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Lead Teacher of English Required

  • Location: Harlow
  • Start date: 17 Jan 2019
  • Category: Secondary
  • Job reference: PE1105212
  • Branch: Chelmsford Secondary SEND
  • Consultant: Danielle Holt
  • Call: 020 8971 1284
Job description

Protocol Education are currently recruiting for a Lead Teacher of English to work with a secondary school located in Harlow, Essex

The ideal candidate will be professional, flexible and adaptable with the opportunity to work in a demanding and rewarding school. Our client school are looking for an outstanding teacher who is able to teach English to KS3 - KS4 students.

Position: Lead Teacher of English

Location: Harlow, Essex

Start Date: January 2019

Salary: Paid to scale - London Fringe

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

• To provide leadership in excellent teaching in your own curriculum area and other areas within the Academy.
• To provide leadership of outstanding learning and progress across the Academy.
Liaison with:
• The post-holder will be expected to network and liaise with the Head of Faculty, Faculty Team, Teaching / Associate Staff, School Representative, External Agencies, Students and Parents.

The post-holder will be expected to network and liaise across a range of external providers, schools, community and coordinator networks to ensure a consistency of approach regarding standards, support, transition and high quality learning and teaching

Specific Responsibilities

• To enable staff to plan high quality learning activities for English across the Academy.
• To create and lead the Academy's English teaching & learning team' to ensure outstanding progress.
• To monitor and evaluate the quality of learning for English for students.
• To create a classroom environment that facilitates research and independent learning.
• Contribute to the internal CPD programme for English and the wider Academy.
• To develop and lead a reading programme across all year groups in English lessons and outside English to raise reading ages.
• To encourage a love of reading in the Academy (form time, English lessons, all other lessons, lunchtime, after school) and at home for students, staff and parents/carers.
• To lead reading intervention programmes in all years to improve the reading ages of those students who are below their chronological ages.
• To lead the literacy programme across the Academy to ensure literacy is promoted throughout the curriculum
• To lead the year 7 literacy, catch up grant curriculum to ensure students who enter the school below National Averages are at the required level at the end of the year. This involves planning, tracking, preparation, monitoring and evaluating the impact of the literacy catch up grant programme.
Main Expectations of the role

1.Shaping the Future

• Support the Headteacher and LAB members in establishing a vision for the future of the Academy; demonstrating inspirational leadership and creativity when developing teaching across the Academy.
• Play a leading role in the Academy improvement planning process, in particular areas of Academy improvement in the area you lead.
• Contribute to the identification of key areas of strength and weakness in teaching in the Academy.
• Work to a high standard in implementing agreed policies, priorities and expectations, so as to set a good example to other colleagues.
• Promote a culture of teamwork, in which views of all members of the Academy and community are valued and taken into account.
• Contribute to the self-evaluation of the Academy and lead the self-evaluation of teaching within the Academy.

2.Leading Learning and Teaching

• Provide detailed analysis of key Academy performance data to a variety of audiences, including SLT, LAB members and other groups.
• Promote the active involvement of students in their own learning.
• Contribute to target setting; including statutory procedures and targets for individuals and groups throughout the Academy.
• Support strategies to promote high standards of behaviour.
• Lead the monitoring of teaching.
• Provide support for colleagues in improving the learning environment to enhance learning and increasing engagement.

3.Developing self and managing others

• Promote and safeguard the safety and welfare of children and young people by being the lead on Health and Safety in the Academy.
• Contribute to the creation of a positive Academy ethos, in which every individual is treated with dignity and respect and the safety and welfare of children and young people is paramount.
• Support the development of collaborative approaches.
• Set high expectations for your own performance and that of others.
• Engage in relevant professional development activity as necessary.

4.Managing the organisation

• Contribute to a regular review of the organisation of the Academy to ensure it meets statutory requirements.
• Develop action plans in specified areas of responsibility, in order to bring about improvements.
• Contribute to the planning process for the distribution of resources, to ensure they meet the Academy's identified priorities.
• Contribute to regular evaluation of the impact of the use of resources in relation to the quality of education of the students and value for money.
• Being a presence in the Academy corridors at lesson change-over, break times and at two or more of the lunch sessions during the day.

5.Securing Accountability

• Support the LAB members in meeting its responsibility to ensure teaching is outstanding.
• Work alongside the Headteacher to secure improvement through Performance Management; take responsibility for the performance management of staff you directly line manage.
• Use a range of data sources to set realistic yet challenging targets for pupils, analysing outcomes for individuals and groups.
• Contribute to the reporting of the performance of the academy to parents, carers, LAB members and other key partners.

6.Strengthening Community

• Contribute to; strengthening partnerships with other schools and services to enhance learning and teaching across the community.
• Gain an understanding and ensure that Specialisms, Extended School, Learning Environment add to the quality of teaching for learners.
• Contribute to policies and practices, which promote equality of opportunity and tackle prejudice through teaching of Learners.
• Contribute to the development of teaching of Learners.
• Promote and model good relationships with parents, which are based on partnerships to support and improve pupils' achievement.

The duties above are neither exclusive nor exhaustive and the post-holder may be required by the Executive Head & Head of School to carry out appropriate duties within the context of the job, skills and grade.


If you feel you are the ideal candidate for this role - Please do not hesitate to contact Danielle on 01245 213225 for more information

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