• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    16 June 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    7 June 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Lead Practitioner Pay Scale

Job summary

 Lead Practitioner of English 

Inspire Academy, Chatham

Ref:   MED887-7000-25T
Pay:  Lead Practitioner Pay Scale
Contract Type:  Full-time
Contract Term:  Permanent
Position Start Date:  01/09/2021
Application Closing Date:  16/06/2021 at 23:59
Date of Interviews:  Week commencing 21/06/2021
Job Advert

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional and inspirational English Lead Practitioner.

This is a fantastic opportunity to lead English and drive further improvements, as well as being a great opportunity to be part of a forward thinking team.

The successful candidate will be an outstanding classroom practitioner with a proven track record of success and the ability to achieve the best outcomes for all students.  We are particularly interested in candidates who share our commitment to improving the life chances of young people regardless of background.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to further their career as we are committed to fully supporting professional development and helping our colleagues achieve their career potential.

If you are an outstanding practitioner with a commitment to high standards and a passion for English, we would be delighted to hear from you and look forward to receiving an application.

Opportunities for further progression will be available across the MAT for enthusiastic and ambitious candidates.  This is a public-facing role, so fluency in English is required.

This post is a position for 1265 hours per annum / 195 days per year.
Visits to the Academy are welcomed.  Please contact Brittany Durling (HR Administrator) via email to arrange - bdurling@inspireacademy.org.uk

Closing date:  Wednesday 16th June 2021 at 11:59pm

To apply, please download a copy of the PLT Application Form attached to this job advert, and return it once completed to the Job Contact below:

We are unable to accept CVs alone.  CVs submitted via an agency will not be considered.

Supporting documents

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

School overview

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
49 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

About INSPIRE Free Special School

Information about the Trust:

Parallel Learning Trust is a Special and Alternative Provision Multi- Academy Trust.

The Trust is committed to transforming lives for all pupils. Currently, we have seven academies that offer alternative or special provision for those children with social, emotional or mental health needs, with clear plans for sustainable growth over the next 3 years.

The Parallel Learning Trust was founded in 2014 to support the conversion of Park Campus and Kennington Park. The Members and Directors of the Trust have a wealth of experience, brought together by a passion for giving children the best start in life.

You can find out more about skills and attributes of the Members and Directors by going to the following page: www.plt.org.uk/about-us/who-we-are

Information about the School:

Inspire Academy is an SEMH Special School for children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs, and forms part of The Parallel Learning Multi-Academy Trust.

All the students at Inspire Academy have an EHCP (Education Health and Care Plan), with a primary need of SEMH (Social, Emotional and Mental Health). Some exhibit very challenging behaviour and Mainstream schooling is not always the most appropriate setting for them. Sometimes their first encounter of school has been chaotic and certainly challenging, many have had a fragmented education and have fallen behind their peers academically. This often results in self-esteem issues and anti-social behaviour.

With small classes and amazing staff that truly understand SEMH we feel that once a student starts at Inspire they have every opportunity to turn their lives around. Every child has the right to achieve and we believe that every parent and carer has the right to expect that Inspire Academy will do its very best for their child. With this in mind we work closely with parents and carers and other agencies to help each student make positive choices and changes which will serve them better in their future.

A key feature that we try to adopt is teaching the students to take responsibility for their behaviour and consequences. We teach them to try and put things right when they go wrong, together with learning the values of tolerance and respect for themselves and others. 

Arranging a visit to INSPIRE Free Special School

Please contact Brittany Durling (HR Administrator) via email - bdurling@inspireacademy.org.uk

School location

Churchill Avenue, Chatham, Kent, ME5 0LB

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