Subject Leader – English, Tower Hamlets

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St Paul's Way Trust SchoolTower Hamlets

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Start date: Required for September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: TLR 1a (£7,697)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Required for September 2018 

Subject Leader – English (Permanent) 

TLR 1a (£7,697)  

St Paul’s Way Trust School, supported by Queen Mary University of London is seeking to appoint an outstanding, creative and forward looking Subject Leader for English to work closely alongside the Head of Faculty for English to consolidate and build on the recent immense gains in the department.  You will have the capacity to adopt new and creative ways to teach English from 11 to 18. You will have the contagious enthusiasm for the subject which excites and motivates both staff and students. Recent A-level experience will be a distinct advantage.  

The successful candidate should be excited about the opportunities presented to adapting to 100 minute lessons and changes to the new A-Level and GCSE specifications as well as developing a vibrant Key Stage 3 curriculum. They should be ambitious and creative in their curriculum design and have a passion for developing the pedagogy of the team working in partnership with the Head of Faculty.   

Underpinning everything, the successful candidate will have an unwavering belief in the potential of every student and a commitment to taking the English Faculty forward.   

This is an excellent career opportunity for a colleague who is passionate about the entitlement of young people to a rich and varied English curriculum. You will be joining an incredibly hard-working and efficient team, including two Lead Practitioners, a KS5 specialist, and will work under dynamic and supportive management. Last year, the faculty celebrated 100% A*-C at A level, 81% Grade 4+ for GCSE Literature, and 72% Grade 4+ at GCSE Language- this is a team committed to raising attainment and enhancing provision.   

We are London’s only Faraday Science School – STEM subjects are at the heart of our curriculum. Our exceptional links with Queen Mary University, King’s College London, Warwick University and the University of East London shape an inspirational curriculum.  

In March 2013, Ofsted described the school as ‘Outstanding’ in every category, including the VI Form. The school was commended for its “relentless pursuit of scholarship and excellence”. We are entering our second year as a National Teaching School. Our award winning new building is situated in the heart of East London.  Professor Brian Cox OBE is our Patron.     

If you would like to play your part in delivering outstanding provision for our students, we would very much like to hear from you.  

To arrange a visit, please email or  

Deadline for applications: Midday, Monday 21st May 2018 I

nterview date: Same week, w/c 21st May 2018  

Please note: we do not accept CVs alone.  

For further details of the post and to download an application pack please visit 

To apply, please send covering letter and completed application form to  

MPS and UPS scales are decided in accordance with the school’s pay policy. Details are available to applicants on request. St Paul’s Way Trust School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS Check.

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More about St Paul's Way Trust School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: 125 St Paul's Way, London, E3 4FT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 207 987 1883
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St Paul's Way Trust School, in association with Queen Mary, University of London, is seeking to appoint inspirational teachers and support staff in our outstanding School.

In March 2013, Ofsted described the school as "Outstanding" in every ...