Lead Practitioner of English & Literacy Lead

Carleton High School, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 3NW

Deadline is today

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2023

  • Application deadline

    4 October 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    20 September 2022

Job details

Key stages

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Leadership L1 - L5 (£42,195 - £46,566 per annum)

Lead Practitioner of English & Literacy Lead job summary

Lead Practitioner of English and Literacy Lead

Ref: SCH-PAT-0149

Required for January 2023

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional teacher who is passionately committed to developing the quality of teaching and learning in English and literacy across the curriculum. This is a fantastic opportunity to join the team at Carleton High School which is part of the Pontefract Academies Trust. Dynamic, forward thinking and absolutely committed to ensuring all students make outstanding progress so they get the chances in life they deserve, we are seeking a new leader who will share our vision and values and who has the skills and motivation to develop others pedagogy. This is a 1 FTE, permanent role.

In particular, we are seeking an individual who is:

  • Able to inspire others to ensure students make excellent progress and achieve their best.
  • A dedicated professional with a strong moral purpose.
  • Fully aligned to our vision and values.
  • Passionate about developing their own practice.
  • An outstanding teacher who is unwavering in their commitment to promoting the highest standards of teaching and learning across the school.
  • A dynamic and proactive individual who will not be satisfied until all students are making excellent progress, and have excellent attendance.

Our people are at the heart of our success. We have developed a strong culture of collaboration and best practice, with professional development and career planning at its centre. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of top-quality training programmes delivered at every level.

As an employee of Pontefract Academies Trust, you will benefit from:

  • A supportive Trust as your employer.
  • High quality professional development.
  • A tailored induction programme to meet your needs and ongoing support from an experienced senior leadership team.
  • Opportunity to complete professional leadership qualifications: NPQML/ NPQSL.
  • Opportunity to be trained as a coach.
  • Hardworking, motivated staff and students who want to do well.
  • Consistent behaviour and expectations; teachers can teach and students can learn.

We believe Carleton High School is a very special place to work, we were awarded ‘The Most Improved Secondary School in the North of England’ by the Fairer Schools index. This is testament to the hard work and commitment of our students and staff and puts us firmly on our journey to Outstanding.

We are working to create something exceptional for the young people at Carleton High School, and if this ambition appeals to you, we look forward to reading applications from exceptional individuals, who have an unwavering focus on achievement to ensure our students receive the absolute best, and get the chances in life they deserve. Please click here to view the Trust strategic plan. For more information or to discuss or arrange a potential visit, please contact the school on 01977 781555 or via email at admin@carletonhigh.patrust.org.uk. Completed application forms should be submitted online via Face-Ed (www.pontefractacademiestrust.org.uk/vacancies) before the closing date of Tuesday 4th October 2022 at 10:00am.

We are an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from everyone. Pontefract Academies Trust is wholly committed to ensuring children and young people are fully supported and safe. We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and young people whilst promoting their welfare. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure and pre-employment checks. Shortlisted applicants will also be asked to provide a self-declaration form.

Using the application form

Completed application forms should be submitted online via Face-Ed (www.pontefractacademiestrust.org.uk/vacancies) before the closing date of Tuesday 4th October 2022 at 10am.

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Supporting documents

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

About Carleton High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
982 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Carleton High School has a vision to provide a first-class education to all students so that they make outstanding progress and get the chances in life they deserve.

Our ethos is summarised through our mantra, Culture + Consistency = Excellence. Put simply, this means that we have an achievement focused culture where we do not put a ceiling on what our students can accomplish. This really matters; academic results open doors for our young people. We aim to be consistent in our approach to everything that we do, never compromising on our high standards so that all our students, no matter what their starting point or circumstance, thrive and achieve their absolute best.

We live and breathe our student values of respect, responsibility, determination and excellence. These values reiterate positive attitudes to build character and support our students to develop into well rounded citizens, who are well prepared for their next steps in life.

Carleton High School, part of Pontefract Academies Trust, has been named the most improved school in the North of England, according to the Fairer Secondary Schools Index, published by the Northern Powerhouse Partnership.

Arranging a visit to Carleton High School

For more information or to discuss or arrange a potential visit, please contact the school on 01977 781555 or via email at admin@carletonhigh.patrust.org.uk.

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