Castleford Academy Trust

Leading Practitioner and 2nd in Department – English

Post created 24/01/23.

September Start or Sooner

Leadership Points 4-7

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, dynamic, motivated and able Leading Practitioner and 2nd in Department to join our English department on a permanent basis. We are looking for an excellent practitioner to work collaboratively across the academy and within the English Department to develop colleagues in delivering outstanding lessons.

The successful candidate will work alongside the Trust Director of English and the Subject Leader English to support the development of the English curriculum to raise academic achievement and ensure all pupils make outstanding progress.

The successful candidate will be:

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Crofton Academy joined Castleford Academy Trust in 2020 and has since been on a rapid improvement journey supported by the leaders of the ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted rated Castleford Academy. Since joining the Trust leaders and staff at all levels have ambitiously worked towards improving the quality of education for pupils at the Academy and have responded positively to change. Extra capacity within the senior leadership team has been secured and the school improvement plan has been sharply focused on the right priorities. At the last monitoring visit, Ofsted commented “Steps have been taken to improve behaviour and attendance and to develop the quality of the curriculum”, therefore this is a very exciting time to join us in our journey to become an outstanding provider.

We would welcome applications from experienced teachers who wish to take advantage of a new challenge.  We are able to offer all staff a secure, supportive environment with continuous professional development.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. You will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure.  Relevant information and application forms are available on the school website at For any enquiries, please contact Kim Hinchcliffe at

The closing date for fully completed applications is 10am on 20th February 2023.  The Headteacher will conduct a tour of the school for candidates on Tuesday 7th February at 4pm. Should you wish to attend, please confirm this via email to

All applications forms should be directed to for the attention of the Headteacher, Mr Peter Walker.

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