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Head of English

Head of English

September 2024 start

Permanent. Full time.

MPS or UPS with TLR 1c (currently £13,172)

Do you have the drive, determination and desire to lead our English department? Are you an existing leader or someone who is ready and willing to take the next step in their career?

We are seeking applications for an enthusiastic, imaginative and energetic Head of English to join our highly successful and supportive team within the English Department. You will be required to teach across all Key Stages.

King James’s School is a large 11-18 comprehensive school proud to offer a diverse and rich curriculum and is committed to high quality professional development and career opportunities for all staff. We run a School Direct secondary programme to train the next generation of teachers. 

You will be able to motivate and enthuse others to fulfil their potential; lead by example both within the classroom and in the wider leadership role; communicate effectively with all stakeholders including staff, students, parents and governors and evaluate and implement strategies to impact positively on pupil progress.

The English Department is high performing and teaches through to Key Stage 5. At GCSE we use AQA for both Language & Literature. For A level we use AQA (Language), Media (OCR) and Edexcel (Literature).

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all members of staff to share this commitment.  This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check and approved references.

Full post details and an application form are available via our website.  Completed applications must be submitted via email to and received by Tuesday 30th April 2024 by 08.00am.

Please note that CVs will not be accepted.

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