Swaledale Alliance SSIF project: Lead Practitioner, North Yorkshire

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Swaledale AllianceNorth Yorkshire
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Start date: January 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leading Practitioner Pay Range – ISR L1-5 (£39 374– £43 454)
Contract term: Permanent

Required for January 2018 – 2 posts – fixed term to April 2019

The Swaledale Alliance has made successful bid for funding from the DfE Strategic School Improvement Fund (SSIF) for a project to develop pupils’ metacognition – understanding of their own learning – in 10 North Yorkshire primary schools serving forces communities.

These are full time posts - secondment and/or job shares would be considered.

Teachers pay and conditions apply
Initial appointment will be at L1


This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in an innovative project, working with teachers and headteachers in 10 primary schools to develop pupils’ metacognition and self-regulation skills.

The project primary schools serve forces communities around Catterick Garrison and the neighbouring RAF bases at Leeming, Dishforth and Linton-on Ouse.

This project seeks to improve outcomes for all pupils through the development of pupils’ metacognition and self-regulation - empowering pupils to understand their own learning and to develop skills to enable them to take more responsibility for their own progress. As well as impacting on standards across the schools this approach will also help pupils to take useful skills with them in any future change of primary school – mitigating the impact of high Service Pupil mobility - and in the transition to secondary school.

We are looking for experienced primary teachers, with successful experience of supporting and developing other teachers, to play a leading role in the project. Those appointed will be need to be able to work independently and on their own initiative and be able to enthuse and inspire.

The successful candidates are not expected to have existing expertise in the development of pupils’ metacognition. The initial phase of the project will focus on the development of the necessary skills and materials.

Applications are welcomed from individuals who can demonstrate:

  • Successful primary teaching experience
  • The ability to enthuse fellow professionals
  • Successful experience in developing the practice of other teachers though modelling, coaching and mentoring
  • An enthusiasm for developing their own expertise
  • Strong interpersonal, influencing and negotiation skills

In return we offer the successful applicants:

  • The opportunity to be at the forefront of current educational development
  • A significant opportunity to develop their own practice
  • Valuable experience for future steps into leadership

This appointment is subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service enhanced check.


Completed applications should be returned no later than 5pm on Thursday 12th October. Shortlisting will take place on Friday 13th October 2017.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 18th October 2017.

How to Apply

Application packs and application forms are available via the Swaledale Alliance website www.swaledalealliance.org or by emailing Leo Stolarski info@swaledalealliance.org

If you would like an informal chat to discuss the post further please contactPhil Bennington, Strategy Manager of the Swaledale Alliance 01748 828126 pbennington@swaledalealliance.org

Job location

More about Swaledale Alliance
Address: Brompton Park, Brompton-on-Swale, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 7JW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1748 828126