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Withington Girls' School - Head of English

  • Greater Manchester

  • Withington Girls' School

  • Withington Pay Scale

  • Full-time


Withington Girls’ School, The Sunday Times’ North-West Independent School of the Decade 2021, is looking for a well-qualified, experienced Head of English, to join this happy and outstandingly successful independent day school for girls.


At Withington, we aim to promote the school’s ethos of love of learning, engagement with our school’s wide breadth of opportunity and commitment to the highest standards in all that we do for the benefit of our pupils in all aspects of their development. Our commitment is to: intellectually stimulating, innovative and supportive teaching which enables each pupil to fulfil her potential and develop the skills, knowledge and approaches needed not only for success in examinations but for life beyond school. The School believes strongly in enrichment, diversity and extension and our lessons go beyond the requirements of the National Curriculum.

The role of Head of English is available from September 2024 or January 2025 depending on notice period. The post holder will be expected to manage Departmental staff in order to promote the subject and to lead the teaching of English across the age and ability range up to and including Year 13.

As a Head of Department at Withington, it is expected that you will go ‘above and beyond’ to enhance the quality of teaching and learning by sharing good practice, resources and ideas. The Head of Department will maintain a warm and supportive atmosphere that provides balance to the dedication, diligence and high expectations expected from Withington staff.

If you would like to apply for the role of Head of English, you will need to complete the School’s application form and submit along with a covering letter to:

Email: recruitment@wgs.org

Please note that only applications using the School’s application form will be considered.

Closing Date: 8am Friday 31st May 2024

Interview Date: As soon as possible thereafter

Withington Girls’ School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. The School may carry out online searches on shortlisted applicants and all applicants will be required to provide details of their online profile, including social media accounts, as part of their application.

Withington Girls’ School is an equal opportunities employer. It is our policy to employ the best qualified personnel and we are committed to providing equal opportunity in recruitment and employment to all individuals who meet our criteria for the role advertised. We will consider candidates without regard to race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation and identity, national origin, age, military or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. This list is not exhaustive, and candidates will also be considered without discrimination based on socioeconomic, marital, parental or caregiving status, or any of the previously listed characteristics or statuses.

We value the diversity of our staff and do not tolerate any form of harassment, discrimination, or victimisation. We achieve this by creating and maintaining a work environment and culture where people from different backgrounds, and with varying lifestyles, interests, opinions, and responsibilities, treat each other with dignity and respect. Our working environment is such that our staff feel safe and are inspired and motivated to be their best.

Our school is dedicated to sustaining and promoting diversity with respect to recruitment, promotion, training, and general treatment during employment. We are actively seeking to extend the diversity of our staff.


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Withington Girls' School

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100 Wellington Road, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 6BL

  • 743 Day Girls (7-18)

0161 224 1077

Closing Date: 31 May 2024