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Associate Leader for English and Literacy

St Mary's Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 5PF
The Portsmouth Academy
Full Time
TSAT Leadership Scale (L9-L13) - £52,160 - £57,556
7th July 2022
Start Date
2nd January 2023
19th August 2022 12:00 AM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start date
2nd January 2023
  • Contract type: Permanent
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  • Job ID: 1256137

Associate Leader for English and Literacy

Salary: TSAT Leadership Scale (L9-L13) - £52,160 - £57,556
Start date: January 2023
Contract: Full time, Permanent

We have an exciting vacancy for an Associate Leader for English and Literacy to join us at The Portsmouth Academy.

As Associate Leader you will lead on the quality of provision in English and Literacy in the Academy. You will share responsibility for senior leadership and management for the Academy ensuring continual improvement and high quality, engaging and fulfilling cognitive education for all students.

You will support the academy to continue to develop an ethos of high expectations for staff and students

The Associate Leader will share responsibility for senior leadership and management for the Academy ensuring continual improvement and high quality, engaging and fulfilling cognitive education for all students that leads to excellent outcomes.

Our School

The Portsmouth Academy is on a journey to becoming a “Microsoft Showcase School” due to our approach to digital learning. The academy has launched a one:one device policy, so every child in Year 7 has their own laptop. We are already seeing the benefits of digital learning such as our students developing their digital skills and truly making learning last. If you have a passion for digital learning then we would love to talk to you about our Principal role and how you can help lead us on our journey to being a Microsoft Showcase School.

The Associate Leader will:

For a full list of roles and responsibilities please view the attached job description.

  • Have experience of working with senior teams to create a productive learning environment which is engaging and fulfilling for all students and staff reflecting the identity of the School;
  • Have strong leadership skills, demonstrated through the development of high performing teams
  • Establish with the Principal and Vice-Principal a culture that promotes excellence, quality and high expectations of all students and staff whilst actively addressing under performance;
  • Have a sound knowledge and understanding of both cognitive theory as well as practical strategies to develop and sustain thinking skills and tools;
  • Provide professional leadership and management of the English and Literacy policy and practices across the school;
  • Create and lead the school’s Reading Strategy including: the regular monitoring of reading age data, the management and monitoring of reading intervention, overseeing the leadership of the school library and the provision of a reading culture, embedding disciplinary reading across the school and securing the use of Microsoft Reading Progress as part of our whole school home learning strategy- providing regular reports to the AP on the progress of the Reading Strategy;
  • Work with others and be responsible to the Principal and Vice-Principal for evaluating the academy’s performance including identifying the priorities for continuous improvement and the raising of standards; ensuring equality of opportunity for all;
  • Report to the Vice- Principal to demonstrate that English and Literacy performance are impacting on whole school improvement.

What our Trust will offer you:

  • Revised competitive pay scales to retain and reward excellent staff
  • The opportunity to work with happy and well-behaved children who are excited about learning and work with parents who are supportive of our school values and ethos.
  • Vast support network from senior leaders and other teachers within the school and our Trust to help you deliver outstanding teaching and learning through resources, mentoring and school visits.
  • Regular opportunities to meet and share best practice with the relevant year group teachers of the other secondary schools within our trust
  • Benefit from an internationally accredited pedagogy approach to thinking and learning, which has been proven to enhance classroom practice
  • Excellent CPD opportunities including our Early Career, Middle and Senior Leadership programmes
  • As an accredited Chartered Teacher organisation you can become a recognised Chartered Teacher
  • A 24/7 employee assistance programme which provides counselling and support / advice on a wide array of areas
  • Free parking in our staff carpark

What you need to do now:

If you are interested in working at our school, benefitting from a supportive network of colleagues across our Trust, and are keen to progress your career then please apply today!

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

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.


Safeguarding Statement:

The Portsmouth Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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