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English Subject Lead - Full-time - Special Needs Position

City of Rochester School, Cliffe Woods

  • Ref:MED887-6011-76T
  • Posted:21/03/2023
  • Pay:U1 - U3 + SEN
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:17/04/2023 at 11:00
  • Interviews:TBC


We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed practitioner to lead English across the school.  If you are determined to make a difference to the lives and futures of our young people, then this post is for you. This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to really have an impact and shape the English curriculum across the school – from primary through to sixth form, as the school continues on its journey to exceptional.

We are seeking to recruit a Curriculum Lead of English to:

  • Ensure the quality of teaching and learning continues to meet the high aspirations of our learners, providing them with the skills, knowledge and qualifications required for success in their chosen next steps
  • Innovate and develop an inclusive, hands-on, inspiring and enriching English curriculum
  • Work cross curricular with other teachers/practitioners
  • Work in partnership with the school therapy team and other key staff in school
  • Promote reading across the school
  • Develop and maintain a rigorous system of monitoring, evaluating and improving the quality of teaching and learning and pupil outcomes across the curriculum


As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Evidence of successful English teaching at primary and/or secondary
  • Experience of leading teams and curriculum development
  • Evidence of a successful track record in working with pupils with autism spectrum condition and other SEN
  • An ability to develop and sustain successful relationships with pupils and colleagues
  • Recent, relevant professional leadership development or the willingness to undertake


If you think you can make a positive and confident contribution to our team, we would be delighted to hear from you.



Information about the school

Visits to the School and our Vocational College are essential and can be arranged through the school office.

Now is an exciting time to join this wonderful school in its development and growth. We believe that personalised teaching and learning in an autism specific environment allows students’ individual needs to be met and their capabilities fully realised. Our vision is powerful and ambitious.

City of Rochester School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants.

The following policies are available on the school website: ~Safeguarding Policy ~ Whistleblowing Policy

Job Contact Information


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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.