Lead Teacher of English and Literacy

Lead Teacher of English and Literacy

Required for September 2019

The governors of this very successful Catholic high school wish to appoint a dynamic and inspirational Lead Teacher for English and Literacy (TLR 3.5). This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious candidate of the highest calibre to join our very successful English team. We are seeking a colleague who has the ability to enthuse and motivate our pupils and who has the determination to continue to develop as a professional.

We have been inspired by the research into the vocabulary gap to create this new role – for which the working title is Lead Teacher for English and Literacy. However, the role will take the successful candidate beyond the English Department, and is a tremendous opportunity for someone who is already a great classroom teacher, is energised by the need to break down literacy-related barriers to learning, and who wants to work with us in transforming the life chances of our brilliant pupils.

The English teacher aspect of this opportunity is permanent, but the TLR (3.5: £2,682) is temporary for a minimum of two years and possibly longer. We do believe that closing the vocabulary gap could be a game changer in supporting our pupils to achieve even greater things. If you want to join us, or have any questions about the temporary nature of the TLR, please feel free to call or email.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be an excellent practitioner
  • Have the knowledge and capacity to teach across the full age and ability range
  • Be enthusiastic, resourceful and keen to ensure that the highest possible standards of pupil achievement, personal development, and well-being are achieved
  • Have an appreciation and understanding of the research relating to the vocabulary gap
  • Have the skills to play a key role in the continued development of this core subject
  • Be willing to go the extra mile for our pupils

Cardinal Allen is a forward-looking, oversubscribed, “outstanding Catholic school”, seeking to build on its success. Ofsted judged both leadership and behavior as outstanding and we are determined to continue to provide the very best for the pupils in our care. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check.

Application forms and further details are available via the school website or by contacting the school. Candidates are more than welcome to call the Headteacher for an informal discussion or to visit the school prior to application.

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 23rd April 2019.

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