic has presented challenges to a local community that serves Gatwick Airport but commitment to education has remained high throughout, with the school able to deliver over 10,000 hours of remote lessons. As students return to face to face education literacy remains a whole school focus with the role of English within this critical.

Applicants will need to demonstrate: their commitment to the teaching of English and its associated subjects; their leadership experience and potential for promoted responsibility; and how they are qualified for the challenges of this key post. The successful candidate will be an outstanding teacher with a proven record of managing all aspects of a diverse teaching team.

In addition to teaching your primary and possibly a secondary subject across ages 11 to 18 there is an expectation that you may teach other subjects as directed in order to facilitate the delivery of the curriculum. Relevant support will be offered.

We offer:

• salary progression in line with our policy on pay and professional development

• engagement of all teaching staff in the TEEP programme to enhance our teaching and learning

• comprehensive induction programme

• coaching trios to share good practice

• a mentoring programme for NQTs

• an extensive programme of CPL

We are seeking a candidate who will commit to upholding our values and ethos as a faith school; however, applicants do not need to be a practising Christian.

This is a fantastic Church of England Voluntary Aided 11-18 mixed Comprehensive School where we pride ourselves in the pastoral care and development of all students. The post offers an unmissable opportunity for candidates wishing to make a positive impact on student and team progress, and who are able to provide innovative ideas to achieve this goal.

The preferred method of communication in connection with this vacancy is by email. This is how invitations to interview will be sent. Please ensure that you check your emails and junk or spam folders on a regular basis.

Application forms and details about the post are attached/on the website. More information about the post and our school is also available on the website All enquiries and completed application forms with covering letter/statement should be sent to HR by the closing date or earlier.

NB: The closing and interview dates are a guide only. We intend to review applications as they are received. An early application is advised, as once we have appointed, we will close the recruitment process.

The Holy Trinity Church of England Secondary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we cooperate with other agencies and initiatives at local and national level. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any successful job applicant will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring service check (formerly known as Criminal Records Bureau check) at an enhanced level, in line with all schools across West Sussex. Disclosures include details of cautions, reprimands or final warning as well as convictions, spent or unspent.

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