Job Details

Job Title:             Head of English

Location:             Belmont Secondary School, Rawtenstall

Salary:                 £30,000 - £35,000 per annum dependant on experience

Hours:                 37.5 hours per week

Contract:             Permanent

We now have a fantastic opportunity for an aspiring and enthusiastic Head of English to join our close-knit team at Belmont School in Rossendale, Lancashire.

About the role

The Head Teacher is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Head of English to join this thriving specialist SEMH School. Responsible to the Head Teacher they will be responsible for the running of the English department and to ensure that the department and the school is successful in achieving its aims. You will be an enthusiastic, flexible and determined individual who shares our values and is looking to develop their career in this specialist area.

Who we are looking for?

We are looking for a Qualified Teacher Status and Degree in English with a few years’ experience.  Whilst experience within an SEMH/SEN specialist provision would be desirable we are happy to consider applications from those who are currently working in a mainstream or college setting.

Training and development will be provided for the successful candidate in line with the identified needs of the school, the skills of the individual and their prospective career progression.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Plan and teach well-structured lessons
  • Manage classes effectively, using approaches which are appropriate to pupils’ needs in order to motive them
  • Manage behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe working environment
  • Know and understand how to assess the relevant subject and curriculum areas you teach, including statutory assessment requirements.
  • Managing staff within the English department.

Essential Criteria:

  • Experience of teaching English in a specialist or mainstream setting
  • A dedicated work ethic to ensure the needs of all pupils
  • Is passionate about making learning effective and enjoyable
  • Qualified in subject specialism
  • DBS cleared and satisfactory references
  • Ability to work on own initiative

About the School

Belmont Secondary is an independent, specialist day school for boys 11 to 18, catering for children with a wide range of needs. Our dedicated team, work together to ensure successful outcomes for pupils who often arrive at the school with a troubled view of education and life.

We pride ourselves in steering children in the right direction, nurturing aspiration to progress them both academically and socially to encourage them to take pride in their achievements. Socially, we build conīŦdence in our students, so they are able to have a greater understanding of the wider community in which they live.

Acorn Care and Education is the UK’s leading independent provider of specialist education, foster care and residential care for vulnerable children and young people. As part of Outcomes First Group we are leading our sector in setting and delivering new approaches that provide measurable outcomes for those in our care.

Why join us?

We offer a friendly and inclusive working environment and the chance to be part of a fantastic multidisciplinary team, who work hard and support each other to deliver personalised, bespoke education & care. Our benefits package includes shopping discounts and cashback via our ‘Rewards Hub’, and access to content on mindfulness, fitness, recipes and much more as part of our ‘Your Wellbeing Matters’ programme.

As well as opportunities for internal promotion, you will have access to high-quality Continuing Professional Development to help pursue your own personal goals. We also offer accredited training programmes including Diplomas and NVQs, supplemented by ongoing learning opportunities.

Ultimately, all our roles give you the opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference.

Closing date: 22/005/22

Interviews to be held - 25th, 26th, or 27th May


Acorn Education and Care is part of Outcomes First Group. We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully Enhanced DBS.