Teacher of English and Whole-School Literacy Co-ordinator, Sheffield

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Westfield SchoolSheffield

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Start date: Easter 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS, TLR 2A + Temporary TLR 3 for leadership of the Literacy element of our action plan to accelerate the progress of disadvantaged students.
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Are you the character we are looking for?

  • Are you an outstanding teacher of English?
  • Are you looking for a new challenge and the chance to make a long-lasting difference?
  • Are you passionate about literacy and able to lead change across the whole school?
  • Do you want to work as part of a growing Trust that cherishes both aspiration and inclusion?

Then you could be the missing ingredient in our story!

The story so far

Westfield School is on the cusp of achieving great things. Over the last year leadership has been under Chorus Education Trust – an inclusive and aspirational local Trust that is drawing on the very best teaching and learning across South Yorkshire and Derbyshire. The school is due to formally join the Trust in the next month. 

With solid foundations in place, a new Headteacher is working with staff to ensure that the Trust’s ethos of ‘Outstanding Achievement for All’ is at the core of all work at Westfield. The school has a strong tradition of inclusion, whilst aspiring for the very best education, opportunities and results possible for all students. We are passionate about transforming our students' life chances.

This is a school where, if you have the drive, talent and commitment, you can make great progress. It is a happy school with supportive and willing staff, students and parents. It has excellent facilities, particularly for sport – with a sports centre (including swimming pool), which can be used for free by staff.

We have been through some challenging times but, in the last year, we have definitely turned the corner. Our new leadership team, along with our dedicated staff, have been working with local feeder schools and parents to move Westfield towards becoming the fantastic school it was always meant to be. The ingredients are all here - but we need to expand our team to include even more teachers who have the drive and talent to bring about the change needed.

You'll never want to leave

As part of Chorus Education Trust, you will supported through every step of your career. Our well-established Teaching School, the Sheffield Teaching School Alliance, provides outstanding support and training, and has a strong track record of developing teachers at all levels. 

As part of the Trust you will be able to take advantage of opportunities working with colleagues at other schools, as well as contribute to our ever-improving practice. When you are ready to take the next step in your career we are sure you will want to stay with us. With many local schools lined up to join Chorus, you will find that you can develop your career within our supportive team.

The role

Westfield School is seeking to appoint an Outstanding Teacher of English who is ambitious about taking the next step in their career by taking on the challenge of leading literacy across the school. 

You will be passionate about engaging all our students in literacy and will have the expertise to develop exciting, cross-faculty strategies around reading, writing and oracy. 

The successful candidate will:

  • Be a creative, motivational and effective classroom practitioner.
  • Be able to inspire, challenge and motivate young people. 
  • Be reflective and analytical about their classroom practice.
  • Be engaged in all aspects of the thriving English Faculty.

How to apply

Closing date for applications: Thursday 1 February 2018. 

Interviews to be held: w/c 5 February 2018.

We always encourage prospective applicants to visit the school in advance of application. This can be arranged by contacting Julie Wilson, PA to the Headteacher on 0114 248 5221 or email: jwilson@westfield-admin.co.uk 

Westfield School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any offer of employment is subject to enhanced DBS checks and two excellent references. 

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More about Westfield School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Foundation
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Eckington Road, Sothall, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S20 1HQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 114 248 5221
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Westfield School is on the cusp of achieving great things. Over the last year leadership has been under Chorus Education Trust – an inclusive and aspirational local Trust that is drawing on the very best teaching and learning across South Yorkshire a...