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The Stanway School
Learning Resource Coordinator (LRC Coordinator)
Pay Range: Local Government Scale 5 (Point 8-11)
Actual Salary from: £12,505
Start Date: ASAP
We are seeking to recruit an outstanding individual to run an effective and engaging LRC which encourages students to develop a love of reading through engaging text choices, displays and opportunities such as author visits. The right candidate will have a passion for books and work closely alongside the English department. The role will focus on supporting students to improve their reading through effective tracking and interventions.
Some of your key responsibilities will include:
· Organising books and creating engaging displays.
· Timetabling English LRC lessons and supporting classes through book boxes, small
· group reading and other relevant activities.
· Running reading assessments and monitoring scores. In conjunction with the English
· department, analysing relevant data and implementing timely reading interventions.
· Promoting a love of reading by organising author visits, competitions and opportunities to promote a love of literature.
· Supporting reading interventions such as 'Reading Buddies' and 'Reading Fluency'.
· Managing LRC stock, book returns and orders.
(The full details can be found in the attached Job Outline and Person Specification).
We're looking for you if you have:
· A passion for reading and books. Possibly with a qualification in English or experience working in a library service.
· An ability to build relationships with staff and students through a positive and encouraging approach.
· Experience working with young people.
· Strong organisational and communication skills to work within a team.
Why work for The Sigma Trust, The Stanway School?
We can offer you:
· A Competitive Salary
· Robust school CPD training programme that enables you to flourish
· Opportunities to work with colleagues across the Trust to share resources, ideas and build collaborative relationships
· Employee Benefits: Employee Assistance Programme, Pension Scheme, Cycle to Work Scheme and Discounted Gym Membership at selected local gyms
This post is 26 hours per week, 39 weeks per year (Term Time, plus Non-pupil days), however, we are willing to consider applications from people who are able to work fewer hours per week.
For additional information about the Trust and this school, please visit our website www.sigmatrust.org.uk
To apply for this post, please apply by viausing the link provided below:
Please note that only fully completed application forms will be accepted and any CV's and accompanying covering letters will be disregarded. A Notes for Applicants document is attached for further information.
Closing date: Friday, 19th August 2022
Shortlisting will take place: w/c 22nd August 2022
Interviewing will take place: Friday, 2nd September 2022
The Sigma Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our schools.
The Sigma Trust is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of any protected characteristics. This is embedded in our vision 'To Be Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts', where we believe we are strong and more successful working together, creating a workplace which celebrates diversity.
Information about the School
About The Stanway School
The Stanway School is a heavily over-subscribed 11-16 comprehensive school with over 1,300 students currently on roll, the vast majority of whom live in Stanway and the surrounding villages to the west of Colchester. The school is a specialist school in Humanities and Maths & Computing. We have undertaken a huge rebuilding programme and the Creative Arts block, the latest phase of our expansion project, opened in September 2018. By 2021, all year groups will be full with 280 students following this expansion of the school buildings. This is an exciting time to join an already successful school that is looking to continually improve practice: staff are enthusiastic and many take part in voluntary research groups into key areas of school life; students are well-behaved and achieve results above expectation; the culture of the school is calm and purposeful.
In March 2012 The Stanway School converted to an academy and in September 2016 joined the newly formed Sigma Trust, a partnership of schools located in North East Essex covering both Colchester and Tendring.
The Stanway School