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Lead Practitioner - English

Grace CollegeGateshead

As an 11-19 secondary school serving nearly 1,200 students in central Gateshead, we have some ambitious plans for the future. We have recently joined the Emmanuel Schools Foundation, creating exceptional opportunities for knowledge sharing and career development – and with the renowned Emmanuel College itself just seven minutes away, we have a clear local model for excellence. We are committed to releasing the potential of our students and staff alike, and we have four key priorities for improvement – leadership, curriculum development, teaching and student engagement in extracurricular activities. You will be central to delivering our strategy, as you transform both the school and our students’ futures.

We are seeking to recruit a lead practitioner who has considerable educational experience at securing high standards of educational outcomes for students and the highest standards of teaching from staff. We therefore invite applications from teachers of English who may have reached the upper pay threshold, with experience of leading and/or developing the quality of teaching and learning within English and/or across other subject specialisms.

A central focus of the role will be to bring about raised standards of teaching and learning in English, which will lead to improved levels of student attainment. The role will also include the strategic oversight of our approach to reading and literacy, which we are seeking to rapidly improve in the coming academic year. As a school we want to transform our community and this element of the role is at the heart of how we will realise this vision. Therefore, the role will involve working with teachers across subject areas to ensure a consistent approach to written and spoken language in every year group in College. A particular interest in the teaching of reading, and strategies to embed reading across the life of the school, would be an additional advantage.

Join us and you can expect to be nurtured, supported and encouraged at every step of your career through the Emmanuel College Teaching School. We are committed to investing in you and your career development, with the possibility of working closely with colleagues at Emmanuel College, one-to-one coaching and future opportunities to undertake educational research. In short, we are looking to develop exceptional teachers and school leaders of tomorrow – either here or across the Emmanuel Schools Foundation – so we can take your career anywhere you want to go as this is a school where everyone can shine.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Closing date: Monday 19th April 2021 at 10am.

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