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Lead Learning Facilitator (Literacy)

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Sponne School

Towcester, Northamptonshire

  • Expiring soon
Grade F, points 16-18. Actual salary £13,493-£14,060 (£17,419-£18,070 FTE)
Job type:
Part Time, Permanent
Start date:
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8 January 2018

Job description

Are you a Literacy specialist who is currently looking for an opportunity to further develop your skill set at a very successful over subscribed secondary school?  

At Sponne School we have the perfect opportunity for you as we are looking to recruit a part-time Lead Learning Faciltator on a permanent contract to start immediately. The role is for 34 hours per week, 39 weeks per year.

Sponne School is an ofsted graded ‘Outstanding School’ with 85% students attaining grades 9-4 in the latest GCSEs. The school has developed a strong learning ethos with a broad and balanced personalised curriculum for all students, and has a culture of constantly encouraging pupils to have high expectations of their own capabilities.  

The person appointed will be an enthusiastic, hardworking and flexible Lead Learning Faciltator in Literacy. The successful applicant will have a good knowledge and interest in English, literacy and dyslexia and be prepared to train in multi-sensory programmes or specialist special needs software. The post-holder will undertake in-class support to GCSE standard as directed by the Learning Support Faculty Leader and will also work with identified small groups of SEN students on intervention programmes including the delivery of after school enhancement sessions as required.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our vibrant team in the Learning Support Faculty which has a very supportive and collaborative team environment.    

At Sponne School the development of teaching staff is something that is taken very seriously so we offer the following benefits:   

  • All new staff are given assistance in helping them settle in.   
  • Being part of the Tove Learning Trust and The Swan Teaching School Alliance staff benefit from continued professional development and lots of collaboration between other local schools to ensure that best practice is shared amongst teachers.   
  • The leadership team in the school are also determined to ensure that teachers are given the right support to succeed in their roles.     

The Trustees of Tove Learning Trust and the Local Governors of Sponne School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.    

Based in Towcester, Northamptonshire we are just off the M1 and in easy reach of Northampton and Milton Keynes. Towcester is a flourishing town with access to local scenic villages and larger towns and cities in close proximity.  

All information relevant to this post, including further details and an application form can be found on our website: www.sponne.org.uk.  

If you have any further queries, please contact the Headteacher’s PA Katie Fell   Telephone: (01327) 350284.  Email Recruitment@sponne.org.uk

Closing date – Monday 8 January 2018

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About Sponne School

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  • Sponne School
  • Brackley Road, Towcester
  • Northamptonshire
  • NN12 6DJ
  • United Kingdom
+44 1327 350284

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Sponne School is a mixed comprehensive school serving the town of Towcester and surrounding villages.
We aim to provide a caring and challenging environment in which students of all abilities will feel inspired to achieve their personal potential.

Sponne School is a Music & Science Academy.

Thank you for your interest in a post at Sponne School.

At Sponne, we strive to provide an engaging and reflective school culture based upon five key values and skills; achievement, leadership, collaboration, learning and social responsibility. Each of these contributes to our ethos of 'Inspiring Achievement'.

We are very well blessed with excellent Faculty Learning Leaders (Heads of Faculty) and Progress Learning Leaders (Heads of Year). These colleagues provide outstanding professional support for staff throughout the school. The senior team consists of Dr Jamie Clarke our Chief Executive Officer, myself, one Deputy Head, five Assistant Headteachers and the School Business Manager. Governors are keen, challenging and very supportive. Our  dedicated and experienced support staff  provide a very effective centralised service to both students and staff.

Sponne School exists for its students. We believe our task is to develop the full potential of all our students both inside and outside the classroom. We have a vibrant learning environment that challenges all our students to make good progress and a range of networks within the school to identify needs and personalise the learning experience we offer. 

All new staff are made very welcome and given every assistance to settle in at this exciting and vibrant school.   Sponne School is part of the Tove Learning Trust and the SWAN Teaching School Alliance. These give all staff access to local curriculum networks and to a wide range of opportunities for continued professional development at all levels. Many of our current staff are involved in the delivery of courses such as the ITP, OTP and NPQSL and there is considerable collaboration with other local secondary schools through the teaching school, both in terms of School to School support and through the GUTP (Grand Union Training Partnership), a well-established and respected ITT provider.     

If you require any additional information please do not hesitate to contact us.

Iain Massey

Head Teacher

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