14 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    1 October 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    9 September 2021

Job details

Job role
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
Contract type

Job summary

Would you like to come and work with us, as part of a pioneering Alternative Provision rated most recently as GOOD by Ofsted?

Would you like to join the Cranbury College team and make your contribution towards our journey to OUTSTANDING?

Do you want to work in an optimistic and motivating environment, supported by effective leadership at all levels?

Do you have the resilience to work in a dynamic, trauma-informed environment, with pupils that have social, emotional, academic and mental health needs?

If so, we would be delighted to hear from you.

This is an opportunity for an experienced Science teacher looking to take a step up and to play a key role in the professional leadership and management of a small and supportive department.

As Head of Science you will ensure high standards of teaching and learning are delivered, resources are used efficiently and effectively, and the curriculum is managed and developed in accordance with school policy. Your teaching responsibilities will include teaching the subject to pupils from Year 7 to Sixth Form.

You will also provide support with annual departmental plans, appraisals, the resourcing of the department, promote an ethos of teamwork and establish a culture of sharing good practice.

You will need the ability to lead and manage people to work towards a common goal, as well as good decision-making skills and the ability to work collaboratively with others, including primary and hospital leaders in developing the curriculum across Cranbury.

As a teacher, you will have excellent subject knowledge and experience of teaching at KS3-5 and be able to work closely with others. Being up to date with professional developments in Science and other aspects of education is equally important.

Additional allowances

TLR2b £4,944 plus SEN Allowance of £2,270

Applying for the job

Please visit our vacancy page at the Cranbury College website for an application form.

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Supporting documents

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 16
Education phase
School size
107 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 16

About Cranbury College

  • We are a multi-site organisation which includes our College Road Site – Primary and Cranbury Road Site – Secondary and Post 16. We have an Outreach Behaviour Support Team, offer medical tuition and have a Hospital Teaching Service based at Royal Berkshire Hospital.

    Staff responses when asked ‘What are the school’s greatest strengths?’

    • ‘Safeguarding and welfare of students’

    • ‘Compassion, empathy and enthusiasm’

    • ‘Teamwork’

    • ‘Flexible, creative and personalised approaches for all’

    • ‘Outstanding outcomes for young people’

      Cranbury College has recently joined the Maiden Erlegh Trust family of schools, whose motto is “schools for the community, schools as a community”. The aim for every school in the Trust, whilst espousing their values and ethos, and having a core of common policies and procedures, will serve its own community’s needs in a bespoke way and also create a feeling of community within its own school. In that way all the potential and talents of every child and every member of staff will be nurtured.

      Click on the link for more information on Cranbury College https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNMOo-Kp7Ec&feature=emb_logo

      Being part of the Maiden Erlegh Trust also offers a range of career opportunities in its vibrant and successful schools. The Trust has a proven track record of supporting ambitious staff to middle and senior leadership posts and can offer Specialist Leader of Education and school improvement opportunities to the right candidates. We are very happy to discuss flexible working arrangements including part-time working and job-sharing.

      Maiden Erlegh Trust is an Ethical Leadership Pathfinder organisation and we are committed to safeguarding, equality and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We are also committed to having the highest expectations of pupil/students and staff, and supporting everyone to reach their full potential. All employees of the school and Trust are expected to share these commitments. All posts require satisfactory employment checks and references and a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. All Leadership roles will require a Section 128 check.

    Arranging a visit to Cranbury College

    Visits to our school are encouraged, please email recruitment@maidenerleghtrust.org for more information.

    School location

    Cranbury Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG30 2TS

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