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Fulston Manor School

Fulston Manor School A Fulston Manor Academies Trust School

Head of English

Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR 1.3 (£11,247p.a.) possibility of more commensurate with experience


Required to start – September 2024

Closing date: Monday 22nd April 2024

Interviews: TBC

We are offering an exciting opportunity to lead a core subject in our school. We are looking for a passionate and talented individual who can enthusiastically lead a team and who has the drive and determination to help young people achieve their goals.

We are looking for a well-qualified, enthusiastic and experienced teacher to take responsibility for English.  The successful candidate will have a proven track record of successful teaching as well as being able to demonstrate the ability to motivate and lead teams of middle leader staff.  The candidate may have had previous experience as a Key Stage Co-ordinator/Head of Department or similar, and they will have a genuine interest and passion for inspiring young people with an engaging curriculum. 

The successful candidate will join the school’s successful and enthusiastic English department, working and collaborating with an exceptionally dedicated and talented team of practitioners.

What we are looking for:

  • An excellent English specialist, who is ready to develop their leadership skills further
  • A strategic thinker to shape the future of the subject and positively lead the department whilst being a well-organised, determined and proactive operational subject leader
  • A passion to build on attainment and achievement at KS3, KS4 and KS5 through a positive attitude towards staff, students and parents
  • A proven teacher, who has driven up attainment and progress in English
  • Someone keen to make a difference to the lives of young people
  • Someone looking to join a community that works to develop young people into successful citizens

What Fulston Manor School can offer you:

  • Mentoring and high-level training
  • Encouragement to develop your career with excellent promotion opportunities
  • A family atmosphere with welcoming staff and students
  • A caring environment with well-being and work/life balance at its core
  • To be part of a whole school team – working together to achieve and valuing every individual’s contribution

Fulston Manor is a heavily oversubscribed, non-selective school in Sittingbourne, Kent, this success is based on the quality of our staff and the excellence of our induction and support programmes. The school offers an outstanding learning environment for all its students.

Fulston Manor is focused on developing students into young citizens capable of making a difference. Here, at Fulston, we have a strong pastoral system at our core, and we pride ourselves on being about strong traditional family values. All staff and students who join us are joining the Fulston Family, and we look forward to welcoming you to this community.

Applications are invited from experienced teachers who possess the skills, enthusiasm, and commitment necessary to ensure our students succeed and develop in our nurturing community. We are looking to develop staff that want to join our community and be a part of it, we provide a range of CPD opportunities to develop people’s careers, including access to the NPQ qualifications.

The starting date for this post will be September 2024. If you are interested and would like to apply, please complete the school’s application form and send this to the Headteacher with a cover letter (email acceptable). Applications by CV will not be accepted.

For any further information, however, please do not hesitate to contact the school; you are, of course, most welcome to visit.

A job description/specification is attached for further details.

We reserve the right to withdraw the advertisement early and to interview candidates during the advertisement window; candidates are therefore encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.