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Head of English

High Street, Winterbourne, Winterbourne, South Gloucestershire, BS36 1JL
Winterbourne Academy
Full Time
MPS/UPS TLR F £10,714
9th March 2023
Start Date
1st September 2023
27th March 2023 09:05 AM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start date
1st September 2023
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1316704

We have a fantastic opportunity for a passionate and outstanding teacher and ambitious leader to shape the delivery of the English curriculum at Winterbourne Academy.

As a Head of Faculty at Winterbourne, you will join a strong and collaborative team of middle leaders who work together to shape practical pedagogy and a rich curriculum in the school and who also contribute to curriculum development across the wider trust. The school has a strong record of leadership development and this post has arisen following the promotion of the previous post holder. You will be leading a forward looking, hardworking team who seek to support learners at all levels to achieve their potential.

The English Faculty delivery ranges from an experienced KS2 practitioner providing literacy support sessions through to a strong outcomes at A level English Language and A level English Literature.  

The successful candidate will:

• Be an excellent classroom practitioner with the ability to raise standards of provision and outcomes

• Be an enthusiastic subject specialist

• Have outstanding communication, planning and organisation skills

• Motivate, challenge, support and inspire our students. Developing exciting and engaging learning experiences for students across all year groups

• Be committed to closing gaps and raising attainment across all abilities, whatever their starting point

• Have the ability to establish successful and productive relationships with students, parents and staff

• Be a strong and supportive leader of a team of specialist teachers

• Have the knowledge and expertise to coach and motivate team members to aim high and meet ambitious targets

• Have the drive to raise the faculty profile within the academy and to contribute significantly to our continuous school improvement journey

• Have a clear vision of how to build on the strengths of a faculty and to develop new and exciting initiatives and have the ability to inspire, challenge, motivate and empower others to carry the vision forward

• Have a commitment to and expertise in self-evaluation strategies of all types and be able to show impact of previous quality assurance and data monitoring.

• Have proven experience as a leader, for example as a Head of Department or a teacher with additional responsibilities

The Academy

Winterbourne Academy is a vibrant and highly successful academy in South Gloucestershire (on the outskirts of Bristol). It is the largest secondary school in the county and is part of a family of schools operated under the leadership of the Olympus Academy Trust. The Trust currently comprises ten South Gloucestershire schools; one all-through, four secondary and five primary academies, a University Technical College and a secondary Free School which is yet to be built.

Our Vision

Our intention is that learners from all backgrounds and from all starting points can and will aim high, participate in school and community opportunities and thrive at Winterbourne. The curriculum we provide is constructed in order to help them do these things and to acquire the relevant skills and knowledge which will enable them to meet their potential and prepare effectively for the next steps in their lives.

What we Offer:

  • An academy that is fully dedicated to developing every student to reach their full potential, irrespective of their ability or starting point
  • Collaborative working within our shared family of Schools to support our endeavours to work smarter
  • Excellent CPD opportunities
  • Free on-site parking
  • On-site canteen
  • Employee benefits such as cycle scheme, discounted gym membership and employer contributing Pension Scheme
  • Staff recognition scheme
  • Lunches in exchange for a contribution to student enrichment
  • Annual Flu Jab
  • Fantastic facilities

Application Details

Interested parties are warmly invited to submit an Application Form outlining reasons for applying and suitability for the role.  We also welcome applications for a potential job share.

We encourage you to browse our website to obtain more information about working for The Olympus Academy Trust at Winterbourne Academy.

Closing Date: Monday 27th March 2023

Interviews: W/c 17th April 2023

The Olympus Academy Trust - Winterbourne Academy are committed to creating a dynamic and diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of their age, gender, disability, age, race or ethnicity, sexual orientation or faith. We have procedures in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process.

The Olympus Academy Trust - Winterbourne Academy are fully committed to the inclusion of all children and young people in our schools, and we work collaboratively to develop excellent inclusive practice. It is therefore important to us that all prospective candidates have read and understand their responsibilities in relation to special educational needs and disabilities. 


Safeguarding Statement:

The Olympus Academy Trust - Winterbourne Academy are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff, volunteers and candidates for vacant posts are expected to share this commitment. Suitability to work with children and young people will form part of the selection process. Where given permission to do so, references will be requested for shortlisted candidates prior to interview. Candidates attending an interview should expect the interview panel to explore issues relating to safeguarding and commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All appointments will be subject to vetting, including an enhanced DBS check.

Winterbourne Academy

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