Head of English Faculty & Associate SLT

Woodlands School, Basildon
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Job Ref No. ECC4431-329S Position Type: Head of Department/Faculty Pay Range: MPS/UPS Leadership Scale L5-L11
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 10/05/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBC  

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Are you seeking a new professional challenge in an innovative, well supported environment? Are you a lifelong learner looking to model high aspirations and excellence to the community you serve? Are you relentless in your mission to improve and keen to support and challenge students and staff alike to become the best they can be? If so, an exciting opportunity has arisen to join us in our demanding mission to offer a first-class provision for our school community by raising Aspirations, instilling Resilience, creating Opportunities and securing both academic and personal Excellence. We are seeking a hardworking, committed practitioner to join us in our journey as together, we can change lives!


Our pupils will require, from September 2024, an inspiring and enthusiastic Head of English. This individual will also be an Associate Member of the Senior Leadership Team, as well as the whole school lead for Literacy and Oracy: a vital position which oversees one of the crucial elements of our School Improvement Plan. We are looking for an outstanding specialist - a person with vision, energy and with excellent organisational and interpersonal skills in order to contribute to our overall success.
Our classrooms are happy learning environments where you will see a vibrant, effective pedagogy in action and you will be supported by an excellent bespoke CPD package.


The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share in this commitment.
Details on this post and an application form are available from the HR Department by email HR@woodlandsschool.essex.sch.uk


We welcome visits to the school from potential applicants.

Information about the School

Aspiration, Resilience, Opportunity, Excellence, is our ethos. These four pillars underpin all we do and drive us forward as one inclusive learning community.

We have the privilege to be able to teach and learn, as an 11-16 Academy, in a £26 million building. Woodlands School is proud to serve the people of Basildon and we are constantly striving to be better. We are focused on ensuring academic excellence for all our youngsters, allowing them the opportunity to thrive at further and higher education.

We encourage all of our youngsters to have the highest of aspirations and look to equip them with all the tools they need to become even more resilient. We offer the widest opportunities to ensure excellence becomes a habit.

Our expectation is that all at Woodlands School work hard and are self-motivated. All are to lead their own learning, be polite and respectful. Our boundaries are clear and they support all in ensuring they can maintain the highest standards.

We will provide a wealth of opportunities to learn in and beyond the classroom. Adding cultural capital and ensuring experiences develop the whole child.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

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Contact Information

Rachael Fletcher-Brown
Woodlands School
Woodlands Approach, Nethermayne, Basildon
Essex, SS16 5BA
Telephone: 01268282146174
Email: hr@woodlandsschool.essex.sch.uk

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