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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    30 January 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    12 January 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

  • View all Full timejobs - A reduced teaching load for all staff (maximum 40 hours per fortnight, the equivalent of at least one free period every day) and a generous allocation of time for leadership responsibilities
  • View all Part timejobs - Part time candidates are very welcome, and well supported, as we are one of eight schools in the UK to be a Flexible Working Ambassador School.

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

L5-9

What skills and experience we're looking for

This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the UK’s leading comprehensive schools. As a result of the continued expansion of the College, we are looking for a passionate and dedicated Lead Practitioner of Humanities to join our forward-thinking and highly collaborative Humanities faculty, part of a unique, dynamic and innovative village college on the edge of Cambridge. Candidates from across the Humanities disciplines will be considered, but we would particularly welcome applications from teachers of History.

Part time candidates are very welcome, and well supported, as we are one of eight schools in the UK to be a Flexible Working Ambassador School.

Lead Practitioners at IVC play a crucial role in the development of teaching and learning across the College, in addition to the oversight of curriculum, professional development and standards within the faculty. As Lead Practitioner you will be expected to deliver both faculty-based and whole-College CPD, and to join our Leadership Forum which drives the latest developments in teaching and learning within the College. The role would be ideal for a candidate who is an existing Head of Department or Faculty, who is looking to make the next step prior to a senior leadership role.

What the school offers its staff

For the right candidate, we can offer:

  • A reduced teaching load for all staff (maximum 40 hours per fortnight, the equivalent of at least one free period every day) and a generous allocation of time for leadership responsibilities
  • One hour a week of subject CPD timetabled into the College day as part of your timetabled allocation, avoiding weekly twilight sessions and providing maximum time for developing teaching and curriculum
  • A minimum of one paid ‘family day’ per year to use as you choose, with the possibility of term time leave by negotiation, and the chance to work from home by agreement
  • £1000 bursary for personal CPD, including funding for a Masters qualification (or equivalent) and the opportunity to access bespoke leadership training and coaching to support progression into senior leadership
  • A genuine commitment to wellbeing, with a strong track record in supporting positive mental health and high levels of staff retention and promotion (twice awarded the Carnegie Gold Medal)
  • Subsidised access to our on-site Sports Centre and swimming pool, available for use throughout the day, as well as regular staff social events, discounted food and free coffee/tea

Commitment to safeguarding

Our Trust is committed to equal opportunities, to safeguarding and the promotion of the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All staff are expected to share this commitment and undergo the appropriate checks. All positions within the Trust are subject to enhanced DBS checks and satisfactory references along with a Certificate of Good Conduct if applicable. Only applications submitted on using the ELA application form will be accepted. We do not accept applications by CV.

Please find the link to our school Safeguarding policy: https://www.impington.cambs.sch.uk/policies/

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About Impington Village College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1418 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01223 200400

Are you looking to join a school where workload is taken seriously, where teachers are given the time, flexibility and support they need to develop as fantastic practitioners, and where CPD is a core priority?
At Impington Village College, one of the highest performing schools in the country, we recruit and retain the very best teachers. We do this by offering:
• 20% PPA as standard (the equivalent of one day per week), with generous further reductions in non-contact for leaders and early career teachers
• Interventions, revision sessions and enrichment timetabled as part of your weekly teaching load
• A genuinely flexible approach to timetabling, including the possibility to work from home and late starts/early finishes to suit you and your family
• Weekly timetabled CPD with your department, avoiding unnecessary twilight sessions and protected from cover, and the chance to work collaboratively in a friendly and dynamic environment
• Reduced duties to ensure that staff get breaks during the day, with free tea and freshly brewed coffee provided daily
• An annual paid family day, as well as the possibility to arrange term-time leave by negotiation
• A very generous CPD budget, with a commitment to supporting further study and leadership development
• Countless opportunities for progression both within the school and the wider Trust
• Leaders who are supportive and approachable, who focus on finding solutions and enabling staff to thrive in order to help our students achieve their best
• An on-site gym and sports centre with a substantial staff discount and the chance to use facilities during the College day
• A recruitment and retention allowance of £3000 per year for exceptional candidates
If you are an enthusiastic, dedicated and talented teacher and you are looking for a fresh start for the new academic year or the opportunity to be well-supported through your early years of teaching, we would welcome an application from you. Part time candidates are welcome and as one of eight Flexible Working Ambassador Schools, we are experienced in helping colleagues to find the right balance for them.
We warmly invite interested candidates to attend a candidate Open Morning at the College on Tuesday 9th May between 8.30 and 10am. There will be a chance to meet senior leaders and the Executive Headteacher, and to go on a tour of the College. If you would like to attend, or wish to arrange an alternative time to visit, then please contact hrenquiries@ivc.tela.org.uk
Maths outcomes at IVC are consistently among the highest nationally for both attainment and progress. This post also offers the opportunity to teach at IB level for the right candidate, where Maths is a core part of the Diploma Programme for all students, and where outcomes are well in excess of the national and international averages. You will also be joining us at an incredibly exciting time, as we embed the IB Middle Years Programme at Key Stage 3, and become the first 11-18 state school in the UK to offer three IB programmes. The Maths curriculum is exciting and well-resourced, with the department contributing regularly to the local Maths Hub.
Impington also benefits from being part of the Eastern Learning Alliance (ELA). ELA offer a sector leading staff benefits package alongside bespoke, high quality CPD programmes, cross-trust events, and exceptional opportunities for career development within our innovative family of schools. This includes healthcare, car, mobile phone and laptop payment plans, access to private GP services, physiotherapy and mental health support, discounts and access to ticket ballots for high profile events.
Our Trust is committed to equal opportunities, to safeguarding and the promotion of the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All staff are expected to share this commitment and undergo the appropriate checks. All positions within the Trust are subject to enhanced DBS checks and satisfactory references along with a Certificate of Good Conduct if applicable. Only applications submitted on using the ELA application form will be accepted. We do not accept applications by CV.
Please find the link to our school Safeguarding policy: https://www.impington.cambs.sch.uk/policies/
Why work for ELA:
https://tela.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Why-work-for-ELA.pdf

An application pack is available from our website www.impington.cambs.sch.uk. Applicants must complete a College application form - we cannot accept CVs.
Closing Date: Friday 12th May
Interviews Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th May- we reserve the right to interview candidates prior to these dates.

Arranging a visit to Impington Village College

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hrenquiries@ivc.tmet.org.uk.

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