London Academy of Excellence Tottenham, London, N17 0BX

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  • Expected start date

    30 August 2022

  • Application deadline

    27 June 2022 at 1:00pm

  • Date listed

    14 June 2022

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Librarian job summary

Key responsibilities

To establish and maintain an outstanding library which is central to the academic provision of LAE Tottenham.

To build a whole school reading culture (academic and reading for pleasure).

To support students with university applications, including by guiding them to relevant resources and opportunities

Specific tasks

Library management

Developing and managing the learning resources in the Library in the context of an exciting expansion of LAET’s library services.

Ensuring that successful study happens in the Library and surrounding study space.

Ensuring that the Library is central to learning at LAE Tottenham.

Working with all stakeholders to promote and develop the Library and its resources.

Act as a curriculum resource adviser and provide academic support to teachers.

Use selection tools/ review journals to keep informed about current literature for pupils.

Organise efficient procedures and systems for delivery of library services including in a remote learning environment.

Select and continually review resources to support the information needs of the school, particularly in relation to university admission and careers.

Employ strategies to maximise access to print and electronic resources/information services.

Ensure that the Library is multifunctional and a focal point for student learning.

Manage library budgets and build library stock in conjunction with lead teachers.

Coordinate displays, special events and activities to support learning and academic literacy.

Develop and document library policies, goals and objectives and evaluate them on an on- going basis according to changing school needs.

Work closely with the IT team to ensure high standards of equipment and delivery of ICT as a tool for teaching and learning in the Library.

Developing students’ research skills and a reading culture

Teach library / research skills classes as required.

Prompting subject teachers to develop research-based learning tasks.

Supporting individual students in their research.

Identifying exemplary activity in this area (for example, in partner schools and universities) and bringing best practice to LAE Tottenham.

Support students in the use of a range of resources and technologies including use of the Internet.

Promoting a love of reading and research, by leading initiatives on reading and research which invite increasing use of the Library.

Support and guidance for University applications

Offer guidance to pupils with their UCAS applications, including personal statement drafts.

Support the reference writing process for wider opportunities, such as summer schools, work experience and taster events, if required.

Support the Year 13 team with processing UCAS applications, if required.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion and proactively seek to recruit a diverse staff body.

The London Academy of Excellence Tottenham is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to this post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Please note that this role ‘exempt’ from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore, you are required to declare any convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings that are not ‘protected’ (i.e. filtered out) as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). Further information is available on the school’s website.

We reserve the right to invite candidates to attend interview before the close date of the advert and to close it ahead of the close date.

Additional allowances

£30,500 actual pa salary
Access to the LGPS pension scheme

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About London Academy of Excellence Tottenham

School type
Free School, ages 16 to 19
Education phase
View all 16-19jobs
School size
485 pupils enrolled
Age range
16 to 19
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The London Academy of Excellence Tottenham, is an academically selective 16-19 free school opened as part of the redevelopment of White Hart Lane in September 2017.

LAE Tottenham's principal education sponsor is Highgate school and Tottenham Hotspur Football Club acts as the Business Sponsor.

Alongside Highgate, LAE Tottenham also benefits from partnership with eight other leading independent schools from London and the South-East: Alleyn's, Chigwell, Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’, Harrow, John Lyon, North London Collegiate, Mill Hill and St Dunstan's.

LAE Tottenham is The Sunday Times Sixth Form College of the Year 2021..

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