Director of English (Hampton College Secondary Phase)

Hampton College
Eagle Way, Hampton Vale, Peterborough, PE7 8BF
Hampton College is an established, successful, all-through school, which formed its own multi-academy trust (Hampton Academies Trust - HAT) in 2014. The Trust is also the education provider for the neighbouring secondary school, Hampton Gardens School and Hampton Lakes Primary School, which opened in September 2019. In 2020, Dogsthorpe Infant School joined our Trust. HAT schools have very close links and some shared staff.
Hampton College currently serves the community of Hampton, on the southern outskirts of the city of Peterborough and has good links to Cambridge and Stamford. Hampton Gardens School serves the neighbouring Cambridgeshire village of Yaxley, as well new housing being added to the Hampton East development, where Hampton Lakes Primary School is located.
Required for September 2022
We are looking to appoint a Director of English to join us at an exciting time as Hampton College continues its journey to become an outstanding school. This position provides a unique opportunity to lead and develop the English department, whilst holding additional leadership responsibilities. The appointee would be part of the HAT Education Team and would provide expert advice across the trust, on occasion. We are looking to appoint the best person for this position; therefore, the exact areas of additional responsibility will be open for negotiation.
We want the successful candidate to:
• Lead a strong English Department to raise and maintain high levels of attainment and progress
• Develop teaching and learning in English
• Undertake specific leadership responsibilities (to be negotiated with the successful applicant) and would be a member of the HAT Education Team
We are looking for a practitioner who:
• Has a successful track record in achieving high standards and securing improvement through innovative teaching and who is ready for the next challenge in a leadership role
• Will monitor the academic progress of students
• Is keen to embrace creativity and innovation and is always looking for the very best practice in teaching
All this in:
• A modern building where each teaching space has interactive facilities
• In a school where active learning and experimentation are encouraged and where English is valued and supported by the leadership team
• An expanding trust where promotion and developmental opportunities arise regularly
What we can offer you in return:
• A fantastic working environment where students are enthusiastic and want to learn. All our Hampton schools have modern buildings and all HAT sites have light and airy classrooms, outstanding facilities and are situated at the heart of the community.
• We value our staff and recognise the importance of providing ongoing training opportunities. As a growing Trust we are also able to offer opportunities for promotion and fresh challenges as new roles arise regularly within the Trust.
• Our active Staff Wellbeing Group creates an effective channel for staff to be heard, and underpins our commitment to cultivating a supportive working environment which allows staff to flourish and achieve their full potential.
• Our extensive induction programme supports staff every step of the way, and our buddy system gives new staff a supportive and knowledgeable mentor.
• Full access to the Health Assured Employee Assistance Programme, which is designed to help staff deal with any personal or professional problems. Staff have access to free legal advice, medical information, counselling sessions, online self-help tools, factsheets and the wellbeing portal.
For further details, please visit the HAT website:
Closing date: 9.00am on Monday 9 May 2022
Hampton Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).


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