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Head of English

Hersham Road, Walton on Thames, Surrey, KT12 5PY
Three Rivers Academy
Full Time
£29,344 to £44,919 with TLR 1c £12,531 FTE
21st April 2023
Start Date
1st September 2023
3rd June 2023 12:00 AM
Contract Type
Job ID
Job Reference
TRA Hd of Eng
Start date
1st September 2023
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1327125

Three Rivers Academy is a school that maximises opportunities for young people to develop academically and socially in an environment that is stimulating, caring and supportive. We are proud of our inclusive ethos, which we expect all staff to embrace. The school was judged GOOD in every category by Ofsted in May 2019. We are fortunate to offer some of the best facilities in Surrey, with a spacious and modern building.

We have an exciting opportunity for a passionate, dedicated, and innovative Head of English to join our Faculty at Three Rivers Academy. We are looking for an inspirational teacher and leader with a commitment to bringing out the best in every student, a genuine passion for their subject, and the energy and drive to lead their team in providing the very best experiences and opportunities for our students.

Middle Leaders are the engine room of our school and the key to success of our students. By working within our ‘Values for Ethical Leadership’ (Honesty, Integrity, Accountability and Objectivity) you will inspire your team try new things, take risks, and have fun in the classroom. As a reflective practitioner, you will constantly strive to be even better and incorporate the latest developments in pedagogy into your approach. You will also be a crucial member of the broader Three Rivers Academy (TRA) leadership team and work collaboratively and collegiately with colleagues at the TRA and across the Trust in the best interest of our students. You will be fully supported by the Senior Leadership Team in achieving your strategic objectives.

The Howard Partnership Trust (THPT) have an extensive Rewards & Benefits Scheme that includes Loyalty & Service Awards, access to discount schemes and membership of the Teacher Pension Scheme.

At Three Rivers Academy we are proud to offer a range of benefits and promote a healthy work/life balance:

• Teachers are offered 16% PPA time, significantly higher than the required 10%

• Generous ECT Welcome payment (up to £2,000)

• Recruitment & retention allowances available to attract the very best staff

• An extra border allowance is payable in certain circumstances

• The vast majority of full-time teachers have their own classroom

• Directed time is kept to a minimum with after-school meetings lasting no longer than an hour and all school events calendared in advance

• All teaching staff are provided with a laptop

• Professional opportunities to share and grow within The Howard Partnership Trust with high-quality CPD opportunities at all levels from ECT to SLT

• School easily accessible via public transport

• Active staff wellbeing group

• An inclusive community which celebrates its diversity

All adults employed by the Trust have a responsibility for data protection and have a duty to observe and follow the principles of the GDPR Regulations.  THPT welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.  All applicants must be able to provide evidence of their Right to Work in the UK prior to commencement of employment. As part of our need to comply with UK immigration rules, you will be required to provide Home Office stipulated documentation prior to interview. Early applications are encouraged.  We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date of this advertisement.

The Howard Partnership Trust is a values-based organization which seeks to recruit individuals who can demonstrate our values. Our values will be assessed through the selection process. We therefore ask all applicants when providing their supporting statement to incorporate not only how they meet the essential criteria for the role but to also how they demonstrate our values.

Our THPT values are: Integrity, Partnership, Advocacy, Resilience, Compassion , Aspiration 


The successful candidate will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

The Howard Partnership Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment

Due to the nature of this role, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken. In making your application, it is essential you disclose whether you have any pending charges, convictions, bind-overs or cautions and, if so, for which offences. This post will be exempt from the provisions of Section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Therefore, applicants are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are ‘spent’ under the provision of the Act, and, in the event of the employment being taken up; any failure to disclose such convictions will result in dismissal or disciplinary action. The fact that a pending charge, conviction, bind-over or caution has been recorded against you will not necessarily debar you from consideration for this appointment.

Safeguarding Statement:

Three Rivers 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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