Head of English

  • SchoolChichester High School
  • Start DateSeptember 2021
  • Closing DateMonday 1st February 2021
  • Interviews07 February 2021

Job Summary

Head of English

We are seeking to recruit a motivational and talented Head of English. You will have outstanding leadership skills and appropriate experience to lead and deliver to English at KS3, KS4 and KS5 across year groups 7 to 13.  If you are an enthusiastic, dedicated and creative leader we would love to hear from you to discuss the post of Head of English with effect from September 2021.

The role will include leading the delivery of English. As Head of Department, you will have full autonomy to ensure your department meets targets and exceeds the needs of our learners. You will lead by example, supporting and empowering your department’s teachers, staff and pupils to achieve to the best of their ability.

The Head of Department will also line manage the English department, supporting the SLT link and Headteacher to ensure the department achieves to its maximum potential.

Chichester High School is a happy and vibrant place of learning. We are proud to be a genuinely comprehensive school and offer a wide and diverse range of excellent opportunities, inside and outside the classroom, that we believe enable our young people to develop exceptionally well both academically and personally.

The English department comprises a strong and professional team of 14 committed practitioners dedicated to ensuring the progress and success of the students in their charge.

Chichester High School is a friendly and supportive school with a robust team ethos, excellent facilities and an exceptional professional development programme with great opportunities for further career development.

Things you may wish to know about CHS:

·         Five period day with 60 minute lessons

·         Highly effective behaviour and inclusion system

·         Superb CPD including from our ‘Teaching and Learning Team’

·         OFSTED ‘good’ (June 2019)

·         OFSTED ‘outstanding’ Sixth Form (June 2019)

·         Friendly and supportive working environment

·         Responsible to: The Principal and the SLT link to English


General Management Duties:

To provide effective leadership and management and thereby build and maintain an effective teaching team which continually enhances the quality of learning and achievement.

We encourage, we listen, we learn!

If you are passionate about making a difference, we would love to hear from you.


TKAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment will be subject to the full Safer Recruitment process, including an enhanced disclosure and barring service check.

Equal Opportunities:

TKAT is committed to equality of opportunity, by encouraging and welcoming differences, listening to struggles, aspirations and accomplishments, and learning how to grow better together. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of any protected characteristic, this includes applications wishing to work flexibly.

How To Apply

To apply for this role please download and complete the attached Application Form then send to: Mrs B Hulse -

Kingsham Road, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 8EBT: 01243 787014F: 01243 832670
Back to top