- MPS/UPS commensurate with experience + Inner London Allowance + TLR
Literacy Coordinator job summary
About the role: Stationers' Crown Woods Academy is looking to appoint a passionate, knowledgeable and dedicated Literacy Coordinator to become a leader within our forward thinking English department. This is a truly exciting opportunity with scope to lead on high profile projects across the academy, oversee a curriculum for literacy, launch small group interventions to improve reading fluency, support pupils who aren’t yet deemed to be “secondary ready”, manage the development of the Learning Resource Centre, deliver CPD to other professionals and work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders.
You would be joining one of the largest and most popular schools in Greenwich and we would welcome hearing from candidates with a strong track record of achieving results. You might be an experienced post-holder looking for a new and exciting opportunity or a successful and driven classroom practitioner who’s ready for promotion and has a strong desire to engage with the fantastic programme of tailored professional development we can offer you to be successful.
We would also welcome applications from candidates with a background in primary education or SEN.
We are a values driven Academy with an unshakeable belief in human potential and are proud of our staff and students. We have the highest expectations of them in terms of academic achievement, personal development, attitude, behaviour, attendance and appearance.
Our pedagogical approach is based on the latest research and ensures that teaching is efficient and effective whilst prioritising staff wellbeing. We ask our teachers to plan for a rigorous learning experience in which knowledge is broken down into manageable chunks so as to prevent cognitive overload and allow our students to remain focused on what is important. We believe that knowledge should and needs to be taught explicitly from the front by the subject expert in the room. Working in this way allows our students to focus on the recall and activation of that knowledge and bring it to bear on conceptually focused questions. Through direct instruction, retrieval practice, low stakes testing and question level analysis in all year groups, we believe that subject gaps will be tackled as they occur and that proactively working in this manner will eliminate the need for reactive intervention in exam year groups.
English at Stationers' Crown Woods Academy: From Greek myths to Shakespearean tragedy, from Golden Age crime fiction to modern dystopian stories, from studying a diverse range of poetry to producing texts to promote change in society, our students are promised an enriching curriculum that will develop their confidence in reading, writing and speaking clearly, coherently and critically.
During KS3, pupils will follow a broad and balanced curriculum aligned to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP). At KS4, pupils will study for GCSEs in English Language and English Literature (AQA). Our current set texts are: A Christmas Carol, An Inspector Calls, Macbeth and the Power & Conflict anthology of poetry. A-level English Literature (AQA Lit B) is also a popular subject choice at KS5.
Join our highly regarded department and help to transform the lives and opportunities of our students.
Our ideal candidate will have:
A strong passion for literacy and keen interest in recent research and developments in this area
A love of reading and the ability to foster this in children
Strong subject knowledge and enthusiasm for English
Experience of teaching English/literacy and using strategies to improve pupil literacy
Experience of facilitating intensive intervention to ensure rapid progress
A comprehensive understanding of the research and cognitive science behind what makes effective teaching
The desire to forge strong relationships with colleagues and willingness to collaborate for the benefit of all students and staff
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About Stationers' Crown Woods Academy
- School type
- Academy, ages 11 to 18
- School size
- 1638 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 11 to 18
Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2021, our Trust comprises 31 geographically organised academies (15 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider. Click here to view our future plans in our Vision 2025 document.
As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.
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Our commitment to safeguarding: Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.
Our commitment to equality and diversity: As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not to discriminate on any grounds.
Based on the quality and quantity of applications received, Leigh Academies Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy sooner than the specified closing date. Applicants will be notified of this where possible. Therefore, early applications are encouraged.