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Vacancy Details

Lead Practitioner in English & Literacy

Lister Community School
Leading Practitione range (3-7)
Lister Community School
Working Pattern:
Full Time/Term Time
32.5 hours.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
01/03/2018 at 09:00 AM
Lister Community School

Lister Community School is a large, 11-16 comprehensive school.  We are a mixed school that was judged ‘Good’ by Ofsted in 2013 and has just celebrated its 6th consecutive year of record breaking exam results.

We are determined to build on our most recent Ofsted judgement and continue our journey to becoming ‘Outstanding’ in the next two years.  Our motto is “always aiming for excellence’. 

An exceptional school: Our vision is a world class education for young people in Newham. Lister is a large 11-16 comprehensive school at the heart of its community. Our November 2013 Ofsted report spoke of the school’s ‘consistent focus on raising the quality of teaching and developing a culture of learning and high aspirations across the school’. Recognised as one of the most improved schools in the country (DfE, January 2014) this is reflected in our sustained drive to become an Outstanding school with our Progress 8 at +0.47 and 5(A*-C) including English & Maths at 66%, the sixth consecutive year this has increased.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  This appointment will be conditional on successful pre-employment and enhanced DBS checks.


(Required for September 2018)

 School Teachers’ Leading Practitioner Pay range

We are looking to appoint a well-qualified and highly professional Lead Practitioner in English & Literacy who will make a significant contribution to the development of the school.  This role is vital to our improvement and will include oversight of our processes for supporting and tracking the achievement and enjoyment of all learners.  We will only appoint a candidate who we believe has the capacity to make an exceptional contribution to developing learning and teaching within the English faculty and across the whole school and enable us to achieve our goal of all students leaving Lister having made real and substantial progress in their learning.

The selection panel will be looking for evidence in your application form and supporting statement of your strengths and abilities in relation to the criteria set out in the person specification.

If you think you have the potential to work as an outstanding Lead Practitioner in English then an application form can be downloaded directly from our school’s website at:  http://www.lister.newham.sch.uk/vacancies/  or by contacting Jackie Young (HR Manager) on 020 8471 3311. 

Completed applications must be returned by email to: Jobs@lister.newham.sch.uk

Applications are required by:  9.00am on Thursday, 1st March 2018

Interviews:  Thursday, 8th March 2018 (all day)

We will acknowledge receipt of all application forms. If you do not receive acknowledgement, please do not assume that your application has been received.  Due to high volume of applicants, we will only contact those candidates who have been selected to progress to the next stage of the process.



Equal Opportunities

The School has a strong commitment to achieving equality of opportunity in both services to the community and the employment of people and expects all employees to understand and promote its policies in their work.

How to apply

If you think you have the potential to work as an outstanding Lead Practitioner in English then an application form can be downloaded directly from our school’s website at: http://www.lister.newham.sch.uk/vacancies/ or by contacting Jackie Young (HR Manager) on 020 8471 3311.

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