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  • Start date details

    1st September 2024

  • Closing date

    20 May 2024 at 10am

  • Date listed

    14 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Subject

PSHEE

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£31,350.00 - £42,689.00 Annually (FTE) MPS/UPS (London Fringe Allowance - average uplift of salary £1,300) plus TLR2a (£3,213)

Head of Personal Development and Culture job summary

We Are The Wren.

A school that puts its staff at the centre. A community that is built on the values of Kindness, Ambition, and Respect with ethical, honest leadership at every level.

We are committed to this because people matter.

We are an organisation that values individuals.

It is why we pay our teachers more than other local schools, why we not only support but embrace flexible working opportunities to suit the needs, lifestyles and career paths of our team.

It is why we have a culture of growth and development that provides the opportunities for everyone to flourish through bespoke professional development and a climate of coaching.

It is why we believe that you shouldn’t always have to say ‘no’ because of work. Why we recognise you as parents, partners, siblings and friends and that you shouldn’t miss out on those key events and commitments.

It is why our wellbeing charter and committee ensure your health and wellbeing are front and centre. Why we give all staff a unique Wellness Day to take whenever they need, for whatever they want and why we look to offer extra days off by running twilight professional development sessions.

We Are Different. We Are Bold. We Are The Wren.

At The Wren, we challenge ourselves to become better day by day; driving our school community forward so that we can offer our students an exceptional education. We share an ambitious and inspirational vision that;

‘Each child, regardless of background, will receive a world-class education and be nurtured, challenged and inspired to aim high.’

We believe that every young person must receive an exceptional education; one that nurtures a love of learning and empowers students to achieve their best, one that challenges, inspires and develops them as individuals and one that ensures all students have the tools to be fully equipped for their future.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and knowledgeable Head of Personal Development and Culture. We know that a strong PSHE and Cultural curriculum will not only prepare our students for future opportunities but will allow them to connect with our school community, demonstrating our values to create a sense of belonging.

We have a ‘comprehensive programme of Personal Development’ currently in place which is highly regarded by our students. Our personal development curriculum is embedded across the school including explicit timetabled lessons, student voice opportunities, tutor time, assemblies, school visits, student leaders and visiting speakers. We are seeking a creative and ambitious individual to boldly direct this curriculum to exceptional, ensuring that it inspires and challenges our students, reflects our community and our ambitions for the future.

If our vision, values and ethos match your own philosophy, then we hope you will take the next step and apply.

Please submit your application early as suitable candidates may be invited to interview prior to the closing date.

The Wren is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Click here to read our Safeguarding Policy. Any appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of all relevant pre-employment checks. The Wren is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, promoting and celebrating the diversity of staff, students and the community we work with. The Wren values everyone’s contribution and ensures all have the opportunity to realise their potential in line with our #BetterNeverStops ethos. We welcome applications from talented people from all sections of the community who share our values and belief that all students, regardless of background, deserve a world-class education.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
medical
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About The WREN School

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
994 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

The Wren School is a thriving and growing 11-18 secondary school based in the heart of the local community. Reading is a vibrant town with a thriving centre sited on the River Thames and River Kennet. A historic market town with many shops and restaurants and fantastic opportunities to explore a huge number of local and regional attractions. The school is situated in West Reading, with easy access to the M4 and excellent rail links to London and across the country.

Our first cohort of Year 7 students arrived in September 2015 and we moved into our state of the art, modern buildings in September 2018. These fantastic buildings provide us with spacious and well-equipped learning environments that inspire our students to continue to strive for excellence. In September 2020, we were delighted to welcome our first Sixth Form cohort as our school continues to grow and develop. We were very proud that in June 2018, after our first Ofsted inspection, we achieved a ‘Good’ rating; we were described as, “a school that enables pupils to succeed” and it endorsed the journey we are on. You can view a copy of the report here.

As a school, we value community cohesion and are proud to be part of the Excalibur Academies Trust and its excellent network of schools. Founded in 2012, EAT is a multi-academy trust that prides itself on a special blend of independence and collaboration. Their vision is to provide an excellent education empowering individuals to thrive and grow within a caring, aspirational and outward looking culture. They believe in investing in staff to ensure they attract and retain talented, dedicated people who are committed to changing children’s lives for the better. With a strong track record of raising the achievement of disadvantaged pupils across the trust, it is their mission to promote social mobility and personal fulfilment through the transformative power of education.

Our rich and purposeful curriculum offers a wide mix of academic and practical opportunities. We challenge our students to explore, discover and learn new things, and inspire them to dream and think big. We aim to create independent, creative and confident individuals who are skilled and ready for the world, and resilient to the challenges they might face.

We have an unremitting focus on quality first teaching and learning, with an exceptional staff team who are committed to creating our ‘Wren Inspirational Classrooms’. We expect and encourage the highest standards of attitude, behaviour and commitment from staff and students alike.

Our students follow a three year Key Stage 3, studying a wide range of subjects to prepare them for Year 9 - a year of choice and decision-making about GCSE subjects and the next stage of their educational journey. All students will have the opportunity to select a personalised combination of subjects that will allow them to reach for success at the end of Key Stage 4 in Year 11. We hope that each student's journey with us continues into our sixth form where we provide a range of qualifications to meet their needs and open up opportunities as they step into the world of work or continue onto further study at university.

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