Subject Leader of English, Solihull, West Midlands

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Lode Heath SchoolSolihull, West Midlands

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Start date: January 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS or UPS Teachers & TLR 1C (£11,135)
Contract term: Permanent

Here at Lode Heath School, we’re on a mission to further develop all aspects of teaching, learning and assessment. Now’s your opportunity to help us achieve our ambitious goals as you take forward our English department, leading a team to deliver an exceptional learning experience. 

Following continued success over the last few years, the community trusts us to deliver an outstanding education. In turn, we are working to develop Lode Heath as a learning hub for everyone in that community; as you support your students and team to thrive, so we’ll support you to progress your career with us. The ongoing training and development of our staff is a key priority, which is why you’ll enjoy a bespoke CPD programme ‘by teachers, for teachers’ that’s built around your particular talents and aspirations. And the sharing of best practice is both encouraged and common-place. 

Within this refreshingly collaborative and team-focused culture, colleagues work together towards shared goals. Our aim, quite simply, is to make sure that pupil achievement is at the very heart of everything we do.

Nowhere is this truer than in our high achieving English Department. Here our ambitious, diligent and talented team is driven by fresh thinking and new ideas. We’re pioneering innovative approaches to marking and feedback which make best use of peer and self-assessment, as well as developing students’ wider skills like team working and leading other learners.

As Subject Leader of English and a member of the extensive middle leadership team, you will be an outstanding classroom practitioner who is equipped to share your expertise with our already successful team to ensure even higher attainment and more positive learning experiences for our students. You may already have some experience of leading a team or this might be your first foray, but your commitment and desire for excellence will be clear. 

If you’d like to be part of our exciting future, you will need to share our belief in educating the whole person - and in helping every student, irrespective of their background or abilities, to build the skills, confidence and independence they need to thrive in higher education or the workplace.

There’s an exceptional environment waiting for you outside of work too. One of the most prosperous towns in the Midlands, Solihull offers plenty of superb amenities from its thriving shopping centre through to lively bars and first-class restaurants. Close to Birmingham Airport, the NEC and the new Resorts World development, it also has excellent transport links to Birmingham city centre and beyond.

An informal visit to the school is a great way to discover Lode Heath for yourself. Just contact Miss O’Sullivan at the email address below to arrange a date.

To find out more and to apply, please visit or email 

Completed application forms to be returned to Mr Mark Wilson, Headteacher.

Closing date: 12 Noon Monday 16 October 2017

Interviews: Friday 20 October 2017

Lode Heath School Staff, Governors and Students are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of students and staff. As part of our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children you will be required to undertake a criminal record check via the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) and carry out reference checks. 

All applications will be considered on their merit. 

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More about Lode Heath School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Lode Lane, Solihull, West Midlands, B91 2HW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 121 7041421
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Lode Heath School is a mixed, comprehensive, non-denominational secondary school without sixth form situated in Solihull, West Midlands. It gained academy status in August 2011 and is supported by a single-academy trust, Lode Heath School. 

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