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Head of English  ​​​​​​​

Weston Favell Academy
Location: Northamptonshire | Job type: Permanent | Salary: MPR/UPS + TLR 1B

We are looking for a high quality professional who has the highest expectations of themselves and our pupils. If you provide high quality teaching and have a natural enthusiasm for improving the life chances of our children then this could be the role for you.



Required from September 2018


Closing date: 9th March 2018 at midnight
Interviews w/c 12th March 2018

About the Role

We wish to recruit someone who shares our vision that through learning, pupils’ curiosity and imagination will be fired up, allowing them to become questioning individuals who are confidently able to take part in a democratic society.  As the Head of English you will be expected to ensure, through effective Teaching and Learning, that all pupils are inspired to achieve outstanding progress.

About You

In recruiting for the Head of English role we are seeking the following from applicants:

  • A  degree in English or an English-related subject
  • A growth mind-set
  • High standards of professionalism
  • A courteous manner
  • Record of high quality teaching
  • The potential to be an exceptional leader

The successful candidate will join an inspirational and passionate team of English teachers.

About Us

Weston Favell Academy is an improving school and this summer’s GCSE results were the best in our history. In addition our English results have risen significantly and are in line with the national average. This is the second consecutive year of significant improvement and we are confident this upward trend will continue.

It is our goal to equip young people with the qualifications, skills and characteristics that will help them to achieve their aspirations.  Our motto, ‘Be Inspired’, is demonstrated throughout our curriculum.  We are a supportive team, committed to ensuring that our learners fulfil their potential despite any barriers they may face. We are looking for equally passionate practitioners to join our team.

In Return

Working for the Greenwood Academies Trust you can be assured that you will be contributing to helping support our mission to enable every child to do their best.  All our academies work collaboratively together to share best practice and are supported by the expertise within the central team to enable them to focus on teaching and learning.  As a GAT employee you will receive excellent opportunities for career progression and access to bespoke CPD from the Learning Alliance to enhance your professional growth. 

Visits to our academy are warmly welcomed; please contact Jo Cosciani, PA to the Principal, on 01604 402121 or email 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks, therefore, all posts within the Trust are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.


The Trust welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.

TO APPLY please email a completed application form to stating the job reference in your email.



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If you have any questions regarding a vacancy or to request a paper application form please call:

0115 748 3344  


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