English Lead Practitioner, Banstead, Surrey

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The Beacon SchoolBanstead, Surrey

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Start date: January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leading Practitioner Scale L5 - L9 dependent on experience
Contract term: Permanent

The Beacon School is seeking to appoint an innovative, dynamic and passionate teacher to join our successful English department as a Lead Practitioner or Accredited AST.  

Our core purpose is to strive for exceptional learning and you will develop the quality of learning and teaching in English, as well as be part of a growing team of learning and teaching leads who are developing whole school strategies for all subjects.  

There is the opportunity to teach across all of the key stages, including Sixth Form, where we offer A-Level English Literature and A-Level Language and Literature. Students study Language and Literature at GCSE level and, in addition, there is the opportunity to teach Media Studies for the successful candidate.  

We proudly serve our local community, attracting students from a wide range of backgrounds and are part of GLF Schools - a multi-academy trust, which is a supportive family of 30 schools.  Successful candidates will have exceptional career development opportunities as a colleague in this family and there are a number of opportunities for Lead Practitioners to work collaboratively across the trust.

The successful candidate will need to:

Be an outstanding classroom practitioner

Have excellent communication and leadership skills

Be able to work as part of a team leading whole school learning and teaching

Deliver whole school CPD

Provide support to colleagues as part of our successful coaching programme

We can offer you:

The opportunity to work as part of a large team of Lead Practitioners across the multi-academy trust

An environment where the focus is on developing high-quality teaching

Exceptional CPD opportunities through our tailored CPD programme

The opportunity to develop your teaching career with the possibility of moving into senior leadership

We are conveniently located with excellent road links and just 40 minutes by train from London Victoria.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Paul Cuthbert, Deputy Headteacher, on 01737359103. 

For more information, please visit www.thebeaconschool.co.uk 

Closing deadline:  Monday 15th October 2018

Job start: January 1st 2019

Location: Banstead, Surrey

Salary: Leading Practitioner Scale L5 - L9 dependent on experience

We reserve the right to call candidates to interview prior to application deadline or withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response.  Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

References may be requested upon receipt of your application, so please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interview date. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Picquets Way, Banstead, Surrey, SM7 1AG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1737 359103
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BACKGROUND. The Beacon School was formed from the re-organisation of the two existing schools in Banstead in 1989 and is an 11-18 Mixed Comprehensive with 1391 students currently on roll. The school is situated ...