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Head of English (Maternity cover)

School
Whitelands Academy
Location
Bicester, Oxfordshire
Contract Type
Fixed term contract
Hours
Full Time
Salary
MPS-UPS plus TLR
Start Date
1st September 2024
Expires
6th May 2024 11:59 PM
Contract Type
Fixed term contract
Job ID
1411879
Start Date
1st September 2024
  • Contract Type :Fixed term contract
  • Contract Length: Maternity Cover
  • Job ID: 1411879

Head of Department

Please note that applications will be reviewed as received and should a suitable candidate be identified, we may close the vacancy early. Therefore, early application is encouraged.

Vacancy Details

Whitelands Academy is a warm, welcoming and busy school where staff and students strive to be the best they can be. With a new Principal starting in September 2022, this is an exciting time to join the school.

We couldn’t do what we do without our fantastic staff team, and we have an exciting opportunity for an outstanding teacher with the experience to step up into a Head of Department position in our school to lead the English department. This position is a maternity cover only. 

If you are a qualified and enthusiastic teacher with looking for the next step in your teaching career, within a challenging but highly rewarding role, then we want to hear from you. Come and join us in a key role on this exciting journey to help every student in our school reach their potential.

All About You

Do you have what it takes to join us? The Head of Year we would like to join us will be:

• A dynamic, inspirational and enthusiastic classroom practitioner with high expectations for students.

• Passionate about your subject, able to inspire and motivate students and staff.

• A role model for our students and staff.

Why Work for us?

We think you will love working with us and here are some of the reasons why:

• We are a welcoming and supportive school with strong values and a caring ethos.

• Our staff are a hardworking team dedicated to helping children succeed.

• Our children are engaged and eager to learn.

• We have a supportive leadership team and wider school community.

• As part of The White Horse Federation multi-academy trust, we benefit from their support, encouragement, shared resources and outstanding CPD opportunities.

Why not come and see for yourself? We would love to welcome you to our school and show you around so that you can better understand our school environment. Please get in touch with the school office to arrange.

The White Horse Federation is a large Multi-Academy Trust in South West and South East England, committed to providing the very best education for our students. We believe in empowering our staff to be the very best they can be, and that is why you will find a wide range of professional development opportunities available to you when you join us.

Benefits:

We believe in valuing our staff, and one of the ways we can do that is by offering a range of benefits to our staff:

• Car Purchase Scheme

• Discounted Gym Membership

• Cycle to Work Scheme

• Employee Assistance Programme

• Excellent Pension Scheme

Ready to Apply?

We hope we have done enough to give you a flavour of what it is like to work here. If you would like come and join us, then please apply today – we are looking forward to hearing from you.

Attachments

Safeguarding Statement:

The White Horse Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If successful for this role, you will be expected to apply for a disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service before an appointment is confirmed. Please note that references will be sought on shortlisted candidates before the interview.

The White Horse Federation values uniqueness and recognises the benefit of having a diverse workforce. We value the contributions of all staff from a wide range of backgrounds and we are committed to building an inclusive workplace that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. At The White Horse Federation, we believe that everyone should be treated with fairness and respect and share a commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at all of our schools. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and operate a fair recruitment process, free from discrimination against the protected characteristics, in line with the Equality Act 2010. 

In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023, we will be carrying out an online search as part of our pre-interview checks on shortlisted candidates.

Whitelands Academy

Whitelands Academy

Part of The White Horse Federation

The White Horse Federation