Accelerated Learning Champion, Oxford

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The Swan SchoolOxford

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Grade 5 (term time only) - Pro-rata salary: £13,750 (FTE: £18,795)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

The Swan School, Oxford

Accelerated Learning Champion

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to be part of starting an exceptional comprehensive school. As a founding member of The Swan’s team, you will help to build the foundations of an outstanding school from the ground up. 

The Swan School is a free school opening in September 2019 as part of the River Learning Trust (RLT). When fully subscribed it will have approximately 1200 students on the roll, of whom around 300 will be in the Sixth Form. Learning from the most successful approaches at the best schools, The Swan School will provide a uniquely challenging and structured experience in a caring and disciplined environment. The ethos will be academic; we regard an excellent academic education as the entitlement of all young people, no matter what their background or previous experiences of learning. Students will be inspired and nurtured, acquiring the knowledge and skills to think critically and creatively. They will learn to be confident, resilient and ambitious, and will have high expectations in terms of their own achievements and their contribution to wider society.  

Accelerated Learning Champions at The Swan will play a crucial role in ensuring that all students, including those with special educational needs, are able to achieve more than they ever believed possible.  You will work closely with teachers to plan and deliver effective small-group interventions for specific learning needs.  Accelerated Learning Champions will also be essential members of our pastoral teams and be involved in our enrichment programme.

The successful candidate will share our ambitions for our students. You will relish the challenge of creating a new school that will be different to other comprehensive schools in the city. You will be a highly motivated team player who is keen to get involved in all aspects of school life and learn new skills.  Significant development opportunities will arise as the school grows.

The annualised working hours for this post are 1235 hours, however the working hours per week will vary due to longer length of our school day.  Typically a working week will be 34.5 hours.  This role is term time only for 38 weeks per year.

If you have any questions or would like to speak to me about this post, please contact the  River Learning Trust central office via or on 01865 558727.

Applications for this post should be made through the TES recruitment portal.  Please contact us if you have any queries regarding the application process.  The closing date for applications is Monday 3rd June at 9am.  Interviews will be held on Monday 10th June.

The Swan School and the River Learning Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and preventing extremism; all staff are expected to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. The Swan School is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from a range of ethnic backgrounds to represent diversity in line with our school community.

The Swan School is a free school managed by The River Learning Trust, which is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales with a registered company number 7966500.  Registered Office: The Cherwell School, Marston Ferry Road, OXFORD OX2 7EE United Kingdom

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More about The Swan School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Raymund Road, Marston, Oxfordshire, OX3 0PG, United Kingdom.
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