Reading Development Coordinator, Bicester

Closing date:Expiring soon

The Cooper SchoolBicester

Date posted:
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our academy as Reading Development Coordinator.  The role will be based at The Cooper School but the post holder will be expected to work flexibly across all academy sites.  

This is a permanent position of 33.75 hours per week for 39 weeks per year.  The starting salary will be Grade 6, point 18, currently £18,870 pro rata (this equates to £14,673.05 for the hours and weeks worked).  On achieving the required HLTA qualification the salary will increase to Grade 8, point 26, currently £23,866 pro rata (this equates to £18,804.20 for the hours and weeks worked).  

We offer:

  • An excellent working environment 
  • Supportive colleagues across the academy
  • Enthusiastic and motivated students
  • Support for continued professional development

The successful candidate will have a love of reading and a good knowledge of writers, genres and text types, ideally including young adult and children’s literature.  We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about communicating this interest to young readers in creative and engaging ways that support our weakest readers whilst encouraging our more able students.  

This role will require a high level of organisation and autonomy and offers the very real opportunity to shape and create your own projects in order to help shape, develop and support the reading culture and library space of the school.

For an informal discussion please contact Sarah Sparshott, Head of English on 01869 242121 or e-mail

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed.  Please contact Human Resources on 01869 362697 or e-mail  to make arrangements.


Further details and an application form are available on the academy website 

Closing date for receipt of applications: Monday 25th March 2019, 9am

Bicester Learning Academy have the right to interview and appoint at any time throughout this recruitment process.   All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

Applicants from outside the EU will need to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK.

Bicester Learning Academy is committed to safeguarding children. The successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check (formerly CRB) in line with Section 115 of the Police Act 1997.

Details of the Academy’s policies relating to the Employment of Ex-Offenders and the Secure Storage, Handling, Use, Retention and Disposal of Disclosure and Barring Certificates and Disclosure information are included within the recruitment pack.

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More about The Cooper School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Churchill Road, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX26 4RS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1869 242121
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Bicester Learning Academy

Bicester Learning Academy is a multi academy trust currently comprising The Cooper School and Glory Farm Primary School.  The academy is run by a board of members supported by a board of directors.  Both schools op...