Learning Manager Outwood Academy Bishopsgarth, Stockton-on-Tees

Grade 7, SCP 15-17
Contract type
Working patterns
Full time
37 hours per week, term time only, plus 15 days
Start date
01 September 2020
Temporary position
31 August 2020
Please note this position requires driving

In line with the Government’s announcement, our academy is partly open. However, we are still busily planning ahead for the forthcoming academic year and are excited about welcoming new recruits to come and join us. In place of academy-based interviews, we have set up systems to ensure that alternative options are still available via skype/video conferencing wherever possible. Every effort will be made to try and accommodate any specific requirements so that no-one is at a disadvantage. We are really keen to ensure that you have as much information to proceed with your application as possible, so if you would like a conversation about either the academy or the position please contact Faye Lindsey, Assistant Principal (f.lindsey@bishopsgarth.outwood.com) and we will be happy to assist.

Ofsted rated: Good.

With a proud tradition of serving the community of Stockton-on-Tees, Outwood Academy Bishopsgarth is a medium-sized school with a big heart. We are part of the Outwood Grange Academies Trust, one of the highest performing Trusts in the country.

Our vision is to put students first in order to raise standards and transform lives. To make this happen, we innovate constantly, including a curriculum centering on exceeding age-related expectations in Years 7 and 8 and a three-year Key Stage 4, aimed at personalising learning. Fast-track opportunities and workshops provide accelerated routes for students, where appropriate. In other cases, additional teaching time and resources are provided to ensure students leave with a solid foundation of good and better grades.

With a holistic view of education, we value vocational, practical, creative and academic talent equally and focus on building transferable skills that result in real-world success. We are also an ‘enhanced mainstream school’ providing an outstanding education for young people with physical and/or sensory needs.

In particular, we aim to instil British Values: a passion for democratic participation, individual liberty, mutual respect, and difference and diversity, backed by a commitment to taking responsibility for one’s own conduct and progress. By empowering students to take ownership of their learning, we can create tomorrow’s leaders as well as responsible, caring and engaging citizens.

As a Learning Manager you must have the ability to work with students and have a real interest in the issues faced by the students. You will be required to support learning through the use of data, strategic intervention and monitoring in order to maximise student attainment. You will monitor all students in the year group, both academically and behaviorally. You will work closely with the Inclusion Co-ordinator, our Bridge and PLC provision and the Vice Principal Deep Support on Intervention Strategies targeting students for intervention, i.e. coursework completion and other issues which may present a barrier to learning. Your role will have emphasis on intervention and student tracking throughout the day using the school’s “Praising Stars” system. Excellent communication and listening skills is essential for this post as you will be required to attend safeguarding Case Conferences on behalf of the school and providing feedback to the delegated person where necessary.

The successful candidate must be extremely well organised, have the ability to prioritize work and ensure that strict deadlines are met. The ability to work on your own initiative and be able to lead by example are essential. You will be required to deal with students, parents and outside agencies in a professional, prompt and confidential manner.

Outwood Academy Bishopsgarth is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All offers of employment will be subject to enhanced DBS Check.
The Academy benefits from being part of the Outwood Family of Schools and you will be joining a highly innovative, inspirational and ambitious organisation. The Trust guarantees every member of staff CPD and development opportunities.

Please note that there is currently a job evaluation exercise being undertaken across the Trust. The job description advertised for this post is therefore subject to job evaluation and may change



Outwood Academy Bishopsgarth

Harrowgate Lane, Stockton-on-Tees, TS19 8TF

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