Director of Learning - English
The Leigh Academy

Job reference: 004796

Location: The Leigh Academy

Closing date: 23/05/2022

Salary: Leadership scale commensurate with experience

Employment type: Permanent

Department: Secondary Leadership

Hours per week: Full-time

Start Date: September 2022

About the role:  For September 2022, we are seeking to appoint a Director of Learning for English who can deliver high-quality learning opportunities for our students in this curriculum area. This is an outstanding team of subject specialists who jointly focus on maintaining outstanding results at KS4, both English Literature and Language. At KS5 both A Level and IB diplomas are taught. Our successful candidate must have experience across the Key Stages, have leadership experience and will be open to curriculum development as we implement the IB MYP.

Click here to view the current benefits package, and be mindful that the list is always growing. 

We are keen to hear from you if:

  • You are passionate about your subject
  • You have the ability and drive to make a positive impact on students’ progress and outcomes
  • You have the drive to transform our learning and are dedicated to raising standards even further for all students

In return, we are offering:

  • A supportive and professional environment to be a part of and full embed yourself into from day one
  • The opportunity to teach at Key stage 3, 4 and Post 16 A Level and IB diploma groups
  • The chance to join and be part of an academy that has a strong, dynamic leadership team whose aim is to achieve excellence for all
  • A team of talented staff at all stages of their career, covering the specialisms assigned to this role 
  • Well motivated and receptive learners across our academy

Click here for the full Recruitment Pack. 

Naturally, we are seeking to appoint the best possible candidate and therefore the application process will reflect our desire to undertake all necessary measures to achieve this.

On the basis that interested candidates may be keen to visit the academy before making a formal application, you can arrange this by contacting Stacey Thomas (Office Manager and PA) - Visits will be offered in May 2022 and will be hosted by a member of the Senior Leadership Team.  Social distancing and other Covid-secure safety measures will be observed at all times following latest government guidelines. Please ensure you offer Stacey a range of dates when you are available in your initial email to ensure we can coordinate a visit that works for both you and the academy. 

Candidates wishing to have an initial conversation with the SLT about this role can also arrange for a telephone call. Those wishing to do so should also contact Stacey Thomas (as above) in the first instance.

If you have any queries on any aspect of the application process or need additional information, please contact Holly Neve (Recruitment Co-ordinator) on 01634 412 263 or​​​​​​​

Application closing date: Monday 23rd May 2022 ​​​​​​​​​​​​
Interview date: Week commencing Monday 23rd May 2022             

The academy is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.


The closing date for this job has now passed.