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Head of Faculty - English

Employer: Drapers' Academy

  • Reference: DMAT/1617/09
  • Published on: Wed 11/01/2017 14:10 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 24/01/2017 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Term Time, Permanent
  • Hours:
  • Salary: TLR1a (£10,926 – negotiable depending on experience)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Havering

Drapers’ Academy is seeking an inspirational leader to become our new Head of English Faculty.

Are you a dynamic, committed and inspirational teacher with a proven record of achieving excellent results? Do you have the drive and determination to lead and develop our English Faculty? If so, this is an exciting time to join our successful English team. The team of 11 staff has a blend of experienced teachers; including a subject specific Lead Practitioner, KS3 Co-ordinator, Literacy Co-ordinator, NQTs and trainees. The diverse staff make the Faculty an interesting and unique environment to work in. All teachers have their own classroom, equipped with an interactive whiteboard, visualizer and storage space. In addition, the faculty boasts a Faculty office, two mobile laptop trolleys and a set of iPads.

We are proud of our achievements as a school and this year’s results rose from 58% A*-C to 72% in English Language with 73% of pupils making at least 3 levels of progress.

If you are committed to excellence in teaching and learning, use innovative methods in the classroom and are able to disseminate your passion and ideas to others then this role is for you. During your career you will have demonstrated a superior work ethic and have a keen desire to work collaboratively with colleagues and make an impact with pupil progress. You will have excellent communication skills, along with experience of planning for progression throughout the key stages and the ability to inspire a team of passionate teachers. In return we offer excellent line managed support, state of the art facilities and a range of CPD opportunities to ensure you make progress with your own career.

Drapers’ Academy is a vibrant place to work and we are an ambitious school with high expectations of our staff and pupils. If you have the drive, enthusiasm and determination to ensure our pupils are successful and alongside this can lead and inspire others to follow the same, then our English Faculty is right for you.

Drapers’ Academy has much to offer:

  • A clear vision for our school to deliver high standards of education for its community

  • State of the art campus surrounded by acres of countryside

  • An environment that promotes innovation

  • Committed and supportive Senior Leadership Team

  • Our own 6th Form dedicated to A Level teaching

  • Membership of the Havering Teacher Training Partnership to support teacher training and CPD of staff at all levels

  • An employer who invests in the development of their staff with a commitment to your ongoing professional development

  • Close proximity to the M25 (Junction 28, Brentwood) and the A12 for ease of access from London, Kent, Essex or Hertfordshire and ample secure on-site parking

  • Short bus journey from Harold Wood (Cross Rail) train station

  • Committed sponsors – The Drapers Company and">Queen Mary University of London

Closing date for applications: 12 noon, Tuesday 24th January 2017

Start date: Easter 2017 or September 2017

References will be requested as part of the short-listing process.

Interviews will be held in the week beginning Monday, 30th January 2017.

Further information regarding our school can be found at

If you would like more information about the role, please contact Sue Lucey, Principal’s PA

Please include with your application form a covering letter, of no more than two sides of A4, outlining your suitability for the post. Covering letters can be emailed to

Drapers’ Academy and Sixth Form is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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