KS2 Phase Leader to join Leadership Team & lead English

Grove Primary School, Malvern, Worcestershire


Job details

Subjects Primary, English, English
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 5 to Upper pay range 3, £31,810,.00 to £39,405,.00

Job summary

General duties

Fulfill the line manager role, providing an approachable figure for staff, while also challenging the team to continually improve.
Lead by setting an example through achieving your own high standards of classroom practice.
Provide vision, leadership and day-to-day operational management of colleagues within the school and nursery.
Secure high quality teaching and effective use of resources to achieve the highest standards of achievement for all pupils.
Support and monitor the quality of teaching and learning within the school and nursery working towards collectively raising standards of teaching, learning, engagement and attainment.
Use data effectively to identify pupils who are underachieving and implement support for such pupils.
Support the continued development and implementation of the school’s aims, vision and ethos.


Ensure the provision of an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated English curriculum for pupils, in accordance with the aims of the school and its policies.
Adopt a clear long term, and short term, vision for the role of English across the curriculum.
Take responsibility for the development and delivery of whole school English curriculum.
Develop appropriate and effective schemes of work, learning resources, subject policy and classroom practice for English.
Ensure schemes of work offer appropriate challenges, demonstrate good progress and evaluate the impact on teaching and learning.
Keep up-to-date with developments in the curriculum and ensure that these are reflected in teaching practices.
Review and refine schedules, schemes of work and National Curriculum to ensure that they meet the needs of pupils of all ages and abilities.
Ensure ongoing development and evaluation of appropriate specifications and schemes of work, whilst making sure that these are adhered to by all teachers.
Ensure the requirements of the national curriculum.
Provide guidance and assist staff with their planning and delivery of units of work in English.
Ensure that all lessons are objective-led in order to promote good pupil progress.
Promote parental interest, understanding and engagement in English.


Regularly evaluate the quality of teaching and use this analysis to identify effective practice and areas for improvement.
Oversee effective assessment, recording and reporting of pupil progress.
Keep abreast of and implement current assessment policies and procedures in English.
Monitor pupils’ recorded work and moderate teacher assessment to ensure the highest standards.
Analyse and interpret performance data to effectively set targets for improvement in English throughout the school.
Monitor and evaluate standards of attainment through collection, analysis and reporting of performance data.
Evaluate the quality of teaching and standards of achievement/attainment for pupils in English, and set targets for quality controlled improvement.

Staff management and development

Provide advice and support to staff in relation to the curriculum, discipline, classroom practice and professional development.
Provide advice and support to staff, with regards to the implementation of whole school cross curricular writing.
Intervene where teaching is less than good and support teachers in making rapid and sustained improvements.
Keep the school staff up-to-date with developments in the English curriculum and teaching and learning methodologies.
Create a team atmosphere and build effective working relationships with staff.

Attend and lead staff meetings.
Have an active involvement in staff team building exercises.
Report to the headteacher on a monthly basis.
Attend appropriate conferences and training courses.
Lead professional development in English by providing school based INSET courses.


Produce an annual subject development plan for the English department and for the development of whole school literacy.
Manage the subject budget and any additional finance, keeping proper financial controls, records and inventories.
Contribute to school evaluation processes and keep the work of the department under review.
Ensure that homework is set and marked in line school procedures.
Evaluate, requisition, maintain, control and develop appropriate resources, materials and equipment for the teaching of English within the confines of the school budget.
Ensure the fair distribution of resources within the school.
Ensure that teaching and learning strategies are consistently applied to ensure that the needs of all pupils are met.

Additional duties

Manage the behaviour of pupils effectively in order to create a good and safe learning environment.
Work with parents through home/school correspondence, phone calls and meetings to ensure pupil wellbeing and academic success.
Ensure health and safety procedures are followed within the department, including the completion of risk assessments.
Participate in open evenings, parents’ meetings, events with community partners and other liaison opportunities.
Identify and purchase additional resources/materials, following the correct administrative process.
Ensure English specific displays throughout the school are current and of the highest quality.
Advise the headteacher and governing body of priorities for improvement within the English department and with regards to relevant school expenditure.

Undertake any other agreed responsibilities.

Essential educational requirements

QTS - High level degree

Essential qualifications

QTS - High level degree.
Experience developing policies and pratice. Leadership and management of English across all three Primary Phases.

Essential skills and experience

We are looking for a passionate and energetic class teacher who can join this new senior leadership team and lead KS2 whilst taking responsibility for English as we strive to consolidate rapid improvement to secure good progress for all our learners.
This career making opportunity is suitable for a highly committed team player, with a true passion for high quality teaching and learning and an understanding of the strategies required to inspire and motivate staff and pupils of all ages.
We are looking for someone who understands the value of high quality assessment and uses this to drive planning and progress. The applicant will be key in promoting English, specifically a love of reading throughout the school and the wider school community.

Visits to the School are recommended and will be taking place on Friday 7th June @ 4pm, Monday 10th June @ 4pm & Tuesday 11th June @ 2pm. Please contact school to book a visit.

Employee benefits

TLR and additional half day of leadership release each fortnight.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type LA Maintained School
Education phase Primary
School size 181 pupils enrolled
Age range 2 to 11
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Grove Primary School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email office@groveprimary.worcs.sch.uk

About Grove Primary School

School location

Pickersleigh Grove, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 2LU