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Assistant Curriculum Lead English

Manor School
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom, Europe
Start date
Start August 2024
  • Licensed Teacher
  • Bachelor
  • English
  • Teaching Credential/License
  • United States (USA), United Kingdom (UK), Canada, South Africa, Ireland, Australia


  • Degree in English Education or a related field.
  • Strong knowledge of current English curriculum standards and best practices in English education.
  • Previous leadership experience in an educational setting, preferably as a department head or in a similar leadership role.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with teachers, administrators, and other stakeholders.
  • Passion for English education and a commitment to inspiring students in the field.
  • Alignment with the mission and values of Manor School.


  • Access to retail discounts, technology schemes, and dental schemes. 
  • Access to Cycle to Work 
  • 24/7 access to a free Employee Assistance Programme to provide confidential advice and guidance on any personal and/or work-related matter. 
  • Free Mindfulness training with a qualified and experienced professional 
  • An open and collaborative working environment, not just within your academy but also across the Trust where innovation is encouraged. 
  • Discounted gym membership 
  • Commitment to exploring ways to reduce email traffic and confine email replies to office hours – while recognizing our employee’s preferences for when they work 
  • Commitment to continuously review workload issues and explore options for simpler, less onerous methods and processes. 

Hours: Full-Time

Salary: MPS + TLR 2d

Manor School is a dynamic and forward-thinking secondary school committed to providing an exceptional education to our diverse student body. We pride ourselves on a culture of academic excellence, innovation, and inclusivity. Our dedicated team of educators is passionate about equipping students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in a rapidly changing world.

Position Overview:

We are seeking an enthusiastic and highly qualified Assistant Curriculum Lead for English to join our education team. The Assistant Curriculum Lead will play a pivotal role in shaping the English curriculum, supporting the professional development of teaching staff, and ensuring our English program aligns with best practices and academic excellence.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with school leaders to design, review, and implement the English curriculum.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to English department teachers in curriculum planning, instructional strategies, and assessment methods.
  • Contribute to, and drive forward, the department's Reading Strategy.
  • Stay updated on the latest trends and developments in English education and integrate them into the curriculum.
  • Monitor and assess student performance data to identify areas for improvement and develop strategies for enhancing student achievement in English.
  • Assist in the selection of instructional materials, textbooks, and technology resources to support the English curriculum.
  • Support the recruitment, mentoring, and professional development of English department staff.
  • Collaborate with teachers to create an engaging and inclusive learning environment in English classrooms.
  • Create a culture of inquiry, critical thinking, and scientific exploration among students.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant education laws, regulations, and policies.

The Nene Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, students, and volunteers to share this commitment. All shortlisted candidates will be subject to an online search as part of our due diligence process. 

Any offer of employment will be subject to DBS and Right to Work checks. 

We look forward to your response. 

The Trust will endeavor to make any necessary reasonable adjustments to the job and the working environment to enable access to employment opportunities for disabled job applicants or continued employment for any employee who develops a disabling condition. 

*Please note that we reserve the right to close this advert before the closing date stated.

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Welcome to Manor School, a proud member of Nene Education Trust

Our mission is ‘Success for All’ - within our school and Trust communities, fulfilled through our determination for raising aspirations and developing character within a positive environment. We are passionate about inspiring our students to be confident, ambitious and successful individuals.  We teach and promote our school values of Resilience, Empathy, Aspiration, Curiosity and Humanity. From these, students are able display the virtues of kindness, gratitude, self-discipline and personal responsibility.  We have the highest expectations of our students and unashamedly uphold a warm professional culture.  Within our community, students and staff are known, valued, developed and supported to be successful and happy. This ensures our students are polite, kind to each other and work hard.  We support and emulate the strong values which are nurtured at home and are explicitly taught when joining Manor School.

At Manor, we believe all students, whatever their background, have a right to access the best that has been said and thought. This includes a variety of writers, from all parts of the world, and thinkers from all the ages.  Our broadly traditional and academically rigorous curriculum ensures that students are knowledgeable enough about the world around them to transform it in the future.

We believe this knowledge is central to our students’ success and, therefore, supports their future dreams and ambitions.  At Manor School students are taught that knowledge is powerful and ‘sticky’, meaning that once students have sufficient knowledge and an understanding of how to learn, they will be able to independently build on that knowledge. Making themselves the master of their fate, being ready to lead and participate as full citizens.  We place open, meaningful continuous assessment at the heart of teaching.  Students have regular quizzes in all subjects and develop learning routines to regularly self-quiz and build up a bank of knowledge in their long-term memory.  This supports self-confidence and allows students to understand and make connections easily with new learning inside and outside the classroom.

We highly regard and encourage parental and family involvement and expect you to have high expectations of the school. We want parents and carers to play an active part in their child’s education at Manor School and to support our staff as they carry out their responsibilities. Manor School staff welcome dialogue and discussion. We are keen to create an environment where we are all working for the betterment of all our children. The goal is always that excellent behaviour and excellent learning should be second nature, not something that we work at constantly; it should simply be the way that we are. This is a state of mind that we want all our students to attain and sustain, not just at school, but for the rest of their lives. It is who we are.

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