Mark Rutherford School is a large oversubscribed secondary school
in the northern part of Bedford with approximately 1300 students on
roll. We serve a wide-ranging urban catchment area whilst also
taking students from other parts of the town and surrounding villages. We
offer a broad and varied curriculum to suit the needs of our students.
Due to the promotion of the current post holder,
we are looking to appoint a well-qualified, dynamic and highly motivated leader
to run our Autism Provision known as the Nightingale Unit. We currently have over twenty students
accessing this very successful provision within our school with students in Key
Stages 3, 4 and 5. This is an exciting
opportunity to lead a successful part of our school.
We are lucky to have a large and pleasant campus with extensive
green spaces for sport and recreation. Our infrastructure
offers well-equipped classrooms and other subject specific facilities to
support our students with their learning and personal development. Two
large indoor sports facilities enable students to undertake a wide range of
sports and we also have a 3G pitch for students to use for lessons, sporting
fixtures and recreational time. Our £2 million STEM facility houses
our planetarium whilst also providing a lecture theatre, number of classrooms
and a computer room. For our STEM enthusiasts we offer access to
additional qualifications, such as GCSE Astronomy and Sixth Form students lead
a weekly club for Key Stage 3 students who have a passion for Science,
Technology, Engineering and Maths.
All of our staff are dedicated and committed to raising standards and
developing each child to reach their potential. We have a strong emphasis
on academic achievement, backed up by the real knowledge of each student’s
individual needs. Students learn in a positive, healthy and challenging
At Mark Rutherford School we offer a supportive working environment and
a comprehensive CPD offer. The school
has an excellent induction programme as part of our staff support package and a
clear pathway for career progression with our Aspiring Leaders Programme.
If you are seeking to join a committed and enthusiastic team in a school
where collaboration and professional development are fully supported, then we
would be delighted to receive your application.
We are committed to the protection and safety of our students and the
successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. We
welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion.
We reserve the right to invite candidates for interview prior to the
closing date and to close vacancies early if we have sufficient suitable
applications. Therefore, we encourage
interested applicants to apply as soon as possible.
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