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Lead Practitioner English

Kennet School, Thatcham, Berkshire

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Leadership
Subject
English
Working pattern
Full-time only
Salary
MPS/UPS (£25,714 - £41,604) + TLR (£6,697) Competitive salary for the Berkshire Area

Job summary

Lead Practitioner English

Salary: MPS/UPS (£25,714 - £41,604) + TLR (£6,697) Competitive salary for the Berkshire Area

Contract: Full Time (Permanent)

Required for: September 2021 or Easter 2021 (preferable)

Are you an ambitious English Teacher looking to take on a role with responsibility? We are extremely proud of our English Department and are seeking a teacher who can help lead this dynamic team. Investing heavily in staff development, we are committed to supporting our teachers through all stages in their careers.

The Lead Practitioner in English will support the Head of Department for English with a core purpose to develop the quality of teaching and learning in the subject. The role will also involve coaching to develop the practice of members of the English team.

We offer:
• an open and collaborative community that trusts its teachers, equipping them with the skills and allowing them the freedom to act as valued professionals;
• outstanding facilities and resources;
• high quality inset days, Minimum 15% non-contact time, bespoke three-year induction programme for new teachers & leadership development programmes;
• a range of personal benefits, including Cycle to Work Scheme, on site leisure centre and an active staff social committee;
• rigid procedures for managing behaviour;
• an Ofsted outstanding School that believes ‘better never stops’.

For further insight into the English Department and Kennet School please look at the application pack in the attachments below.

We would like you to be:
• a clear communicator with strong values and sense of moral purpose;
• able to teach English to KS4 in Language and Literature and to KS5 in either;
• creative, forward thinking attitude & unapologetically passionate about your subject;
• Committed to working collaboratively as part of a team and across the school;
• Willing to think creatively and take risks in the classroom;
• Hard-working with excellent organisational skills.

How to Apply: The easiest way to apply is by accessing the role on www.TES.com and clicking the ‘Quick Apply’ button.

We welcome enquiries and visits prior to application, so please get in touch with Mr C Ellison, Deputy Headteacher for more information.

Deadline: 9am on Wednesday, 20 January 2021. Candidates selected for interview will be informed by telephone soon after.
Interview Date: Tuesday, 26 January 2021

Employee benefits

• an open and collaborative community that trusts its teachers, equipping them with the skills and allowing them the freedom to act as valued professionals;
• outstanding facilities and resources;
• high quality inset days, Minimum 15% non-contact time, bespoke three-year induction programme for new teachers & leadership development programmes;
• a range of personal benefits, including Cycle to Work Scheme, on site leisure centre and an active staff social committee;
• rigid procedures for managing behaviour;
• an Ofsted outstanding School that believes ‘better never stops’.

Applying for the job

Please apply via
https://www.tes.com/jobs/vacancy/lead-practitioner-english-west-berkshire-1390729

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Academy
Education phase
Secondary
School size
1797 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report

About Kennet School

Kennet is a dynamic and ambitious 11-18 comprehensive school which opened in September 1957. The school has grown over the last 60 years, both in terms of size and success. We currently have approximately 1,780 pupils on roll including strong numbers in the Sixth Form at around 350 pupils. We were judged by Ofsted to be Outstanding in May 2016 and have accumulated a number of awards including Arts Mark Platinum, Exceptional Schools Award, NACE Challenge Award and Investors in Careers. We are currently working on the Sandwell Well-Being Charter Mark focusing on the mental health and well-being of our whole organisation.

Arranging a visit to Kennet School

We welcome enquiries and visits prior to application, so please get in touch with Mr C Ellison, Deputy Headteacher cellison@kennetschool.co.uk

School location

Stoney Lane, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 4LL

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