This job expired on 4 December 2023

  • Start date details

    from April 2024 or sooner if possible

  • Closing date

    4 December 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    7 November 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4



Working pattern

Full time: .

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What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for a teacher who:

  • Has a strong passion for teaching both language and literature
  • Has excellent subject knowledge
  • Will build positive relationships with learners across the range of abilities
  • Will work effectively within a team context
  • Will plan and deliver lessons which allow students to incrementally build on their knowledge and make rapid progress in reading, writing and oracy.

The successful candidate will be able to teach English to Key Stage 3 and 4.

In addition, we are seeking a candidate who is passionate about the transformative power of reading and will be relentless in driving the profile of reading across school and ensuring every student leaves Court Fields able to read at their age-related expectation at the minimum.

The main duties of the Whole School Reading Lead are below, however this is not an exhaustive list, and we are seeking a member of staff with the vision to grow the role over time:

  • Organising and running diagnostic reading testing for all KS3 pupils (currently using NGRT)
  • Sharing reading data with all teachers and ensuring teachers are informed about early and weaker readers in their classes
  • Organising and overseeing the implementation of reading interventions for students in the early stages of reading, including phonics interventions (currently Read Write Inc. Fast Track)
  • Monitoring the progress of early and weaker readers to ensure all make accelerated progress towards age related expectation
  • Ensuring relevant staff are trained in the use of reading comprehension strategies in the classroom and in interventions and can explicitly teach phonics
  • Promoting wider reading and reading across the curriculum through the use of rewards, promotional material and enrichment

What the school offers its staff

You would be joining a thriving and passionate department, with a diverse range of academic interests and expertise.

Leaders offer high-quality professional development to staff, communicate effectively with them,

and prioritise their wellbeing. As a result, staff morale is high. (Ofsted ‘Good’, 2023)

Commitment to safeguarding

The Blackdown Education Partnership is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all who work here to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to employment checks, including an Enhanced DBS disclosure.

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About Court Fields School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
798 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Court Fields School has nearly 800 students on roll and is an 11-16 fully comprehensive
secondary school. Our 3 values of ‘Achieve, Belong and Participate’ drive all that we do.

At Court Fields School our priority is our students: their academic and pastoral outcomes. We
focus on high quality teaching and learning and promote a climate of success and achievement for every student. We have a passion for and a commitment to the core purpose of education and focus relentlessly on each student’s right to the very best provision. We are committed to fostering self-confidence, enthusiasm, perseverance and integrity.

We continue to work relentlessly to support students to achieve academic success, develop their creativity and excel. We provide a positive learning environment where students encounter a wide range of experiences safely, encouraged by a team of dedicated and highly experienced professionals. Our vibrant learning community, coupled with a culture of high standards and high expectations brings out the best in every student, supports ambition and establishes secure foundations for the future.

Court Fields is an inspiring place to work. Having already made significant improvements over
the last 2 years, it is an exciting time to join our team. Our staff, students, parents/carers and
community are proud of the school, support its journey, and are committed to ensuring that Court Fields provides the very best for every child.

Staff at all levels have a strong visible presence within the school and both students and staff are responsive to one another. If there is a problem, we will take any action quickly and fairly. There must be no child invisible at The Castle Partnership Trust and incidents are dealt with quickly and effectively, so that children know and trust that we will take care of things and will go the extra mile with them. We are also committed to widening participation so that every child participates in learning and enrichment. All members of the school community are expected to pursue these

Arranging a visit to Court Fields School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email schooloffice@courtfields.bep.ac.

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