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Literacy and Language Curriculum Team Leader

Job Advert – William Ford Church of England Junior School

Literacy and Language Curriculum Team Leader

Hours: Fulltime

Release time: Statutory PPA plus additional one day a week release to support with leadership responsibilities including monitoring, team teaching, data analysis, curriculum development and book audits.

Pay grade: Inner London MPS/UPS plus TLR 2B

Closing Date: Friday 4th February 2022

Interviews: Monday 7th February 2022

Start date: Tuesday 19th April or earlier if possible

Line manager: Deputy Headteacher (Leader of Teaching and Learning) and Headteacher

Following a successful restructure, the Governors wish to appoint a highly motivated, enthusiastic and experienced leader to this exciting role.  If successful, you will have the opportunity to further your career through leading a committed team to impact on a significant school improvement priority (reading) along with writing, speaking and listening and, to a lesser extent, Modern Foreign Languages.  You will have the freedom to manage your own time and implement your own changes whilst receiving full training and support from the school’s leadership.  Opportunities for career development will be provided including undertaking an NPQ qualification if you so wish and your work life balance will be protected through a day release each week in addition to your statutory PPA time.

At William Ford, we believe more can be achieved through team work hence we have grouped subjects together to promote joined up thinking and cross curricular learning.  We are working towards a curriculum goal of ‘Purposeful learning, engaging activities.’  A curriculum where children have a real or fictional purpose to the learning or a working towards a purpose at the end of the unit.   William Ford is currently on an exciting journey of school improvement hence there is the opportunity for the post holder to make a significant impact which will support future applications for Senior Leadership.

Main purpose

  • To lead the Literacy and Language curriculum team (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening, MfL) to achieve high quality teaching, effective use of resources and the highest standards of learning and achievement for all pupils through a creative and rigorous curriculum that supports and develops the Christian ethos of the school.  Literacy and language (English and MfL)
  • To take an active and positive role in the development of curriculum attainment and progress within the school as a member of the leadership team.
  • To promote the wellbeing of staff and pupils in the school with particular reference to the allocated curriculum team.
  • Lead and co-ordinate the work of the assigned curriculum team, ensuring all statutory and school assessments are undertaken and to be accountable for standards with the year group.
  • Development of the curriculum team area through creation and implementation of policies, monitoring standards and providing feedback and training as required.
  • Achieving relevant kite/quality marks within subject areas by agreement with the school leadership team and the governing body.
  • The postholder will be expected to fulfil the responsibilities of a teacher, as set out in the STPCD, and to undertake teaching responsibilities under the direction of the Headteacher, most likely in Year Four.

Desirable qualifications, experience and qualities required:

  • Qualified teacher status
  • Successful teaching experience of at least three years including KS2
  • Evidence of professional development relevant to this role
  • Good knowledge of legislation and guidance on curriculum requirements
  • Outstanding classroom practice, constantly showing a positive and resilient approach to pupils and staff
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Ability and experience of leading staff training
  • Knowledge of effective teaching and learning strategies
  • Ability to instigate and sustain long lasting change
  • A good understanding of how children learn
  • Ability to adapt teaching to meet pupils’ needs
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with pupils
  • Knowledge of guidance and requirements around safeguarding children
  • Knowledge of effective behaviour management strategies
  • Good IT skills
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate a vision and inspire others
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with staff and other stakeholders
  • Support and develop the Christian Ethos of the School

Visits to the school are actively encouraged and can be arranged through the school office.  Application forms and further details are available from the school office and on the school’s website www.williamfordschool.co.uk

Conditions of Service

Governed by the National Agreement on Pay and Conditions of service, supplemented by local conditions as agreed by the governors.

Equal Opportunity

The post holder will be expected to undertake all duties in the context of and in compliance with the council’s equal opportunities policies.  The school is an equal opportunities employer who fully subscribes to London Borough of Barking and Dagenham’s Race and Social Justice charter.

Safeguarding

William Ford C. of E. Junior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator - INTERNAL

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator

 

Job Advert – Internal

Hours: Fulltime

Pay grade: MPS/UPS plus SEN point allowance of £3300 for applicants who have the mandatory NASENDCo qualification

Closing Date: Friday 14th January 2022

Interviews: Monday 17th January 2022

Start date:  ASAP

Line manager: Headteacher

Responsible for/Line management: Family Support Worker, Learning Mentor, Learning Support Assistants

The Governors wish to appoint a highly motivated, enthusiastic and experienced Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator to undertake the following duties.

Main purpose

The SENDCO, under the direction of the headteacher, will:

  • Determine the strategic development of special educational needs (SEN) policy and provision in the school
  • Be responsible for day-to-day operation of the SEN policy and co-ordination of specific provision to support individual pupils with SEN or a disability
  • Provide professional guidance to colleagues, working closely with staff, parents and other agencies
  • The SENDCO will be expected to fulfil the responsibilities of a teacher, as set out in the STPCD, and to undertake some teaching responsibilities under the direction of the Headteacher.

Applications should be in the form of a letter addressed to the Headteacher, Mr Huntingford and should be focused on the Job Description and how you meet the desired skills, qualifications and qualities required. CVs will not be accepted. Copies of the Job Description and Person Specification are available from the school office and the school website.

Desirable qualifications, experience and qualities required:

  • Qualified teacher status
  • National Award for SEN Co-ordination, or a willingness to complete it within 3 years of appointment
  • Teaching experience of at least three years
  • Experience of working at a whole-school level
  • Involvement in self-evaluation and development planning
  • Experience of conducting training/leading INSET
  • Experience of line managing staff
  • Sound knowledge of the SEND Code of Practice
  • Understanding of what makes ‘quality first’ teaching, and of effective intervention strategies
  • Ability to plan and evaluate interventions
  • Data analysis skills and the ability to use data to inform provision planning
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to build effective working relationships
  • Ability to influence and negotiate
  • Good record-keeping skills
  • Commitment to the Christian ethos of the school

Conditions of Service

Governed by the National Agreement on Pay and Conditions of service, supplemented by local conditions as agreed by the governors.

Equal Opportunity

The post holder will be expected to undertake all duties in the context of and in compliance with the council’s equal opportunities policies.  The school is an equal opportunities employer who fully subscribes to London Borough of Barking and Dagenham’s Race and Social Justice charter.

Safeguarding

William Ford C. of E. Junior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.