Job details

Job details
Employer Honley High School
Location Kirklees
Salary MPS/UPS
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Posted Ad expiring tomorrow
Closing date
Job starts September 2017 or earlier

Reference Number: ED 17113

Honley High School is a large secondary school graded Good by Ofsted in 2015. It is recognised for its long-standing tradition of academic excellence and for its friendly, inclusive, caring approach to the needs of young people. We are very proud of what we do here, of our record of student and staff success, and of the lives that we change during the time that students spend with us.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and committed Teacher of English to join our dedicated and well-resourced English department. We welcome applications from both NQTs and experienced teachers who will receive dedicated support to enhance their professional development and teaching and learning practice. The successful candidate will teach both Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4, and a full range of classes across the curriculum area. You will participate in the planning and preparation of schemes of work and participate in the regular monitoring, assessing and recording of students’ work, consistent with Curriculum Area and whole school policies.

The successful candidate will join a team committed to delivering a stimulating curriculum and maximising the potential of all learners through outstanding learning and teaching. Candidates should be able to demonstrate a track record of high quality classroom practice (either in teaching practice or in current post), a strong team ethic, and knowledge of the curriculum across Key Stages 3 and 4.

English is one of the school’s most successful and progressive departments. We have an innovative and developmental approach to teaching and learning and work collaboratively as a team to develop outstanding practice. There is significant scope to contribute to this development through collaborative planning, resource development and delegated leadership of key areas. The successful candidate will be expected to share the team’s drive, ambition and reflective practice.

Honley High School has a strong reputation locally for academic excellence. In 2016 76% of our pupils achieved A*- C grades, with 78% making expected or better progress in Maths and English, giving us a Progress 8 score of +0.01.

Honley is within easy reach of Leeds, Sheffield and Huddersfield, and the school offers an outstanding NQT induction programme.

The successful candidate can expect:

  • A supportive and friendly team of dedicated English teachers
  • Motivated students who are eager to learn and engage in lessons.
  • The chance to work with teachers and middle leaders who are relentless in their drive to deliver the best learning experiences to their students.
  • A commitment to their further development through a well-structured CPD programme.

NQT’s will be subject to a one year probationary period. We are looking to recruit on a permanent basis – the successful applicant will be given an initial one year contract after which they will be confirmed in the permanent job dependent on performance and meeting the standards of the school.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff are subject to an enhanced DBS check. A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.

If you require further information about the role, please contact the school on telephone: 01484 506484 or you can visit the school website at

To apply for this job, please download and complete the Kirklees application form. Applicants must include a covering letter (2 sides of A4 maximum) incorporating details of qualities, skills and past experience in direct relation to the role requirements. Applications should be returned to Mrs Amanda Butterworth HR Officer, at the school address or by email to

Closing Date is 9am Wednesday 26 April 2017.
Interviews are expected to take place week commencing 1 May 2017.

Applicants please note: a Tour of the School will be available at 3.30pm on Tuesday 4 April 2017.

About the employer

Honley High School is a co-educational, non-denominational secondary school in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire. At its most recent inspection, there were 1,235 students aged 11-16 on the school roll. 

Honley High School first opened in 1932 and became...

Information about Honley High School
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary
Funding status State - Community
Gender Mixed
Age range 11 - 16 years
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Locations and contacts

Station Road
Holm Firth
West Yorkshire
United Kingdom