Head of English
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Job Title: Head of English
Location: Belmont Secondary School, Rawtenstall
Salary: £30,000 – £35,000 per annum dependent on experience
Hours: 37.5 hours per week; Monday to Friday
Contract: Permanent, Term Time Only
Are you committed to improving the lives of pupils and young people? Then we have the role for you!
About the role
The Head Teacher is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Head of English to join this thriving specialist SEMH School. Responsible to the Head Teacher they will be responsible for the running of the English department and to ensure that the department and the school is successful in achieving its aims. You will be an enthusiastic, flexible and determined individual who shares our values and is looking to develop their career in this specialist area.
We are looking for a Qualified Teacher Status and Degree in English with a few years’ experience. Whilst experience within an SEMH/SEN specialist provision would be desirable we are happy to consider applications from those who are currently working in a mainstream or college setting.
- To secure high quality teaching, effective use of resources and improve standards of learning and achievement for all pupils in consultation with the Head Teacher;
- Improve the quality of pupils’ learning in English across all key stages;
- Contribute to the development and / or implementation of English policy and procedure;
- Have lead responsibility for English across the school (all key stages) and develop plans which identify clear targets and success criteria for its development and / or maintenance;
- Have lead responsibility for reading across the school and reading interventions
- Teach a range of subjects as necessary to ensure the effective delivery of the school’s curriculum. Work may sometimes be undertaken outside the main teaching area – this may include off site locations including college settings;
- In consultation with the Head Teacher undertake other identified areas of responsibility as necessary to ensure effective delivery of the school’s curriculum;
- To share the school’s responsibility to support and promote the learning, personal development and well-being of all students.
Not suitable for ECT/NQT.
Belmont Secondary is an independent, specialist day school for boys 11 to 18, catering for pupils with a wide range of needs. Our dedicated team, work together to ensure successful outcomes for pupils who often arrive at the school with a troubled view of education and life.
We pride ourselves in steering pupils in the right direction, nurturing aspiration to progress them both academically and socially to encourage them to take pride in their achievements. Socially, we build conﬁdence in our students, so they are able to have a greater understanding of the wider community in which they live.
Acorn Education & Care is the UK’s leading independent provider of specialist education and residential care for vulnerable pupils and young people. As part of Outcomes First Group, we are leading our sector in setting and delivering new approaches that provide measurable outcomes for those in our care.
Why join Acorn Care & Education?
Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:
- Life Assurance
- Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
- “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks
And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:
- A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
- 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
- Cycle to Work Schemes
- Electric Car Purchase Scheme
- Critical illness cover
And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the pupils and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.
We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils and young people. All applicants will be subject to social media checks and successful applicants to a fully enhanced DBS.
*You’ll work 80% of your contractual hours for 100% of your pay, giving you more time to do the things that make you happy.