Head of English
The Directors of Uffculme Academy Trust are seeking to appoint a Head of English to join our Outstanding School from January 2020. We are looking for a skilled professional with excellent classroom practice and a proven track record of supporting students to achieve well. The successful candidate will have a good understanding of how to maintain and develop a high-performing department and be able to demonstrate the skills and commitment needed to lead the team forward.
The English department is one of the flagship departments of the school with over 90% of students achieving Grades 9-4 in English and 76% achieving Grades 9-5. The English Progress 8 score for 2019 is 0.60, (with disadvantaged Progress 8 = 0.58).
Uffculme School is a popular, high performing Academy located on the beautiful Devon/Somerset border with easy motorway access to the regional centres of Taunton and Exeter. The February 2014 Ofsted inspection classed the Academy as ‘outstanding’. We are a fully comprehensive school and committed to inclusion. Examination results are consistently over 80% for five or more GCSEs at A*-C including English and Maths. Last year our Progress 8 score was 0.7 with the disadvantaged achieving 0.3, maintaining our track-record as being one of the highest performing non-selective schools in the country.
Whilst our examination results speak for themselves they don’t tell the whole story. They are based on a culture of high expectations; exceptional levels of student participation and active involvement in the life of the school; and great relationships between staff and students. We make no apologies for wanting it all as a school: happy staff, happy students, outstanding results, amazing opportunities and a culture which rewards and values success in all its forms.
If that sounds like the sort of school you would like to be a part of, please get in touch to find out more. Contact details are within the attached advert.
Closing date: 30th September 2019 at 9:30am
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any job offer is subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS clearance.
Uffculme School 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.