KS2 Year Group Leader with EAL Responsibility

Job advert

  • Type of Contract:        Full Time, Permanent
  • Salary:                         MPS/UPS – Competitive Salary + TLR 2a (£6,514)
  • Closing date:               28 October 2018
  • Interview date:            31 October 2018
  • Start:                           January 2019 


About Us

Thomas Deacon Education Trust (TDET) is a charitable organisation dedicated to raising educational outcomes across a range of primary and secondary phase schools and academies in the East Midlands.  As a newly formed multi-academy trust we strive to provide outstanding teaching and learning for all and an ethos and culture that encourages everyone to be the very best that they can be. 


Our moral purpose is defined through our commitment to see every member of the learning community achieve their full potential.  As a Trust, however, we recognise the importance and individuality of the local context of each of our schools and encourage diversity of practice whilst retaining a collective sense of unity in our purpose.


Our core values of Trust; Diversity; Excellence and Transformation underpin all aspects of student and staff life in our academies and gives us a platform to offer innovative and efficient business services.


We put learners, and their learning, at the heart of everything we do.


Gladstone Primary Academy is a new school. We opened on the 1st February 2017, replacing Gladstone Primary School. Gladstone Primary Academy is a multicultural primary school near the centre of Peterborough. The school is situated across two sites a few minutes walk apart, one on Gladstone Street (reception and KS1) and the other on Bourges Boulevard (KS2). Having two sites gives Gladstone Academy excellent facilities, including a 4G pitch, learning centre, halls and computer rooms.



The Role


Are you looking for that next step in your career? Do you consider yourself to be a talented and inspirational leader? Do you have the drive and passion to help turn our vision into reality? If the answer is yes, we are seeking a KS2 Year Group Leader with whole school EAL responsibility to join us in our continuing venture.


The successful candidate will need to be able to put the learning of our pupils at the forefront of everyday life with clear focus on every child being able to progress, develop and succeed. You will have the desire and ability to develop a creative learning environment, maintaining a strong attention to literacy, numeracy and communication skills but also looking to develop the talents of all children.


In addition, you will be responsible for EAL across the Academy which will require the post holder to promote staff understanding of the social, linguistic and learning needs of our diverse pupil population and their families, including home language literacy. The leader will be responsible for the regular assessment and monitoring of EAL pupils' progress and English language proficiency in order to lead all staff in targeting strategies to maximise EAL pupils' access to the curriculum and ensure a fully aspirational and inclusive experience of school life.



The Person

You will:

  • Be a passionate, dynamic educator
  • Be enthusiastic about helping young people to succeed
  • Have the ability to form strong professional relationships with young people
  • Have high expectations for the behaviour and academic progress of young people
  • Be ambitious and have the energy and creativity to make a significant contribution to the whole academy


The Trust offers:

  • Excellent salary package.
  • Fantastic training/CPD opportunities in a friendly supportive environment.
  • Opportunity for progression across Thomas Deacon Education Trust.
  • Use of TDET facilities (including a gym and onsite car parking).
  • Teachers’ Pension Scheme.
  • An engaging, creative and welcoming environment to learners who take pride in their school.
  • An inclusive and collaborative approach.
  • A talented, highly motivated, committed and professional team of colleagues, both within the school and across the trust.
  • An actively supportive Local Governing Body and Trust leadership.


TD Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Academy will require the successful candidate to provide satisfactory references and undertake an Enhanced Check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.


To apply please click on the Vacancies page of our website www.gpa.education where you will be directed to the application page.


If you have any questions regarding this post please contact the HR Team on 01733 426063 or e-mail hrteam@tda.education.


To view the applicant information pack for this role, please click here