Athelstan Trust Lead Practitioner for English Malmesbury School, Malmesbury, Wiltshire

Job description

The Lead Practitioner for English will promote and implement strategies for improving attainment in English across the Trust. The role involves both a strategic overview of subject development across the Trust alongside day to day involvement with English faculties. This will include activities such as coaching, planning, leadership development, modelling strong practice, data analysis, curriculum development, support with student intervention.

Essential educational requirements

Qualified to degree level and above
Qualified to teach in the UK

Essential qualifications

Able to teach as a subject specialist to A level

Essential skills and experience

Outstanding teacher
Proven record in delivering outstanding attainment and progress in English
Experience of identifying, implementing, monitoring and evaluating effective strategies for improving attainment in English in challenging schools
Experience of leading, coaching and mentoring English teachers, as well as delivering staff training to support improved attainment and progress.
Up to date knowledge of the current English curriculum and assessment requirements
Recent experience of teaching and delivering good results in a secondary school
Excellent communication and presentation skills
Ability to consider both the detail and the ‘bigger picture’
Self-motivated and resilient
Effective team worker and leader
Personal vision is aligned with The Athelstan Trust
Genuine passion and a belief in the potential of every student
Motivation to continually improve standards and achieve excellence above norms

Employee benefits

Working in the Athelstan trust - a supportive and successful trust.
Opportunities to work with colleagues in other schools in the trust.
Excellent induction programme including support for those returning to teaching/new to schools.
Highly supportive and skilled colleagues and SLT.
Comprehensive in-school CPD programme including specialist training using external providers.
Termly SPARK teaching and learning and Athelstan Trust newsletters that share best practice and latest news.
Faculties/teams that promote continual collaboration and sharing of resources to reduce workload and improve provision for students.
Excellent career progression opportunities
Extensive student enrichment and trip programme
On site counselling service.

About Malmesbury School

We are a National Support School with a long history of working in collaboration with other schools. The most recent Ofsted inspection graded the school as ‘outstanding’ in every category. In September 2014 we were designated a Teaching School. This is an excellent opportunity for professional development in a very supportive and caring school. This post would be suitable for a highly competent NQT or a teacher with experience and a proven track record of success. At Malmesbury School our vision is to be a happy, caring and excellent community. We are proud to be a truly comprehensive school providing an education of the highest quality for all the students within Malmesbury and the surrounding area.

Corn Gastons, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16 0DF
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