Lead Practitioner - English

Job Roles:
Leading Practitioner
Organisation Type:
Secondary Education
Secondary School/Academy
Contract Type:
Full Time
Subject Area:
West Midlands
Contract Term:
Salary Description:
Lead Practitioner Pay Scale
7th Feb 2019
Start Date:
David Ross Education Trust
Job Ref:


Lodge Park Academy in Corby is now recruiting for a Lead Practitioner - English. This role could be the ideal next step in your career.

If you are ambitious, inspirational, creative, open-minded, and want to be part of our success then we want to hear from you. See what it means to be part of the David Ross Education trust from our children and parents here.

Providing our young people access to a world-class education and enrichment experiences is what drives us. Our students benefit from a wealth of opportunities to develop, learn and lead. From the classroom, to cultural visits, sports, music and arts and engaging with our local communities, the rich and varied experiences we create help fuel ambition and unlock potential. The education and experiences equips our young people with the leadership skills, team spirit, resilience and confidence to become outstanding citizens.

We work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the Trust’s vision, to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.

About the role

We are looking for an outstanding English teacher to provide both excellent teaching and also to potentially to lead on aspects of the English department. A Lead Practitioner is consistently good or an outstanding teacher, with the results to prove it, who is ambitious and highly motivated to lead others. The Lead Practitioner will do everything possible to raise the quality of teaching and learning in English throughout the Academy, by modelling and leading, improvement of teaching skills in the Trust.

Full-time teaching hours, permanent role

Salary & Benefits
Lead Practitioner Pay Scale
Access to Teachers’ Pension Scheme
An excellent provision for your professional development and Leadership Development programme

Who we are looking for
Degree or equivalent
Qualified Teacher Status
A sound academic background in English
Exemplary, outstanding practitioner
Excellent classroom practitioner
Good communication and effective team member and leader
Evidence of professional development relevant to the AST or Lead Practitioner Standards/PM
Experience of providing professional development to teachers, including coaching, mentoring and training
Experience of preparing and leading training sessions
Experience of providing support, advice, coaching and guidance to colleagues to improve the teaching practice of others
English National Curriculum and GCSE English syllabus
Excellent knowledge of classroom skills and Teacher Standards
Excellent understanding of the Ofsted framework and what constitutes effective teaching and learning
Contemporary pedagogy
Understanding of the strategies needed to establish consistently high aspirations and standards of results and behaviour
Familiar with recent developments in the teaching and learning of the subject including strategies for raising achievement
Experienced in using a range of teaching and learning styles
Able to use assessment data to improve achievement
Equal opportunities
Able to use ICT across the curriculum and for administrative purposes
Understand how the National Curriculum applies to all students
Accepting of how the Academy Specialisms can be incorporated into the subject
Experience of teaching in a UK school
Be flexible and responsive to a changing educational environment
Contribute to whole school initiatives
Committed to working co-operatively with young people; able to communicate sensitively, imaginatively and effectively with them
Able to create a team ethos across a team
Able to motivate and encourage problem solving
Able to communicate effectively with parents to represent the Academy positively and feedback information as appropriate
Able to seek and understand development opportunities for self and others
Committed to career progression and own professional development
Willing to contribute to the professional development
Well motivated, enthusiastic and prepared to work hard
Good organisation and time management skills
Have high expectations of what students and staff can achieve
Fully supportive of the aims and ethos of a successful Academy
Able to develop and co-ordinate a sustainable strategy towards extra curriculum activities
Have regard to provide equality of opportunity for all
Aware of Health and Safety and Safeguarding as appropriate to role
Good attendance and punctuality record
A willingness to dress professionally in accordance with the culture of the organisation.

About The David Ross Education Trust

The David Ross Education Trust (DRET) has grown to a network of 34 academies, incorporating primary, secondary and grammar, and special schools. We employ over 2000 people with the primary focus of raising the standards of education for 13,000 young people. Whatever your role, you should know you are contributing to achieving our vision of inspiring the next generation of young people to be the best they can in whatever they choose. Our aim is to be the country’s leading academy chain, committed to delivering the highest educational standards alongside an unrivalled package of sporting and cultural enrichment.

We are incredibly lucky to be able to work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the David Ross Foundation's vision to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.

While each academy is unique, we share common goals, aspirations, values and methods that enable us to work collaboratively and collectively to achieve our mission. We operate regional hubs, whereby academies work with other schools who are part of the Trust so we can share skills and knowledge, allowing them to benefit and learn from each other. We offer high quality programmes for CPD and Leadership Development to support our practitioners to deliver high quality teaching and learning across our academies.

Apply now

Please complete our application form by clicking on 'apply for job’. Please note that we cannot accept CVs without a completed form.

Lodge Park Academy is committed to equality, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
David Ross Education Trust
Tel: 01476 566801
Contact: Recruitment

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