Head of English

  • Organisation: Arnold House School
  • Location: North West London
  • Tenure: Full-time
  • Closing Date: Monday 6 February 2023

We are looking for an inspirational Head of English to lead this vibrant department at Arnold House.

We are looking for an inspirational Head of English to lead this vibrant department at Arnold House.

You will teach English to boys from Year 4 to 8 towards Common Entrance and Scholarship exams at the age of 13. The boys are highly motivated and enthusiastic.

The English department at Arnold House seeks primarily to develop a love of reading, introducing boys to a wide range of fiction and non–fiction, both contemporary and classic. In doing so, we encourage the emotional and spiritual development of students through reflection, critical thinking, debate, writing, research and drama.

Boys learn to write accurately and stylishly, in a range of forms, for a range of purposes, often using technology as a tool for research. As well as fostering the habit of independent reading, boys learn to express themselves orally with confidence. Imagination is at the heart of our curriculum.

English and Drama are closely linked at Arnold House, with boys able to take part in many opportunities to bring dramatic productions to life, culminating in the Year 7 Shakespeare Schools Festival.

The Library is central to life at Arnold House, too, with boys having dedicated reading lessons from Years 1-6. Library duties and places on the prestigious Kids’ Lit Quiz team are sought after.

English is taught by form teachers in the junior part of the school, whereas from Year 4 until Year 8 boys are taught in three sets per year, allowing more individual attention.

Teachers at Arnold House are paid according to the School’s own highly competitive salary scale. Arnold House’s salary scale is set generously above the maintained sector’s scale for London teachers, both in recognition of the higher cost of living in London and of the fact that teachers ‘go the extra mile’ in a school such as ours by contributing to sports, drama productions, trips, clubs and other activities. All teachers take a share in supervisory duties and enjoy the benefit of a number of non-contact periods each week which they can use for lesson preparation, marking etc.

Staff are appraised regularly and are encouraged to reflect on and develop their practice.

Arnold House is committed to promoting and protecting the mental and physical wellbeing of all our staff.

We are looking for an inspirational Head of English to lead this vibrant department at Arnold House.


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We are looking for an inspirational Head of English to lead this vibrant department at Arnold House.

You will teach English to boys from Year 4 to 8 towards Common Entrance and Scholarship exams at the age of 13. The boys are highly motivated and enthusiastic.

The English department at Arnold House seeks primarily to develop a love of reading, introducing boys to a wide range of fiction and non–fiction, both contemporary and classic. In doing so, we encourage the emotional and spiritual development of students through reflection, critical thinking, debate, writing, research and drama.

Boys learn to write accurately and stylishly, in a range of forms, for a range of purposes, often using technology as a tool for research. As well as fostering the habit of independent reading, boys learn to express themselves orally with confidence. Imagination is at the heart of our curriculum.

English and Drama are closely linked at Arnold House, with boys able to take part in many opportunities to bring dramatic productions to life, culminating in the Year 7 Shakespeare Schools Festival.

The Library is central to life at Arnold House, too, with boys having dedicated reading lessons from Years 1-6. Library duties and places on the prestigious Kids’ Lit Quiz team are sought after.

English is taught by form teachers in the junior part of the school, whereas from Year 4 until Year 8 boys are taught in three sets per year, allowing more individual attention.

Teachers at Arnold House are paid according to the School’s own highly competitive salary scale. Arnold House’s salary scale is set generously above the maintained sector’s scale for London teachers, both in recognition of the higher cost of living in London and of the fact that teachers ‘go the extra mile’ in a school such as ours by contributing to sports, drama productions, trips, clubs and other activities. All teachers take a share in supervisory duties and enjoy the benefit of a number of non-contact periods each week which they can use for lesson preparation, marking etc.

Staff are appraised regularly and are encouraged to reflect on and develop their practice.

Arnold House is committed to promoting and protecting the mental and physical wellbeing of all our staff.


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1 Loudoun Road, St John's Wood, London, NW8 0LH

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