Head of English – Secondary – East Leicestershire

Head of English – Secondary – East Leicestershire

Job Description

Head of English SEN:

I have been asked by a referrals SEN behavioural School to find candidates for a Head of English role starting in September 2019. The school are looking to interview for the role by 12/6/19, with a face to face interview and potentially a day’s trial in the classroom.

You will be required to plan, implement, review and develop the English curriculum to ensure provision is responsive to individual learning needs, reflecting national standards. Ensuring a balanced approach to encourage and reward participation in learning through achievement and progression.

Also included in the role is the requirement to develop and organise teaching and other support staff to ensure the effective delivery of the English Curriculum. This means promoting and ensuring pupil support and the achievement of high professional and teaching standards.

The following is Essential for a successful candidate:

  • Able to plan, organise and deliver learning and associated activity to meet accreditation requirements.

  • Able to stimulate and engage learners through the use of techniques, methods and activities, which engage, interest and motivate them to learn and achieve.

  • Provide differentiated resources to engage all pupils of varying lessons within a class.

  • Hold underperforming staff to account.

  • Sound understanding and knowledge of a range of assessment techniques and approaches and the ability to apply such knowledge to support the learning process.

  • Sound knowledge and understanding of their area of subject expertise and able to develop curricula, programmes and lessons to develop this knowledge in others to specified levels.

  • Sound knowledge and understanding of the regulatory and statutory framework and curriculum requirements applicable to an independent special education school.

  • Awareness and understanding of the statutory framework governing the provision of special education and support for those with additional and special needs.

  • Able to lead teaching staff effectively who deliver the English curriculum, offering support and guidance throughout each topic.

  • Empathy and understanding of the needs of those with emotional and behavioural difficulties and an ability to manage and control challenging behaviour through de-escalation and restraint techniques.

  • Able to manage, organise and analyse data and information to meet regulatory and accreditation requirements.

  • Current driving licence.

  • Educated to degree level and able to demonstrate competence in teaching based on experience and/ or certification.




  • Experience working with SEMH or challenging pupils

  • Able to use software and spreadsheets such as Word,Excel and educational software

  • Knowedge of key and core skills tuition


 If you would like to find out more information about this SEN school teacher role, please apply direct with your cv below or contact your local office for more information.


PK Education is a supply teaching agency with branches across the midlands and north of England, including Leicester. PK Education is committed to embracing equal opportunities and diversity for all employees, workers and applicants; and shall adhere to such a policy always.


If you are a primary teacher, secondary teacher, SEN teacher, newly qualified teacher (NQT), cover supervisor or teaching assistant looking for day to day supply work, or contract work then please contact your local office.


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