Community Reading Champion - Mereside Primary Academy

Academy: Mereside Primary Academy
Contract: Temporary
Salary: NJC Pay Scale, Grade D
Closing date for applications: 23 May 2022, 12.00pm

Mereside Primary Academy, Blackpool

Community Reading Champion

Salary:                     Points 7 - 11 on the NJC Pay Scale D currently £20,444 - £22,129 (FTE)

Contract:                 Fixed Term Contract (1 yr starting 30th August 2022)

37hrs per week,

Term Time Only

Closing time and date for applications is: Monday 23rd May 2022 (12pm)

Thank you for your interest in becoming part of Mereside Primary Academy staff team. This is a very exciting and unique opportunity to work with our experienced teaching and support staff team, to ensure that we, and our children, become ‘the best that we can be’.

Mereside Primary Academy is part of the Fylde Coast Academy Trust (FCAT). FCAT is a Multi Academy Trust with 10 primary and secondary Academy’s across the Fylde Coast and Lancashire with a proven track record of delivering rapid improvement in progress and outcomes.

We endeavour to work together with parents, governors and the local community to provide high quality care and education through continuous improvement.   Encouraging all children to enjoy learning, develop their best potential and show mutual respect for one another. We promote independence and hope that all our pupils become ‘life-long learners’.

The focus of this role is to provide specialist support to pupils and support parents/carers to help and encourage their children with literacy and reading. Working with school staff and using existing strategies, the ideal candidate will help to develop and deliver a range of additional approaches to ensure parents know what is available within the community and how they can help their children to develop their literacy skills.

Within your application you should state clearly why you are the ideal candidate for this role stating examples of how you have contributed to high standards of supporting pupils teaching and learning.

To apply for this post please visit our website and complete the online application form and equal opportunities form at

Closing time and date for applications is: Monday 23rd May 2022 (12pm)

Shortlisting to take place on or after: Monday 23rd May 2022 (12pm)

Assessment and Interview date: Friday 27th May 2022

Please visit our website where you can read more about our Academy or for more information about FCAT.

Visits to the Academy at this time are unfortunately not available, however, further information or an informal discussion about the post can be arranged by telephoning 01253 761531 and asking to speak to Samantha Upton, Headteacher via Maria Lydon, Academy Business Manager. 

Thank you again for your interest in this post and I look forward to receiving your application.

Miss Samantha Upton


Mereside Primary Academy

The Fylde Coast Academy Trust is committed to equality of opportunity for all. Fylde Coast Academy Trust is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all learners, staff and visitors.  All staff will be carefully selected using recruitment and selection procedures designed to emphasise our commitment to safeguarding. All posts, including volunteers, are subject to enhanced DBS clearance.

FCAT support staff employee contracts must not exceed 37 hours per week. Employees are able to have multiple posts within the trust, however, the total number of combined contracted hours cannot exceed 37 hours per week. This is in line with the Green Book support staff terms and conditions of employment and also supports our Team FCAT Work and Wellbeing Charter


Interview Date: 27 May 2022


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