As an inspirational innovative leader, you will work with the senior leadership team of the school to drive the vision and strategic direction of the English Department in the seniors. You will empower and motivate staff in the department as well as the pupils to ensure excellence in learning and teaching and the continued rapid improvement of the subject. Aligning to the culture and ethos of the school, you will provide a child-centred approach to education, an engaging curriculum and will inspire a sense of collective purpose, with high aspirations for pupils and staff. You will work collaboratively with parents, the head of seniors, the Local Authority and other schools within and beyond Portsmouth to develop a dynamic learning partnership, acting as a positive role model and advocate for the school and the subject.

Salary: MPR 1-6 (£28,000 TO £38,810) or UPR 1-3 (£40,625 to £43,685) + TLR1b (£10,714)

Closing Date: 21 July 2023, 12.00pm

Other Information

Mayfield School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment.  We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

In line with ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, the school will carry out an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates. This may help to identify any incidents or issues that have happened, and are publicly available online, which the school might want to explore with the applicant at interview.

New members of staff will be required to apply for Disclosure Service certification as part of the School’s staff recruitment process. Further information about the Disclosure and Barring Service is available from the DBS website at  Under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1075, applicants for teaching posts are among those who are not entitled to withhold information about any previous criminal conviction.

Completed application forms should be returned no later than 12pm, Friday 21st July 2023

to [email protected] or by post to Mayfield School, Mayfield Road, Portsmouth, PO2 0RH.  We will be reviewing applications as they come in and reserve the right to close this process early.

References will be taken up immediately after shortlisting. Candidates are asked to ensure that their referees are advised of this.

Safer Recruitment Mayfield School and Portsmouth Local Authority are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and young people, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS Disclosure at Enhanced level will be required.

Data Protection Act 1998 You should be aware that the information you have provided will be stored on Portsmouth City Councils secure recruitment database and will only be used to process your application. It will not be passed to any other organisation.



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