Our school is a place of possibility and we never underestimate the impact inspirational staff can have on the life chances of our students. We are seeking a Head of English who can inspire our students, instil a love of English within the school community and create opportunities to deepen learning through cross-curricular links. You will develop and embed school-wide approaches to oracy and literacy within the English department.

You will demonstrate a commitment to driving up standards, expectations and aspirations, so that staff and students regularly experience success and a sense of progression, and you will be responsible for coordinating assessments, tracking the progress of all students within English, setting ambitious targets and identifying the need for intervention when students fall behind.

The successful candidate will support the pedagogy and methodology of delivery for all lessons within the department; acting as a role model for staff, observing lessons and observing other practitioners regularly to promote high quality teaching.

The successful candidate should be committed to improving the lives of the students at City Academy.


The successful candidate will be joining a vibrant learning community with national award-winning credentials. The Trust works collaboratively with leaders to ensure our CORE Values are promoted, embodied, and celebrated by all the staff and children in our schools. You will:

  • be given the opportunity to engage with cross-trust activities that connect students and staff to their wider family of schools/peers across the city. This includes programmes such as the award-winning Echo Eternal Holocaust memorial arts initiative, The Great Get Together and The COREus Choir
  • be provided with a provision of support and training to foster a positive culture of wellbeing for all students and staff.

We place a strong emphasis on supporting and encouraging personal development, which includes:

  • a CPD strategy that is designed to support the career aspirations of all staff to help them realise their potential.
  • access to experienced mentors who have a strong track record of developing staff.

This is an exciting time to join the trust. We are about to embark on the next phase of our evolution as an outward facing, forward thinking family of schools guided by a vision underpinned by optimism, ambition, and oneness.


For further information about this exciting opportunity, or an informal discussion please contact Joanna Sargent on [email protected]

To apply for this role please submit your CORE application form to  [email protected] by Monday 8th November 2021.

CORE Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Services) Check is required for all successful applicants.

CORE Education Trust is committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination, and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We are an Equal Opportunities and Living Wage employer