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Head of English
  • Employer: Birkdale High School
  • Reference: 05349
  • Published: Wed 10/03/2021, 12:44 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 12/04/2021, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Term Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: Scale Range Point: M4 - UPS3 + TLR1B, £31,778 - £41,604 + TLR1B
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Birkdale High School, Merseyside

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Head of English


Headteacher: Mr G Y Bourgade


Permanent Full Time Contract – From September 2021

TLR 1B (£10,200)

Birkdale High School is a popular and successful all-boys 11-16 comprehensive Academy with an excellent reputation, outstanding pastoral care and consistently above national average academic results.

The school has seen its numbers rise over the last few years and was officially oversubscribed last year.

At Birkdale we aim to be leaders in the education of boys and this starts with a clear focus on developing effective teaching driven by a focus on cognitive science and educational research and our quality assurance is developmental rather than judgemental. Our teachers are given the space and support to make positive changes to their practice in a risk-free environment; we watch each other teach, share best practice and are eager to accept our professional obligation to improve methods of embedding the knowledge our boys need.

The English Department at Birkdale High School are a committed, collaborative and hard working team. This is an exciting opportunity to lead a Department who have worked hard to develop a knowledge rich, carefully sequenced and challenging curriculum. With visualisers in every classroom, an emphasis on modelling and fronted tier two vocabulary instruction, we ensure that we invest time and energy in strategies that most benefit our boys. Driven by the principles of cognitive science coupled with high expectations, we are proud to consistently achieve significantly above National Average progress for boys in English. We are looking for an outstanding, ambitious Head of English with high expectations to continue to drive improvements in this successful department.

The appointed candidate is required to join from 1 September 2021.

Appointments are subject to the successful candidate obtaining a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure (via the Disclosure Barring Service).

Further details and an application form can be downloaded from or obtained from Ms Karen Anslow at the school. Completed application forms should be emailed to: by 12 noon on Monday 12 April 2021.

Interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place week commencing Monday 19 April 2021.


Birkdale High School safeguards children and actively promotes their welfare. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to the acquisition of an enhanced DBS certificate with barred list information through the Disclosure and Barring Service and further checks as required. All teaching positions will also be subject to a prohibition order check.