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Director Of English / Head Of English - Full-time

The Malling School, East Malling

  • Ref:KCC886-5425-330T
  • Posted:03/12/2018
  • Pay:LPR- L8 L12 (£46,799 - £51,639) MPS/UPS + TLR1c
  • Start Date:Apr 2019
  • App Close Date:04/01/2019 at 09:00
  • Interviews:Week commencing 7 January 2019


Director of English

Leading Practitioner Range L8 – L12 (£46,799 - £51,639)


Or alternatively


Head of English


Head of English MPS/UPS + TLR1c £8,453


Required for April/September 2019


Due to the relocation of a member of staff we are seeking an experienced and successful leader of English. The ideal candidate will either be an ambitious practitioner with a proven track record as Head of English and who is looking for a role that will prepare them for a senior leadership position or a successful Teacher of English who is ready for a middle leadership position. For both roles the successful candidate must have the ability to make a real impact and continue to drive up attainment and progress in English.


What we can offer you:

  • Opportunity to gain experience that will prepare you for a senior leadership position
  • Robust behaviour systems
  • No formal observations – instead Developmental Learning Walks with ongoing feedback, helping you and your department to continuously develop
  • CPD starts as soon as you are appointed
  • A new building with great facilities and a very pleasant location in Kent

The successful candidate will be:

  • An excellent and innovative teacher of English, with proven middle leadership experience or proven responsibility within an English Department, who will play an important role in leading English into its next stage of development
  • Proven experience of leading an English Department or a Key Stage within an English Department
  • Someone who does whatever it takes to ensure that every pupil has the best chance to achieve their potential
  • ICT literate and proactively uses ICT to enhance their teaching and leadership
  • An excellent team player with the ability to work under pressure

Please indicate on your application form which role(s) you would like to be considered for.  


Closing date: 4 January 2019

Interviews: Week commencing 7 January 2019


The Malling School is committed to the safeguarding and promotion of welfare of all children and young people. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure, CV Checking Service, Occupational Health check and two satisfactory references.

Applications will be considered upon receipt and we reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy should sufficient interest be received.  Therefore, early application is recommended to avoid disappointment.

Please apply via the KentTeach/TES website. For more information or to arrange an informal visit please contact the HR Department at hr@themallingschool.kent.sch.uk

We welcome visits and would be delighted to show you around our School

Information about the school

A mixed 11-19 co-educational High School of 900 pupils serving the historic market town of West Malling and surrounding villages. The school is set in pleasant rural surroundings and has its own lake and extensive grounds. It was completely re-built in September 2007 and therefore has outstanding facilities.

West Malling is close to the county town of Maidstone and has excellent rail links to London and Ashford International (for the Continent).

This is an exciting time to be joining the staff of The Malling School.

Our school is increasingly becoming the first choice school for parents. As a result we are currently oversubscribed. We have robust behavioural systems and Developmental Learning Walks, rather than formal observations. All of which allow a teacher to flourish and do what they do best – teach!

The Malling School was graded ‘Good’ by Ofsted in May 2015 and many outstanding features were cited in the report.

We provide a very supportive environment in which staff can further develop their skills and we ensure every new member of staff has access to a trained coach. With close teams of teachers and non-teachers working together we take a collaborative approach to school improvement and have a shared aim of providing the very best education for our pupils.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Sian Bartle
  • Address:The Malling School, Beech Road, East Malling, Kent, ME19 6DH
  • Telephone: 01732 840995 ex 227
  • Email: HR@themallingschool.kent.sch.uk


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.