Head Of English – UBHS


To commence January 2019

Upper Batley High School is a dynamic, innovative and forward thinking learning community. We are proud that our focus is on educating ‘Tomorrow’s Successful Men’ and we are specialists in the education of boys. We are looking for a forward thinking individual to join our team on our journey to outstanding.

Our GCSE results are improving rapidly and in 2013 we were in the ‘Top 100 Most Improved’ schools in the UK. In 2014 we were in the ‘Top 50% of Schools in the UK for Value Added’ and in 2015 we were graded as a ‘Good’ school by Ofsted. Ofsted said our learners are making rapid progress and ‘the school is a harmonious community in which to learn’. In 2016 we were identified as a Beacon School due to the excellent progress we make with our learners (Northern Powerhouse Report 2016) and in 2017 we achieved both the PSHCE Charter mark and the Careers Quality standard award. In 2018 we achieved a record number of 7, 8 and 9 grades (the highest possible GCSE grades).

Our 11-16 school is multi-cultural and located close to the town centre, within easy access of the motorway network. Our work is focused on developing the unique potential of every individual whilst working towards becoming an outstanding educational organisation. We are a vibrant, rich and exciting learning community with unique and inspiring opportunities inside and outside the classroom.

We are part of the Batley Multi Academy Trust, whose sole purpose is to provide an outstanding education through our family of schools. Batley Multi Academy Trust currently comprises Batley Girls’ High School, Upper Batley High School and Healey Junior, Infant and Nursery School.

We are seeking to appoint an innovative and enthusiastic Head of English to lead our successful, supportive and hardworking department. Experience of leading a department would be beneficial, however it is not essential.

If you are a highly effective classroom teacher with excellent leadership and communication skills and are keen to make a difference to the learning and aspirations of our students, then we would very welcome your application.

The successful candidate will:
– Lead the English team to become an outstanding team, with outstanding outcomes
– Ensure all learners are high achievers in English
– Plan, develop, monitor and evaluate all English courses

In return we can offer:
– A firm commitment to your professional development with a structured programme of CPD
– A supportive team of exceptional staff and school leaders to ensure success in the role
– Excellent facilities with highly motivated learners, keen to learn and engage in lessons
– Leadership development opportunities and a bespoke development programme

This is an excellent opportunity to join a supportive forward thinking school who in return for your commitment and hard work will support you to achieve your own career goals and aspirations.

Please apply by completing a Batley Multi Academy Trust application form available here as a PDF , and here as a Word Document for consideration by our selection panel. You will also be required to read our Privacy Notice for Job Applicants available here as a PDF and fill out the separate Equal Opportunities form available here as a PDF , and here as a Word Document. Forms are also available by contacting the Human Resources department on 01924 350081/recruitment@batleymultiacademytrust.co.uk.  Further details regarding the role are available from the job description and person specification.

Closing date for applications is Thursday 11 October 2018 at 12noon

Interviews will be held week commencing 22 October 2018

Batley Girls’ High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check for Regulated Activity.

Batley Multi Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.