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  • Start date details

    January 2025 or sooner

  • Closing date

    27 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    13 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 2


Key Stage 2, English

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£48,606.00 - £53,642.00 Annually (Actual)

Lead Practitioner in English job summary

Lead Practitioner in English

ISR P2 – P6

(£48,606 - £53,642)

“The Radcliffe School is a Good School” – Ofsted, 2020

We are looking to welcome a dedicated and engaging Lead Practitioner to our English department, ideally from January 2025 or sooner, as we work to achieve and surpass the objectives outlined in our vision: supporting learners as they seek to develop an empowering knowledge of English.

The successful candidate will also have access to a full range of courses both in-house and professionally accredited, including all of the National Professional Qualifications eg NPQLTD.

In the Radcliffe English department, we have worked hard to develop a sequenced curriculum that challenges and supports students to consider broader patterns behind different forms of spoken and written communication. The successful candidate will be able to evaluate the efficacy of existing resources, and to adapt and produce materials for the department to use.

Coaching and mentoring of staff within the department is a key priority. As such, the successful candidate will be able to work with teachers to promote high-quality teaching and learning, and to ensure that teachers are supported in their implementation of the school’s behaviour policy. Promoting and monitoring student progress, through these and other means, is essential for the role.

The successful candidate will be supportive and keen to assist in leading a team of colleagues who value and welcome new ideas; regularly evaluate team successes and challenge each other to continue improving. They will crucially provide a friendly and supportive presence for a diverse cohort of students who are keen to learn and to be shown the magic of English.

This position would suit an experienced teacher. Experience in departmental leadership is preferable, though not necessarily required. We have an extensive record of providing excellent mentoring and support to new staff.

We are an iPad school with all staff and students receiving an iPad (along with regular CPD on how to use it) to support teaching and learning.

We can offer onsite accommodation for new staff in one of our two houses. Each house is semi-detached with three bedrooms and a large garden. Please enquire for more information.

This is a unique opportunity to take on an exciting role in a forward-thinking school and to work with committed and collaborative staff. The ideal candidate will be passionate about teaching and learning and will have the ability to motivate students. They will be happy to work in support of a large and friendly team.

The Radcliffe School offers the opportunity to:

  • Work with a Department that is passionate about achievement for all pupils.
  • Work with fantastic students who enjoy a dynamic and engaging curriculum.
  • Operate within a diligent team of excellent teachers who have a wealth of expertise and experience.
  • Teach, research, develop and examine at GCSE and A Level.
  • Work with a driven and inspirational department in pursuit of excellence.
  • Be part of a strong induction programme tailored to your experience and needs.
  • Contribute to high quality teaching and learning, and the provision of extracurricular activities to drive students forward.
  • Collaborate within a very supportive environment where professional development is an essential aspect of our daily practice.
  • Develop your career.
  • Contribute to the creation of outstanding student experiences in learning for all.

If you believe that you have the energy, passion, resilience and drive to be part of our positive journey we would love to have you on our team. Visits to the School are welcomed and encouraged.

Please contact Jo Moloney, HR Manager, on 01908 682 289 or go to www.radcliffeschool.org.uk for more information about the post and an application form.

The deadline for applications is 9am on Thursday 27th June 2024. Please note that the advert may be closed as soon as sufficient applications have been received.

The Radcliffe School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post requires an enhanced DBS disclosure. We are an equal opportunities employer.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About The Radcliffe School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1246 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

School location

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