Hamilton School

Head of English

  • 1.0FTE
  • 30 November 23
  • MPR/UPR plus TLR 2b - £5,193 and SEN1 - £2,384

Hamilton School is seeking a Head of English.  We are looking for resilient candidates ready to thrive in a unique setting, making a lasting impact on both education and students' personal development. As Head of English, you'll play a pivotal role in shaping the curriculum at Hamilton School and contributing to the success of the Special and AP hub within Maiden Erlegh Trust.

We need someone who thrives in the face of challenges. In this role, you'll support students not only academically but also in their personal development journey. We're seeking candidates who can cultivate resilience in themselves and empower students to do the same, creating a positive and transformative learning experience.

Beyond Hamilton School, your role will involve collaborative efforts within the Maiden Erlegh Trust hub, ensuring a cohesive and impactful approach to delivering exceptional education.

As Head of English, you will oversee the subject provision across Hamilton School. You will ensure high standards of teaching and learning are delivered, resources are used efficiently and effectively, and the curriculum is managed and developed in accordance with Trust and school policy. You will also provide support with annual departmental plans, appraisals, the resourcing of the department, promote an ethos of teamwork and establish a culture of sharing good practice.

You will need the ability to lead and manage people to work towards a common goal, as well as good decision-making skills and the ability to work collaboratively with others.

As a teacher, you will have excellent subject knowledge and experience of teaching at KS3-5 and be able to work closely with others. Being up to date with professional developments in English and other aspects of education is equally important.

Being part of the Maiden Erlegh Trust also offers a range of career opportunities across our schools. For our teaching team we offer a flexible CPD programme which staff can tailor to their own needs which includes coaching and training for new entrants to the profession and to support career returners.

We have a proven track record of supporting ambitious staff in to middle and senior leadership posts and can offer opportunities to broaden your impact on the sector through the work of the Maiden Erlegh Institute. We are very happy to discuss flexible working arrangements, including part-time working and job-sharing.

If you would like to have an informal chat with the hiring manager or visit the school, please email our recruitment team on recruitment@maidenerleghtrust.org who can help organise this. 

All applications should be sent to recruitment@maidenerleghtrust.org using the form provided.

The Trust reserves the right to interview and appoint before the closing date.