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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    5 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    25 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

LP1 - LP3

What skills and experience we're looking for

The school is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and dynamic lead practitioner with the necessary experience, skills and knowledge to develop learning and teaching. The successful candidate will work with SLG with responsibility for Learning and Teaching colleagues across the Primary phase to further strengthen the implementation of the curriculum. This will include mentoring and developing our ECTs and driving our Primary phase learning and teaching priorities through coaching and CPD.

This post represents a superb career opportunity for a motivated professional who has a passion for Learning and Teaching to work within an all through school EYFS – 16.

We are looking for a Lead Practitioner who will:

  • Support the Primary lead and AHT secondary phase in planning and implementing a meaningful curriculum.
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of what constitutes outstanding teaching and learning
  • Be an excellent teacher who is passionate about sharing that knowledge with our students.
  • Have an interest and proven track record in Learning and Teaching, in particular coaching and mentoring.
  • Show commitment to ensuring equality of opportunity for all learners
  • Be responsible for ensuring and supporting the educational success of the school
  • Promote high standards of behaviour and a good working ethos.
  • Reflective, open to feedback and driven to be outstanding
  • Dedicated team player, working with the leadership team to problem solve and ensure the school works efficiently
  • Demonstrates optimism about children and expects the highest possible standards.
  • Has experience of teaching in inner/outer city schools, with a high proportion of EAL and Pupil Premium students

What the school offers its staff

Thank you for your interest in working at George Mitchell School. I would like to take this opportunity to tell you about our unique school and to highlight the significance of this important appointment. You are applying to join a staff team that are committed to providing the best opportunities for all students. The school is extremely ambitious and continually improving in all aspects. Therefore, I am looking for exceptional people with energy and drive to join us in this work. You will notice our school ethos and PRIDE values, which embodies the standard of the school we aspire to be.

Following a recent Ofsted inspection the school was judged as ‘Good’.

We are an all through school which creates the unique opportunity to work across phases which is great for professional development. We are a small school with 4 form entry at secondary and 2 form entry at primary. The size of each year group means that staff get to know individual students and their families really well and form excellent relationships. The school has a ‘community’ feel built on excellent relationships between all staff. Staff turnover is low and wellbeing good.

Our students benefit from new buildings and improved facilities. We have a vast number of computers, interactive whiteboards in every classroom and banks of laptops that are available for student use.

Our focus is on ensuring that every child gets the very best education possible. Our reputation is dependent on the happiness and achievements of all our pupils, which is reflected in our school intent.

George Mitchell is within walking distance from Leyton underground and Leyton Midland station.

The school also has a staff carpark.

Commitment to safeguarding

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offer of a position is subject to receiving satisfactory references and an Enhanced DBS Clearance.

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About George Mitchell School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 16
School size
1024 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 16
Phone number

Arranging a visit to George Mitchell School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email helena.culliney@georgemitchellschool.co.uk.

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