Director of English

Director of English
  • £34,514 - £51,179 per year
  • Permanent
  • Redbridge, London, England Redbridge London South Holland
Job Ref: Nvivier13/11/2023
Sector: Secondary Education
Date Added: 13 November 2023

Director of English

Are you an experienced Director of English or experienced English teacher looking for the next step in your career?

Are you looking to join an outstanding secondary school on a full-time, permanent basis as the new Director of English from January 2024.

Are you passionate about English and have exceptional leadership skills?

We have an exciting opportunity available for a dynamic and driven Director of English to join this school and continue building on their success.

  • Director of English
  • Open to experienced English Teachers or current Director of English applicants
  • A relevant degree in English / PGCE/ QTS essential
  • Experienced teaching/ leading English through Key stage 3 up to Key Stage 5
  • Ofsted Outstanding School
  • Outer London Borough of Redbridge
  • Onsite and free parking available
  • Excellent rates of Pay: M1 £34, 514 - £51, 179) + TLR C
  • Salary: M1 to UPS3 plus TLR 1c (Outer London)
  • Immediate interviews Available
  • Full-time, Permanent role - starting January 2024

About the School:

Our client school is an outstanding mixed oversubscribed secondary school based in the outer London borough of Redbridge. This fantastic school are looking to appoint a creative Director of English to lead this exceptional English department. Students at popular school enjoy studying English Language and Literature 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.

They are looking for an experienced Director of English or an experienced English teacher ready for their next opportunity in a thriving, oversubscribed school, which offers a myriad of opportunities.

About the role:

To provide professional leadership and management for a subject to secure high quality English teaching, effective use of resources and improved standards of learning and achievement for all pupils. A subject leader provides leadership and direction for the subject and ensures that it is managed and organised to meet the aims and objectives of the school and the subject. While the Principal and trustees carry overall responsibility for school improvement, a subject leader has responsibility for securing high standards of teaching and learning in their subject as well as playing a major role in the development of school policy and practice. Throughout their work a subject leader ensures that practices improve the quality of education provided, meet the needs and aspirations of all pupils, and raise standards of achievement in the school.

The Director of English should have knowledge and understanding of:

  • Their school's aims, priorities, targets and action plans.
  • The characteristics of high-quality teaching in the subject and the main strategies for improving and sustaining high standards of teaching, learning and achievement for all pupils.
  • How to use comparative data, together with information about pupils' prior attainment, to establish benchmarks and set targets for improvement.
  • How to develop pupils' literacy, numeracy and information technology skills through the subject.
  • How teaching the subject can promote pupils' spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical development.
  • How teaching the subject can help to prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.

The Director of English should:

  • Ensure curriculum coverage, continuity and progression in the subject for all pupils, including those of high ability and those with special educational or linguistic needs.
  • Ensure that teachers are clear about the teaching objectives in lessons, understand the sequence of teaching and learning in the subject, and communicate such information to pupils.
  • Provide guidance on the choice of appropriate teaching and learning methods to meet the needs of the subject and of different pupils.
  • Ensure effective development of pupils; literacy, numeracy and information technology skills through the subject.
  • Establish and implement clear policies and practices for assessing, recording and reporting on pupil achievement and for using this information to recognise achievement and to assist pupils in setting targets for further improvement.
  • Ensure that information about pupils' achievements in previous classes and schools is used effectively to secure good progress in the subject.

If you would like to join this Ofsted Outstanding Secondary school as the new Director of English on a permanent, full-time basis, then please forward your CV or cover letter to Natasja at Career Teachers today.


Career Teachers are committed to negotiating a salary package that is fair and paid to scale. Salary will depend on experience.
Important Notice: In order for you to be successful in applying for the above position you should be eligible to work in the UK, or hold a relevant work visa. Safeguarding, quality and integrity are at the heart of what we do. During the application process you are required to attend an interview with the client in person and give details for us to complete reference checks.
We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within education. We have a policy, as a matter of courtesy, to respond to all applications within three working days. However, because of the volume of applications, we are sometimes unable to reply to individual enquiries. If we have not contacted you within this specified time your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion, we encourage you to please apply for any other position that you may see in the future. Thank you. Career Teachers is a Recruitment Business and is advertising this vacancy on behalf of one of its Clients.

Career Teachers
28/12/2023 18:27:23
GBP 34514 51179 year
Contact Consultant:
Natasja Vivier

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