4 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    Easter or September 2023

  • Closing date

    30 January 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    16 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

M1 - UPR3

Additional allowances

TLR2C

What skills and experience we're looking for

We have a strong track record of effective literacy provision, which was a central tenet of our practice when I arrived at the school in 2015. A key influence was the work of Isabel Beck and ‘Bringing Words to Life.’ We implemented as much evidence based practice as was available at the time, the majority of which is now part of the EEF guide. It was initially overseen by a colleague who was promoted to Assistant Head and is now Associate Deputy Headteacher. We are at a position now where we are pleased to recruit for this role, subject lead for literacy reporting directly to the AHT (Associate Headteacher) and leading a team of 4 x literacy TA4 and a librarian. It requires the co-ordination of the literacy programme across Year 7-11, the i-college literacy work, which is now in its third year, the development of Tier 2 vocabulary whole school and Falinge reads.

What the school offers its staff

There has been a specific impact of the pandemic on our school and we were possibly impacted due to the disproportionate impact on the communities we serve. We are back on our feet now after a difficult year last year, which you will identify through the GCSE outcomes – for example, we are currently seeing our attendance above FFT National Average and disadvantaged pupil’s attendance is 4% higher than those nationally. It is a tough job but made easier through our policies and practice and open, honest and transparent culture. Literacy remains a challenge but the local authority has invested in an inclusive programme with Right to Succeed to improve literacy outcomes across Rochdale. It follows evidence-based improvements in opportunity areas such as Blackpool and it is supported by Manchester Research School.

Commitment to safeguarding

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates will undergo an enhanced DBS check, checks of references and employment history.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to recruitment@falingepark.com

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About Falinge Park High School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1357 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01706 631246

Falinge Park High School is a large, over-subscribed, multicultural, inclusive comprehensive in Rochdale. There is a warm, welcoming atmosphere in the school and a positive ethos amongst the staff. We have created a culture which supports each other at every level rather than a tick-box approach to success and we have extended this through our community wing to supporting families and communities through the difficulties we all face.

Arranging a visit to Falinge Park High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email fittonl@falingepark.com.

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