Teacher of English

Teacher of English /  

Lead Teacher for English and Literacy 

Required for September 2022 

The governors of this very successful Catholic High School wish to appoint a dynamic and inspirational Teacher of English or Lead Teacher for English and Literacy (TLR 2.1: currently £2,873). This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious candidate of the highest calibre to join our very successful English team. We are seeking a colleague who has the ability to enthuse and motivate our pupils and who has the determination to continue to develop as a professional. 

We have been inspired by the work of Alex Quigley and the need to break down literacy related barriers so as to transform the life chances of our brilliant pupils and have embarked on an exciting and ambitious Communication Project. We welcome applications from ECTs, but, for a suitably experienced and inspirational candidate, Governors would also be delighted to make this a promoted role of Lead Teacher for English and Literacy.  

Cardinal Allen is a great place to work and an excellent community to belong to. We receive tremendous support from our parent body and a committed group of Governors. Our pupils actively engage in all aspects of school life, and there is a culture of mutual support and openness. 

The successful candidate will: 

  • Be, or have the potential to be, an excellent practitioner; 
  • Have the knowledge and capacity to teach across the full age and ability range; 
  • Be enthusiastic, resourceful and keen to ensure that the highest possible standards of pupil achievement, personal development and well-being are achieved; 
  • Have the skills to play a key role in the continued development of this core subject; 
  • Be willing to go the extra mile for our pupils. 


Cardinal Allen is a forward looking, oversubscribed, “outstanding Catholic school”, evaluated by Ofsted only last term as a ‘good school’. Inspectors said, ‘Pupils are happy to attend this kind and welcoming school. Pupils achieve well. This is because leaders set high expectations for all pupils. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check.

Application forms and further details are available via the school website. Candidates are more than welcome to call the Headteacher for an informal discussion or to visit the school prior to application and to see the exciting work that we are doing on communication. Closing date for applications is Monday 9th May 2022 at 9.00am. Applications should be sent to head@cardinalallen.co.uk.

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