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English Hub Lead - Wandle Learning Partnership

Wandle Learning TrustChesterton Primary School, Battersea, Wandsworth

Salary: c. £55,000 per annum (pro rata)

Contract: Permanent, All Year Round, following successful completion of probation 

Hours: Part time (4 days per week), 28.8 hours per week. We will consider applications for full time or job share appointments

Start date: Spring Term 2022, depending on notice period

Are you an enthusiastic, friendly and hard-working professional with excellent subject knowledge and pedagogical understanding of outstanding Early Reading practice? The Wandle Learning Partnership (WLP), based at Chesterton Primary School, is part of the Wandle Learning Trust (WLT), an exciting and expanding Multi Academy Trust based in London. We are looking for an English Hub Lead to lead and support schools across our region to deliver excellent teaching in early language and reading in Reception and Key Stage 1.

The Wandle English Hub is one of just 34 schools nationwide recognised by the Department of Education for their excellence in teaching and learning practice in early reading. The key focus for of the programme is phonics, with a secondary focus on supporting schools’ recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic in the past year. Hubs provide intensive support for identified partner schools, non-intensive support for schools across the hub regions, allocated resourcing for eligible schools for appropriate phonics training and resources.

The Wandle Learning Partnership (WLP) is an extensive and diverse range of educational organisations all of which share a determined commitment to improving educational outcomes for children and providing professional career and teaching development opportunities for those employed in the field of education. We have been accredited as an English Hub, Maths Hub and a Teaching School hub by the Department of Education, which gives us the licence to provide teacher and adult training and work on a wide range of school improvement initiatives.

We are looking for a highly motivated and pro-active English Hub Lead who has excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, and previous experience working to tight deadlines and leading school improvement. They will be able to work on their own initiative and manage multiple projects at the same time while demonstrating a mature and considered approach to problem solving. Duties may include developing the WLP’s English Hub’s programmes, building relationships with external organisations and developing a team of Literacy Specialists to deliver the English Hub offer. 

Davina Salmon, Director of Wandle Learning Partnership, welcomes further conversations regarding the role. Should you wish to arrange a chat, please call 020 7622 1619, option 4. 

To apply, please download an application from the Trust's site ( and send a completed application to by 5th December 2021 at 12pm. Further details of the role can be found on the Trust’s vacancy webpage.   

Interviews will take place across 8th-10th December 2021.

Wandle Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment

If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, your application on this occasion will have been unsuccessful.

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