St Andrew the Apostle Greek Orthodox School

Head of English, Brunswick Park

Location: Brunswick Park N11 1BF

Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR 1 + Outer London

Working Pattern: Full time • Permanent

Closing date: 2 March 2020


Our intention is to appoint a high calibre leader for this outstanding English department.

As a dynamic Head of English you will enthuse students through the provision of high quality teaching and learning, encouraging all students to develop their potential to the full. The successful candidate will be a leader who is passionate about all aspects of language and literature with a drive to make a difference and maintain our high standards in English.

Students at St Andrew appreciate being taught well and enjoy their learning. They expect high standards and like to be challenged and stretched in the classroom. They participate well and enjoy taking responsibility across the school. All students are entered for both GCSE English Literature and Language.

Our GCSE results last year were outstanding, especially in English: grade 4 and above was 84% and grade 5 and above was 63%. Progress 8 for English was 0.33 compared to 0.16 across the whole school. Students benefit from one-to-one feedback and advice on Y11 English Mock exams from English advisers working for our Trust at key points in KS4 which they find inspiring. Ten Y12 students are studying English Literature A Level in our first Y13 cohort.

The ideal candidate will:
•Be an outstanding practitioner and inspirational leader;
•Have a proven track record of success in raising student attainment in English;
•Have the ability to develop a love of English in order to maintain high standards;
•Be a committed team-player with experience of having led and managed successful teams;
•Fully understand the new English curriculum and have the vision required to raise standards further.

St Andrew the Apostle Greek Orthodox School opened in September 2013 as the first Greek Orthodox secondary school in the country. It was developed from the beliefs, vision and commitment of a wide group of parents, teachers, business people and intellectuals in the Greek Orthodox community and the Church itself. We were judged to be outstanding in all areas at our first Ofsted inspection in June 2015.

St Andrew the Apostle is part of the academy sponsor, the Russell Education Trust (RET) and was established as a partnership between RET, the Greek Orthodox Church and the Classical Education Trust. Applications are welcome from teachers of all backgrounds and this is reflected in our current staff composition.

RET is a specialist education sponsor and has five secondary schools which work together to share and promote best practice. Our schools and teachers benefit from RET’s expert professional development service. In addition to St Andrew, Becket Keys CofE School was also judged outstanding in all areas at their first inspection; and King’s School in Hove, Bristol Free School and Turing House in Twickenham were all judged good with outstanding features.

The opening of St Andrew the Apostle promoted a significant level of interest in the local community. The school offers 50% of places on a faith basis supported by a supplementary information form, and 50% to the local community. In discussion with parents it has become clear they are attracted to a school with high academic standards and a distinctive Christian ethos and vision, drawing on the tenets and values of the Greek Orthodox Church. The curriculum is “traditional but contemporary” and is based on the best practice from independent and state schools. Our Trust’s emphasis on excellence in English, maths and science is fully endorsed by our current parents and those applying for places for 2019. Our curriculum is designed to meet the needs of the full range of students, developing them intellectually, culturally, spiritually and morally.

If you are confident that you can rise to these challenges then visit our website Please email your completed application form to:

Closing date: 3pm, Monday 2 March 2020.

St Andrew The Apostle is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.

St Andrew the Apostle Greek Orthodox School
Building 5, North London Business Park, Oakleigh Road South, Brunswick Park, London N11 1BF
Tel: 020 3195 5444
Headteacher: Mr M Vassiliou