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Lead Practitioner of English

Bobby Moore AcademyNewham

Bobby Moore Academy is looking to recruit an inspirational Lead Practitioner in English. This role will deliver a rich and highly academic curriculum in English throughout the school. The ideal candidate will be familiar with direct instruction and evidence-informed teaching practices.

Bobby Moore Academy is an all through school, providing a world-class education for the children of east London which is transformational in its impact on their life chances. We are situated across two iconic sites on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and our Secondary phase is now heavily oversubscribed. We are building partnerships with the new East Bank development, bringing incredible opportunities to the young people of East London.

Since the school was founded in 2017, we have set ambitious academic standards backed up by exciting enrichment opportunities, whilst nurturing and caring for the wellbeing of every child. At capacity, our two sites will accommodate over 1500 pupils, including a Sixth Form opening in September 2022. We currently have over 700 pupils on roll across Reception, Year 1, Year 2, and Years 7-10 in the Secondary phase. The academy will grow year on year to reach full capacity in 2024.

We expect the highest standards from our pupils and staff, and we are looking for someone who will be genuinely inspired by the chance to apply their knowledge and experience in a setting designed to be among the best of its kind in the country.

About the David Ross Education Trust

The David Ross Education Trust (DRET), of which the Bobby Moore Academy is part, has a passionate belief that by offering young people an outstanding range of opportunities they will discover what they can excel at and thus transform their life chances.

Such an ethos demands that at Trust and individual school level, we bring together best practice from across the independent and state sectors, to ensure high expectations and outcomes for pupils. In practice, this ethos will is driven through four core values, the rules by which our community will thrives:

Aspiration – Always aiming high

Ambition – Being the best we can be

Courage – Nothing holds us back

Respect – Always leading by example

We are an equal opportunities employer, and as with all roles within Bobby Moore Academy, we welcome and strongly encourage applications from candidates representing ethnically diverse communities.

For more information, please visit If you would like to discuss this opportunity further, in complete confidence, please contact the Principal, Dan Botting, via

Apply now  by visiting our website.  Please note that we cannot accept CVs without a completed on-line application form.

Early applications are advised. We receive high numbers of applications for our roles and therefore have to close the vacancy prior to the closing date in order to review candidates' details against our job criteria before shortlisting or re-opening the vacancy.

​​​​​​​Bobby Moore 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.

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