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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    27 March 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    15 March 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - Until Original Post Holder Returns

Pay scale

T1 – T9

What skills and experience we're looking for

Main Duties:

  • to teach your subject at all levels and to all abilities, seeking to ensure that all pupils make very good progress, enjoy their learning, and become well educated;
  • to contribute more widely to the well-being of our pupils, through being a form tutor, undertaking duties, and being a role model for them for their learning and their conduct

The successful candidate will be someone who:

  • is a great team player, friendly and professional
  • enjoys working as part of a team and be able to communicate effectively with pupils, parents and staff
  • will quickly build rapport and effective professional relationships with both our young people and colleagues
  • will enthuse and motivate colleagues and students to work hard and try their best
  • has previous experience of working with children aged 11 -16 in an education setting
  • demonstrates personal resilience and role models those personal qualities we wish to instil in our young people.
  • has the ability and willingness to work flexibly to meet the demands of the role

What the school offers its staff

  • a supportive and encouraging staff team
  • a paid premium to a Healthcare Cash Plan to claim back contributions towards dental, optical and other medical costs
  • 24/7 access to an Employee Assistance Programme

  • fantastic facilities

Commitment to safeguarding

The Bishop Fraser Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to child protection screening including an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and also past employment checks. We are an equal opportunities employer. References will be sought prior to interview.

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About St James's Church of England High School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1046 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01204 333000

St James’s is a Church of England Secondary School that was judged to be ‘Good’ by OFSTED in 2022 with behaviour and attitudes; personal development as well as leadership and management at the school being described as ‘Outstanding’.

Our mission is to ensure every young person, no matter what their starting point can experience ‘life in all its fullness.’ To this end we ensure every young person fulfils their full academic potential whilst also developing into happy, confident, compassionate and accomplished young adults. We are ambitious for every student and we support and encourage them to be ambitious for themselves.

We believe in the importance of teaching students that success comes from hard work and self-discipline however we also ensure that students who struggle get the bespoke support and help they need to catch up.

St James’s High School is a high performing Church of England Academy. We have high academic standards and each year our students achieve excellent results, above the national average. We recruit the best teachers and invest in their training and development to ensure every student is inspired and consequently flourishes.

We are a Church of England school that welcomes members of other Christian denominations, and of other faiths. Our Anglican beliefs, values and worship are central to everything we do. Every child is valued at St James and through the highest quality pastoral care they are nurtured and loved. Our moto of ‘Caring for others † Achieving excellence’ sums up our view that care must and should come first in order to support and enable achievement.

All staff at St James’s are absolutely committed to giving every young person the very best. We work to ensure all students go on from us as committed, caring, serving leaders that work to make their communities and our society a better place.

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