Louisa Wilcox

13 February 2019

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Head of English Department, Ninestiles, an Academy


Required for April 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter

Salary:  Main/upper pay scale plus TLR 1a (£12,550). Full time and permanent.

Are you an experienced Leader of English or a teacher with outstanding outcomes looking for a new challenge within an exciting, innovative and supportive school? Do you seek a post with amazing opportunities to share your passion for English within an environment where you will be valued and supported?

Ninestiles is part of the Summit Learning Trust comprising Ninestiles itself, Lyndon School, Cockshut Hill School four primary schools and the Sixth Form College Solihull.

The greatest strength of our school is our students who are often praised for their creativity, musical talents, artistic performances and respect they have for one another. Students generally understand the importance of learning, value their school and are proud to be part of it.

Ninestiles has a very reflective teaching staff body who welcome feedback from parents and students to secure the needs of all learners. The school has a wide and varied curriculum, students have access to an impressive range of sporting and extracurricular activities with well over sixty enrichment opportunities offered after school. There is a strong culture of safeguarding and staff work positively with the leadership team to ensure students are kept safe.

Why work for us?


Join us and you will be part of a dynamic, enthusiastic and committed English department. You will lead this forward-thinking team across Key Stages 3 and 4 and the whole ability range, working together to create an extremely positive learning culture based on high expectations, the building of English skills and a huge passion for your subject. The role offers excellent opportunities for a well-qualified, creative specialist who will build on the success of the department and who is willing to commit to extra-curricular activities that add value to the school and community.

We welcome applications from both existing and aspiring heads of subject.

Please download and complete an application form at the link below.

Prospective candidates are welcome to visit the school and can contact the school office on 0121 628 1311 to arrange this.


Strength through diversity

Ambition through challenge

Excellence through curiosity

The Trust offers:

  • High quality training and support
  • Opportunities to work across a number of schools
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Employee discount schemes

Closing date is Monday 11th March 2019 at mid-day and interviews will be held within two weeks of the closing date.

We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion.  The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and we expect all applicants to share this commitment.  Appointments will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.