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The Abbey School

Head of English Teacher within a Special School

Closing date: 24/06/2024 at 17:00

Job Start Date: 02/09/2024

Contract/Hours: Permanent , Full-time

Key Stage: KS1/KS2

Salary Type: Main Pay Range

Salary Details: £31,350-£47,839 (Corem1-Excelm3 MPS/UPS) + TLR 2B £5345 + SEN1 £2539

Hours of Work: Full Time

Location of Role: Farnham, Surrey

Job/Person Summary

Duties and responsibilities (full details are held within the job pack)

Head of English

Teaching and Learning:

•      evaluate and implement the curriculum to ensure students experience the full breadth of the subject and are able to make progress;

•      lead the development of whole school literacy with demonstrable impact across the curriculum

•      oversee the provision and delivery of whole school reading

•      monitor the progress made in achieving subject plans and targets, evaluate the effects of teaching and learning, and use this to guide further improvement;

•      establish provision of structured schemes of work, ensuring curriculum coverage, continuity and progression in the subject for all pupils;

•      provide guidance on the choice of appropriate evidence-informed teaching and learning methods to meet the needs of the subject and of different pupils;

•      establish and implement clear policies and practices for assessing, recording and reporting on pupils’ achievement, and for using this information to recognise achievement and to assist pupils in setting targets for further improvement;

•      evaluate progress and achievement in the subject by all pupils;

•      systematically monitor the quality of teaching through observation of lessons and adherence to the School’s monitoring systems, and act to improve further the quality of teaching through professional debate based on good practice;

 Management of People:

•      establish clear expectations and constructive working relationships among staff involved with the subject through team working and mutual support; devolving responsibilities and delegating tasks, as appropriate; evaluating practice; and developing an acceptance of accountability; 

•      audit training needs of staff;

•      lead professional development of subject staff through example, coaching and support and coordinate the provision of high-quality professional development, drawing in other sources of expertise as necessary;

•      assist colleagues to achieve expertise in their subject teaching and to meet targets;

•      work with the SENCO to ensure curriculum implementation is inclusive, allowing all students to thrive and make progress;

•      ensure you operate as a role model through meeting deadlines and modelling best practice;

•      establish and maintain good lines of communication within the Department and with other stakeholders, including staff, pupils, parents, Governors and appropriate outside agencies

Management of Resources:

•      establish resource needs for the subject and advise senior management/line management of likely priorities for expenditure;

•      manage available resources to meet the objectives of school and subject plans;

•      Source, promote and support the delivery of enrichment opportunities for students 

Application Procedure

How to Apply

Please complete the application form provided (or download a copy from the school website https://www.abbey.surrey.sch.uk/1270/vacancies ) and send to:

Zoe Mackie,

Operations Manager

The Abbey School, Menin Way, Farnham GU9 8DY

e-mail: [email protected] 

The Abbey School reserves the right to interview candidates before the closing date.


 Closing date for applications:        Monday 24th June 2024

Interviews:                                         Monday 1st July 2024

We look forward to receiving your application to join our dedicated and passionate team

Safer Recruitment

The Abbey is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. Enhanced DBS, Children’s Barred List and Right to work in the UK checks are required for this post. The Abbey School is committed to creating a diverse workforce. We’ll consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, religion, belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, pregnancy, maternity, age, disability, marriage or civil partnership.

About us

Address: Menin Way, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 8DY

Telephone: 01252 725059

Website: www.abbey.surrey.sch.uk

Application form