Literacy Centre Manager, Calderdale

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Todmorden High SchoolCalderdale

Date posted:
Start date: February 2020 or before
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £18,426pro rata for TTO and up to 30 hours
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Salary: £18,426 FTE, pro-rata for 10.00am-4.00pm suggested (up to 30 hours per week), term time only

Responsible to: Director of English

Our High School is a warm and friendly environment where staff are supported to grow and develop.  

Purpose of the job:

To manage and develop the Literacy Centre, to ensure that all students develop a passion for reading which will increase literacy skills needed in order for students to achieve their full academic potential.

Duties and responsibilities:

To manage the development of the Literacy Centre on a daily basis

To manage the Accelerated Reader programme and drive forward popular concepts with student audiences such as BookFlix and appropriate online reading apps

To work with individuals and small groups of students identified as having barriers to learning, primarily literacy skills

To develop and deliver individual and group intervention and learning programmes and to create Literacy Plans for students

To form effective relationships with designated students and their parents/carers

To implement the monitoring, evaluating and reviewing of student progress against literacy targets

To liaise with colleagues and give advice on student reading strategies

To develop initiatives which engage parents and carers in the learning process (reading)

To ensure the Literacy Centre is of maximum benefit to students both for their curricular needs 

To be responsible for promoting a positive attitude towards reading and stimulating curiosity, through individual advice, displaces, curriculum involvement and special events in conjunction with the English Team

To select and acquire materials for the Literacy Centre, ensuring that a balance is maintained in the light of the range of genre, fiction and non-fiction, curricular and non-curricular requirements, different age groups and different levels of difficulty

To ensure that the acquisition of resources is carefully planned and accurately related to the Accelerated Reader Programme within the limitations of the Literacy Centre budget

To manage new stock, monitor the maintenance of existing stock, regularly updating of the book database and completion of the annual stocktake

To initiate and develop (in conjunction with the English Team) a planned introduction to resources, particularly for the Year 7 intake, instructs students how to make a full and proper use of the Literacy Centre by using knowledge of the range of material, which is available and expertise in such matters as indexing and retrieval

To advise and assist individual students to find the books and information they require

To prepare relevant display materials

To be responsible for the training and supervision of student librarians

To supervise students in small groups or one to one learning activities away from the main teaching area

To help promote student good behaviour and discipline through positive interactions with students

To share with colleagues, supporting professionals and parents, issues of concern and positive feedback about student achievement

The postholder will be expected to be flexible in the range of tasks undertaken as appropriate to the post.

You must be fully committed to optimising the opportunities that are available to children and young people, secure in the knowledge that you will be joining a passionate team that sets the standards that are ambitious and forward-thinking.

How to apply:

We welcome applications from our wider community. We are looking for someone who can hit the ground running and join our team as soon as possible. We are a supportive and friendly environment.  You will play a significant part in our journey to becoming a truly ‘outstanding’ school. Please apply via the quick apply button.

More about Todmorden High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Ewood Lane, Todmorden, Lancashire, OL14 7DG, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1706 813558
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