Curriculum leader: English and reading (Cross-school, based at Maiden Erlegh School in Reading )

Maiden Erlegh School in Reading, Reading, RG1 5SL

124 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    23 September 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    13 May 2022

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Curriculum leader: English and reading (Cross-school, based at Maiden Erlegh School in Reading ) job summary

Are you interested in working in a growing education community?

Maiden Erlegh Trust is developing our subject leadership and requires an expert curriculum leader to champion their subject, Trust wide.

This is a new and exciting opportunity for an experienced Teacher of English to provide strategic leadership of the curriculum intent and implementation for English in the agreed Maiden Erlegh Trust secondary schools. Initially this role will be based at Maiden Erlegh School in Reading. It is envisaged that the scope of the role will eventually extend beyond one school as the Trust grows and develops

The successful candidate will lead and co-ordinate reading across the curriculum in the agreed secondary schools, including overseeing curriculum programmes (e.g. phonic programmes), interventions and support for students who are not yet fluent readers.

This is a pivotal role in providing advice and support to colleagues, working with them to ensure that their practice is of the highest standard and is consistent across the Trust.

You will be a strong leader with a track record of success in raising standards and/or quality of teaching. You will be experienced in designing and delivering the curriculum to embed best practice, and you will have a commitment to your own professional reading and development. You will also be an excellent classroom practitioner in your own right.

You will need to be an excellent communicator and be able to sustain effective working arrangements with a wide range of senior stakeholders is a prerequisite

We have a proven track record of supporting ambitious staff and can offer opportunities to broaden your impact on the sector through the work of the Maiden Erlegh Institute. We are very happy to discuss flexible working arrangements, including part-time working and job-sharing.

If you would like to speak to us informally, or to arrange a visit prior to submitting your application, please contact us at

The Trust reserves the right to interview and appoint before the closing date.

Maiden Erlegh Trust is an Ethical Leadership Pathfinder organisation and we are committed to safeguarding, equality and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We are also committed to having the highest expectations of pupil/students and staff, and supporting everyone to reach their full potential. All employees of the school and Trust are expected to share these commitments. All posts require satisfactory employment checks and references and a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. All Leadership roles will require a Section 128 check.

Additional allowances

TLR1a, plus £2000 R+R for 3 yrs. (TLR to be reviewed as the role expands)

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About Maiden Erlegh School in Reading

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
891 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Maiden Erlegh Trust is committed to delivering "opportunity, diversity and success for all" young people in Berkshire and the surrounding area.

Our schools will continue to excel at bringing out the best in students of all abilities.

To do this we place students at the heart of what we do and work closely in partnership with parents and the communities we serve.

Our vision is to:

Provide a safe, calm, respectful and happy place to work and learn
Provide a stimulating and challenging learning for all
Provide high quality and inspiring teaching
Provide a rich and relevant curriculum
Provide a varied and exciting extra-curricular opportunities which allow students to flourish outside the classroom
Provide high quality and personalised pastoral care

We will not be complacent – we will compare our work with that of the best schools in the country and continue to improve.

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