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Literacy Manager

Lordswood Boys' SchoolBirmingham


Start: As soon as possible.

Local government pay scale for support staff: Point 15 - 20 (£23,541 - £25,991 FTE) pro rata, term-time only plus 2 weeks.

You should apply if:  

  • You are creative and innovative.   
  • You have very high standards.   
  • You can lead young people.   
  • You are committed to the notion that literacy is all and everything in education.

We are looking for three energetic colleagues to join our burgeoning Literacy Team in our brand new £14 million new-build school. The facilities are extraordinary. You will develop small group support for targeted students, what we call ‘academic intervention’ and you will oversee a Year Group and ensure they are reading, reading, reading. The team of five Literacy managers essentially complete these tasks although you should read the full job description. Either way, your commitment to young people is the prime reason for applying, is it not? So, what does a Literacy Manager do on a daily basis? As part of a close team of five you will:

  • Ensure a flow of books in and out of our beautiful purpose-built Library.   
  • Ensure all students in your cohort are reading regularly, following up with each student and their parents/carers to make sure reading is happening.   
  • Develop Literacy materials for teachers.   
  • Assist with Reading age testing.   
  • Deliver our LBS 100 challenge…intrigued?

These are reasons why you might want to join us:  

  • Our new school opened in March 2020 and the brand new department facilities will be yours to manage and oversee.   
  • You will have a small team of committed colleagues to lead.   
  • LBS has achieved a third successive year of outstanding results as we await our first Ofsted Inspection as a CAT school. We believe we are an OUTSTANDING school.   
  • The school is expanding rapidly.   
  • We are keen to offer Post 16 at some point in the near future.

Other information

To apply, simply click the Apply button or, if you need further information, interested candidates should contact the school and arrange a Zoom meeting with Michael Rennie, Director of School Improvement. In the current restrictive climate, visits to the school are not advisable although if we interview applicants formally, this will be a school-based process.

Lordswood Boys’ School is part of the Central Academies Trust (CAT). CAT is a recently formed educational Trust with members and directors drawn from the highest achieving and highest profile schools in Coventry and Birmingham. Led by our Chief Executive Dr. David Kershaw MBE, the Trust incorporates members and directors from industry and higher education amongst other fields. Committed to raising achievement in challenging schools and to securing the highest of high equity, we will work relentlessly to change young lives in the Midlands. Any professional that joins in with our mission will have opportunities to work across our schools in the coming years as we seek to develop and promote our own staff into outstanding school improvement experts or leaders of curriculum innovation and world class standards in education. We do not lack ambition.

See what the media say about us:

Lordswood Boy’s School is among the most improved schools in England.

Lordswood Boys’ School is already one of Birmingham’s great educational success stories and we invite you to join us in our fabulous new, state-of-the-art building with our wonderful, engaging and highly intelligent and articulate young men. Come and see for yourself. 

Apply today and join our amazing success story.

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