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  • Closing date

    4 December 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    24 November 2023

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Pay scale

Grade 12/Main Pay Scale dependent on qualifications and experience

What skills and experience we're looking for

Full time permanent. Part time/job share considered

Grade 12/Main Pay Scale dependent on qualifications and experience

Applications are welcome from support staff or qualified teachers (salary and responsibilities commensurate with salary to be discussed at interview)

This role will be responsible for the development, implementation, and management of our Forest School outdoor education program. This position will play a pivotal role in enhancing our students' learning experiences and nurturing their connection with the natural world.

Requirements of the post are:

  • Experience working with 11-16 age group in an educational or other setting.
  • Relevant teaching or support experience, including in outdoor/forest/adventurous education.
  • Strong organisational and communication skills.
  • A passion for the positive impact of outdoor education on the lives of young people.
  • A commitment to developing sustainability and environmental conservation.
  • Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Lead and/or other relevant certification desirable.
  • Recognised Forest School Leader qualification (Level 3 or higher) or willingness to undertake this in the first term in post.
  • Recognised First Aid qualification or willingness to undertake this in the first term in post.

What the school offers its staff

This is an exciting time in our development of outdoor learning, and we would love to hear from you if you think you fit with the requirements of the role. For some candidates this might mean developing some areas of your skill set, but please don’t let this put you off from applying. We are looking for an individual who will be committed to using outdoor learning to change the lives of our young people, many of whom are amongst our most vulnerable. For an informal conversation to find out more about the role, or to visit us at Court Fields please contact Polly Matthews, Headteacher.

All applications should be made by completing the online application form via E-teach available at www.bep.ac/vacancies and include evidence of how you meet the person specification for the role. For full details of the role, please see the job description and person specification.

Closing date: 9am on Monday 4th December 2023

Interviews: Week commencing 11th December 2023

Commitment to safeguarding

The Blackdown Education Partnership is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all who work here to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to employment checks, including an Enhanced DBS disclosure.

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About Court Fields School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
751 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Email address
Phone number
01823 664201

Court Fields School has nearly 800 students on roll and is an 11-16 fully comprehensive
secondary school. Our 3 values of ‘Achieve, Belong and Participate’ drive all that we do.

At Court Fields School our priority is our students: their academic and pastoral outcomes. We
focus on high quality teaching and learning and promote a climate of success and achievement for every student. We have a passion for and a commitment to the core purpose of education and focus relentlessly on each student’s right to the very best provision. We are committed to fostering self-confidence, enthusiasm, perseverance and integrity.

We continue to work relentlessly to support students to achieve academic success, develop their creativity and excel. We provide a positive learning environment where students encounter a wide range of experiences safely, encouraged by a team of dedicated and highly experienced professionals. Our vibrant learning community, coupled with a culture of high standards and high expectations brings out the best in every student, supports ambition and establishes secure foundations for the future.

Court Fields is an inspiring place to work. Having already made significant improvements over
the last 2 years, it is an exciting time to join our team. Our staff, students, parents/carers and
community are proud of the school, support its journey, and are committed to ensuring that Court Fields provides the very best for every child.

Staff at all levels have a strong visible presence within the school and both students and staff are responsive to one another. If there is a problem, we will take any action quickly and fairly. There must be no child invisible at The Castle Partnership Trust and incidents are dealt with quickly and effectively, so that children know and trust that we will take care of things and will go the extra mile with them. We are also committed to widening participation so that every child participates in learning and enrichment. All members of the school community are expected to pursue these

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