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Head of English

The Roundhill Academy
Leicester, Leicestershire
Contract Type
Full Time
L6 – L10 (£50,120 to £55,357 per annum)
Start Date
1st January 2024
2nd October 2023 09:00 AM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start Date
1st January 2024
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1369036

Head of English

The Roundhill Academy


Contracted Hrs: 100%

Salary: L6 – L10 (£50,120 - £55,357 per annum) Pay Award Pending

Start Date: 1st January 2024

Do you have experience leading a department?

Are you looking for a rewarding role in which you can make a real difference?

Would you like to work for an organisation who is committed to promoting a healthy work-life balance?

If so, this could be the perfect opportunity for you!

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Head of English to join The Roundhill Academy from 1st January 2024 on a full-time permanent basis. The Head of English will be responsible for supporting the school SLT on the curriculum planning processes within the English curriculum and ensuring the supply of course is appropriate and meets the demands of our pupils.

The Head of English will lead a successful and vibrant English department, who strive for a continuous improvement and high-quality education. The role is a varied one and requires someone with the ability to managed competing priorities and work well within the English department but in wider teams across the school and Trust.

We are seeking an individual whose passion for literature and language combines with a strategic approach to learning and curriculum. We are looking for a leader who understands the complex and shifting challenges of GCSE provision whilst not losing sight of the ability of the curriculum to enable students to access diverse and varied communities from across the globe.

This role is a rewarding one with a successful candidate having the opportunity to shape the English department from a position of strength in a school with big ambitions and taking on a prominent role in the leadership and strategic direction of the school, ensuring that the strategic objectives for the school are embedded into the subject area.

The ideal candidate will:

• Hold QTS status and have leadership experience

• Possess excellent subject knowledge with the ability to articulate their expertise within their teaching

• Be an excellent role model for both students and staff

• Possess the ability to teach high quality lessons and consistently provide learning opportunities that progresses students’ learning and achievements

• Have the ability to use data to improve teaching and learning

• Have the ability to undertake good quality line management of staff

• Be an excellent communicator and able to build positive working relationships with pupils, parents/carers and stakeholders

• Be a team player – whilst it is important as a secondary teacher to work independently, there are regular points of the working day and week where working alongside support staff and other teaching colleagues is vital, therefore working as part of a team that is supportive and effective is paramount to the role

In return we offer:

• Opportunity to work within a supportive team

• Access to the Bradgate Learning Alliance to share best practice, learn and network with other colleagues

• Opportunities for career development with access to professional development, apprenticeships and training schemes

• Access to the generous Teachers Pension Scheme

• Employee Support Service (counselling) for employees and close family members (24/7 support)

• Employee Discount and Benefit Scheme

• Opportunity for an annual flu vaccination


If you would like to discuss this post or arrange a visit to the school please contact the Head Teacher, Tim Marston, prior to applying.

To apply for this position:

1. Apply using the online application form

2. Submit a supporting statement outlining the reasons why you are applying and your suitability for the position

Application Closing Date: 9am, Monday 2nd October 2023

Provisional Interview Date: W/C 23rd October 2023 

We look forward to receiving your application!


Bradgate Education Partnership is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff and volunteers are therefore expected to be-have in such a way that supports this commitment. As part of the Trust’s shortlisting process, all shortlisted candidates will be subject to an online search as part of our due diligence. Appointment to this post will also be subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks.


At our Trust inclusion means everyone is welcome. Everyone is treated fairly and with respect. We value individuality and uniqueness and aim to create a sense of belonging. We want an inclusive workplace that helps build the success of our pupils and reflects the diversity of the communities we serve.


Safeguarding Statement:

The Roundhill Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
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