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  • Start date details

    ASAP subject to safeguarding checks or September 2023

  • Closing date

    8 June 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    22 May 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

  • View all Full timejobs - Although the hours are full time at 37 hour per week the working weeks are term time only - 39 weeks per year

Contract type


Pay scale

PAY SCALE NJC Pts 7-11 (actual £19317 - £20784)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Murray Park School is a rewarding and professionally stimulating place towork. Over the last 3 years we have undergone a journey of rapid improvement; moving from a Requires Improvement Ofsted grading to Good in September 2022, along with a Progress 8 improvement of 0.64 to 0 from the 2019 figure, as well as now being over-subscribed. Never complacent, we are now on our next stage of development and seek high-quality staff to enable this.

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated Cover Supervisor. The post-holder will be expected to cover in classes when required due to staff absence. Full training will be provided. This post would be ideal for someone with previous experience of working with young people, or an individual who is considering teaching as a career in the future.

The person appointed will have:

•A passion for ensuring the best outcomes for all students, including those who are part of disadvantaged and vulnerable groups. •Strong organisation and communication skills. •An understanding of the workings of a secondary school •Relentlessly high standards and expectations of all students. •A commitment to continuous improvement of their own practice, irrelevant of job role, career stage or position. •

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and appointment to this post is subject to a criminal record and background check.

What the school offers its staff

Staff at Murray Park School benefit from:

  • A positive approach to flexible working for all staff. •A Senior Leadership Team who prioritise staff well-being and consider this when launching any new systems or pedagogical approaches. •A robust and centralised behaviour system, including an internal Alternative Provision, to ensure learning in our classrooms is disruption free. •A whole-school CPD package which includes the sharing of recent research and best-practice. •An approach to pedagogy which ensures teachers teach the highest-quality lessons possible, whilst still allowing teachers the freedom to maintain professional autonomy.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and appointment to this post is subject to a criminal record and background check.

Commitment to safeguarding

Murray Park School shares a commitment to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. Our commitment is underpinned by robust processes and procedures that seek to maximise opportunity, minimise risk and continuously promote a culture that embraces the ethos of safeguarding amongst our workforce. This post is Exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020 and is subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure check.
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About Murray Park Community School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1107 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01332 515921

Murray Park is a dynamic and forward-looking 11-16 mixed comprehensive school on the western fringes of the city of Derby. It is a Foundation Status school, but has a close working relationship with the local authority. We cater for approximately 1111 students, situated on a spacious site surrounded by greenery. We serve students from the Derby City area, within reach of the Derbyshire countryside and our cohort sizes are growing each year. Our students reflect the full academic ability range and there is a huge breadth to the socio-economic status of our families.

Arranging a visit to Murray Park Community School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email alan.featherstone@murraypark.derby.sch.uk.

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