Apply online HEAD OF ENGLISH

Ref 174948
Grade Teachers Pay Range With TLR 2.3
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From 01 September 2021 
Closing Date Noon 16/04/2021 
Westfield Drive , Leyland , PR25 1QX
Tel: 01772 421021
School website:
Roll: 520
The Governors are seeking to appoint a well-qualified, energetic, enthusiastic and inspirational leader, with a real passion for all aspects of English language and literature, to take on the leadership responsibility of our flagship department.

Worden is a small but oversubscribed school and this position would suit an experienced leader looking for a new challenge as well as one looking for their first head of department position.

The successful candidate will work closely with the other English teachers as well as the Second in English, the Aspiring Leader for English and the Accelerated Reader co-ordinator to develop independent learning, thinking, literacy, numeracy and the love of language in order to maintain the already high standards and drive further improvement.

If you are a committed professional, enjoy a challenge and are passionate about raising standards and making a difference, you are the person we want working with us.

The successful candidate will:

- Be an outstanding practitioner
- Have a proven track record of success and sustained pupil attainment
- Have the ability to inspire and enthuse others to achieve the highest possible standards

Worden is a comprehensive Converter Academy that has a proven track record of sustained improvement and growth. In January 2020 the school underwent its second consecutive, and successful, section 8 inspection. Erica Sharman, HMI, confirmed that Academy@Worden continues to be a good school. She also highlighted `that we have a strong and enthusiastic leadership team who have brought about improvement in all areas of the curriculum, including pupils┐ personal development. Leaders have improved outcomes for pupils in the GCSE examinations. The progress that pupils make by the time they leave Year 11 is now higher than the national average'.

Worden is committed to promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will need to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure and appointment will be subject to receipt of suitable references, qualifications and identity checks.

Visits to look round the school are encouraged during w/c 12th April 2021

Interviews: W/c 19th April 2021

More Information can be found at
Application forms and covering letter can be emailed to the Director of Business and Finance; Mr Reed

The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'. Information provided by you or the Disclosure and Barring Service will be dealt with in a confidential manner in accordance with the DBS's Code of Practice. You may view the Code of Practice on the DBS website at or alternatively a copy is available on request. Lancashire County Council has a Handling of DBS Certificate Information Policy this is available from the recruiting manager to applicants who are asked to complete a DBS application.

Lancashire County Council has a Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-offenders this is available to all applicants upon request.

Essential Qualifications
- Degree in a relevant subject.
- PGCE or equivalent.
- Qualified teacher status or ability to work in secondary schools under the Wolf review recommendations (QTLS).
Desirable Qualifications
- Recent Inset in subject related issues.
- A relevant professionally recognised leadership qualification (e.g. NCSL LFTM, Leadership Pathways) or the willingness to undertake one.
Essential Experience
- An effective teacher with a proven track record of raising attainment with experience in teaching all ability groups.
- Ability to share their experience to sustain a curriculum which is sensitive to the needs of all children.
Desirable Experience
- Involvement in whole school/departmental development and improvement.
Proposed Interview Date:

For an informal discussion please contact:

For an informal discussion please contact: Headteacher - Mr A Hammersley.

Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

Application forms and covering letter can be emailed to the Director of Business and Finance; Mr Reed
Please note CVs are not accepted, to apply for this vacancy you need to complete the application form attached

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.