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Literacy Leader (SEND)

Vacancy Summary
Hall Mead - Empower Learning Academy Trust
Main Scale
Hall Mead School
Working Pattern:
Full Time
32.5 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
15/10/2018 at 16:00 PM
Vacancy Description

Empower Learning Academy Trust


Traditional Values...Future Thinking.


2013 OFSTED ‘Outstanding’ in all categories

National Teaching School and National Support School. 

“Students’ positive relationships with one another and staff promote consistently excellent learning.”


Literacy Leader (SEND)

Salary: Main Scale, to include an additional allowance of £2,655 per annum

Required by January 2019


Hall Mead School is seeking a highly competent teacher of literacy to teach and lead on a bespoke literacy programme for small groups of Key Stage 3 students who are in need of additional literacy teaching in order to address gaps in skills and/or knowledge that are inhibiting their wider learning. The successful candidate will have a good understanding and knowledge of teaching literacy either in a secondary or primary setting and have good classroom management skills.

This is also a leadership opportunity for someone who will lead the development of the literacy courses and manage staff who support and/or teach on the courses, developing resources and strategies to enable students’ progress in literacy.

In addition, the successful candidate will take responsibility for the coordination, monitoring and review of School Support students within the SEND department.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone wishing to develop a leadership career in SEND and we will offer the opportunity to be funded and released in order to undertake the National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination if that is of interest.

The Learning Support Department at Hall Mead is a very large department with nearly 70 EHC Plans. It has a suite of rooms in the ‘Personal Learning Centre’, accommodating an Additionally Resourced Provision for Autistic students, Nurture Groups for vulnerable students and bespoke GCSE provision. It also has a Life Skills Flat. 

The Department has a very strong, supportive, friendly team of specialist teachers allowing it to offer a very broad and creative curriculum, including Art, Music, Horticulture and Animal Therapy. It is a challenging, creative and rewarding environment where students are treated as individuals and are supported to flourish.


For further information please contact Mrs Sue Holgate, H.R Manager on 01708 225684.

Informal visits to the Department are very welcome by appointment.

Please forward your completed application to sholgate@hallmeadschool.com by 4pm on 15th October 2018. Interviews will take place that week. 

Hall Mead School is committed to safer recruitment so all applicants must be prepared to undergo screening to confirm their suitability to work with children. Hall Mead School is an Equal Opportunities employer.

Equal Opportunities
We aim to promote and ensure equality of opportunity and equal treatment for all.

Havering Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and as such expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The protection of our students from abuse is the responsibility of all staff within our school, superseding any other considerations.

Havering Schools comply with the Department for Education ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ (September 2018) guidance and all potential employees will undergo vigorous vetting checks to ensure their suitability.

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974; the successful applicant will be expected to undertake a satisfactory disclosure. Having a criminal record will not necessarily debar you from obtaining a position with the Council
How to apply
Please forward your completed application to sholgate@hallmeadschool.com by 4pm on 15th October 2018.