Director of Learning - Secondary School

West Midlands

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Date Posted: 21 May 2024
  1. Leadership
£250 - £280 per day
  1. Long-term

Director of Learning - Secondary School

West Midlands

Job Title: Director of Learning (Specialising in English)

Location: B42 Area, Secondary School

Position Type: Full-Time, Long-Term

Start Date: Immediate (Willing to Postpone for the Right Candidate)

Salary: Paid to Scale

Job Description:

We are seeking a dynamic and passionate Director of Learning with a specialisation in English to join our dedicated team at a secondary school in the B42 area. This is a full-time, long-term position with an immediate start date, though we are willing to delay for the ideal candidate. The role is expected to continue through September and beyond.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Curriculum Leadership: Lead the development, implementation, and evaluation of the English curriculum, ensuring it meets the educational standards and needs of our students.
  • Teaching Excellence: Demonstrate outstanding teaching practices, inspiring and engaging students in the subject of English.
  • Staff Development: Provide guidance and professional development to English teachers, fostering a collaborative and high-performing team.
  • Student Achievement: Monitor and support student progress and achievement in English, implementing strategies to address any areas of concern.
  • Resource Management: Efficiently manage departmental resources, including budget allocations, teaching materials, and technology.
  • Community Engagement: Build strong relationships with parents, caregivers, and the wider community to support student learning and development.
  • Compliance: Ensure the department adheres to all relevant educational policies, standards, and regulations.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Education: A Bachelor's degree in English or a related field. A Master's degree or relevant teaching qualifications (e.g., PGCE) are highly desirable.
  • Experience: Proven experience in teaching English at the secondary level, with a strong track record of improving student outcomes.
  • Leadership: Previous experience in a leadership or management role within an educational setting is preferred.
  • Communication: Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate both students and staff.
  • Organisation: Strong organisational skills, with the ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines effectively.
  • Commitment: A passionate commitment to student learning and development, with a proactive approach to continuous improvement.


  • Competitive salary paid to scale.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • Supportive and collaborative working environment.
  • Opportunity to make a significant impact on the English department and student outcomes.

Application Process:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their CV and a cover letter detailing their relevant experience and why they are the ideal fit for this role. Please apply as soon as possible, as we are looking to fill this position immediately but are open to delaying for the right candidate.

Deadline for Applications: Open until filled

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