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Head of EnglishLead a department of English Teachers and provide guidance and support to help raise attainment levels.Situated in the vibrant Ward of Selly Oak in Birmingham, this school is dedicated to providing a nurturing and stimulating environment where every student can thrive. Recognised as a 'Good' school by Ofsted, we are committed to excellence in education and fostering a love of learning in our students. With a diverse and inclusive community, they pride themselves on the supportive ethos and strong sense of community. Head of English Permanent - September 2024 MPS/UPS + TLR2 'Good' department, Selly Oak Lead and manage a large English departmentWe are seeking an inspirational and dynamic Head of English to lead this 'Good' English Department in Selly Oak. As the Head of English, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of English education within the school. You will lead a large and dedicated team of English educators, including three Early Career Teachers (ECTs), ensuring that the department delivers outstanding teaching and learning experiences for all students.Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide strategic leadership and direction for the English Department, promoting a culture of excellence and innovation.
  • Lead, motivate, and support a team of passionate English teachers, fostering a collaborative and inclusive working environment.
  • Develop and implement a stimulating and comprehensive English curriculum, aligned with the National Curriculum and the school's ethos.
  • Monitor and evaluate the quality of teaching and learning within the department, implementing strategies for improvement where necessary.
  • Oversee the assessment and tracking of student progress in English, using data to inform intervention strategies and support student achievement.
  • Forge positive relationships with students, parents, and external stakeholders, advocating for the importance of English education.
  • Stay abreast of developments in English education, incorporating best practices and new methodologies into departmental planning and delivery.
  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and relevant academic qualifications in English or a related field.
  • Proven experience as a successful English educator, with a track record of raising student attainment.
  • Previous leadership experience within an English department or similar role.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate others.
  • A passion for English education and a commitment to promoting literacy and critical thinking skills.
  • Strong analytical abilities, with the capacity to use data to drive improvement.
  • The ability to work collaboratively as part of a wider leadership team.
If you are passionate about English education and possess the skills and experience to lead our English Department, we would love to hear from you. To apply, please submit your CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role.The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment to this post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and satisfactory references.The Education Network Offer:Our specialist team have a combined experience of over 25 years and have unrivalled reputation within the education market, taking great pride in the extremely high service levels that we provide to both our schools and our candidates. Our service is honest and efficient and, in addition to our recruitment solution, we offer the opportunity for additional training and development for our candidates. You will also receive personalised career support from the team.The opportunity to work in friendly, caring and supportive atmosphere where every child matters. Highly supportive, committed and hard working Consultants who will endeavor to find assignments suited to your needs.An opportunity to extend your professional development as well as excellent rates of pay.The Education Network is committed to safe guarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Appointments will be subject to our stringent vetting procedures, including enhanced DBS checks and references.-The Education Network is committed to Safer Recruitment and recruits to Compliance standards. Any appointment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check in addition to other safeguarding checks. The Education Network is an equal opportunities employer. The Education Network is acting as a recruitment agency in relation to this vacancy.Due to the expected high-volume of applications we receive only short-listed candidates will be contacted within 3 days.

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