Senior Level
The Croft Lead Practitioner
The Croft at Tranby

Salary: Competitive

Closing Date: Wednesday, 7 December 2022

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The Vacancy

At Tranby we provide an ‘all through’ education from 3 to 18 years for both boys and girls. Every aspect of school life complements the others, and it is precisely this rounded education which produces independent and confident young people with the drive to make the most of every opportunity and a desire to make a difference in the world. Pupils in the Prep and Senior Schools have a wealth of opportunity to work on collaborative projects which support the coherent educational journey we provide.

Working with the Head of Prep School and the Prep School Leadership Team, The Croft Lead Practitioner will build on excellent foundations in place, taking the teaching. learning and curriculum onto the next level, encouraging and leading staff to further develop the wonderful education and provision on offer to our youngest children. This new role has arisen from the plan to incorporate Reception into The Croft from next academic year and to work alongside the Head of EYFS to ensure greater retention of pupils to Reception and beyond.

This role will commence on 17 April 2023 and will be at 0.8/four days per week. The closing date for applications is Wednesday 7 December and interviews will take place in School on Tuesday 13 December.

Due to the needs of the school and the department, we may interview suitable candidates before the closing date. This job may also close early if a large number of applications are received. You are advised to submit your application as early as possible to avoid missing your chance to apply.

In addition to the terms of your role, the following well being opportunities are provided for staff:

- Lunch provided each day
- Staff discount on school fees from Reception to Y13 (permanent employees only)
- Well being CPD as a whole school offer: yoga, mindfulness and opportunity to join the choir
- End of term celebration events
- Confidential care line for all staff
- No email rule at Christmas so staff can spend quality time with their family
- Social events and trips abroad organised informally by members of staff
- Perkbox discount on cinema tickets, shopping and gym membership
- New starters’ meal
- What do our staff say?

“Whenever I have had a problem, I have spoken to the leadership who have listened, appreciated honesty and endeavoured to try to find a solution quickly showing understanding and sensitivity where necessary. The well being and pastoral care of the children have always been of paramount importance, and since the beginning of this school year; staff well being has been a key focus. There has been a real emphasis on embracing and developing a long-term staff well being plan."

“Teaching has changed so much over the years and there are so many demands put on us each day. However, with the positive and encouraging leadership and structures that are in place, I feel that we can only continue to move forwards for the better.”

“I love working at Tranby. There have been many changes in recent years, swift changes but relevant and positive. I feel very much part of a nurturing extended family where we all look out for each other and quickly spot where and when we need support.“

“I can honestly say that it's the best school I’ve worked in, where morale is good and staff members feel happy to go to work every day, are those that are well managed, where each staff member is made to feel valued and has their strengths and skills identified and celebrated. This ultimately brings the best out in everyone, and creates confident and happy members of staff.”

“I have never worked in a place where staff well being is such a huge priority. The support and range of different things that are available to staff is fantastic.”

United Learning

We are part of United Learning, a large, and growing, group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England.

Our schools work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. Our subject specialists, our Group-wide intranet, our own curriculum and our online learning portal all help us share knowledge and resource, helping to simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance.

As a Group, we can reward our staff better: with good career opportunities, better pay, benefits, and ultimately, the satisfaction of helping children to succeed. We invest in our staff wellbeing. Our academies each have at least eight INSET days per year (with three of those solely dedicated to planning), and an ongoing group-wide wellbeing programme. It's an ethos we call ‘the best in everyone’.

We are working hard to become a more diverse organisation – which is key to our commitment to bringing out the best in everyone. We welcome applications from everyone committed to this ethos and would particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates, who are currently under-represented in the Group as a whole. We always appoint on merit. We are open to discussing flexible working options.

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