Subject Leader English, Barnet

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St James' Catholic High SchoolBarnet

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Start date: January or September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership 10-14 (Outer London) £51,806 - 56,799
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

A unique opportunity in a unique school

Would you like to be part of a forward-thinking, supportive school community where your professional development is a priority?  St James' is an Ofsted-rated "Good" school where we are committed to the flourishing of all our staff and pupils.

St James' Catholic High School is a wonderful place to work for many reasons. The words staff most often use to describe us are "supportive" and "community". We are a diverse community of pupils, teachers and support staff who share a common vision inspired by the words of St John's Gospel - " I have come that they might have life and have it to the full".

We can offer you an excellent package including bespoke CPD, childcare vouchers and support from leaders who take seriously the importance of work-life balance. We value your development and will work with you to ensure that your talents are nurtured to the full,  welcoming applicants from all faiths and backgrounds.

We are at an exciting time in our development - having been established by the Dominican Sisters 80 years ago, St James' is due to expand by two forms of entry by September 2018 and we are embarking upon a building project to enhance our Sixth form provision, as well as improving our current accommodation to include a new Hall, Learning Resource Centre and Masterclass area. 

The leadership team are committed to the professional and personal development of our teachers, and we actively look for ways to make sure that work-life balance is a reality. Some of the things we have been looking at for the next academic year are: cutting down on unnecessary meetings, looking at our assessment policy to incorporate the latest research on marking and improving our pupils' independent study skills so that they are less dependent on out-of-class interventions. 

The English department at St James' is welcoming, supportive and forward-thinking and under your leadership will continue to grow as one of the most successful departments in the school. We are proud of our achievements but we are always looking to improve -  a key priority for us is  improving our provision at A-level so that our post-16 results match our positive outcomes at KS4. Our expectations for pupils are exceptionally high, both in terms of their behaviour and their attainment. Most importantly, we want to foster a love of reading and a love of language in our pupils that will enrich their lives in school and beyond. 

If you are an enthusiastic, creative, well-organised professional who wants to develop as a leader in a school where human flourishing is at the heart of what we do, we would love to hear from you. 

St James' Catholic High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Successful applicants will be requested to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. 

Deadline for application Wednesday 27 September at 12pm

Interview dates: 

Week commencing Monday 2 October. We will inform you immediately if you are shortlisted.

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More about St James' Catholic High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Great Strand, Colindale, London, NW9 5PE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8358 2800
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St James' Catholic High School was founded in 1934 by the Dominican Sisters at the behest of the Cardinal Bourne to provide Catholic secondary education for the children of the parishes of north west London.

From 1949 until 1996, St James' existed on...