Lead Practitioner English

Ortu Federation Ltd, Stanford-le-Hope

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Job Ref No. ECC5439-408S Position Type: Head of Department/Faculty Pay Range: L9 -13
Position Start Date: 01/09/2022 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 24/06/2022 Midday Date of Interviews: w/c 27 June 2022  

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We are seeking to appoint an exceptional Lead Practitioner of English for the Ortu Federation. As a Lead Practitioner for English, you will be a dynamic, committed leader who will join a forward-thinking and innovative team in this ambitious 11-16 Academy.

The Federation has ambitious plans to transform education in our academies, developing an aspirant culture and a dynamic learning experience that will rapidly improve the educational outcomes for all learners.

Working closely with the Principals and the Chief Executive Officer of the Ortu Federation you will provide a strong vision and acute professional leadership to ensure a high quality of education for all students. You will have significant experience of successful senior leadership and be able to demonstrate a clear knowledge and understanding of the principles and practices of effective teaching and learning. Most importantly, you will share our commitment for improving educational outcomes across the Federation at pace.

About the schools:

The Ortu Federation is made up of Ortu Corringham Primary School, Ortu Gable Hall School, Ortu Hassenbrook and the Ortu Stanford and Corringham Sixth Form Centre. Teaching opportunities are available from KS1 to KS5 across the Trust.

We know that helping shape students' lives and turning aspirations to reality have rewards that include, but transcend academic excellence. At all Ortu Schools, children and young people experience a stimulating, challenging and supportive learning journey through their primary, secondary and post-secondary years. Staff and parents work hard together to create a caring and mutually respectful ethos to prepare students well for the demands of the 21st Century. Our highly personalised curriculum; exceptional extra-curricular opportunities; student leadership culture, and sound attainment make Ortu schools very exciting places in which to learn, work and play. High quality teaching and pastoral care combine to make Ortu schools a truly unique experience. Our staff are committed and determined to uphold and promote the long established high standards, which have ensured that our students progress confidently to college, university and employment, with the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to lead successful, positive and productive lives.

Here is why you should work at the Ortu Federation:

We are hardworking and are fully committed to our improvement journey. Staff development is an entitlement; we offer a range of high quality CPD both in house and through the Trust. Significant numbers of staff are able to access leadership training at all levels. Other benefits for all staff include cycle to work and childcare voucher schemes.

Ortu schools are warm, welcoming places to work and relationships throughout the schools are positive. Of course, we know that you enjoy working with young people and want to make a difference to their lives.

Extra-curricular activities, particularly in the Performing Arts, is our strength: sports, drama, music, art,community action, public speaking and enterprise as well as Duke of Edinburgh and Thurrock's Next Top Boss.

We could say a lot more but we think the best way for you to get a feel for what it would be like to work foran Ortu school is to pay us a visit.Lindsay Bayfield, would behappy to arrange for you to talk to students and staff so do give her a call on 01375 400800

If you have the drive to lead and transform learning for our wonderful students, we want to hear from you.

The Local Governing Advisory Board is committed to safeguarding and to promoting the welfare of children and young people, and requires all staff and volunteers to demonstrate this commitment in every aspect of their work.

Information about the School

About the schools: The Ortu Federation is made up of Ortu Corringham Primary School, Ortu Gable Hall School, Ortu Hassenbrook and the Ortu Stanford and Corringham Sixth Form Centre. Teaching opportunities are available from KS1 to KS5 across the Trust.

We know that helping shape students’ lives and turning aspirations to reality have rewards that include, but transcend academic excellence. At all Ortu Schools, children and young people experience a stimulating, challenging and supportive learning journey through their primary, secondary and post-secondary years. Staff and parents work hard together to create a caring and mutually respectful ethos to prepare students well for the demands of the 21st Century. Our highly personalised curriculum; exceptional extra-curricular opportunities; student leadership culture, and sound attainment make Ortu schools very exciting places in which to learn, work and play. High quality teaching and pastoral care combine to make Ortu schools a truly unique experience. Our staff are committed and determined to uphold and promote the long established high standards, which have ensured that our students progress confidently to college, university and employment, with the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to lead successful, positive and productive lives. Our challenge is to maximise our pupil’s progress. Even with headline figures above national in our secondary schools, we recognise that we still have gains to be made. G.C.S.E results for 2019 showed increases in English, Maths and Science in both secondary schools.

Here is why you should work at the Ortu Federation: We are hardworking and are fully committed to our improvement journey. Staff development is an entitlement; we offer a range of high quality CPD both in house and through the Trust. Significant numbers of staff are able to access leadership training at all levels. Other benefits for all staff include cycle to work and childcare voucher schemes.

Ortu schools are warm, welcoming places to work and relationships throughout the schools are positive. Of course, we know that you enjoy working with young people and want to make a difference to their lives.
Extra-curricular activities, particularly in the Performing Arts, is our strength: sports, drama, music, art, community action, public speaking and enterprise as well as Duke of Edinburgh and Thurrock’s Next Top Boss. We could say a lot more but we think the best way for you to get a feel for what it would be like to work for an Ortu school is to pay us a visit. Lindsay Bayfield, would be happy to arrange for you to talk to students and staff so do give her a call on 01375 400800 The Governing Body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and requires all staff and volunteers to demonstrate this commitment in every aspect of their work.

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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Lindsay Bayfield
Southend Road
Corringham, Stanford-le-Hope
Essex, SS17 8JT
Telephone: 01375 671566
Email: lindsay.bayfield@gablehall.com

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