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Lead Practitioner for English - Full-time

The Victory Academy , Chatham

  • Ref:MED887-6907-383L
  • Posted:29/03/2023
  • Pay:TSAT LP3 – LP7 £47,226 - £51,482 per annum
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:30/04/2023 at 23:45
  • Interviews:TBC


Are you looking for a leadership role in which you can utilise your subject expertise and inspire others? 

As Trust Lead Practitioner, you will be responsible for supporting the professional development of teaching staff and ensuring high-quality teaching practices are implemented in the classroom. As a key position in our Trust leadership team, we are looking for exceptional candidates who can lead by example and inspire subject staff to achieve their best. 

This role will be split between 4 days working at Victory Academy and 1 day in Trust role. The successful candidate will be a qualified, motivated and enthusiastic teacher of English with a positive and open approach to learning. 

The successful candidate will be a qualified, motivated, and enthusiastic English Teacher, with a positive and open approach to learning. You will join our team of creative and committed professionals, who are passionate about teaching and learning.  You will be a strong and effective classroom practitioner with high expectations for yourself and the children to ensure they achieve their very best. You will be able to plan and deliver a creative and stimulating curriculum and have a thorough knowledge of present curriculum development particularly those relating to English. 

Your New Role: 

  • Lead on the development and implementation of teaching and learning strategies in our schools in your subject 
  • Provide expert coaching and mentoring to teachers to improve their practice and ensure high-quality teaching standards are maintained 
  • Work closely with Trust Leadership to develop and implement policies and procedures related to teaching and learning 
  • Lead on the development and delivery of staff training programmes to enhance teaching practices and student outcomes 
  • Monitor and evaluate the impact of teaching and learning initiatives in schools 

What you’ll need to succeed: 

  • Qualified teacher status with a minimum of 5 years’ teaching experience 
  • Willingness to support cross phase from KS1 to KS5 
  • Proven track record of outstanding teaching practice and student outcomes 
  • Experience in coaching and mentoring teachers to improve their practice 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build positive relationships with staff, parents and students 
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others and lead a team effectively 
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously 
  • A passion for teaching and a commitment to ongoing professional development 

Please visit our website to apply and to view our extensive list of benefits

Early applications are encouraged, and we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found. 

We strongly encourage anyone who may be interested in working at our school to email Aimee Green (Aimee.Green@victoryacademy.tsat.uk) to arrange an informal conversation about the role.  

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. As per KCSIE (Keeping Children Safe in Education) we will also undertake online searches for all shortlisted candidates.



Information about the school

“The Victory Academy is a welcoming and caring school. Staff-pupil relationships are strong. This means that pupils recognise that the school has ‘got their back’ and has their best interests at heart, even those who do not find learning easy. Pupils celebrate and respect difference. One pupil summed this up, saying, ‘You can be who you want to be here.’” Ofsted 2023

We are privileged to work in a stunning learning environment with excellent resources. One of our many strengths is having a strong programme of arts education, including a Platinum Artsmark award which is held by less than 1% of schools in England.

We are focused on providing an education for all. Our belief is that each person is unique – every member of our community has gifts and talents that we seek to grow and channel. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum geared towards ensuring that our students will achieve their academic potential regardless of their starting points, and be dynamic members of society when they leave the Academy.

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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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.