Pay LP 1- 4


Posted Tuesday 7th May 2024

Start Date Sunday 1st Sep 2024

Close Date Saturday 15th Jun 2024 (closed)

Job Description

Leading Practitioner – Teaching and Learning

Salary: LP1 – 4 (£47,417 - £51,058)

Contract type: full-time, 1 year fixed-term in the first instance

Main purpose: The leading practitioner will lead on the improvement of teaching skills through modelling high-quality teaching, coaching and training other members of staff.


Duties and responsibilities:


Raising quality of teaching and learning

Carry out teaching responsibilities in line with the professional duties of a teacher

Model consistently high-quality teaching and be able to demonstrate excellent practice to others

Produce high-quality teaching materials that support excellent practice

Prepare and deliver training courses across the school to improve teachers’ practice

Support with teachers’ professional development and appraisal through carrying out lesson observations, providing feedback and implementing strategies to improve practice

Provide mentoring/coaching to individual teachers’ in need of 1-to-1 support to improve their practice

Use data to identify individuals or groups that need further teaching support and develop and implement strategies to raise the quality of teaching

Use data to identify individuals or groups of pupils that need targeted support, and develop and implement strategies to raise achievement

Set challenging and ambitious targets for pupils and support staff to update parents’ on progress

Promote strategies which support differentiation, inclusion and positive behaviour


Monitoring and evaluation

Co-ordinate and carry out monitoring and evaluation activities to improve teaching and learning, including work scrutinies, lesson observations, learning walks etc

Use systems to analyse data from monitoring and evaluation, and use insights to inform strategies and plans for teacher development

Support with self-evaluation and school improvement planning across the school and college.

Provide the SLT with reports on the progress made with regard to teaching and learning across the provision.


Professional development

Lead on researching best practice and keeping up-to-date with the latest developments

Share knowledge with staff and offer support to implement the research into their own practice

Inform staff about the latest innovations in intervention strategies

Lead on identifying high quality CPD programmes to improve quality of teaching and learning

Take part in the school’s appraisal and performance management procedures of others

Take part in further training and development in order to improve own practice


Management of staff and resources

Direct and supervise classroom based staff in your role as lead practitioner for Teaching and Learning.

Contribute to the recruitment and professional development of teachers and support staff

Deploy resources delegated to them


Other areas of responsibility


Work in line with statutory safeguarding guidance (e.g. Keeping Children Safe in Education, Prevent) and our safeguarding and child protection policies

Work with the designated safeguarding lead (DSL) to promote the best interests of pupils, including sharing concerns where necessary

Promote the safeguarding of all pupils in the school


Please note that this is illustrative of the general nature and level of responsibility of the role. It is not a comprehensive list of all tasks that the teacher will carry out. The postholder may be required to do other duties appropriate to the level of the role, as directed by the headteacher or line manager.


Person specification

Qualifications and training

• Qualified teacher status

• Degree


• Successful teaching experience in secondary phase

• Experience planning and delivering interventions for pupils

• Experience of supporting colleagues to develop

• Experience delivering training

Skills and knowledge

• Knowledge of the National Curriculum

• Knowledge of effective teaching and learning strategies

• Knowledge of the barriers to learning that pupils may face

• Tailoring plans and interventions to individual pupils

• An excellent understanding of how children learn

• Ability to adapt teaching to meet pupils’ needs

• Ability to build effective working relationships with pupils

• Ability to establish curriculum development, assessment and co-ordination

• Knowledge of guidance and requirements around safeguarding children

• Knowledge of effective behaviour management strategies

• Able to use systems and to conduct analysis and produce reports

• Good ICT skills, particularly using ICT to support learning

Personal qualities

• A commitment to getting the best outcomes for all pupils and promoting the ethos and values of the school

• High expectations for children’s attainment and progress

• Ability to work under pressure and prioritise effectively

• Commitment to maintaining confidentiality at all times

• Commitment to safeguarding and equality


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