East Midlands Education Trust

Head of English

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The Joseph Whitaker School


MPS/UPS plus TLR 1b

Hours per Week

Full Time



Closing Date



MPS/UPS plus TLR 1b (£9,929)

Required from September 2020


Be Outstanding!

The Joseph Whitaker School is a popular oversubscribed school of 1200 students with attainment levels above the national average at both GCSE and post 16. At our last inspection in March 2019, the school was judged as being “Good”.

The Governors are seeking to appoint a well-qualified Head of English with initiative, drive and determination. We have extremely high expectations of our students and staff, and we offer excellent training and professional development opportunities. The successful candidate will lead an experienced and successful department.

For further details of the post and an application form, please visit www.emet.academy/vacancies

To apply, please send your completed application form and a letter of application (maximum 2 sides of A4) outlining:

  • Your leadership and management experience
  • Three key strategies to increase boys' attainment at GCSE

Please forward your completed application form to:


Please note that we are unable to accept CVs for this post.

Candidates are more than welcome to visit the school at any time.  Please view our school website josephwhitaker.org. for more information.

The closing date for applications is Friday 13 March 2020 at noon.

Interviews for short listed candidates will be held week commencing Monday 16 March 2020.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake a criminal record check via the DBS.

We welcome applications from all who feel they have the qualities to contribute to this Academy regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion.