Contract Type: Full Time
Head of Department
Salary: Excellent, Depending on Experience
School Type:
Independent Senior
School Size: 1001-2000
School Age Range: 3-19
Pupil Gender: Mixed
Address: Horn Park Lane, London, SE12 8AW
Ofsted Ranking: Independent School


Head of English

The Head of English holds a key leadership and management role within the school. We seek an experienced teacher with an outstanding ability to motivate and inspire and a first class record as a classroom teacher. He/she is likely to have successful experience of extra responsibility either within an English department or more generally within a school. A copy of the generic job description for Heads of Department at Colfe’s School is also enclosed.

The successful applicant will:
 Teach throughout the age range from Year 7 to 13
 Work closely with other Heads of Department and the Leadership Team.
 Be a warm and effective communicator, committed to ensuring that all pupils make excellent academic progress.
 Have the ability to lead, manage and inspire a team of talented colleagues.
 Motivate and inspire all pupils, including those of great academic potential.
 Be an organised, efficient, dedicated and hard-working individual
 Take on responsibility for all English-specific entrance procedures: the setting and marking of the English 11+/12+/13+14+ entrance exams and support for the Sixth Form Entrance ‘humanities’ exam.

Colfe’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service.

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About Colfe's School


  • to promote excellence in all areas, and to develop each pupil’s abilities and character to the full
  • to provide academic teaching and to foster learning and scholarship of the highest quality together with a wide range of cultural, sporting and extra-curricular activities
  • to promote a purposeful and disciplined atmosphere, in which boys and girls are encouraged to achieve their full potential, staff can find vocational
  • fulfilment in their careers, and all can use their talents for the greater good of our community and for society as a whole
  • to nurture an awareness of spiritual and moral values
  • to recognise each member of the School community as unique, with talents to develop and a contribution to make.

Within those aims, the School also tries to maintain a population of children from a variety of backgrounds. It will admit pupils, not solely on academic ability but with a range of qualities, abilities and talents.