Lead Practitioner of English

The Chalk Hills Academy - Part of the Shared Learning Trust

  • LP1-LP6
  • Bedfordshire / South East
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
Posted 4 weeks ago

Lead Practitioner of English

We have a wonderful opportunity for a Lead Practitioner of English to join our supportive team. The Chalk Hills Academy are proud of the unrivalled education experience offered.  You will certainly benefit from forward-thinking and supportive leadership, an encouraging and enthusiastic staff body and enterprising students.  Our academy has state of the art facilities, fit for all your teaching needs.  ‘We recognise talent, recruit for attitude and train you for the skills’

If you want to grow and develop in a fast paced, dynamic and successful Academy, come and join us at The Chalk Hills Academy!

Visits to The Chalk Hills Academy are warmly welcomed.


The successful candidate will have:

·        Thorough knowledge of National Curriculum Requirements in the subject.

·        An ability to teach up to and including GCSE level.

·        Knowledge of systems for monitoring student progress.

·        A philosophy centred upon the individual learner’s value, potential, aspirations and needs.

·        An ability to encourage, inspire and motivate learners and demonstrate high standards and expectations of self and learners.

·        A passion for the subject(s) and for teaching and learning.

·        Can work collaboratively and supportively with other staff.

·        Skills of communication, organisation and accuracy.

·        Ability to work flexibly and respond positively to change.

·        Strong commitment to student welfare, achievement and support.

·        Knowledge of Social Inclusion issues.


Job specifics

Salary: Lead Practitioner LP1-LP6 £47,417-£53,642

Contract: Full time, permanent, Teachers T&C’s



The Shared Learning Trust – Staff Benefits

We offer a fantastic range of benefits across our trust, supporting our staff in a variety of ways. From an extensive Wellbeing package to an onsite car wash, you can be reassured that we have your best interests at heart.

Perkbox and Perkbox Medical

NPQ’s Teacher Development Trust and training courses with The National College

Staff social events, including 5 a-side football and BBQs

Reduced gym membership rates and free on-site gym

Staff recognition with reward shopping vouchers

On-site Indian head or shoulder massage

Online delivery drop off service, including Amazon

Free eye test vouchers

Support for all staff with an experienced licensed counsellor

Free tea and coffee plus a reusable bamboo coffee cup for new starters

Free onsite car parking at all academies

Cycle to work scheme

Enhanced pension employers’ contribution and death in service payment

Dry cleaning and ironing service

Refer a friend £500 bonus scheme




We believe in the safeguarding and welfare of children and expect all staff to share this view’.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.  Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. We are an equal opportunities employer. The Trust reserves the right to interview and appoint a suitable candidate before the deadline date.

The Department for Education (DfE) has set out statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ for schools and colleges on safeguarding.

Safeguarding is defined in paragraph 4 as:

“Protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.”

The definition of ‘children’ includes everyone under the age of 18.

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