Student Progress Leader



The Governing Body of Acland Burghley is looking to appoint an outstanding Student  Progress Leader (SPL) to join the school’s academic support team. The role of SPL is a non-teaching post attached to a specific key stage in the school with responsibilities around  student attendance, progress and well-being. The role involves 10 days’ work outside term time to support with results’ days and other calendared events.

Personal attributes

The successful candidate will be a strong team player, who is passionate about inclusion and supporting students to overcome barriers to learning. Effective SPLs are relentless in supporting students to make good progress in their learning, and resourceful and creative in finding ways to help them to succeed. The post of SPL is funded partly from the Pupil Premium, and post holders are expected to dedicate significant energy to ensuring that disadvantaged students receive the support they need to keep pace with their more advantaged peers. 

The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to ensuring that every student makes outstanding academic progress together with experience of supporting students to successfully move onto the next stage of their education. S(he) will have the highest expectations for the attendance, behaviour and academic progress and will understand the importance of the partnership between school and families. They will be comfortable liaising with a range of partners outside school and will be able to plan and deliver high-quality information evenings for parents / carers. Organisational skills are paramount in this role.

Salary & Benefits

35 hours per week, term time + 2 weeks (total 41 weeks)

Scale SO2 £36,428 (actual pro rata amount)


Acland Burghley School
Burghley Road

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Deadline and how to apply

To arrange an informal telephone conversation or a visit to the school, please contact Michelle Lineham, HR Manager on

Closing date for applications: