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Second in Charge of English - Full-time

Hillview School for Girls, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-5450-60T
  • Posted:16/03/2023
  • Pay:MPS/UPS + TLR2b
  • Start Date:September 2023 or earlier by negotiation
  • App Close Date:19/04/2023 at 15:00
  • Interviews:TBA


Second in Charge of English  

Required for September 2023

(or earlier by negotiation)


This is an exciting and rare opportunity to appoint an ambitious and experienced teacher to act as second in charge of the department. You will work closely with our Director of English to secure consistent and exceptional student experience in English Language and Literature.

We are seeking a candidate who has bold and creative vision, underpinned by a solid base of high quality, engaging teaching and secure subject knowledge.

In partnership with the Director of English you will:

  • Develop a dynamic and inspiring English provision in which both creative expression and practical communication skills are highly valued
  • Be a crucial part of a department leadership team, ensuring high levels of success for teachers and students and taking the lead on agreed specific areas of responsibility
  • Consider the school’s ‘Pure potential’ belief and how this can be interpreted within English, for students of all abilities
  • Support the development of the English staffing body and pedagogical approaches
  • Have high expectations and aspirations for all students


Hillview School for Girls is a Performing and Visual Arts specialist school based in Tonbridge, Kent with an on-site nursery, gym and ample staff parking.  You will have the opportunity to work alongside enthusiastic subject specialists and engage within creative pedagogical development. 

We offer an exciting and rewarding place to work; within a calm and focused classroom environment where students are keen to learn and achieve and appreciate their teachers’ dedication and support. Our high expectations and aspirations for our students has placed the school, repeatedly over time, as one of the highest achieving non-selective schools in Kent.

Please use the contact details below if you would like the opportunity to tour the school or to discuss the role informally before making an application.

Please return a completed application form, to Mrs A Dennett, HR Manager, Hillview School for Girls, Brionne Gardens, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 2HE or by email: dennetta@hillview.kent.sch.uk

Tel: 01732 352793 Ext 180

Closing date: Wednesday 19 April 2023

Interview date to be confirmed

(The school may interview early in the case of an exceptional candidate)



Information about the school

We are a creative, inclusive school where all students flourish and make exceptional progress. Our dynamic Performing and Visual Arts specialisms have a profound impact upon learning and contribute to the purposeful, friendly and stimulating atmosphere that permeates the school. We foster self-esteem and high aspirations.

Hillview consistently achieves above national average and recognises the value and importance in developing the child beyond qualifications and preparing them for the future world beyond education. Our students enjoy their time at school and the staff enjoy the supportive, caring and friendly atmosphere.

Our dynamic Performing and Visual Arts specialisms have a profound impact upon learning and contribute to the purposeful, friendly and stimulating atmosphere that permeates the school. We foster self-esteem and high aspirations.

By encouraging a ‘can-do’ culture, our students become astute, ambitious and independent. Visitors often comment about how articulate and enthusiastic our students are.

Our vision is that: students unlock their pure potential to drive their future and thrive in society.

The pure potential belief is integral to everything that we do in school and the outcomes we expect for our students.

The View @ East Street (TV@ES) This is a new provision based in the heart of Tonbridge. It is a comfortable and small-scale study centre for 16 to 17-year-old students. This Satellite Centre, of the highly successful Hillview School for Girls, offers the highest level of support through a personalised and nurturing approach to its students, with dedicated pastoral support, counsellors and support mentors. This centre supports young people who would benefit and prefer to study in a smaller learning environment.

Two study programmes are available which can be personalised to meet the student’s interests and needs. Our personalised careers advice supports the student in meeting their aspirations and guides them onto the next part of their journey, whether it be moving onto an apprenticeship or further full-time educational studies in a Sixth Form or college environment. Our focus is firmly on equipping young people not only with key qualifications, but also with the broad range of employability and life skills they need for a sustained career – with the option to continue their studies in Higher Education.

Additional Learning Support at TV@ES is designed to remove any potential barriers to learning and ensure successful outcomes. We work closely with all our students to organise support and make reasonable adjustments to their learning experiences. Our experienced and specialist team offer a range of support, treating all students as individuals and enabling them to achieve their full potential.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01732 368718


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education.