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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    18 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    22 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Lead Practitioner payscale L5 - L9

What skills and experience we're looking for

Due to the popularity of our oversubscribed schools we are seeking to recruit a Lead Practitioner to join our expanding Teaching and Learning Team. The Lead Practitioner will work with curriculum areas under the guidance of the curriculum or subject leaders to improve the quality of teaching and learning within the vocational subjects

This is a unique and exciting opportunity for an inspirational teacher to join our campus and further contribute to the life chances of young people in the school and across the Trust. It will support career development and provide opportunities for promotion within and across the schools

Subject specific responsibilities:

  • Working with BTEC subject teachers to raise student achievement and develop the teaching and learning of the BTEC and other vocational subjects (eg Cambridge Nationals)
  • Work with the Teaching and Learning team to embed quality first teaching within the vocational department.

  • To work with the Teaching and Learning BTEC lead at Greenshaw Learning Trust to provide CPD to the BTEC teachers across the campus
  • To work with the Senior Leader Raising Standards Leads at KS4 and KS5 to identify student interventions and ensure robust tracking and assessment of internal and external assessments.
  • To work with the Senior Leader Raising Standards to develop the calendar of assessments, clearly communicated to students, parents and staff.
  • To teach at least one of our vocational subjects (PE, Sports Science, Health & Social Care, Child Development, Music, Business, Travel and Tourism, IT)

What the school offers its staff

The vision for our campus is that we have high expectations and aspirations for all our students. Working at Stoke Damerel and Scott College you can expect the following:

  • Highly visible and supportive leadership team

  • Disruption free learning in all classrooms

  • Hard working students

  • Centralised planning and resources

  • Centralised homework checked daily

  • Centralised detentions

  • A clear feed forward policy, incorporating live marking and whole class feed forward only

  • Consistent lesson structure based on the Rosenshine principles

  • Weekly, high quality CPD sessions focused on practice in the classroom

  • Clear daily routines (Standard Operating Procedures – our SOPs) that all staff follow regardless of role

  • Teacher desks include Pastore’s Perch & desk, visualiser and use of two computer screens

  • Subject experts working together within a collaborative trust

  • Commitment to personal developmental drop in every 3 weeks

  • No report writing

  • No hours of marking

  • No individual lesson planning

  • No graded lesson observations

  • No excessive data collection

Greenshaw Learning Trust Employee Benefits

The GLT recognises that our employees are our most important asset, and we are aware that the quality and commitment of our employees is critical to our success. We offer all our employees the following staff benefits:

  • A supportive ethos and concern for the well-being of all colleagues
  • Excellent CPD opportunities and career progression
  • Employer contributions to Local Government (LGPS) or Teachers Pension Scheme
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Gym membership scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free eye tests
  • Childcare Voucher scheme
  • Car benefit scheme
  • My Health discounts

Commitment to safeguarding

Greenshaw Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All teaching and support members of staff must undertake the required pre-employment checks which include the uptake of references both professional and personal and a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

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About Stoke Damerel Community College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1295 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Email address
Phone number
01752 556065

Stoke Damerel Community College and Scott Medical and Healthcare College are proud members of the Greenshaw Learning Trust, a ‘family’ of like-minded schools, that collaborate to provide mutual support, share their good practice and learn from each other, whilst retaining and developing our own distinctive character.

Our campus is based in the heart of the city of Plymouth with stunning view of the Plymouth Sound and easy walking distance of the most accessible city waterfront. We encourage all young people to work hard and make the most of the opportunities they are given. Our amazing team of teachers and support staff themselves demonstrate and encourage a lifelong love of learning, both within and beyond our curriculum.

Stoke Damerel Community College and Scott Medical & Healthcare College are next door to each other. No additional travel is required.
We are proud members of the Greenshaw Learning Trust, a ‘family’ of like-minded schools, that collaborate to provide mutual support, share their good practice and learn from each other, whilst retaining and developing our own distinctive character. The Trust is a vibrant and forward-thinking community of teachers, support staff and learners committed to educating the ‘whole child’ to improve life chances, whilst securing the best possible outcomes for students.

As one of the highest performing multi-academy trusts in the country, we currently comprise of thirty schools: seven in South London, five in Berkshire, one in Surrey, fourteen in Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire, and three in Plymouth. We are continuing to grow and have further schools joining us on a regular basis.

We are ambitious about diversity and inclusion and very much look forward to receiving applications from candidates whose personal qualities and values reflect those in the person specification and whose experiences also place them in a strong position to deliver the challenges set out in the job description. We encourage applications from candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status, religion, belief, or race.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people therefore this appointment will be subject to vetting, including an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Arranging a visit to Stoke Damerel Community College

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hr@sdcc-smhc.net.

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