English Hub Lead - L.E.A.D. Academy Trust

English Hub Lead

Closing date: 27/03/2020
Salary: £ Leadership Scale (Salary to be negotiated)

Job description:

Witham St Hughs Academy (Part of L.E.A.D.  Academy Trust)

Muntjac Way, Witham St Hughs, Lincoln, LN6 9WF

English Hub Lead to start September 2020 (or earlier if available)


Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to make difference beyond one school? Are you eager to make a difference on a wider scale? Are you passionate about supporting the development of reading and early language?

Witham St Hughs Academy is one of 34 schools nationally to be awarded the English Hub Status from the Department of Education.  Throughout the past two years, we have been working with a vast number of schools in the region to enhance early reading and language skills.

We are seeking to appoint an English Hub Leader to direct this exciting project, with the full support and strategic leadership from the L.E.A.D. Equate Teaching School Alliance team.

We are looking for an outstanding practitioner who has an interest in the sector led system. The candidate must be able to work alongside the Teaching School and English Specialists to achieve the very best outcomes for children. The role is based upon delivery of the DfE’s three priority areas: Early Language Development; Age Appropriate Phonics Provision;  Developing a Love of Reading and could be subject to change in the future within the realms of Teaching and Learning of English. 

The role will involve:

  • Leading and developing the team of English Specialists in their role supporting schools. Coordinating the work of the English Specialists and overseeing the impact of the school to school support.

  • Being committed to leading on establishing and maintaining links with a number of schools whilst supporting them to develop the teaching and learning of phonics; early reading and a love of reading.

  • Supporting schools, where appropriate, with: writing of Action Plans; leading the audit process; working with the Head of the Teaching School and English Specialists to prioritise support required by schools;  making decisions collectively on allocated funding and intensive support across the English Hub.

  • Liaise with the Head of the Teaching School and Teaching School administration team to collate the information needed to meet the deadline for the monthly progress reports to the DfE. Take a lead role reporting progress made by the Hub against the three priority areas.

  • Maintain communications with colleagues from other English Hubs to support other schools and develop Witham St. Hughs English Hub effectively.

  • Work in line with the Wider Teaching School landscape to compliment the support on offer and address local need.

  • Where appropriate work with members of LTT when coordinating and delivering CPD to schools.

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Further information and application forms are available via our website: https://leadequatetsa.co.uk/ for further information or to book a visit, please contact Mrs Lisa Cassidy (Head of L.E.A.D. Equate Teaching School Alliance in Lincolnshire) on 01522 214459 or Lisa@equatetsa.co.uk

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Friday 27th March 2020. Please send your applications to admin@equatetsa.co.uk

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