Lead Practitioner for English, Durham, County

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

King James I AcademyDurham, County

Date posted:
Start date: Summer Term 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £41,267 - £44,436Lead Practitioner Scale 1-4
Contract term: Permanent

Are you looking for the opportunity to move into a new and important leadership role; one in which your talents as an English Teacher and a leadership Coach can be fully realised?  We are keen to recruit a “Lead Practitioner for English” who will be an excellent teacher and someone who can share their passion for English teaching with colleagues.  You will be someone with the ability to engage and inspire our students, and to support colleagues.  You will be a creative and innovative teacher who enjoys sharing their ideas with others and who has a passion for English teaching.  You will need to demonstrate a commitment to sustaining academic excellence, helping every child succeed and the potential to be an excellent classroom practitioner.

We would like to invite you to join us on our journey to excellence and would welcome applications from experienced and ambitious practitioners who would like to join our English Department, and who are keen to join an Academy that is willing to provide the time to support their professional growth. 

This is an exciting time to join King James I Academy as we continue on our journey to excellence and work together in our state-of-the-art brand new buildings.  This specific role requires the post-holder to support the development of innovative teaching and learning within the department; with a specific focus upon promoting active and engaging teaching strategies.  

In return for your commitment we will support your induction through a bespoke, individually tailored induction programme and we will make a commitment to support your continued career development.  You would benefit from our “Steps to Leadership Programme” which will support your rapid career progression and which will allow you to gain middle leadership experience and which will support your rapid progression to a senior leadership post within five years. 

Closing Date: Monday 9th December (Mid-Day)

Shortlisting Date: Tuesday 10th December

Interviews: Monday 16th December 2019

Please ring or email the Academy for an application pack. If you would like to arrange an informal visit please contact Karen Sams

The Academy is committed to safeguarding children.  All candidates will need to demonstrate a commitment to the welfare and safety of children and young people.  Any offer of employment will be conditional upon receipt of two supportive references and a successful CRB check.

King James I Academy is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We want to develop a more diverse workforce and we positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.




More about King James I Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: South Church Road, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14 7JZ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1388 603388
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