Lead Practitioner of English

Sir John Thursby Community College, Burnley, Lancashire


Job details

Subject English Language
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Lead Practitioners range 1 to Lead Practitioners range 6, £41,267 to £46,685

Job summary

Lead Practitioner of English
Required from 20th April 2020 or sooner
Lead Practitioner pay scale
(L1 £41,267 – L6 £46,685)

As part of our journey to become ‘a truly great school’, we are looking for an exceptional English teacher to join our team. Building on our current success, we wish to invest in a new ‘Lead Practitioner’ for our oversubscribed school, in order to support our ambition to be in the top 20% of schools nationally.

The successful candidate will be an excellent classroom teacher with the vision and expertise to improve the teaching of others. Working as part of the wider Teaching and Learning Team they will inspire staff and students to achieve beyond expectations, both in English and across the whole school.

The ideal candidate will be:
• an outstanding English teacher, with a track record of excellent student outcomes
• highly successful at improving their own and others’ teaching and learning
• able and willing to support colleagues so that all students can make excellent progress
• passionate about making a difference to the life chances of young people

Working with our Learning Leader and Assistant Learning Leader in English, the Lead Practitioner will help to ensure that all of our English team are equipped to support our students to even greater success. The successful candidate will also play a significant role in improving Teaching and Learning throughout the school, gaining excellent preparation for senior leadership

If you would like the opportunity to come and visit our fantastic school before making an application then please contact Leanne Barwell, the Head’s PA at headspa@sirjohnthursby.lancs.sch.uk to arrange a suitable time.

Further details and application form are available from the college website or Irene Hayhurst (on behalf of the Headteacher) as detailed below.

For application information please:

• download from the ‘vacancies’ section on the college website: www.sirjohnthursby.lancs.sch.uk
• or email i.hayhurst@sirjohnthursby.lancs.sch.uk
• or telephone 01282 682313

Send your completed Application form to: i.hayhurst@sirjohnthursby.lancs.sch.uk

Closing date: 9am Wednesday 15th January 2020
Interviews: Wednesday 22nd January 2020

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. You will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure and a range of other recruitment checks.

Essential educational requirements

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Essential qualifications

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Essential skills and experience

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School overview

School type LA Maintained School
Education phase Secondary
School size 1095 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 16
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Sir John Thursby Community College website (opens in a new window)
Contact email i.hayhurst@sirjohnthursby.lancs.sch.uk

About Sir John Thursby Community College

Mainstream, Foundation, LA maintained, 11-16 Secondary School.

Sir John Thursby Community College is a mixed 11-16, multi-cultural, fully inclusive college which values all students, staff and our community partners. We have over 1,000 students on roll and over 150 staff enjoying working together to provide the best for everyone.

In 2016 Ofsted rated us GOOD in all areas. Our facilities are exceptional for 21st Century learning.

School location

Eastern Avenue, Burnley, Lancashire, BB10 2AT