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KS5 Lead for English

The Bishop of Winchester Academy


Bournemouth, Dorset | United Kingdom

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KS5 Lead for English

Are you looking to develop your career in a thriving, friendly and supportive standalone academy where staff welfare is a priority? Are you passionate about your students and committed to unlocking their potential in an academy that has high expectations of everyone? If so, The Bishop of Winchester Academy wants you!

We are seeking a talented and inspirational English specialist to join our thriving school as a KS5 Lead and be dedicated to furthering the journey of our students in their lifelong love of reading and communication. This is part of the next phase of recruitment for our growing academy, to take us to full capacity.

We can offer you the opportunity to lead and develop the English strategy for our growing 6th form where you will support our Head of English in developing and implementing a KS5 curriculum designed to prepare our students for the next chapter of their educational journey. Whatever your career stage, you will be supported to develop further literary knowledge and enhance your teaching tool kit. We thrive with fantastic staff who are committed to the cause of our students exceling as both writers and linguists and being equipped to succeed in a changing world.

Our Head of English would be delighted to take you on a tour of the school and give you the opportunity to meet the department and answer any questions you may have. 

As KS5 Lead for English you will join an established team of creative professionals to:

·        Play a fundamental role in moving the English department to the next stage in its development and to even greater successes

·        Plan and deliver high quality and engaging lessons that will challenge students and inspire progression

·        Encourage students to have high expectations of themselves and their behaviour

·        Engage students in study at A-Level GCSE

·        Be a positive role model and supportive mentor to students, making a lasting impact on their lives

The Bishop of Winchester Academy is a thriving Church of England school, recently recognised by Ofsted as prioritising ‘wider opportunities alongside achievement so that pupils “live life to the full.”’ (Ofsted 2023). Operating from recently refurbished facilities, our shared mission to improve the life chances of all of our students is at the very centre of our work.

We put the welfare of our staff at the heart of everything we do and can offer you:

·        Generous employer pension contribution at 28.6% basic salary from April 2024

·        Early Friday finish at 1:00pm

·        Supportive and practical marking policy

·        Career development with a bespoke CPD programme

·        Excellent newly refurbished teaching facilities with free onsite parking and good local public transport links

·        Employee Assistance Programme and Cycle to Work scheme

·        Close proximity to beaches and the Jurassic Coast to assist your work life balance

To apply for this KS5 Lead for English role, please visit the vacancies section of our website to complete an application form: .

Please email completed application forms to [email protected] , addressing your covering letter to Mr Paul McKeown, Principal.

The Bishop of Winchester Academy is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.

Please be aware that due to the ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ legislation we do not accept CV’s.

We reserve the right to close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date if we have received applications that meet the criteria.

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