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Job Ref No. ECC2024-38S Position Type: Leader/Co-ordinator Pay Range: Lead Practitioner
Position Start Date: 01/09/2016 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 22/04/2016 Midday Date of Interviews: Tuesday 3rd May 2016 Shortlisting Starts:  25/04/2016

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Lead Practitioners KS1 and KS2

Required for: September 2016 (or earlier) Salary Range: Lead practioner scale

The HEARTS Academy Trust seeks applications from outstanding applicants with integrity, creativity, stamina and promise for these rewarding roles.

We are seeking to appoint lead practitioners in English and Maths to promote and enhance the quality of teaching and learning across all key stages, including the use of intervention. These are newly created posts to promote and ensure that all students are given the opportunity to achieve their full potential by raising aspirations and achievement within English or mathematics with particular reference to targeted cohorts.

HEARTS Academy Trust is a small, growing Academy Trust committed to achieving great outcomes for all of its students but in particular the most vulnerable. It has established high quality professional development and career opportunities for all staff. We are a Teaching School with a large alliance of schools in our partnership and a School Direct lead school.

These are unique roles and a real opportunity to join an energetic, bright and determined team at the early stages of development working across the family of schools to raise achievement. The successful candidates will work across two of our academies based in Rochford or Basildon.

The people we are seeking to appoint will be dedicated, enthusiastic and motivated in developing the life chances of our young people through inspirational and successful mathematics and English teaching.

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Closing date: 12 noon on Friday 22nd April 2016.

Shortlisting : Monday 25th April

Interviews: Tuesday 3rd May

Information about the School

The Wickford Church of England School is a small, friendly infant school, close to good transport links. Our school is a place where children can thrive in a safe and nurturing environment. The school provides education for children from the ages of 2-7 in the local area. As a team, we aim to create a respectful, caring and secure place for children to explore, learn and be happy together.

As a distinctively Christian school, spirituality is at the heart of all we do and we are supported in doing this by the close links we have with the Wickford and Runwell Diocese. HEARTS is an acronym inspired by our vision of Happiness, self-Esteem, Achievement, Respect and Responsibility, Trust, Service and Spirituality for all pupils.

The Trust is truly innovative and rewards outstanding staff for outstanding outcomes. The school calendar year has 184 days of contact time with pupils, 5 non-pupil days, and the equivalent of 6 days of high quality continuous professional development.

The Trustees are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, medical check, prohibited from teaching check and references, which are taken up prior to interview.

We can offer you: - an excellent CPD entitlement with purposeful training, including Trust-wide twilights throughout the year - a two-week October half term - supportive colleagues who want to provide the best possible opportunities for their pupils - a highly effective learning environment - a responsive and involved leadership team - an 80/20% teaching model (all teachers, regardless of experience have 20% non-contact time, this is a 4-day
face to face teaching week for full time staff, part-time staff receive the same proportion of non-contact time) - a school with a highly positive culture that supports all staff; mental health, workload and wellbeing are at the forefront of our vision and values - access to our school counsellor and network of Mental Health and Wellbeing champions

For further information about the HEARTS Academy Trust please visit our website at

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Contact Information

Louise Allbury, Trust Business Manager
Mount Road, Wickford
Essex, SS11 8HE
Telephone: 01268 572672

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