Head of English

Vacancy Description

Position: Head of EnglishSubject: EnglishSalary: L8-L12, £46,798 - £51,637 per annum

   Executive Principal:    Mr K Reynolds, MA

New College Durham Academies Trust comprises of two large Academies, Consett Academy and North Durham Academy, located some six miles apart in North West Durham.  New College Durham, is our lead sponsor and both Academies are located in multi million pound new builds, offering unrivalled state of the art facilities for our students and communities in Consett and Stanley. 

Head of English Directorate, North Durham Academy              L8-L12    £46,798 - £51,637 pa          

Working with the Trust’s Assistant Director of Learning and Progress, you will be required to provide professional leadership, strategic direction and management of this crucial subject.

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate they have the capacity to lead and manage the Directorate whilst driving forward continuous improvement.

Applicants will have high aspirations and a track record of delivering consistently good (and often outstanding) teaching to KS5 with a resulting positive impact on student attainment. An ability to show how you have contributed to whole school development would also be a distinct advantage.

You will lead on raising student outcomes and standards at all key stages within the directorate and participate in delivering improvement strategies, where identified.

As well as excellent communication skills, you must have resilience and empathy and be able to work effectively under pressure.

You will develop, lead and implement the Directorate’s development plan and be responsible for appraising staff within the Directorate.

For the right candidate, this post offers excellent potential for career development and will provide invaluable experience on which to build a platform for further promotion.

To download an application pack, including job description, person specification and application form, please visit our website:

To arrange a visit or informal chat just email Human Resources at

Please do not attach copies of CV's/qualification certificates. Only the information detailed on the application form will be used as part of the short-listing process.   Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

Completed applications should be emailed to: by no later than 9.00 am Monday 21st May, with a view to interviews taking place on Wednesday 23rd May, 2018.

Applicants should assume they have been unsuccessful if we have not contacted them within 28 days of the post-closing.

Start Date: 1st September 2018Closing Date: 21st May 2018 - 9:00am

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