Lead Practitioner in English, Burnley, Lancashire

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Sir John Thursby Community CollegeBurnley, Lancashire

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Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L1 £40,162 - L6 £45,435
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Lead Practitioner in English

Required from January 2020

Lead Practitioner pay scale

(L1 £40,162 – L6 £45,435)

As part of our journey to become ‘a truly great school’, we are looking for an exceptional English teacher to join our team. Building on our current success, we wish to invest in a new ‘Lead Practitioner’ for our oversubscribed school, in order to support our ambition to be in the top 20% of schools nationally.

The successful candidate will be an excellent classroom teacher with the vision and expertise to improve the teaching of others. Working as part of the wider Teaching and Learning Team they will inspire staff and students to achieve beyond expectations, both in English and across the whole school.

The ideal candidate will be:

• an outstanding English teacher, with a track record of excellent student outcomes 

• highly successful at improving their own and others’ teaching and learning 

• able and willing to support colleagues so that all students can make excellent progress

• passionate about making a difference to the life chances of young people

Working with our Learning Leader and Assistant Learning Leader in English, the Lead Practitioner will help to ensure that all of our English team are equipped to support our students to even greater success. The successful candidate will also play a significant role in improving Teaching and Learning throughout the school, gaining excellent preparation for senior leadership

If you would like the opportunity to come and visit our fantastic school before making an application then please contact Leanne Barwell, the Head’s PA at headspa@sirjohnthursby.lancs.sch.uk to arrange a suitable time.

Further details and application form are available from the college website or Irene Hayhurst (on behalf of the Headteacher) as detailed below.

For application information please:

• download from the ‘vacancies’ section on the college website:  www.sirjohnthursby.lancs.sch.uk 

• or email i.hayhurst@sirjohnthursby.lancs.sch.uk 

• or telephone 01282 682313

Send your completed Application form to: i.hayhurst@sirjohnthursby.lancs.sch.uk

Closing date:  9am Tuesday 15th October 2019

Interviews:  Tuesday 29th October 2019

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. You will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure and a range of other recruitment checks.




More about Sir John Thursby Community College
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Foundation
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Eastern Avenue, Burnley, Lancashire, BB10 2AT, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1282 682 313
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