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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    27 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    3 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£28,297.11 - £29,945.92 Annually (Actual) SO1 Point 23-25

Literacy Intervention Co-Ordinator job summary

The successful candidate will:

  • coordinate the running and development of the Learning Resource Centre
  • play a central role in building a culture of reading
  • improve reading ages by delivering a range of interventions
  • improve literacy skills by delivering a range of interventions
  • improve Key Stage 3 outcomes through maintaining and developing resources including KS3 home learning programmes

You will be joining a group of 13 successful schools serving approximately 7000 children from nursery through to 18 years of age as part of the Central Regions Schools Trust, founded by the RSA. The school is highly aspirational, boasting fantastic facilities for both students and staff.

Job Description

As Literacy Intervention Coordinator you will play a critical role in the school. You will play a pivotal role in planning and administering a programme of service offered by the Learning Resource Centre.

The Literacy Intervention Coordinator must be able to:

  • Embody the values, vision and ethos of the Central Region Schools Trust and assist in delivering policy which will ensure high quality and successful outcomes
  • Support the monitoring, evaluation and continuous review of the quality and effectiveness within the school
  • Support the collaborative work with the Trust, the school, and the local community

Main Duties will include:

  • Manage the Learning Resource Centre
  • Make recommendations on Learning Resource Centre policies and services
  • Play an important role in the ongoing development of literacy across the curriculum
  • To develop the Learning Resource Centre into a reading hub
  • Develop strategies to promote reading for pleasure
  • To plan, monitor and evaluate appropriate spending on Learning Resource Centre materials ensuring the budget allocated is managed very effectively
  • To use allocated hours flexibly to provide study support facilities for students, ensuring the ethos, procedures and standards of the library are maintained
  • To carry out any other reasonable duties as directed by the Principal

Specific Duties will include:

  • Deliver a range of reading interventions-eg Fresh Start, Lexia, International Dyslexia Learning etc.
  • Plan and deliver bespoke reading interventions to address identified skills defecits
  • Review and evaluate orders for reading materials
  • Examine publications and materials and consult with others to select materials
  • Provide extra-curricular opportunities to encourage a love of reading
  • Examine and select materials to be discarded, repaired, or replaced
  • Know and manage the Learning Resource Centre computer system to streamline the overseeing of resources and ensuring that analysis of borrowing patterns inform target setting for future action plans
  • Agree key areas for target setting and action planning with the line manager in relation to use of the Learning Resource Centre including book borrowing patterns, reading trends by year group, study support opportunities and future opportunities and developments
  • Promote reading as well as widening the genre of reading that students experience
  • Encourage the least able readers whilst extending the highest ability students through support, appropriate reading material and accessible reference and online resources
  • Promote and celebrate key literacy events
  • Support the development of an engaging learning environment through a variety of lively, colourful displays
  • Supervise and assist students using the Learning Resource Centre with the use of computers and other sources, for help with their studies
  • Monitor the use of Key Stage 3 home learning and follow appropriate protocols

Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task undertaken may not be identified. Staff will be expected to comply with any reasonable request from a manager to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in this job description. This job description will be reviewed annually and the Principal reserves the right to alter the content of this job description, after consultation with the post-holder, to reflect changes to the job or services provided, without altering the general character or level of responsibility.

All staff are responsible for promoting and safeguarding the safety and welfare of children and young adults.

Next steps

If you are excited by this role and believe you have the vision and values to fulfil this challenge, then please contact the HR department on GOSHR@gospeloakschool.co.uk or by calling us on 0121 556 1351.

A visit to the School and an informal chat with a member of the Senior Leadership Team is welcomed and encouraged prior to making your application.

Closing date: Thursday 27th June @ 9am

Want to know more about Gospel Oak School?

Please visit our website www.gospeloakschool.co.uk, the Central Region Schools Trust website www.centralregionschoolstrust.co.uk and don’t forget to take a look at our promotional video.

The Central Region Schools Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All our posts are subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure, 2 work references and other employment checks.

Commitment to safeguarding

Central Region Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All our posts are subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure, 2 work references and other employment checks.

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About Gospel Oak School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1223 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Gospel Oak School, formerly the RSA Academy serves the borough of Sandwell, but due to its geographical position students join us from Wolverhampton and Walsall. In 2017 the school joined the Central RSA Academies Trust and has been working closely and collaboratively across the trust to offer greater opportunities for all. Over the last 5 years the trust has grown in size and strength, from September 2021 the trust is now an academy approved sponsor in its own right and the RSA will no longer sponsor the trust, although we will continue to work closely with the RSA. This changing relationship has provided the trust and the school to rebrand ourselves, the trust will now be known as Central Region Schools Trust and the school; Gospel Oak School.

The rebrand for the school has allowed us to reflect on the true heritage of the local community. The school is based in Gospel Oak and as a community we are very proud of our Black Country heritage, it is for this reason our new branding reflects the colours of the Black Country along with symbolic representation of the area, with the narrowboat which reflects the locality of the Gospel Oak canal basin, the oak tree for when the parish was so large the parishioners prayed under it once a month and the Black Country links to industry within the area.

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