Subject Leader for English

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About the role

Are you SPECIAL enough to work with us?

Do you want our pupils, of secondary age with primary learning needs, to become excellent learners?

The Valley School provides an exciting and challenging learning environment for about 154 pupils who need our support because of their learning difficulties, autism or speech, language and communication needs.  Aged 11-16, these amazing young people need the skills of outstanding practitioners to enable them to make progress, learn to believe in their own futures and to become independent and confident members of the community. 

We are looking for a creative and exciting teacher to lead English across the school and to teach in years 10 & 11.  We follow a primary model in years 7 & 8 within a thematic and integrated curriculum.  In years 9-11, English is delivered in discrete lessons and we support our pupils to access entry level and level 1 qualifications.

Our pupils are the focus of all decision-making and their needs are central in all that we do.  You will be given much creative freedom and you will be fully supported to further develop our learning of literacy and English. 

If you want to work hard, get back more than you give, explore how the Expressive Arts can open up life choices and life chances and make a huge difference to some amazing young people, then this is the school for you.  Can you answer “YES” to all of these questions?

  • Are you an experienced and passionate teacher of pupils with learning differences?
  • Has your experience been gained within mainstream or special schools, in the primary or secondary sector?
  • Do you believe that pupils are at the core of all decision making?
  • Are you hard-working and resilient? 
  • Are you creative and solution driven?
  • Do you have the skills to make and maintain strong relationships?
  • Do you like a challenge?
  • Do you like purple?

Please take some time to look at our website – it tells you a lot about us.  

Come and visit so that you can meet our pupils and decide if this is an environment for you.

Applications must be made online via Teach in Herts.  CVs will not be considered.  Late applications will not be considered.  

The school is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure Barring Service. All polices are available on the school website.


Contact details

Kellie Ransom , School Leader (Personnel)
The Valley School Broadhall Way Stevenage
Hertfordshire SG2 9BN

Telephone: 01438 747274
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