Leading Practitioner in English
To teach English at KS3-5 (20.5 teaching periods per week and 4.5 periods of non-contact time).
To be a model of outstanding classroom practice with the ability to share this with colleagues.
To work with the Head of English to develop and implement teaching and learning strategies throughout the English department which develop teaching practice and raise pupil progress.
To work with the AHT i/c of interventions to develop, implement and monitor the school’s literacy strategy to ensure pupils make outstanding progress in their application of literacy skills across the curriculum.
To contribute to the induction and CPD of ITT students, NQTs, the English Department and wider school staff and mentor ITT students in the English department.
To investigate best practice in other schools and evaluate innovative English curricular strategies to inform practice and report to Head of English/AHT (i/c intervention).
Further detail can be found in the job description.
Essential educational requirements
Degree or equivalent
Qualified Teacher status
Essential skills and experience
Evidence of a commitment to own professional development.
Outstanding classroom practitioner.
Proven ability to raise standards in classrooms other than their own.
Experience of leading teaching and learning initiatives beyond their own classroom.
Excellent understanding of the components which comprise outstanding teaching and learning.
Experience of giving effective feedback to colleagues about professional performance.
Use of assessment and attainment information to improve practice and raise standards.
Use of strategies to promote good learning relationships and high attainment in an inclusive environment.
Vision for the development of Teaching and Learning.
Strategies to enhance teaching and learning.
Use of intervention strategies to address identified issues for development.
Awareness of the latest developments and initiatives in English education.
Leading Practitioner Pay Range 5–9.
Free cakes every Thursday and Friday in the staff room at break.
Free on-site staff car parking.
The Lake District National Park on our doorstep.
Free flu jab vaccinations.
About Keswick School
Keswick School Academy is a highly successful coeducational 11-18 comprehensive with 1335 pupils on roll. The academy has been recognised under a number of designations including; National Teaching School, Science Specialist, High Performance and Gifted and Talented SSAT Consultant School.
- Vicarage Hill, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5QB
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