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Head of English

College
Meridian High School
Location
Croydon, Greater London
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Salary
UPS + TLR £15,690
Start Date
1st September 2024
Expires
28th June 2024 11:59 PM
Contract Type
Permanent
Job ID
1428009
Job Reference
English
Start Date
1st September 2024
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Contract Length: permanent
  • Job ID: 1428009

Your opportunity

We are seeking to appoint a Head of Department for English to join our supportive, dynamic and ambitious department. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Head of Department or for a dedicated and inspirational teacher looking for promotion.  This role will be considered to be part of the Extended Senior Leadership Team for a candidate with relevant experience.  

You will be highly motivated with the ability to inspirationally lead and manage a team of committed staff delivering English, Drama and Media Studies at GCSE level.  You will have responsibility for leading rapid and sustainable improvement strategies designed to secure excellent outcomes and progression rates for all learners, promoting the highest standards in teaching, learning and assessment to maximise student achievement and progression.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of high-quality teaching with the ability to secure excellent outcomes.

As a Head of Department for English at Meridian High School, you will have access to relevant CPD opportunities for professional development and growth. Working as part of the GLF Trust comprising of 42 schools, we can support you with career pathways for progression.

About Meridian High School

Meridian High School is a GOOD School in all categories (OFSTED January 2023). We believe education is about developing the whole person, within the school values of ‘resilience, ambition and respect'.

What we are looking for

An excellent classroom practitioner.

Excellent leadership and communication skills.

Be enthusiastic and committed to working as part of a team.

Be passionate about the students’ learning and welfare.

Be keen to be part of the wider school community, participating in extra-curricular clubs.

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 16,000 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 Local Government pension

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

The Details:

Start date: September 2024

Contract type: Permanent 

Pay Scale: UPS with TLR1 of £15,690

Closing date: 28th June 2024

Interview date: TBC

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 to 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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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.

Meridian High School

Meridian High School

Part of GLF Schools

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