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Academy Librarian - Full-time

Spires Academy, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-6911-422S
  • Posted:18/05/2022
  • Pay:Academy Band 4 £18,049 (pro-rated salary £15,379)
  • Start Date:September 2022
  • App Close Date:06/06/2022 at 08:00
  • Interviews:Interviews could be held before closing date


Planning and Development

  • Organising and managing the Library, ensuring its effective use by classes, groups and individuals
  • Creating and implementing a policy for the Library which incorporates the educational aims and objectives of the school, and complies with data protection, copyright, health and safety legislation and the school's disciplinary code.
  • Taking responsibility for and managing the Library budget, including the preparation of budget bids and estimates.
  • Contributing to curriculum and policy development by liaising with all departments through attendance at relevant meetings
  • Selecting, acquiring, organising and promoting Library resources and ICT to support teaching and learning throughout the school.
  • Ensuring equality of access for all pupils and staff to high quality learning resources.
  • Supporting the Accelerated Reader programme.
  • Supporting and delivering literacy and reading intervention eg accelerated reader or similar.
  • Recruiting pupil library assistants, supervising and training them and rewarding their achievements.
  • Supervising pupils using the Library for independent study and maintaining a welcoming, supportive atmosphere conducive to positive learning experiences.

Support for Staff and Students

  • Supporting and advising staff and pupils in the selection and use of information resources to support their curricular and leisure needs.
  • Planning and delivering a programme to support the development and teaching of information literacy and learning skills in partnership with teaching staff and reinforcing these skills where appropriate.
  • Promoting reading and the enjoyment of reading in all its forms.
  • Promoting and publicising the services provided by the Library to the whole school community.
  • Exploiting every opportunity for own professional development, sharing INSET opportunities with colleagues and other librarians, as well as maintaining a comprehensive awareness of current developments in information and library management, education and children's literature.
  • Developing and maintaining links with other libraries and relevant organisations (e.g. SLS, county education advisers, public library service, universities and colleges and museums).


Information about the school

About Us

Spires Academy offers a distinctive small school environment and is justly proud of its reputation as a place where each individual is well known, listened to and encouraged to be the best they can be.

At Spires Academy we believe our core purpose is “Achieving Excellence Together”. We aim for excellence in everything we do, from learning to personal development. We work hard to provide a safe and happy environment within which every student can grow and achieve personal, social and academic success.

Our staff turnover is low, we invest in our staff to help them to become the best possible teachers they can be. There are excellent opportunities for people who work hard. Effort is often recognised in career development and many who came to us as NQT's now have substantial leadership roles. Our CPD programme and collegiate approach are highly effective. Staff morale is high and so is that of our students and their community.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Gemma Lees
  • Address:Bredlands Lane, Sturry, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 0HD
  • Telephone: 01227710392
  • Email: glees@spires.e21c.co.uk


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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).