Consultant to lead West London Zones Literacy Support Strategy (self-employed)

  • £300 per day
  • 2 days per week (school term time only)
  • Academic year 2020/21

We are looking for an outstanding literacy professional to inform, develop and drive the implementation of West London Zone’s Literacy Support Strategy to improve literacy outcomes for children on the West London Zone programme.

Expressions of interest must be sent by email to Jennifer Hoyle, Director of Delivery on [email protected] by 5.00pm on 7 September 2020.

The consultant must:

  • have Qualified Teacher Status
  • have a full driving licence or be able to cycle to schools across the Zone in Brent, Westminster, North Kensington and North Hammersmith.
  • be an outstanding literacy teacher and trainer with a demonstrable record in improving children’s literacy outcomes
  • be knowledgeable in the Catch Up literacy programme, phonics and other literacy programmes
  • have significant experience of working in primary schools and specifically with Key Stage 2 children to include children with barriers to learning e.g SEN and EAL

The consultant will assist WLZ with improving the literacy outcomes for children on the WLZ programme, by delivering the following in the academic year 2020/21 based on 2 days per week (term time only):


  • to work with school literacy leads and West London Zone Link Workers to ensure support is well coordinated to ensure the best possible progress for children
  • manage the delivery of West London Zone CatchUp programme and 3 x part time Literacy Intervention Leads delivering the programme in schools
  • design and contribute to quality assurance (of CatchUp and our other Literacy programmes)
  • support the West London Zone Link Workers in the accurate initial assessment of children followed by careful allocation of literacy support
  • guide the design of our literacy programme components and strategies


Please note that due to the nature of the role, the consultant must undergo safeguarding checks to WLZ’s satisfaction prior to starting the assignment. This includes but is not limited to a DBS enhanced with children’s barred list, and references from employers or clients. Safeguarding checks will be coordinated by WLZ.