Deputy Head of English, Oakmoor School, Bordon.

Closing date:  26 May 2020

Oakmoor School is a brand new, state of the art secondary school situated in a 22 acre tree lined site on the edge of the South Downs National Park.  We are a friendly, vibrant school with high standards and expectations. We pride ourselves on knowing every young person as an individual and challenging each of them to have the highest possible aspirations. The Oakmoor ethos is encapsulated by our motto: Ambition, Courage, Excellence. 

Over the last few years, the school has grown and is now oversubscribed with first choices.  Our vacancy for a Deputy Head of English provides a superb opportunity for a talented English teacher to join our team. We support every member of the team in becoming outstanding, reflective practitioners and look to open doors for all to ensure their continued professional development.

The leadership team of the Academy is progressive and has the vision, drive and support to lead the Academy on a journey of excellence, with staff that have a passion for teaching and learning.  Challenging, inspiring and encouraging students to excel as individuals and raising aspirations through quality teaching and learning to develop students’ academic and life-skills is important to us, with our community at its heart. 

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and enthusiastic Deputy Head of English from September 2020.  You will work closely with our recently appointed Head of Department to improve English provision further. You must be able to demonstrate the talent, interpersonal skills and a range of teaching strategies required to inspire and motivate pupils and other colleagues in the department. This role would be suited to someone who is an excellent practitioner who brings English to life both within and outside the classroom.  This role offers excellent opportunities for an imaginative, creative and inspiring teacher to work in a successful department that has been a stable team for the last four years. We have five full-time teachers, two part-time teachers and our SENDCO, a former Head of English, teaches in the department. We also have a teaching assistant who works solely with the English department.

We are a supportive and friendly team who work collaboratively on all aspects of teaching and learning.  Each member of the department is passionate about English and focused on doing the very best for every student in our school. We are always working together to improve our practice and inspire students to love English in the same way that we do.

We do hope you find the information pack useful and will inspire you to join us on our exciting journey to becoming an outstanding school.

We welcome you to visit our website www.oakmoor.hants.sch.uk. Alternatively contact the Headteacher’s PA on 01420 472132 or email: v.ross@oakmoor.hants.sch.uk who will also be able to arrange for you to speak with the Headteacher for an informal discussion should you wish.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of all relevent pre-employment checks.