November 15, 2022
Job Type
Short Summary
We are seeking a charismatic and enthusiastic individual for the exciting role of Lead of Pupil Premium, for this exciting and rewarding post to support our vulnerable students.
MPS/UPS + TLR2b £4224
Working Pattern
Full time
Closing Date
November 30, 2022


We are seeking a charismatic and enthusiastic individual for the exciting role of Lead of Pupil Premium, for this exciting and rewarding post to support our vulnerable students. Must have the ability to teach the following subjects, Maths, Science and English.

Why Choose us?

Lawn Manor Academy is part of the Ascend Learning Trust (ALT) based in Swindon. We offer a fantastic benefits scheme, with discounts on food and clothes retailers, to holidays and cinema with online fitness and recipes from Hello Fresh. Our school is set in the beautiful Lawn Manor Woods in Old Town Swindon.

What we offer:

  • The opportunity of working within a supportive, friendly, and well-run school.
  • A strong commitment to your professional development and career management.
  • Excellent CPD opportunities to grow and development through mentorship and coaching.
  • A successful NQT support program.
  • Onsite parking.
  • Pension Scheme.
  • Courteous and hardworking pupils.

Job Duties:

  • To play a full part in the life of the school community, to support its distinctive mission and ethos and to encourage staff and students to follow this example.
  • To provide a clear and ambitious action plan for pupil premium and intervention provision.
  • To ensure that the pupil premium funding reaches the groups of pupils for whom it is intended and that it makes a significant impact on their education.
  • To identify disadvantaged pupils’ barriers to learning and to design, lead and deliver appropriate intervention strategies.
  • To assess and evaluate the effectiveness of provision for pupil premium and vulnerable pupils and review the action plan as appropriate.
  • To ensure that staff are aware of pupil premium and vulnerable pupils’, their progress and their needs.
  • Ensure that interventions, including the National Tutoring Programme are implemented well to support pupils where gaps in their education and knowledge have been identified.
  • To support, educate and liaise with parents/carers to create and promote positive working relationships and to raise aspirations.
  • To provide a summary of pupil progress and strategies for the next academic year for the annual pupil premium and NTP reports to be published on the school website as required by the conditions of the funding for both initiatives.
  • To work with Year Leaders to monitor and improve the attendance of pupil premium students.
  • To reward pupil premium pupils when they display effort and improvement, in line with the school’s behaviour and reward policy.
  • To coordinate efforts to raise the aspirations of disadvantaged students and their families.
  • To work with staff to ensure they have high expectations and aspirations for disadvantaged students.

Skills and Experience:


  • Qualified Teacher Status QTS.
  • Excellent track record of high attainment and progress.
  • Excellent subject knowledge.
  • Excellent classroom behaviour management.
  • Effective management of other adults.
  • Effective communication skills both oral and written.
  • Passion for teaching and learning.
  • Experience of assessing and tracking student progress at KS3 and KS4 and applying the appropriate strategies to sustain and improve pupil attainment.
  • Ability to enthuse and motivate others.


  • Ability to teach English, Maths or Science.
  • Experience in more than one school.
  • Experience in leading one or more curriculum area, including identifying needs, planning and monitoring standards.
  • Experience of leading staff teams and measuring progress.
  • Experience of working on a whole school project.
  • Experience of self-evaluation.

Personal Qualities

  • A desire to ensure that the needs of disadvantaged pupils are met.
  • Profound interest in pedagogy.
  • Commitment to inclusive approaches to education for all.
  • High expectations.
  • Commitment to whole staff, faculty, and other meetings.
  • Ability to promote high standards in teaching and learning.
  • Willingness to learn.
  • Commitment to inclusive education.
  • Stamina, drive, energy, enthusiasm, and determination to succeed.
  • Commitment to supporting extra-curricular learning.
  • Commitment to student safety and safeguarding.
  • Sense of humour.

If you have not heard from us by the interview date, you may assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer feedback on individual applications that are not shortlisted for interview.

Application deadline: 30 November 2022.

Interviews w/b 5 December 2022.

The closing date listed is a guide only and that the vacancy may close earlier should sufficient number of applicants have been received.

Please note any position that involves working with children requires declaration of ALL convictions/cautions regardless of whether these are deemed as spent and a DBS check will be carried out before any employment commences.

References will be obtained before interview at shortlisting stage and may be used in the interview process. If previous employment has included working with children, then at least one referee must be from this employment.

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