Ref 185556
Grade MPR/UPR + TLR 1B
Salary £28000 to £ 43685 
Salary Pro Rata
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From As soon as possible 
Closing Date 12 noon 20/03/2023
Crow Hills Road , Penwortham , Preston , PR1 0JE
Tel: 01772 320250
School website: www.priory.lancs.sch.uk
Roll: 807
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an outstanding English Teacher and leader to lead our rapidly improving department.

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional leader who has a proven track record of achieving excellent results, who can motivate students and lead a team of committed, creative and inspiring classroom practitioners, through the next phase of our journey, taking the school from ‘good to great’.

Penwortham Priory Academy is a vibrant and ambitious school with a culture of high expectations. All staff who work with us must align themselves with our value set, our morals; we are committed, positive and willing to evolve. As such, we are now looking for a dynamic leader with a ‘can do’ attitude to join and evolve this core faculty. If you consistently deliver excellent lessons, enthuse and engage students to achieve their full academic potential yet can inspire and lead others to do the same, then our English department is the place for you. 

Penwortham Priory Academy has a relentless focus upon providing outstanding learning experiences and raising achievement and as such the ideal candidate is expected to demonstrate the ability to fulfil the following key responsibilities:

  • Be a committed practitioner, who is positive and willing to evolve
  • To lead and manage the strategic direction and development of the English department
  • To lead, manage and develop the English team to ensure all are performing at the highest level
  • To be accountable for student progress
  • Show good understanding and use of data to monitor progress, identify underperformance and apply the appropriate interventions and positively impact on performance indicators
  • Monitor and evaluate the quality of provision to include the curriculum, quality of teaching and outcomes for students
  • Ensure the provision of an up to date, relevant and differentiated curriculum to suit the needs of all students
  • Develop and enhance the teaching practice of staff in your team and when appropriate, challenge underperformance
  • Effectively manage and deploy teaching and support staff, financial and physical resources for the faculty
  • Facilitate departmental meetings and be an active member of the extended middle leadership of the school
  • Work collaboratively with other staff, both within Priory and across other secondary and primary schools, as an active member of our Preston’s Teaching School’s Alliance and our ‘Family of Schools’
  • Be responsible for the line management and performance management of the subject leads and teachers within the department

    Rehabilitation 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 www.gov.uk/dbs 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.

    Please note that in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022, an online search will be carried out as part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates.

    More Information can be found at www.priory.lancs.sch.uk
  • Essential Qualifications

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    Desirable Qualifications

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    Essential Experience

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    Desirable Experience

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  • Participate in the recruitment and development of teaching and non-teaching staff of the department
  • Be a positive leader and manager by modelling excellent participation and effective communication skills
  • Be responsible for the learning environment within the department
  • Undertake other responsibilities as directed by the Head. 
  • Proposed Interview Date:

    For an informal discussion please contact:

    Lisa Cowell, Vice Principal - l.cowell@priory.lancs.sch.uk

    Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

    Priory website (directed to the TES website) - https://www.priory.lancs.sch.uk/vacancies. TES website

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