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Director Of English

Job title: Director Of English
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Ilford
Industry: Secondary
Salary: £42654 - £51179 per annum + Pension Scheme
Reference: 0000264668_1716981418
Contact name: Aspire People Limited
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Director Of English - Permanent Position - Ilford - September 2024

Are you an experienced English Teacher looking for a new exciting step-up position from your current role for September 2024?

Perhaps you would like to support a team of English Teachers offering excellent mentoring?

Location: Ilford, Greater London
Salary: Up to UPS 3 + TLR
Employment Type: Full-time, Permanent
Required Qualification: QTS (Qualified Teacher Status)

Aspire People is delighted to partner with a prestigious secondary school in Ilford, seeking a dynamic and passionate Director of English to join their outstanding team. This is a unique opportunity to lead and inspire a thriving English department, driving academic excellence and fostering a love for literature and language among students.

Key Responsibilities:
* Lead and manage the English department, ensuring high standards of teaching and learning.
* Develop and implement innovative and engaging English curricula.
* Mentor and support a team of dedicated English teachers, promoting professional development and excellence in teaching practices.
* Monitor and evaluate student progress, implementing strategies to support and challenge all learners.
* Collaborate with senior leadership to align departmental goals with the school's overall vision and objectives.
* Foster a positive and inclusive learning environment that encourages student participation and engagement.

Candidate Requirements:
* Hold Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and have extensive experience teaching English at the secondary level.
* Proven track record of success in raising student achievement in English.
* Strong leadership and management skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate a team.
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, capable of building positive relationships with students, staff, and parents.
* Commitment to continuous professional development and a passion for educational excellence.

What The School Offer:
* Competitive salary up to UPS 3, with additional Teaching and Learning Responsibility (TLR) payments.
* Supportive and collaborative working environment.
* Opportunities for professional growth and career advancement.
* Access to state-of-the-art facilities and resources.
* A vibrant school community located in the heart of Ilford.
* Generous leave for full-time support staff.
* Two weeks' full pay paternity leave.
* Busy Beacons - Access to an on-site, non-profit, term time only nursery for school staff (opening 2024).
* A focus on staff well-being and welfare - Carnegie Gold Mental Health Award status 24/7.
* Employee Assistance Programme - 365 days a year helpline and additional support with legal, financial advice and counselling Investment in training and professional development including NPQs.
* A range of career opportunities across the Trust.

This excellent Trust is currently seeking to appoint a creative Director of English to lead an exceptional department. Students enjoy studying English language and literature at this secondary school and perform exceptionally well, with results year on year being in the top 10% of schools nationally.

The English department has a strong collaborative culture which makes it an exciting learning environment with staff that have a passion and drive to share excellent lessons and learning experiences with students. We are looking for someone who is looking for their next opportunity in a thriving, oversubscribed school within a Trust which offers a myriad of opportunities.
If you are a dedicated and ambitious English educator looking to make a significant impact in a leading secondary school, we would love to hear from you.

Apply Now:
To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role!


Aspire People Limited provides services as an Education Agency and an Education Employment Business. Aspire People is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils and expects every candidate to share this commitment. Placements are subject, to appropriate Child Protection screening, including checks with former employers and the Disclosure and Barring Checks.

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