3 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2023

  • Closing date

    6 February 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    10 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

TLR £6,148 plus Wren Allowance

What skills and experience we're looking for

Professional Skills and Experience

  • Possess a good degree and QTS.
  • Be an excellent teacher with the ability to inspire students to become effective, self-directed learners.
  • Have the skills and experience necessary to achieve outstanding examination results.
  • Possess a thorough understanding of the requirements and opportunities of the secondary curriculum.
  • Have experience of teaching a range of year groups including examination classes.
  • Show evidence of having developed the learning capacity of students.
  • Able to support and role model on delivery of school ethos and policies.
  • Show evidence of continued professional development.
  • Have relevant experience of working in comprehensive and multicultural environments.
  • Possess strong leadership and management skills.
  • Have sound technical understanding of school leadership issues.
  • Have the capability to lead others in successful school innovation.
  • Demonstrate the ability to set up and operate effective self-evaluation systems.
People, Relationships and Communications

  • Be committed to maintaining a distinctive and inclusive Christian vision in the Academy.
  • Be able to relate to all students in a positive and constructive way and inspire them to achieve more than they think possible.
  • Have qualities which earn the trust and respect of students, staff, parents and governors.
  • Demonstrate the inspiration to motivate and the ability to build on the strengths and expertise of each staff member.
  • Possess integrity, optimism, credibility, resilience, calmness and a sense of proportion.
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Have the ability to relate positively to parents and other stakeholders and engage them successfully in the life of the Academy.
  • Be able to build constructive working relationships with local schools and colleges, employers and the local authority.
  • Appreciate the balance between the academic, social and emotional development of young people, needed to create an outstanding school.
  • Embody our vision and values every day work and practice, particularly those of justice, kindness and humility.

What the school offers its staff

All teachers joining Wren receive a high quality professional development experience. We hope that simply by working at the Academy, teachers will become better practitioners and that much of the best professional development will be found in working with Wren colleagues. However, we explicitly prioritise CPD with an innovative CPD programme which provides three hours of CPD per week. Within this structure is an increasing focus on engaging with the latest educational research, with many colleagues undertaking small scale research projects related to their practice. Therefore, we are looking to recruit teachers who are currently good or outstanding and who have the desire to develop further. We want to appoint colleagues who possess real curiosity about the ways in which children learn most effectively and who are always seeking to extend their practice into new areas and learning activities. It is important that Wren teachers are ambitious both for themselves and for their students. Many of our teachers have achieved career advancement within the Academy whilst others have moved on to promotion elsewhere.

At Wren you will be given time to plan and evaluate your lessons. You will be part of a learning dialogue with colleagues for which time is set aside. Most importantly of all, you will be working with young people who are talented and enthusiastic about their learning. We believe that observing other teachers at work and having them observe you is a professional entitlement. It is an expectation that all Wren teachers will be confident and open in seeing lesson observation as a key element of how we learn as professionals.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to wrenhr@wrenacademy.org

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About Wren Academy Finchley

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 4 to 18
School size
1643 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 18

Wren Academy Finchley is located in the London Borough of Barnet. It is the founder of the Wren Academies Trust, a MAT which is sponsored by the Church of England and Berkhamsted School. The Academy has developed a strong reputation for outstanding teaching and learning, as demonstrated by our Progress 8 figure, which places us in the top 65 schools nationally. We are an all-through school with a thriving sixth form and a primary phase which opened in September 2015. The engaging curriculum and state of the art buildings have contributed to the Academy’s notable success. There is also a strong focus on student well-being so that every individual is happy and secure to learn and thrive within a caring community. Wren is a MAT and plans are well advanced to create a new school in a neighbouring borough which will provide exciting professional development opportunities for all staff.

Arranging a visit to Wren Academy Finchley

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email wrenhr@wrenacademy.org.

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