Head of English

TLR 1c.2 £13,288.00

Possibility of leadership spine for experienced candidates


Required January 2020





Applications are invited for the post of Head of English at the William de Ferrers School. We are looking to appoint an inspirational leader to play a key role in leading our English department.



Why work for William de Ferrers School?


  • Senior leadership team that encourage innovation from heads of departments but that offers unwavering support and guidance

  • Highly supportive and willing team of established English teachers

  • Dedicated administrative support team

  • Significantly reduced timetable to allow for leadership responsibilities


Our recent Ofsted inspection of December 2018 confirmed our status as a good school. Our English department were instrumental in achieving this outcome.


William de Ferrers is a school committed to a whole-school approach to literacy with all staff committed to raising the quality of writing.


William de Ferrers is a good school with many strengths and aspires to be outstanding. As a school we believe all young people deserve to become world-class learners and thrive in a first-class educational environment. The successful candidate will be forward thinking and innovative with a passion to deliver high quality education and the ability to inspire others.


Visits to the school are welcome, please contact Mrs Clarkson, PA to the headteacher on 01245 326305 or headspa@wdf.school


Please apply to the Headteacher using the school application form as soon as possible but before noon on Monday 14 October 2019. Interviews are planned for later the same week. Please email the school for further information headspa@wdf.school



Application form



Job description




We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.




This post is exempt from the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the successful applicant will be expected to undertake an enhanced disclosure.