We are seeking an energetic and engaging Head of English.

As a Head of the English Faculty the post holder has responsibility for the overall effectiveness of the English team and the provision of a high quality of English programme for all pupils. They have a key role in acting as a role model, setting high expectations and making the best use of resources to secure excellent outcomes in English.

They will act as an ambassador in promoting and celebrating the work and achievements of pupils within the English faculty. Experience of teaching the International Baccalaureate is desirable and an ability to teach the content of the Higher Level is essential.


Job Title
Head of English

Accountable To
The member of staff is ultimately responsible to the Head for the performance of their duties through the Deputy Head.

Position Type
Full Time

Closing Date
Applications should be received by midday on Thursday 2 May 2024

Interviews will take place in the week commencing 8 May. Applications can only be accepted on a fully complete school application form.

To apply, please download the following:

  • An application form, self-disclosure form and explanatory notes about completing the forms and the recruitment process;
  • The School’s Policy Statements on Child Protection and on the Recruitment of Ex-offenders.


Application forms and self-disclosure form to be sent to HR@windermereschool.co.uk

Applications will only be considered when submitted on a fully completed school application form.

Windermere School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. We obtain at least 2 references for all staff including those teaching in the Early Years Foundation Stage and enhanced criminal record checks through the Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) for staff and volunteers who will have unsupervised access to children. This is in accordance with requirements under the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006. 

Applicants for posts may be invited for interview where we follow the NSPCC’s Safer Recruitment Guidance Procedures. As part of the shortlisting process, the School may consider carrying out an online search of the candidate as part of their due diligence process, in order to identify incidences or issues that are available publicly on-line, that may require exploration with that candidate. The School should inform the shortlisted candidate that on-line searches may be carried out.