Director of English & Literacy (Permanent Contract)


Key Information

Application Deadline 29th April 2019
Interviews 3rd May 2019
Visits & Tours By appointment please
Start Date September 2019
Salary Leadership Scale (dependent on experience)

About Us & What We're Looking For

  • Are you looking for a school where the students come first and the staff are valued?
  • Do you want to be part of dedicated and a committed team who are passionate about changing lives?
  • Can you make a real difference to the life chances and opportunities of disadvantaged students?
Welcome to Wodensborough

Our "inclusive and welcoming" school "is improving across all key areas" and we are now full and over-subscribed at Key Stage 3. Personal development, behaviour and welfare are now "Good" as are Leadership and Management. We are very much on the journey to becoming a "Good" school and we are immensely proud of our achievements to date. We invest in our staff and value their work and their contribution to raising standards. We are proud to serve our local community and we are proud to be part of the Ormiston Academies Trust, a family of schools who are all committed to being the trust that makes the biggest difference. We are now seeking to appoint an individual who shares our passion and commitment to ensuring the very highest standards of provision for all pupils and who can take personal development, behaviour and welfare to outstanding.

Due to an increase in pupil numbers and the internal promotion of our current postholder, we are seeking to appoint an exceptional leader who can further raise standards in English and whole school Literacy.

You will share our passion and commitment to classroom based school improvement and you will be able to demonstrate measurable impact in improving teaching, learning and outcomes in your current post. You will have a proven track-record in raising standards through excellence in your own classroom and you will have worked closely with staff and postholders to improve standards whole school. You will have a very clear vision for what excellence looks like and you will lead by example, demonstrating the credibility and the skills needed to build positive relationships with pupils, staff and stakeholders – you will be able to take people with you in order to build upon solid foundations in English and Literacy to secure further improvements at our school.

As a key player on our leadership team you will play a vital role in our school improvement journey. You will join a supportive, highly talented and committed team of leaders and staff who have worked hard to secure record examination results and sustainable improvements across every area of provision.

In return, we can offer you:

  • Excellent CPD opportunities both internally and through the wider OAT network.
  • Polite and courteous pupils who are proud of the improvements we have made.
  • The opportunity to lead a dedicated team who want pastoral care and interventions to move to the next level.
  • An incredibly supportive local community who want to see this this school be the best.
  • Superb facilities.

A move to Wodensborough is a move you will not regret. If you believe that children come first and want to feel valued as a professional, please come and see us.

Wodensborough is committed to the safeguarding of children and all staff are expected to ensure that the academy is a safe and secure environment for our students.


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