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Phonics Coordinator Level Two



Teacher of Design Technology and Engineering 

Phonics Coordinator (Level Two)

Start Date: 1 September 2022

Grade 5 Point 13 (FTE £22,111 - Pro Rata £18,828) - Grade 6 Point 17

(FTE £25,563 - Pro Rata £21,767)

32.5 hours per week Monday – Friday, Term Time + 5 training days.

39 weeks per year.


The University Academy Long Sutton is a popular 11 - 16 years Academy in the rural market town of Long Sutton, and is part of The University of Lincoln Academy Trust. This may bring the opportunity to work across 2 sites.

Due to an increase in numbers we are currently seeking to appoint a suitable experienced Phonics Coordinator to support a variety of pupils. this role would be suitable to an experienced TA or a graduate considering entering the teaching profession.

The role would require the successful applicant to:

  • Lead, deliver, plan and manage the organisation of the Read Write Inc Phonics programme across the school to pupils in Year 7 to 11 whose reading is below their chronological age or deliver appropriate literacy interventions for older pupils (training will be offered).
  • Be accountable for pupil progress and attainment levels in phonics.
  • Follow a graduated approach for the intervention (Assess, Plan, Do, Review) effectively monitoring and tracking the progress made.
  • Manage the logistics, admin and progress data for all students undertaking the programme. 
  • Report regularly on the progress of all pupils accessing intervention. 
  • Train additional staff in the programme so that we build capacity.
  • Liaising with SENCO to ensure SEN or EAL is not a barrier to accessing intervention support.
  • Work in partnership with key staff to ensure effective communication and knowledge is shared in a systematic approach to enhance pupil progress e.g. Librarian, Senior Teacher: Teaching and Learning, Senior Teacher of Literacy
  • To provide ad hoc space/support for pupils who need to spend time working intensely to ‘catch up’. 
  • To be aware of and respond to the pastoral needs of pupils.
  • To effectively communicate with parent/carers.
  • To contribute to the wider life of the school i.e. form tutor, enrichment, duties, and parents’ evenings.

The successful applicant will be required to have good literacy and numeracy skills, with a minimum requirement of GCSE at Grade C or above (or equivalent) in Maths and English. 

This is an opportunity for someone who has:

  • Excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills
  • A flexible approach and a positive ‘can do’ attitude
  • An ability to work in a busy environment.

Early applications are encouraged. We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date of the advertisement, should we identify an appropriate candidate.

Visits to the Academy are welcomed and encouraged. For an informal discussion or to visit the Academy please contact Ellie Carter, PA to Principal, either by telephone 01406 362120 or email enquiries@uals.org.uk

An application form can be obtained below. 

Closing date for applications: Friday 1 July 2022 12:00pm

Interviews will take place week commencing: Monday 4 July 2022

Applications must be submitted to: enquiries@uals.org.uk

Applicants please note this post is subject to Enhanced DBS Clearance. It is an offence to apply for the role if the applicant is Barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. This Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

 This post is subject to the following checks:

  • Enhanced DBS Disclosure
  • Barred List Check
  • Childcare Disqualification Check
  • Prohibition Check
  • Section 128 Check (where applicable)

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