The school serves a community of significant disadvantage and deprivation. There are a number of barriers to raising achievement for students such as poor literacy and numeracy skills, low aspiration, a lack of resilience and poor attendance.
The post holder will focus on overseeing and monitoring school strategies designed to close the gaps between disadvantaged students and other students in order that that they make accelerated progress in reading, writing and numeracy in Key Stage 3 and are fully prepared for the demands of Key Stage 4.
The role will involve close liaison with teaching staff to ensure the successful implementation of strategies identified in the school development and pupil premium plans. It is envisaged that the role will also build upon current practice to improve curriculum transition between Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3.