Lead Teacher for Literacy and the LRC, Bushey, Hertfordshire

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Bushey Meads SchoolBushey, Hertfordshire

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Teachers' payscale + TLR2a, Fringe area (£24,859pa - £40,520pa +£2,721pa)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Do you have a real passion for reading?

Would you like to work in a school that is ranked 9th most popular in Hertfordshire?

Teachers’ payscale + TLR 2a (London Fringe)

Required from September 2019 we are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated professional with drive and ambition to oversee key aspects of our Reading agenda and Learning Resource Centre (LRC).

The Lead Teacher for Literacy and the LRC will be appointed as a full-time staff member to lead and manage the LRC which is used by the whole school community and to teach a reduced timetable of English lessons. They will assist with the acquisition, organisation, dissemination and exploitation of resources appropriate to the learning needs of the full age and ability range within our school.  The exciting role will also involve launching a reading programme across the school and overseeing an established Peer Reading Scheme.

Working in partnership with teachers and associate staff, the new Lead Teacher for Literacy and the LRC, will enable students to access the curriculum to the fullest possible extent and develop the learning and information handling skills needed to become independent lifelong learners.

Bushey Meads School is part of the growing Bushey St James Trust and is a great place to work.  The school is ranked as the 9th most popular school in Hertfordshire (School Guru) with its popularity still rising.  We have strong links with local primary schools where good practice and ideas are shared across the Trust.  Transport links are good with the M1, M25, A1 and A41 being close by and local bus routes are only a short walk.  

Heavily subsidised childcare is offered as a package with all posts within Bushey St James Trust (BSJT).  For more information about the BSJT Little Gems Day Care Nursery please contact Rachael Coombs, BSJT Business Manager, through the HR Team on 020 8955 8833.

Full details of the vacancy can be found on our website www.busheymeads.org.uk along with further information about the school. Alternatively, please contact the HR team on the above number.  Enhanced remuneration is available for a more experienced / exceptional candidate.

If you are interested in applying for this full time position, please send in a completed application form along with a covering letter, addressed to Mr J Turner, Executive Principal.  (Applications using the online TES form will be accepted).  Your completed application form and letter should be returned to the school by post or by email to: vacancies@busheymeads.org.uk by the deadline.  Please note that CV’s and late applications will not be accepted.

Closing Date for applications: Monday 20th May 2019 (midday)

Interviews: To be confirmed

We are committed to safeguarding children and young people.  We adhere to stringent recruitment procedures and all post holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.  

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

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More about Bushey Meads School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Coldharbour Lane, Bushey, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD23 4PA, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 20 8950 3000
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About us:

Bushey Meads School is part of the highly successful Bushey St James Trust; a growing Multi Academy Trust in leafy Bushey, Hertfordshire. Transport links are good with the M1, M25, A1 and A41 being close by, bus routes are only a short walk...