Deputy Head of English – Pay Spine + TLR 2b

Required from 1 January 2024, though an earlier start date would be preferable if in agreement with current school.  Applications are also welcomed from those interested in working on a part-time basis up to 0.8 timetable (four days per week).

We are seeking a well-qualified, dynamic and inspirational teacher to join our English team.  Our ideal candidate will have a track record of delivering excellence in the classroom and supporting others to do the same.

The Elton High School is a significantly oversubscribed school with a tradition of excellence.  The successful applicant will be part of a core subject and department team who are a fantastic set of professionals, wholly supportive and collaborative. 

Our most recent Ofsted inspection (February 2022) reiterated the strengths that had been confirmed in the previous report (2017) and are firmly embedded across our school.  The inspection team noted that ‘pupils are proud to attend’ Elton with an established culture of ‘high aspirations for what pupils can achieve’.   Our students achieve well, with inspectors being particularly impressed with the climate for learning and behaviour of our students – their ‘positive behaviour at all times is characteristic of the respectful culture of this school [and] their positive conduct reflects leaders’ high standards’. 

The success of our school is built on the expertise of our high-quality staff.  We have a strong system of staff training in place aimed at developing the very best practice, moreover we have a constant focus on ensuring that all of our team feel supported to give of their best and to have a work life balance. We pride ourselves on taking a proactive approach to promoting the well-being of everyone in our school community and consistently review opportunities to further promote staff well-being.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a talented and experienced teacher or middle leader to demonstrate impact in a key area, contributing to our next steps in pushing Elton to realise its potential as one of the very best schools in the Greater Manchester area.

The school has excellent transport links with the M60, M61, M62 and M66 Motorways crisscrossing the area plus the Metrolink Light Rapid Transit system with a fast and frequent service from Bury centre through Manchester city centre to East Didsbury.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  Appointment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the DBS.

Further information can be provided by our Head of English, Ms Lana Ali via email or our Deputy Headteacher, Ms Sarah Warden, via email  Also, please do not hesitate to contact them if you wish to arrange a visit to the school.

Please visit our website for further details and to download an application pack. 

Closing date: 10.00am on Friday 9 June 2023.

The Elton High School