Lead Practitioner- English, London, Victoria

Closing date:

Westminster City SchoolLondon, Victoria

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £50,904-55,411 (L5-L9)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Do you wish to work in a school committed to the development of all staff in its care?  

Do you wish to join an aspirational and collaborative department which is improving the life chances of all pupils?  

Do you relish challenges?

Westminster City School is a successful 11-18 Christian non-denominational comprehensive academy for boys with a mixed sixth form. Ours is a lively and vibrant learning community situated in the heart of central London with all the opportunities and advantages of an inner city school.  The rapid improvement seen in English in recent years has been a major factor in improving the school’s overall performance. You like us, will share our belief in the highest standards of academic attainment in a comprehensive setting.

"You are ambitious for the pupils at the school. You are proud of their achievements and strive to ensure they do the best they can." OFSTED 2017        

Leaders have designed the curriculum to meet the needs of pupils of all abilities.  The most able pupils sit GCSE examinations early and, if they meet their target early, can start A Level courses in Year 11”. Ofsted 2017

We are seeking to recruit an outstanding Lead Practitioner for English to develop and implement teaching and learning strategies throughout the English Department. You will be an outstanding English teacher with a proven track record of raising attainment. Evidence of outstanding outcomes enables you to model and coach techniques to a variety of audiences.  You will be an aspiring or experienced leader with the ability to develop our English team to even greater success. 

The English department is well-resourced and with a recent track record of excellent outcomes. The department is privileged to have the role of Lead Practitioner, which we are looking to fill, alongside the Subject Leader and Key Stage Leads. The department facilitates extra support for students in the form of a GCSE Intervention Partner and works with many local organisations to offer extra reading classes. You will be enhancing the team across Key Stage 3, 4 and 5.

We believe in developing our staff and have a dynamic and supportive management team. We also spend much of our time looking at what we can learn from other successful schools. The focus of our CPD programme draws on what research and pedagogical literature tells us works best in the classroom and we believe in coaching every teacher to be their very best. We are at an exciting time in our school development.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will need to undertake a criminal record check via the DBS. 

If you would like to discuss the role informally with the Headteacher or to arrange an appointment to visit the school please e-mail l.ellens@wcsch.com (Headteacher’s PA). You may also wish to visit our website www.wcsch.com to read more about the school. 

Closing date: Thursday 22nd March at 12:00 

Interview will take place in the week beginning Monday 26th March



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Christian
Address: 55 Palace Street, London, SW1E 5HJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 7963 6300
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