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Subject Director: English (Secondary) NSAT

Required for September 2017
Salary: Range L10 - L15

Northern Star Academies Trust (NSAT) seeks applications from outstanding applicants with integrity, imagination, and energy for this highly rewarding role.

We are seeking an outstanding teaching practitioner and leader to lead the development of English teaching and outcomes across our Trust. This post is an excellent opportunity for English specialists from the secondary sector who want to extend their experience beyond that of a Learning Director or Subject Head of Department. If you have been an outstanding Subject Leader/Head of Department/Leading practitioner in a secondary school this post would enable you to maintain close links with classroom practice whilst developing your own leadership potential across our family of schools (Primary and Secondary).

NSAT is committed to providing high quality professional development and career opportunities for all staff. We seek to recruit the very best staff and to ensure that they are fully supported throughout their career.

This role will require the post holder to work across our schools and work closely with English subject leaders and will require excellent interpersonal skills as well as outstanding subject knowledge and experience.

This is a unique role and a real opportunity to join the central trust team under the direct leadership of the Director for School Improvement.

The core purpose of the role will be to raise achievement in English and to help shape and improve the leadership of English across the Trust. It is desirable for the successful candidate to have examiner experience, knowledge and understanding of the Ofsted inspection process, and be able to take a strategic lead on a day-to-day basis to respond to the particular needs and context which may range from leading at a strategic level or running a department.

You will be joining a very ambitious and forward thinking organisation, so we are seeking outstanding candidates who can realise the highest possible quality of provision to support our educational vision, robust leadership, and effective support to colleagues, to enable the organisation to achieve the best possible outcomes for children and young people.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks, including enhanced DBS checks and a willingness to demonstrate commitment to the values and behaviours expected at NSAT.

Internal applicants – Please forward a letter of application to Mrs S Evans, Headteacher’s PA, SGHS at, which must outline how your experience and qualities are matched to the above requirements, and should be no more than one side of A4. Your application must be supported with two completed references attached.

External applicants – Please complete the attached application form and send with a covering letter to Mrs S Evans, Headteacher’s PA, SGHS at

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Closing date for all applicants: 12 Noon, Monday 27th March 2017