Second in Department (Assistant Director of Learning) - English (TLR 2b - £4,441), Southampton

Closing date:

Wildern SchoolSouthampton

Date posted:
Start date: Easter or September
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We are looking for an enthusiastic, innovative practitioner who will have shared responsibility as second in English to start Easter or September 2018. You must have Qualified Teacher Status in the UK, or an equivalent overseas qualification with UK teaching experience. This post is an ideal opportunity for an ambitious teacher looking to progress their career.  

Having been designated as one of the first 100 Teaching Schools in July 2011 we have a proven history of outreach with other schools, both at a Primary and Secondary level.  We are also a school with significant strength in the CPD of staff, developing our teachers for the next stage of their careers. Graded as ‘OUTSTANDING’ by Ofsted in November 2012 for the third consecutive inspection, we are committed to being a centre of innovation, creativity and enjoyment for both students and staff.    

English results for 2017 were 83% A*-C, with whole school 5A*-C GCSEs at 75% including English & Maths.  The department has 14 dedicated teaching rooms, a highly committed and dedicated team of staff including a Core Progress Assistant (English TA). For more information on our English department please visit our website 

We will ensure that the successful candidate has: 

• comprehensive induction including a dedicated mentor

• continuous professional learning, development and improvement 

• the opportunity to contribute to raising standards for all our students  

Benefits include: 

• Opportunities for continued professional development 

• Excellent IT provision within the department and school  

• Excellent department resources  

• Staff membership rates to our modern Leisure Centre  

Wildern School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.  

You can apply using a TES or Wildern School application form, individual CV’s will not be accepted. Wildern School application forms can be downloaded from our website where you can also find further details about the school, its facilities and benefits for staff. Applications can be e-mailed to or sent by post for the attention of Mrs L Alden, Wildern School, Wildern Lane, Hedge End, Southampton, SO30 4EJ.  

Closing Date: Midday Monday 22nd January 2018

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More about Wildern School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Wildern Lane, Hedge End, Southampton, Hampshire, SO30 4EJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1489 783473
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