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Head of English

Aureus School
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Contract Type
Full Time
MPS / UPS 30,000 to £46,525 TLR1
Start Date
1st September 2024
14th June 2024 11:09 AM
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Start Date
1st September 2024
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1423418

Your opportunity

We are seeking to appoint a dedicated and enthusiastic Head of English to support the school in achieving its operational and strategic aims to drive it forward on its rapid improvement journey, ensuring our students have access to high-quality teaching and learning opportunities. The Head of English plays a pivotal role in empowering students to succeed and make a positive impact in our community. Whilst we aim to recruit a Head of English in the event of an exceptional candidate there is scope for the successful applicant to lead a faculty within Aureus managing other areas beyond the English department.

What we are looking for

We are looking for an aspiring Head of English who is passionate about leading the English Department.

Please read the Job Description and Person Specification for more information and before applying.

We are specifically looking for someone who is able to:

  • Lead a team of practitioners.
  • Work collaboratively to develop the curriculum intent and implementation.
  • Develop positive relationships with students.
  • Show enthusiasm for learning and be able to share your own expertise with others.
  • Be committed to working as part of a team.
  • Commit to raise the achievement of all students.

We are actively seeking candidates who are eager to join our vibrant school community. We are in search of individuals who are excited about the prospect of our rapid improvement journey and who possess the ability to make valuable contributions to our team. We firmly believe in the power of teamwork; while perfection may be elusive on an individual level, together as a team, we can achieve greatness, this is why we encourage applications from individuals with diverse and varied backgrounds and experiences. We recognise the value of different perspectives and understand the importance of inclusivity.

About Aureus School

Aureus School is a co-educational comprehensive school for students aged 11 to 16 years. We firmly believe that every child deserves the opportunity to succeed and our approach is driven by a belief in a comprehensive education and centred around high expectations for all. As a community, we believe in creating a learning environment that is both engaging and exciting, with an education that challenges our students to think critically and push boundaries. There is no limit to what our students can achieve and we provide the necessary support and resources so that everyone can succeed. As a purpose built school, opened in 2017, Aureus has brand new technology using the latest equipment to enhance the students' learning experience.

Join the GLF Schools Community

As a part of GLF Schools, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education. With regular progression discussions, there will be a wealth of opportunities for you to grow your career, whether in one of our 42 academies or in our central team.

Celebrating 10 years as a growing Multi Academy Trust with over 2,000 colleagues and over 17,000 pupils

Founded upon the values of Respect, Inclusivity, Integrity and Kindness

42 primary and secondary schools across 7 Local Authority areas across the south of England

We work as a community whilst ensuring each school maintains its own unique identity

Committed to ensuring all children and young people receive the best possible education

GLF Schools Employment Offer

  • GLF Schools has a generous employment offer, which allows all our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish
  • Access to our highly competitive Teachers Pension Scheme
  • Flexible working options
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Work life and family friendly policies
  • Employee wellbeing initiatives
  • Access to a staff benefits portal
  • Community and collaboration working model

Please read the attached Join Our Community candidate pack for further information.

The Details

Start date: 1st September 2024

Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR1

Interview date: TBC

Closing date for applications: 25th June 2024. We reserve the right to close applications at any time so early applications are recommended.


Safeguarding Statement:

GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

As a Trust, we are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities. GLF Schools recognises and celebrates the diversity of its schools and their communities. There is a shared commitment across the Trust to develop further a culture of respect, where discrimination is not tolerated, and individuals are treated equitably and fairly and feel a sense of belonging. We strive for an inclusive environment where staff, children and students are comfortable to express their own identity, should they wish, in which diversity and inclusion is of mutual benefit for everyone in our schools. We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

We also reserve the right to interview shortlisted candidates ahead of the closing date.

Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place.

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