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EAL Coordinator - Term Time

Folkestone Academy, Folkestone

  • Ref:KCC886-4020-483S
  • Posted:17/06/2022
  • Pay:AR06 £20,847 (£18,048 pro rata)
  • Start Date:September 2022
  • App Close Date:06/07/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:To Be Confirmed


We are unashamedly ambitious for what every child in our care can achieve and we celebrate our vibrant, inclusive community, we are fully committed to promoting equality and diversity. 

That is why we are looking to appoint a passionate, motivated and well organised individual to support pupils for whom English is not their first language, to ensure that our pupils thrive within our school community and experience a sense of belonging, through teaching, care and support. We aspire for every pupil to reach their true potential and this is an excellent opportunity to be a part of an incredible team at Folkestone Academy.

In line with up-to-date research the successful candidate will use effective models of supporting in and out of class that allow students to be as independent as possible, while receiving the scaffolding they need to ensure that they can achieve. The role is varied and will involve:

  • Developing an international classroom as a hub for all pupils and teachers to work collaboratively to accelerate pupils ability to read, write and speak English
  • Develop an induction programme for new pupils to the school for whom English is an additional language
  • Share best practice with teachers including strategies to support individuals 
  • Develop and coordinate interventions to support pupils to access their age related curriculum
  • Working 1:1 with students and supporting small selected groups.
  • Work closely with parents, carers and the local community to develop our EAL provision and whole school initiatives
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress of pupils who have EAL

This is a new and exciting role, which is new to the school and an opportunity for the right person to make a real difference to the life chances of our pupils.

The successful candidate will:

  • Contribute towards the Academy's and Trust's vision and ethos
  • Enjoy completing their work in a professional and positive manner, relish solving problems and take pride in helping people
  • Have a genuine passion and belief to improve the life chances of our pupils
  • Have strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrate honesty and integrity
  • Be highly motivated and have a flexible approach towards work and working hours
  • Have knowledge of and experience of how libraries work: their system, their organisation and the vital role they play in secondary schools is desirable.  
  • In return we will offer you:
  • A professional, hardworking and supportive team of staff
  • Enthusiastic students who are willing to learn and are proud of their learning environment
  • The opportunity to develop in a supported and structured environment
  • Opportunities for further promotion within the school and across the Trust

For our ethos and values, please see our website www.turnerschools.com

Term Time + 2 additional weeks to include INSET days

Fixed Term Position until August 2023

37 hours per week

We reserve the right to close the advert early if a suitable candidate is found.

Information about the school

At Folkestone Academy we foster an environment where students value their education and enjoy their learning and feel inspired to develop their true passions. We offer traditional academic subjects alongside creative arts, sports and a vibrant extra-curricular. We want our pupils to find their talents and be the best they can be.

We believe our purpose is to provide the young people we serve with a powerful education. This education will foster ambitious students who have the confidence to succeed academically and to go on to live fulfilled, successful lives.

We believe that a knowledge-led curriculum delivered by research-engaged, dedicated practitioners is the catalyst necessary to achieve this purpose. Essential to this purpose is our shared commitment to our values.

Folkestone Academy is part of Turner Schools, which is committed to giving a powerful education to local families through schools where children thrive and knowledge matters. Turner Schools is committed to ensuring success without selection for our pupils and students by teaching them the core knowledge and life skills they need to thrive in the modern world. Turner Schools is committed to leading schools where children thrive and knowledge matters. Our mission is to set a new standard in non-selective education, empowering our pupils and students with cultural capital. In this way we will contribute to the regeneration of the region; we call this mission ‘sea-change’.

Our schools include: Folkestone Academy; Folkestone Primary; Morehall Primary; Martello Primary; and Turner Free School.

Turner Schools is committed to safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. It expects all staff and volunteers to share this same commitment. Any appointment is subject to satisfactory recruitment checks, including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Two references are required prior to commencement of employment. We are an equal opportunities employer.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Caroline Dominguez
  • Address:Academy Lane, Folkestone, Kent, CT19 5FP
  • Telephone: 01303 842433
  • Email: hr@turnerschools.com
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).