Lead Practitioner of English and Oracy
Deputy Headteacher and Curriculum Director of English
Ark Victoria Academy, Talbot Way, Small Heath, Birmingham, B10 0HJ
Lead Practitioner Scale LP1 – LP5 (£47,882 - £52,842 per annum)
If you are ready to add further value to our English Department and to work alongside a brilliant school leadership team, then you will find this job extremely rewarding.
About the role:
We are seeking an innovative English specialist to undertake the role of Lead Practitioner of English and Oracy and join our fantastic English Department in our secondary phase.
The primary purpose of the Lead Practitioner for English and Oracy is to coordinate, oversee and deliver a high-quality Oracy curriculum and strategy across the school. The Lead Practitioner will lead Oracy across the School and will be responsible for a keystage within the English department ensuring that the standard of curriculum teaching, learning and assessment in the keystage, is of the highest quality for all students so that they are able to achieve to the best of their ability and that staff and students are supported, developed and motivated. You will also oversee the whole school vision for Oracy across both secondary and primary and ensure the implementation of a successful and innovative programme, to include signature strategies such as Think, Pair, Share and public speaking activities such as debating, as well as enrichment activities. You will quality assure the teaching of Oracy skills across the curriculum and ensure a high quality professional development programme. As a member of the Extended Leadership team, you will work closely with Senior Leaders to lead on whole school strategy and will attend SLT meetings as required. You will work closely with the Director of English to ensure excellent provision for all students, resulting in excellent outcomes.
You will be a fantastic motivator and will inspire students to achieve and exceed grades. You will be aligned to Ark’s high aspirations and expectations for pupils and staff and have demonstrable evidence of improving outcomes.
Our values mean a great deal to us and underpin all that we do, and so it is important that you champion Ark Victoria’s pledge of being Ambitious, Resilient and Kind as well as living by the Ark ethos and six pillars that enable us to achieve our mission.
The successful candidate will:
- be instrumental in our mission to provide every student a great education and real choices in life, regardless of their background
- be experienced in designing, implementing and evaluating effective, imaginative and stimulating Schemes of Work
- have an excellent understanding of both subject and general teaching pedagogy
About Ark Victoria Academy
Aim high, be brave, be kind, keep learning!
Ark Victoria Academy is a high performing school across all key stages, providing pupils with a unique journey in their education through the curriculum, personal development programme, student experience offer and the vast range of opportunities that we are able to provide as an all-through school. 73% of all grades awarded at GCSE 2023 are grade 4 and above, against a national figure of 68%. 67% of students gained a grade 4 or above for English and maths. At KS2 82% of pupils gained the expected standard in reading, writing and maths, against a national figure of 59%. 87% of our pupils achieved the expected standard in reading and 85% in maths. Our provisional P8 score of +0.51, which places us in the top 8% of all schools nationally.
Whilst being a large school, we are able to retain a family feel, to nurture our pupils through their schooling and ensure that they leave us with the skills and qualifications necessary to continue their journey of life-long learning in a university or career of their choice.
It's for this reason that Ark Victoria Academy was judged ‘Good’ by Ofsted in May 2019, with a strong emphasis on expert subject knowledge from our teachers, strong teaching and leadership and a focus on excellence for our students and staff.
Find out more about us on https://arkvictoria.org/
Why work for our school?
Hear what our teachers have to say about working at Ark Victoria Academy: https://arkvictoria.org/page-strips/hear-our-team-0
- We take CPD seriously, which is why we offer twice the number of training days as standard
- Our school’s ‘Wellbeing Wednesdays’ are a great hit – get in touch to find out more
- Our staff can take advantage of our on-site fitness suite
- Access to Ark Rewards scheme offering up to £1,000 a year in savings from over 3,000 major retailers
- Interest-free loans of up to £5,000 available for season tickets or a bicycles
- Gym discounts offering up to 40% off your local gym
For an informal, conversation about the role please contact HR Manager, Kelly Mubarik on 0121 393 4459 or email@example.com
How to Apply: Please visit https://arkvictoria.org/vacancies and submit your application. Please note we will be reviewing applications on an on-going basis and this advert may close earlier than advertised depending on the level of response.
Full details can be found HERE.
Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its academies.
Ark requires all employees to undertake an enhanced DBS check. You are required, before appointment, to disclose any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. Non-disclosure may lead to termination of employment. However, disclosure of a criminal background will not necessarily debar you from employment - this will depend upon the nature of the offence(s) and when they occurred.
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