Literacy Lead & Teacher of English, Plymouth

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Stoke Damerel Community CollegePlymouth

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS / UPS + TLR negotiable depending on experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Literacy Lead & Teacher of English


Hours: Full time

Grade: MPS / UPS + TLR negotiable depending on experience

Start Date: September 2019

Responsible to: Head of department

Job Purpose

We are looking for a colleague to join our ambitious and inspiring English department as well as lead on whole school literacy. You will need to have the knowledge, skills and creativity to be an outstanding teacher, and the leadership qualities to drive improvements in literacy across the whole college. 

If you have a focus on raising student attainment and a passion for English and literacy; and are looking to work in an environment that values the learning of students we would welcome an application from you.

Main duties and responsibilities

Working across the College to lead on developing the reading, writing and grammar skills for every student to the very highest standard. This will  include responsibility for CPD programmes, data analysis and sustaining whole College policies around literacy standards.

Working strategically with pastoral and inclusion staff to ensure that students are supported to meet national average standards for reading and writing with a focus on year 7.

Working within the English department to contribute to raising student achievement and the continued development of the department.

Teach the English curriculum across the ability range to years 7-13

Teach your specialism to higher GCSE and A Level

The successful candidate will have a genuine passion to be part of the Inspiring Schools Partnership MAT working at Stoke Damerel Community College, a belief in the potential of every child and that through hard work all students can access and benefit from a university and high level apprenticeship education, and the courage and vision to lead others in making this happen.

Inspiring schools Partnership is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

All teaching and support members of staff must undertake the required employment checks which include the uptake of references both professional and personal and a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

Please visit for application details or email your application form to

Closing date: 20th May 2019 - 9am Interview date: 22nd May 2019

Job location

More about Stoke Damerel Community College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Somerset Place, Stoke, Plymouth, Devon, PL3 4BD, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1752 556065
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