8 days remaining to apply

  • Closing date

    7 June 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    12 May 2023

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£48,895.00 to £53,973.00

Lead Practitioner - English job summary

Shenley Academy is a good school (OFSTED, July 2021) with leadership and management, behaviour and personal development all judged as outstanding.

You would be joining a forward-thinking academy which places the mental health and the wellbeing of staff and students at the heart of what we do. "The school’s motto, ‘Building futures, changing lives’, is exactly what happens here. Everyone involved in the school is committed to every pupil’s welfare, well-being and academic success. Pupils’ mental health is front and centre in leaders’ thinking and decision-making.

As a result, pupils thrive and achieve well." (OFSTED, 2021). 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an able and inspiring Lead Practitioner of English. The purpose of this role is to raise standards of teaching, learning, attainment and achievement. Responsible for all staff working within the directorship, including teaching and technical staff.

Key Accountabilities:

Reporting to the Assistant Head Teacher, this post holder will be accountable for


Strategic Leadership

  • To provide pedagogical leadership in the faculty and across the academy.
  • To play a key part in raising teaching and learning standards through the quality of their own teaching, and by supporting the professional development of colleagues.
  • Contribute to the safeguarding and promotion of the welfare and personal care of children and young people with regard to the principles of Every Child Matters and Area Child Protection Procedures.

Operational Management

  • Take an activate part in academy meetings helping to plan and develop the academy’s mission statement and policies.
  • Develop and improve pedagogy within the team and across the Academy.
  • Take a lead role in the design, delivery and implementation of performance management activities, formulating criteria for good practice in procedures.
  • Under the direction of the SLT, work to support priorities identified in the Academy Improvement Plan.

Supporting Staff and Students

  • Disseminate best practice and be an analyst within the Teaching and Learning team.

Work with other teachers to develop practice by:

  • leading professional development activities;
  • assisting colleagues in matching teaching approaches to learning styles;
  • making videos of model lessons;

Please read the supporting documentation and Job description carefully before completing our application and equal opportunities form.

What the trust offers in return:


  • Teacher Pension
  • Ride to Work Scheme
  • Market leading Personal Development and Training plans to further your career
  • Access to Mental Health First Aid Programme
  • 24 hours access to Employee Assistance Programme

E-ACT is a highly successful Multi Academy Trust (MAT) encompassing 28 Academies spanning the length breath of the country. Our hopes and aspirations of every one of our pupils is the same. By encouraging them to Think Big and believe that anything is possible, by showing them the importance of Team Spirit and by teaching them to carefully think through their decisions to do The Right Thing, we know that everyone of our pupils can realise their potential with us.

Our community includes over 18,000 pupils and 2,500 teaching and non-teaching professional across the country.

E-ACT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults, and all appointments are subject to enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks and satisfactory references.

E-ACT is also committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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About Shenley Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
850 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Our Academy

Shenley Academy has been on an incredible journey, having been judged as inadequate in October 2018 to an overall judgement of Good in July 2021, with:

• outstanding leadership and management

• outstanding personal development

• outstanding behaviour and attitudes.

We are a forward-thinking and dynamic 11-16 academy set in a beautiful 37-acre site in Birmingham. Our moto is ‘building futures, changing lives’ and our most recent OFSTED report states:

“..this is exactly what happens here. Everyone involved in the school is committed to every pupil’s welfare, well-being and academic success. Pupils’ mental health is front and centre in leaders’ thinking and decision making”, OFSTED July 2021


The curriculum is at the heart of everything that we do, and we are committed to providing our pupils with an exceptional education and wider school experience, supporting every individual to achieve the very best possible outcomes.

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