Director of English (Whitburn Church of England Academy)

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
21/06/2021 12:00
L9 - L13
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Schools - Teaching
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Whitburn Church of England Academy, Sunderland
Number of posts:
Closing date:
21 Jun
Further Information


NOR: 1250 11-19 Mixed Anglican Comprehensive


SALARY: L9 – L13

Required from January 2022

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the North East’s highest achieving schools; our motto ‘Excellence for All’ is at the heart of our work. We have a strong focus on learning and teaching; offering many opportunities for advancement through CPD and Professional Growth Processes.

Based in a stunning coastal location, with a growing Sixth Form provision, where progress ranks in the top 6% nationally, we are rightly proud of the opportunities we offer for students and staff. Our ethos as an Anglican academy is entirely inclusive and no faith based student admission criteria are applied. Our motto of ‘Excellence for all’ is a living reality of day to day life at Whitburn.

The Governors wish to appoint an outstanding Subject Leader of English to join the Senior Leadership Team. The post holder will lead the English Department (including Drama) in addition to taking on the strategic whole school responsibility to improve student literacy. The successful candidate will have the experience, ambition and skills to lead the department through its next stage of development, whilst also helping the school to deliver its long term strategic vision. This will be an excellent opportunity for an established and ambitious Leader of English.

The successful candidate will have:

• experience of successfully teaching English to all Key Stages demonstrated by results and progress data
• an absolute commitment to students and their learning above all else
• have a strong interest in developing pedagogy and a track record of improving the practice of colleagues
• outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
• the ability to effectively lead and manage change
• strategic vision allied to the drive to deliver

We are looking to recruit someone who has the skills, qualities, experience and knowledge outlined in the Person Specification. If you feel you can offer these attributes, we are keen to receive your application. If you would like to discuss this post then please email Chris Shaw (Deputy Head Teacher): cshaw@whitburncofeacademy.org

The closing date is Noon on 21st June 2021.

Application packs are available from the academy website www.whitburncofeacademy.org Hard copies should be returned to Whitburn Church of England Academy, Whitburn, Sunderland, SR6 7EF, Tel. (0191) 529 3712, e-mail office@whitburncofeacademy.org

Whitburn Church of England Academy is an equal opportunities employer and the Academy is strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful applicant will be required to obtain an Enhanced Certificate of Disclosure from the DBS and be subject to a range of other pre-recruitment checks. Please note that, without exception, written references will be taken up and made available to the Governing Body BEFORE the final selection stage.

Whitburn Church of England Academy is the Employer.