Lead Practitioner of English, Islington, London

Closing date:

City of London Academy IslingtonIslington, London

Date posted:
Start date: April or September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Lead Practitioner L1-L5 £47,751-£51,925
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Could you be part of the team leading one of the best schools in the country?

About Us

At City of London Academy Islington we aim to provide an exceptional level of care and education for every individual student. The Academy, which opened in September 2008, is a mixed, non-selective Academy, with no religious affiliation, committed to providing excellence in education and opportunities for all. We have a proven track record of school improvement, offering students an exciting curriculum and opportunities to perform, showcase their talents and experience the world of work outside of the classroom.

We can offer you:

  • Students who are eager to learn, well behaved and very proud of their school;
  • Exceptional focus on continuous professional development
  • A culture of high expectations for students and staff
  • An appetite for creativity and continuous improvement
  • A dedicated, caring and experienced staff team
  • Purpose built teaching and learning facilities
  • A supportive and committed Governing Body 

From you, we need:

We believe exceptional teachers create exceptional results; they transform lives and transform futures. They support every student to achieve their full potential and become a confident, resilient and compassionate individual who can make a positive contribution to society. 

We believe that exceptional teachers should be supported too, with all the opportunities needed to develop and achieve their goals. We can offer exceptional continuous professional development, support and opportunities for career development.

This is an exciting time in the school’s journey to sustain and develop further as an excellent provider of high-quality education. We are looking for an English lead practitioner, an inspiring individual, who is academically well-qualified to degree level in English or a related discipline.  

You will be working with a team whose mission it is to sustain and further develop excellence in everything we do. 

Committed to creating an environment that promotes academic, creative, sporting, linguistic and personal achievement, you will be a qualified, or newly qualified, teacher. The communication skills and confidence to develop rich partnerships with families and the community will be essential. Above all, you will have the drive and determination to sustain and further develop the City of London Academy Islington as a centre of excellence for education.

How to Apply:

If you would like to make an application, please visit http://www.colai.org.uk/Available-Opportunities to download a job pack and application form. Completed forms should be emailed to Lisa Hancock, PA to Principal, by email at hancocklisa@cityacademyislington.org.uk.   

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS, prohibition from teaching and medical checks.

Closing date: 9:00am Wednesday 27th 2019

Interviews: w/c 4th March 2019 

City of London Academy Islington, Prebend Street, Islington, London, N1 8PQ.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Prebend Street, London, N1 8PQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 207 226 8611
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City of London Academy Islington is a mixed, comprehensive, non-denominational secondary school with sixth form situated in North London. It is supported by the single-academy trust City of London Academy Islington Limited and sponsored by the City o...