Head of English

Job Title: Head of English   

Hours: Normal hours of working 8:00am – 4:30pm plus one meeting with SLT a week until 6:00pm   

Salary: up to £48,000

Are you ambitious to for the success of all young people?

Due to the expansion of Bramfield House School, we are now looking for a dynamic and energetic Head of English. This role sits at the heart of the middle leadership team with opportunities to progress with good performance. We need someone who is thirsty for success, a go getter, has the highest of expectations for young people and deep understanding of the challenges that young people with additional needs face.

You may already be working as a Head of English, or you may be someone who has had significant success as a classroom teacher. You may have experience of working in a specialist setting or equally, you may be from a mainstream secondary/ primary background and are looking for a different sort of challenge. One thing is for sure, you’ll be a very positive future focused person who has a passion for equality and inclusion.

You will be working with small classes of between 4-8 young people (with support) and you’ll have a modest teaching commitment, at times you will work on a 1:1 basis. You will have a specialist team of staff to develop and work with you and you’ll be given the time and resources to help each young person excel. You will have the unequivocal support of the senior team and head teacher to create something truly exceptional.

We are looking for a really special person, committed and charismatic and able to foster strong trusting relationships with parents and children alike. You’ll be ruthlessly optimistic, committed with a genuine interest in people, staff and young people alike.

We need someone with ideas, who is open minded and creative but has a strong grounding in curriculum development to join us on our journey at this exciting time.

Bramfield House School is no ordinary school; we are a very special organisation built on relationships and a common desire to help the individual.  We are an independent residential special educational needs school for boys aged 7 – 16 years who have social, emotional, mental health, communication difficulties. Our boys are the centre of our focus and we do anything to help them to succeed.

The school is oversubscribed and is currently undergoing an ambitious expansion plan, culminating in the construction of a new media and sports block and farm. You will be working in a fabulously relaxed environment. The school is set in beautiful grounds just miles from the Suffolk coast and our outdoors approach is key to our success. You will be supported by a team of amazing practioners. The School has an established and innovative multidisciplinary team; we are in a great position to provide our young people with the best education and care possible. This is the job of a lifetime!

The school has its own primary provision, nurture provision as well as a secondary. This post holder will oversee a literacy team and work directly with the Headteacher to develop a new and exciting curriculum model.

We need highly-motivated and emotionally intelligent people who care.

About the Group

We are part of OFG group and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

Outcomes First Group provide education and care across 10’s of schools residential care homes nationally. They are the biggest independent provider for specialist education in the country. Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and to make their way in the world. Every day we improve the lives of thousands of young people, their families and communities through a relentless focus on caring and learning.

Working for the company will open up multiple opportunities to work with some of the country’s leading practioners. You will gain access to first class training and the company’s benefits scheme.

Who we are looking for?

No two days are the same at Bramfield House so we want people who can work at pace to turn ‘can’t do’ into ‘want to’ and are motivated by working in a fast pace environment.  You will be motivated by your belief that every child can achieve and reach their potential.  The ideal candidate will be a team player.

You will need to have a wide commitment to the holistic development of young people, willing to stay and work with young people beyond school hours and build relationships.

Whilst previous experience of working in a SEN environment would be helpful it is not essential, excellent support skills and the right motivation, personal qualities and levels of resilience are just as important.

If you are looking to join a dedicated team in a school that will welcome your ideas and aim to re-engage the young people we teach, we would like to hear from you.

Please see the Job Description for full details regarding this position.

Why work for us?

A few reasons we think it’s a great place to work:

  • Continuous professional development & training for a clear career path
  • Teacher pension
  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
  • Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other
  • No two days are ever the same
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters”
  • Employee Rewards Hub


This position is due to commence as soon as possible (subject to approved reference/DBS checks). However we are willing to wait for the right candidate.

Applications are invited by letter of application completed by 28th May with Interview on the 1st June 2021

If you have any further queries regarding how to apply please contact Davina Bell, Headteacher at Bramfield House School on 01986 784235.

Visits to the school are welcomed. Visits will not form part of the interview process.

Outcomes First Group are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS.