Deputy Leader of Teaching and Learning in English

Deputy Leader of Teaching and Learning in English


Start date: September 2023
Contract type: Full-time
Contract term: Permanent
Salary: MPR/UPR + TLR1a £


Gosforth Academy is a successful school with a superb record of academic excellence and achievement. We are seeking an outstanding and skilled practitioner with the energy and capacity to expand on our current success. This is an exciting opportunity for someone passionate about the subject who is able to contribute to the strategic leadership of the department and inspire both students and colleagues. The successful candidate will lead elements of both KS4 and KS5 provision alongside the Leader of English.

The Gosforth Group is a multi-academy trust consisting of six schools (Gosforth Academy, Gosforth Junior High Academy, North Gosforth Academy, Jesmond Park Academy, Callerton Academy and Great Park Academy) committed to providing a superb education for students from Year 5 through to Year 13.

What we need:

  • An outstanding classroom practitioner
  • A passion for English
  • The ability to lead and develop a team of staff
  • Consistently high expectations of students, your team and yourself
  • Some experience of successfully monitoring and supporting progress and raising achievement
  • An ability to foster a supportive team environment
  • Excellent ICT skills and communication skills
  • A commitment to fresh and exciting ways of delivering the curriculum

We can offer you:

  • An opportunity to work with highly-skilled professionals
  • Enthusiastic and motivated students
  • An exciting and extensive commitment to professional development
  • A large, vibrant Sixth form
  • A school with its community at heart
  • Free access to onsite gym and excellent sports facilities
  • An exciting programme of staff ‘well-being’ activities, from Football to Surfing!

If you share our community’s ethos of progression, diversity and dynamism then we would be delighted to hear from you.

Gosforth Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicant will be required to undergo enhanced DBS clearance.

Following the shortlisting process, where applicable, candidates who attend interview will be reimbursed reasonable expenses for travel and accommodation.

Please email your application form to"> (or if you have any queries).  Alternatively visit our website  Completed application forms to be returned to Mr Preit Chahal, Principal to the address above.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon Tuesday 23rd May with interviews planned for Thursday 25th May 2023.