Assistant Headteacher and Head of English Faculty - Langley School

Langley School
£55,064 - £60,153
10 Sep 2019
01 Oct 2019
Job Ref
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Term time
£55064.00 - £60153.00 p.a. Incremental progression is dependent on performance.


32.5 Hours per Week


Leadership Group Pay Range L14-L18

Permanent Contract – from January 2020

The Governors wish to appoint an ambitious and high performing Assistant Headteacher to lead our large and successful English Faculty, as well as co-ordinating Whole School Literacy and undertaking other responsibilities related to senior leadership, dependent on areas of current expertise.

This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious and outstanding English teacher with experience of effectively leading change within English. The English Faculty at Langley is a strong team made up of a mix of experienced and recently qualified teachers who are united in their passionate desire to do the best by the students they teach. The successfully appointed candidate will have the opportunity to build upon the past successes of the Faculty whilst creating a vision for the future direction of English and Literacy at Langley, as well as further extending their leadership experience. We can offer the necessary support and experience to enable you to develop the skills required for the next stage in your career.

Langley is a wonderful school to work at and learn in and, as our recent Ofsted report suggests: 'Pupils are thoroughly prepared for life in modern Britain' at our school, where the holistic approach to child centred learning is valued as highly as the outcomes they eventually achieve at the end of their time with us.

Our school’s fundamental principles focus on supporting, challenging and inspiring the whole Langley community ‘to be the best that we can be’. But these are not simply words on paper. Students, staff and governors genuinely give all they can, to bring those principles to life every day. Examinations are critically important, of course, and our students achieve superbly well in them, but we truly believe in developing young people to deal with the tests of their lifetime, not merely to endure a lifetime of tests. Everyone who visits us comments on the special ethos of our school – ‘the Langley way’.

• Are you truly passionate about high-quality learning experiences for young people?

• Are you driven by students making exceptional progress as people as well as learners?

• Are you an outstanding practitioner with a proven track record of impactful leadership?

• Are you able to support, challenge, enthuse and inspire colleagues as well as students to be the best that they can be and achieve amazing things together?

• Are you now ready to put your leadership skills to the test at senior leadership level in a highly over-subscribed, successful, dynamic, happy school renowned for its holistic care for and development of both students and staff?

• Can you see yourself working at whole-school level, really making a difference to the opportunities and life chances of a genuinely wonderful group of fine young people whose behaviour Ofsted described as ‘outstanding’?

If you have answered ‘Yes’ to all of the above, we would really like to meet you to discuss an exciting new role in our school. We are seeking someone with the right leadership and teaching qualities, the drive, the knowledge, the ambition and the energy to take our English Faculty on the next stage of its learning journey, whilst at the same time building on existing skills and developing new ones at senior leadership level, for future career enhancement.

Langley is a popular, over-subscribed mainstream 11-16 academy, supporting approximately 1000 children including 40 children with Educational Health Care Plans. It is also highly regarded for its friendly atmosphere and students’ outstandingly good behaviour. Langley is particularly committed to supporting all staff in their professional development.

Please find attached a person specification, job description, a letter from our Headteacher and the necessary application form. You may also wish to please visit the school website,

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. To organise this or for any other queries, please email Headteacher's PA, Julie Hannah via

Langley School

Kineton Green Road


B92 7ER

Tel: 0121 706 9771

Fax: 0121 706 8715

Interviews will be held on Monday 7 October 2019.

This post will require a Disclosure and Barring check.

Please note we do not accept CVs.

Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and a commitment to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Supporting documents
Letter to Applicants
Job Description
Person Specification
Application Form

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