Lead Practitioner in English

The Gateway Academy, Grays, Essex, RM16 4LU

4 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    Sprint Term

  • Application deadline

    6 October 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    22 September 2022

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Key stage 3, Key stage 4

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Lead Practitioner in English job summary

The Gateway Academy is the secondary provision within the Gateway Learning Community [GLC] which is a partnership between one secondary and four primary Academies located within Tilbury and Chadwell in the borough of Thurrock to the east of London.

We are a vibrant, innovative and highly successful organisation: the place of choice to work and learn.Across the 5 Academies of the GLC, we pledge that everyone enjoys an equality of opportunity. We work tirelessly to ensure that individual different characteristics including age, ethnicity, socio-economic background, academic ability, disability, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation are not discriminated against in any way. We create environments characterised by mutual respect where difference is celebrated and where individual differences do not act as a barrier to success.

Our staff retention rate at the Gateway Academy is currently above 90% and staff attendance is extremely high at 96%. Our wellbeing programme for staff is held in very high regard and our teacher CPD programme is extremely successful with all staff expected to constantly ‘improve upon their best’.

We are looking for an outstanding Lead Practitioner in Englishto guide and advise on best practice within the Academy. This role is critical to the Academy’s continuing progress; it is integral to how we will achieve the highest standard of learning and teaching in every classroom.

Ideal candidates will:

  • have outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
  • have experience of providing professional development to teachers, including coaching, mentoring and training
  • have proven experience of positively impacting on student progress and raising attainment and developing excellence
  • have outstanding subject knowledge
  • have the resolve to make a real difference to the lives of pupils

If you are an existing English specialist who has the experience and skills to be a Lead Practitioner, this is a superb opportunity for you. The Gateway Academy is a friendly school that values teamwork and high achievement in all areas of our work with young people. The successful candidate will join a dynamic, innovative and well-resourced and supportive faculty.

If you would like further information, to arrange a visit or to request an application pack, we would love to hear from you. Pleasereturn completed applications to Dionne.Locke@theglc.org.uk or visit our website atwww.theglc.org.uk.

Closing date for applications: 6th October 2022

Interviews to be held: TBC

What we can offer you:

Academic excellence

Research-driven professional development

Bespoke coaching

Support with professional qualifications

Support from local and national leaders of education

Opportunities to get involved across the Trust, working with our GLC primary schools

Benefits for teachers working within the Gateway Academy:

Over 90% staff retention

£1,000 Golden Hello for successful candidates (teachers paid on Main Scale 1-6 only) applying directly to the GLC only after a qualifying period of six months.

State of the art facilities and resources

Two-week October Half Term

My Day (1 additional day off in the academic year)

Long Service Policy which rewards 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 years' service

Visit our teacher development site for more information on teaching and working for the GLCwww.glcteaching.co.uk

The Gateway Learning Community is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment. Following safer recruitment procedures, the appointment will be subject to satisfactory references, medical clearance and enhanced DBS disclosure

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About The Gateway Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1070 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Contact phone number
01375 489 000

The Gateway Academy is the secondary provision within the Gateway Learning Community [GLC] which is a partnership between one secondary and four primary Academies located within Tilbury and Chadwell in the borough of Thurrock to the east of London.

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