The David Ross Education Trust is now recruiting for a Lead Practitioner - English. This role at Lodge Park Academy could be the ideal next step in your career.
If you are ambitious, inspirational, creative, open-minded, and want to be part of our success then we want to hear from you. See what it means to be part of the David Ross Education trust from our children and parents here.
Providing our young people access to a world-class education and enrichment experiences is what drives us. Our students benefit from a wealth of opportunities to develop, learn and lead. From the classroom, to cultural visits, sports, music and arts and engaging with our local communities, the rich and varied experiences we create help fuel ambition and unlock potential. The education and experiences equips our young people with the leadership skills, team spirit, resilience and confidence to become outstanding citizens.
About the role
We are looking for an outstanding English teacher to provide both excellent teaching and potentially to lead on aspects of the English department. A Lead Practitioner is consistently good or an outstanding teacher, with the results to prove it, who is ambitious and highly motivated to lead others. The Lead Practitioner will do everything possible to raise the quality of teaching and learning in English throughout the Academy, by modelling and leading, improvement of teaching skills in the Trust.
Full-time teaching hours, permanent role
Salary & Benefits
· Lead Practitioner Pay Scale
· Access to Teachers’ Pension Scheme
Who we are looking for
· Degree/equivalent - QTS
· Excellent classroom practitioner
· Good communication and effective team member and leader
· Evidence of professional development relevant to the AST or Lead Practitioner Standards/PM
· Experience of providing professional development to teachers, including coaching, mentoring and training
· Experience of preparing and leading training sessions
· Experience of providing support, advice, coaching and guidance to colleagues to improve the teaching practice of others
· Familiar with recent developments in the teaching and learning of the subject including strategies for raising achievement
· Able to use assessment data to improve achievement
· Accepting of how the Academy Specialisms can be incorporated into the subject
· Experience of teaching in a UK school
· Be flexible and responsive to a changing educational environment
· Contribute to whole school initiatives
· Committed to working co-operatively with young people; able to communicate sensitively, imaginatively and effectively with them
· Able to motivate and encourage problem solving
· Able to communicate effectively with parents to represent the Academy positively and feedback information as appropriate
· Have high expectations of what students and staff can achieve
· Fully supportive of the aims and ethos of a successful Academy
· Able to develop and co-ordinate a sustainable strategy towards extra curriculum activities
About The David Ross Education Trust
The David Ross Education Trust (DRET) has grown to a network of 34 academies, incorporating primary, secondary and grammar, and special schools. We employ over 2000 people with the primary focus of raising the standards of education for 13,000 young people. Whatever your role, you should know you are contributing to achieving our vision of inspiring the next generation of young people to be the best they can in whatever they choose. Our aim is to be the country’s leading academy chain, committed to delivering the highest educational standards alongside an unrivalled package of sporting and cultural enrichment, including events such as the DRET Spring, Summer and Winter Cups, Music Cup, volunteering trips abroad, and regular trips/visits throughout the year.
We are incredibly lucky to be able to work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the David Ross Foundation's vision to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.
While each academy is unique, we share common goals, aspirations, values and methods that enable us to work collaboratively and collectively to achieve our mission. We operate regional hubs, whereby academies work with other schools who are part of the Trust so we can share skills and knowledge, allowing them to benefit and learn from each other. We offer high quality programmes for CPD and Leadership Development delivered through our Teaching School Alliance to support our practitioners to deliver high quality teaching and learning across our academies.
To submit your application, please visit our website.
Lodge Park Academy is committed to equality, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.