2 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    20 May 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    8 May 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Subject

English

Working pattern

Full time: Full time FTE 1

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

MPS/UPS

Additional allowances

TLR2b

What skills and experience we're looking for

CORE PURPOSE:

  • To develop and enhance the teaching and learning of your subject.

  • To raise the levels of attainment and progress of all students in your subject.

  • To drive our school improvement focus on reading and literacy.

TEACHING:

  • Deliver high quality lessons that meet the needs of all students.

  • Ensure subject knowledge is up to date and refreshed as necessary.

  • Participate in all internal CPD sessions and attend external CPD as required to develop pedagogy.

  • Participate in the appraisal review process.

LEADERSHIP

School

  • Ensure school improvement through the implementation of the school development plan and school policies.

  • Supervision and guidance of students and staff.

  • Be part of the Middle Leader group, including attending meetings and proactively supporting wider school development priorities.

  • Ensuring all actions are clearly research driven and evaluated for impact.

Team

  • Providing whole school/team CPD as and when required by strategic development plans

  • Monitoring and management of whole school literacy programs and interventions, including measuring the impact through assessment.

  • Represent the area at Curriculum Team Leaders’ meetings.

  • Support the safer recruitment process of new colleagues.

  • Participate in our performance development review process (appraisal).

MONITORING STUDENTS’ EXPERIENCE

Attendance:

Ensure effective practice in accordance with the school policy.

Behaviour:

  • Effectively manage students’ behaviour in accordance with the school Culture for learning policy, applying appropriate departmental rewards and sanctions, including promoting the use of restorative approaches to behaviour management and establishing positive relationships with students and families.

Records:

  • Ensure that procedures are carried out so that students’ records are accurate, updated and accessible e.g. attendance registers, internal communications, reports.

Reporting:

  • Organise and administer appropriate and effective report writing to parents/carers, as identified in the school monitoring evaluation and review calendar.

Uniform:

  • Monitor the standard of uniform in accordance with school policy and deal with any uniform variations.

CURRICULUM

  • Support subject leads in the development and regular revision of appropriate schemes of learning in line with our literacy expectations.

  • Monitor the delivery of reading and literacy across the curriculum, including regular lesson observations and engaging student voice.

  • Work closely with Curriculum Team Leaders to ensure consistent and effective methods for teaching literacy are embedded across the curriculum.

  • Identifying the bottom 20% of readers, and any who are not secondary ready, at entry with oversight of relevant interventions to promote achievement and progress.

  • Lead and advise on classroom management and the development of high quality teaching and learning.

  • Ensuring reading and literacy are high profile across the school, using national initiatives where appropriate.

  • Ensuring age appropriate resources are being used across the curriculum to help support literacy.

  • Working with relevant leaders in the school to promote and embed student leadership opportunities such as Reading Buddies, Reading Assemblies among others.

  • Liaise closely with Community Leaders to monitor student progress and agree interventions to raise achievement.

  • Manage the effective provision of all relevant resources, human, financial and physical.

ASSESSMENT

  • Ensuring clear and effective methods of assessment of reading and literacy in lines with school strategies.

  • Ensuring that all relevant prior and current performance data (e.g. Accelerated Reader, Reading ages etc) is used to promote student progress across the curriculum.

  • Using the reading and literacy strategy to help ensure KS3, KS4 and KS5 attainment targets are met using all appropriate strategies for improvement and student support within this area.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

  • To ensure the health and safety of all students and to report concerns to the line manager promptly.

SAFEGUARDING

  • Follow all school safeguarding procedures and policies.


What the school offers its staff

Sackville is a popular and oversubscribed large, mixed, 11-18 comprehensive with 1700 students on roll.It is an exceptionally friendly and supportive community built on strong relationships which allow every student to thrive. We invest in our staff, enabling them to pass on their knowledge and love of their subject such that our students are given the very best experience and opportunities to succeed. We have acquired a deserved reputation for fighting for every child, to support every student in achieving their full potential and developing a lifelong love of learning.

Our GCSE results are consistently strong with extremely positive progress 8 scores. Our A level progress is at the top end of all local authority providers.

We welcome applications from ECTs. The school has an outstanding induction programme for new staff and bespoke CPD opportunities for career progression.

Further details about the role

Teacher of English and Whole School Literacy Lead

Required September 2024

Full time - MPS/UPS plus TLR 2b

Required for September 2024, an enthusiastic and talented teacher of English to teach classes across Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. In addition, this role is responsible for strategically leading the school improvement plan on whole school reading and literacy. The successful candidate will work alongside curriculum leaders to ensure literacy is taught in all subjects whilst ensuring that appropriate interventions are in place to ensure all students are able to read fluently with in depth understanding. The successful candidate will have a full understanding of how reading is the gateway to learning and is passionate about making a difference at Sackville School.

English is a large and thriving department fully staffed with specialists. The department has its own block with a suite of teaching rooms and its own staffroom. The ethos of the department is one of teamwork, enthusiasm and a sense of purpose. In addition to this role, the Curriculum Team Leader is well supported by Key Stage post holders, and a dedicated intervention teacher.

Sackville School is a popular and oversubscribed large, mixed, 11-18 comprehensive with 1700 students on roll. We are looking for someone with the skills, enthusiasm, and ambition to join our team and to achieve our ambitious aims for all of our students.

We are an exceptionally friendly and supportive community built on strong relationships which allow every student to thrive. We invest in our staff, enabling them to pass on their knowledge and love of their subject such that our students are given the very best experience and opportunities to succeed. We have acquired a deserved reputation for ‘fighting for every child’. We want all of our students to develop a lifelong love of learning and achieve their full potential.

We welcome applications from experienced colleagues looking for a new challenge in a large and popular school. The school has an outstanding induction programme for new staff and bespoke CPD opportunities for career progression.

Closing Date: Monday 20th May at 9.00am Interview date: Thursday 23th May

We reserve the right to shortlist and interview prior to the closing date, so early applications are encouraged.

Further details are available on our website https://sackvilleschool.org.uk or from Mrs K Dawson PA to the Headteacher, on 01342 414900. An application form, safer recruitment form and letter of application addressed to the Headteacher, should be sent to the Headteacher’s PA at kdawson@sackvilleschool.org.uk


Commitment to safeguarding

Sackville School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The post is covered by the Protection of Children Act and any successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure check by the Disclosure and Barring Service. It should be noted that it is a requirement of the Governors of Sackville School that candidates should, whenever possible, name as referees current and former employers (via Heads or Principals where employment at educational institutions is concerned).

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About Sackville School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1719 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01342 410140

Sackville is an oversubscribed, vibrant and highly successful community of learners with strong results and high staff morale. We are an open, inclusive and fully comprehensive school.

Arranging a visit to Sackville School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email kdawson@sackvilleschool.org.uk.

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