Looking to further your career? We are looking for an inspiring Teacher to step up into a Lead Practitioner role working across a family of three schools?
We are seeking to appoint an innovative, dynamic and passionate Lead Practitioner to work across a family of three GLF schools in the Wokingham and Camberley area. The Lead Practitioner will work in partnership with the Executive Headteacher and senior leaders across Frogmore Juniors, Wheatfield and Windmill Primary Schools to provide professional guidance and support in teaching for mastery across the curriculum.
In addition, the Lead Practitioner will model and help to coordinate professional development as well as liaise with external agencies to promote successful teaching and learning strategies for all teachers and associate staff. They will also lead by example in the classroom, providing support and cover where needed with guidance from the Executive Headteacher. This is an exciting role that focuses on the practical application of research and best practice in the classroom. We are looking for a talented individual who can contribute to establishing outstanding teaching and learning across three schools.
The Lead Practitioner will be central to the continuation and development of the outstanding teaching that takes place across the schools.
About the Schools
Led by an Executive Headteacher, learning and teaching is at the heart of everything that we do. We aim to deliver lessons that inspire and engage pupils who will then go on to fulfil and exceed their potential. Teachers who have a passion for their subject and build strong relationships with their students cultivate a ‘love of learning’ that ultimately sees the young people we teach make exceptional progress. We firmly believe that high quality professional development is an important part of excellent teaching and we enthusiastically pursue ongoing teacher development: CPD, no matter where a teacher is in their career, is part of the fabric and culture of the school.
What we are looking for
● To be responsible for ensuring and supporting the quality of education within the overall framework of the Multi Academy Trust as well as the individual school strategic plans.
● To achieve success for all members of the school community within a culture of continuous innovation and rigorous review, the lead practitioner will model excellence, equality and high expectations of all children.
● Continuously explore education initiatives to create a safe and productive learning environment that is engaging and fulfilling for all children/students and staff, using best practice from the UK and overseas. Engaging in research and wider opportunities for Trust and Education sector involvement, for example through English Hubs/Maths Hubs where possible.
Learning and Teaching
● To work alongside the Executive Headteacher to secure and sustain effective teaching and learning throughout the schools, monitoring and evaluating the quality of provision and using available data to set priorities for improvement
● Ensure that learning and teaching is at the centre of the schools decision making
● Teaching within the framework of present and future policies, paying particular attention to the policies for equality, safeguarding of children, special educational needs and behaviour for learning
● Determine, organise and implement a diverse flexible curriculum and effective assessment framework
● Ensure a consistent and continuous focus on children’s achievement through monitoring and using data effectively for measuring children’s progress.
● Promote a culture of challenge and support for all children to enable them to achieve success and become engaged in their own learning
● Implement and support strategies that secure high levels of behaviour and attendance
● Provide staff and any other external individuals with guidance and support for learning and teaching strategies, which meets the needs of all children
Thrive in a career at GLF Schools
GLF Schools is a dynamic, forward thinking and rapidly expanding Academy Trust with many career opportunities for new and existing staff.
Each school in our Trust has its own individual identity, while benefiting from the expertise that comes from dedicated and experienced regional and Trust teams. Our schools serve to meet the needs of its own local community yet all are united in their core purpose of providing an outstanding educational experience. GLF Schools has a generous employment offer which allows our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish. Our offer includes:
• Continuous Professional Development
• Work life and family friendly policies
• Flexible Working
• Staff Wellbeing
• Career Pathways and Talent Management
Start date: 1st September 2020
Contract type: Permanent
Pay Scale: GLF Leading Practitioners Pay Range (fringe), LP1
Pay Range: £42,403
Closing date for advert: 31st May 2020
Interview: TBC (interviews to take place via video call)
GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
As a Trust, we are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities. We particularly welcome applicants from under- represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.
We also reserve to right to interview shortlisted candidates ahead of the closing date.
Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place.