Head of Literacy - Easter 2020 or September 2020 start Walsall Academy, Walsall, West Midlands

Job description

Secure knowledge and understanding of the knowledge, concepts and skills in teaching literacy.

Knowledge of literacy assessment.

Be able to draw on a variety of behaviour management techniques.

Walsall Academy are looking to appoint an outstanding teacher to the role of Head of Literacy. Application are welcome from well-qualified ambitious teachers with leadership skills as well as those running a department.

Essential educational requirements

Relevant degree.

Relevant teaching qualification.

Teaching experience.

Essential qualifications

QTS status.

Relevant teaching qualification.

Essential skills and experience

Knowledge and understanding of Literacy at all levels and of strategies that improve understanding.

Good classroom practitioner with evidence of setting appropriate expectations to advance learning and engage and motivate students.

Ability to encourage and maintain a good standard of discipline in the classroom through well focused teaching, positive relationships and good classroom management.

Ability to use appropriately a range of teaching and learning strategies for whole classes, individuals and groups which stimulate, challenge, engage and motivate students.

Ability to set clear and appropriate targets, feed back to students and make use of assessment information to promote each student’s attainment and progress, and to plan future lessons.

Ability to reflect on own practice.

Ability to differentiate tasks appropriately.

Employee benefits

Main or upper pay range, plus responsibility allowance of £3,000 to £5,000, dependent on experience.

About Walsall Academy

Walsall Academy in Bloxwich, Walsall opened in September 2003. The student enrolment is around 1300 with approximately 320 students in the Sixth Form. The School is one of a number of City Academies established in England prior to the expansion of the Academies Programme in 2010 and was originally sponsored by The Mercers’ Company of the City of London and Thomas Telford School. We are now a founder school in the Thomas Telford Multi Academy Trust.

Lichfield Road, Walsall, West Midlands, WS3 3LX
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