Literacy Leader, Milton Keynes

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Sir Herbert Leon AcademyMilton Keynes

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPR/UPR (Substantial TLR available for the right candidate)
Contract term: Permanent

Let’s be honest, in October 2016 our school was graded ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted and placed into special measures… We know where we stand and have high aspirations and a rigorous plan to turn the school around to a grading of ‘good’ within two years… With a positive monitoring inspection in May 2017 and our best results in 3 years - Get on board and make a real difference to our children and to your career.

Overview and career development recruitment incentives:

  • We are seeking to appoint an outstanding English teacher and leader who will support our ‘Head of English’ in leading and developing our English Curriculum. You will join us as our Literacy Leader.
  • This is the perfect role for candidates who want to gain middle leadership experience and secure a ‘Head of Department’ or ‘Assistant Principal’ role in the next 2 – 3 years.
  • Access and support to follow middle leadership programmes from the outset e.g. NPQML, NPQSL, Teaching Leaders.
  • Teachers in the early stages of their career are welcome to apply. If you are good enough you will be appointed. We want to employ top quality staff with leadership aspirations.
  • We advise you to come in and speak with the Principal to discuss the above and shape the next stage of your career. 

We have started the new academic year strongly following our best set of results in three years. We have increased our Basics measure of English & Maths GCSE grade 4+ with a Progress 8 score of -0.06 that’s real school improvement. We have seen a significant increase in the number of students staying with us into sixth form.

After a period of instability at the Academy we are pleased to say that our journey of improvement is well underway.  We have been joined by some outstanding teachers who will help us ensure that our Year 11 and sixth form students achieve even better results in 2018. We are committed to providing a well-rounded curriculum, inspiring and effective teaching, supportive structures and a positive environment for our learners.

We welcome visits to the Academy, to see the school in action and discuss the post. To book an appointment please contact Leigh Sheehan (HR Officer) at lsheehan@shlacademy.org  or call 01908 624722.

As  the sponsor, AET believes that all young people deserve to become world-class learners – to learn, enjoy, succeed and thrive in a first rate educational environment with the best facilities, the best teaching and the most up-to-date resources available to them.  In each of our academies, you will benefit from visionary, inspirational and dynamic leadership and be empowered to develop your own skills with access to world-class CPD and Talent Management programmes.  You will also be entitled to the following benefits: a health cash plan, vehicle affinity scheme and childcare vouchers.

This position is required for September 2018

Closing date: Friday 20 April 2018

Interviews are scheduled to take place as soon as possible after the closing date.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.  All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV's. To apply, please click on the 'quick apply' button.

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty.

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AET is recruiting for School Direct placements.  Please visit our website http://www.academiesenterprisetrust.org/our-teaching-school/our-school-direct-teacher-training-vacancies for further details.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Fern Grove, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK2 3HQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1908 624720
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At Sir Herbert Leon Academy we care about and are totally committed to each and every student’s academic success, personal well-being and preparation for the future. We are proud to be an inclusive community school which welcomes all cultur...