Vacancy: Senior Teacher (English)

The Mead Primary School
Job reference
Closing date
23 May 2022 at 9.00am
Interview date
To be confirmed, week commencing 6 June 2022
Start date
1 September 2022
Contract type
MPS / UPS depending on experience + TLR
Full time
Hackett Place, Hilperton BA14 7GN
Role overview
PLEASE NOTE: This role is only open to existing members of staff at The Mead Primary School

We are seeking to appoint a caring, enthusiastic, talented and appropriately experienced/qualified Senior Teacher to work at The Mead Community Primary School - a potential promotion for suitable candidates from within our existing staff team.

We are looking for a suitably experienced qualified teacher who is:
• Inclusive, passionate, and principled. These are our Trust core principles, and everyone who works for us embodies these in their own unique way
• Passionate about providing memorable learning opportunities for all children within a creative and inspiring curriculum
• Dedicated to, and has high expectations of, children with a belief that all children can succeed
• An excellent communicator with fantastic interpersonal skills
• Innovative, creative and forward thinking, and committed to their own professional development and learning
• Committed to raising standards through excellent teaching and learning
• Able to work effectively within a talented and friendly team on whole school issues
• A confident practitioner, who demonstrates outstanding classroom practice and high expectations of achievement and behaviour
• Enthusiastic, energetic, warm and caring
• Ready to develop their leadership potential with TLR level accountability and responsibility

This is a Senior Teacher role with the following roles and responsibilities:
• Be part of the extended strategic leadership team of the school, working closely with the Headteacher and Assistant Headteacher/SENCO, fellow Senior Teachers and Deputy Headteachers
• Lead English for the school (Hilperton site)
• Lead on the coaching and training of all teachers to ensure consistently excellent teaching of reading, writing and spelling/punctuation/grammar across all classes
• Monitor outcomes across the teqching of English, particulalryl for more vulnerable pupils
• Ensure the highest quality of English teaching across all classes through oversight of successful long, medium and short term plans
• Lead on preparation for English SATs
• Ensure that a love of reading is at the heart f our school and recognised in all areas
• Class teaching at a level of excellence which both inspires and enables others to develop practice
How to apply
To apply for this role, you must send the following items to by the above closing date and time. Any applications that do not include all of this information will be incomplete and we won't be able to consider them:
1. A completed application form
2. A letter detailing any additional information
3. A video (no longer than 2 minutes) or a written explanation (no more than 500 words) describing the skills and experience needed to be an excellent Senior Teacher (English) – and how you know you’ve got them
Other information
This vacancy is open to existing members of staff at The Mead Primary School only

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This role will involve contact with children and the post holder will be engaged in regulated activity relevant to children and will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check before appointment is confirmed. 

This Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All posts involving direct contact with children are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. However, amendments to the Exception Order 1975 (2013 & 2020) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’.  These are not subject to disclosure to employers and cannot be taken into account. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.

Please note that by submitting an application, you acknowledge that we reserve the right to view any publicly available information published on social media platforms as part of our shortlisting process, in line with current KCSIE guidelines.

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What we offer

We recognise the value and contribution every member of our staff makes to our schools, and in return for their dedication and commitment we provide. At Senior Teacher level support will include:

  • Opportunities for training through National Professional Qualifications in leadership at an appropriate level and focus
  • Regular coaching and mentoring from the Headteacher
  • Development as a leader through an active part in senior leadership
  • Immersion in curriculum reviews and Trust wide leadership as appropriate
  • Dedicated subject leadership time