• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    17 March 2021 at 9:00 am

  • Date listed

    2 March 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Leadership
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
£42,402 - £46,796

Job summary

We seek to appoint an exceptional Lead Practitioner for English and literacy in our drive to be an outstanding school.

For this role you will need:
a demonstrable track record of delivering excellent student outcomes;
very strong subject knowledge and a demonstrable passion for English;
evidence of improving the teaching and learning of others;
an understanding of current and future curriculum developments;
to be able to influence and improve the practice of colleagues so that all students receive the very best experience;
to be ambitious and aspire to a role within the school leadership team in the future;
to be supportive of our inclusive and diverse nature as a school where differences are celebrated;
to understand the importance of strong behaviour management and that developing positive relationships with children is fundamental to their role.

As a person you need the commitment and tenacity to lead your colleagues to ensure that the students are at the centre of all teachers’ practice and that the highest expectations are held for every young person. You will be a leader who forms positive relationships with young people, parents/carers and colleagues and are relentless in their belief that every student should reach their full potential.

Specific details regarding the role and skills and qualities that the successful candidate will need to demonstrate are in the attached job description and person specification.

Our aim is to ensure every young person is the best they can be and whilst we have already achieved much in achieving our goal we recognise that there is so much more we can do. We are proud of our good reputation within the region and positive feedback we receive from students, parents, staff and external organisations such as Ofsted.

Applying for the job

Applications should be sent via the TES by 9am on 17th March 2021. Interviews will be held w.c 29th March. To apply please follow this link and click apply now https://www.tes.com/jobs/vacancy/lead-practitioner-for-english-gateshead-1409839

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
1601 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report

About Whickham School

Whickham School is a large and successful school in Gateshead with over 1700 students including approximately 350 in our high performing sixth form.
Demand for student places is strong and the school is regularly oversubscribed. Students are organised into year groups whilst eight faculties deliver the school curriculum. The Sixth Form, which has its own dedicated facility, is an increasingly popular choice of students from all over the local area.

In January 2020 many faculties moved into a brand new, state of the art, STEAMS themed building. The stunning four storey building houses Science, Technology (plus Business and IT), Engineering, Art, Maths and Sport.

The Leadership Team meet weekly and share responsibility for policy generation, decision making, planning and the general wellbeing of the school. The relevant governing body committee is involved in strategic planning and policies from the onset. Faculty and Year groups meet every two weeks to discuss strategic issues

Arranging a visit to Whickham School

If you wish to arrange an informal conversation or meeting with the Faculty Leader, please contact Nicola Graham on ngraham@whickhamschool.org to coordinate this.

School location

Burnthouse Lane, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE16 5AR

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