Primary to Secondary Transition Teacher

The Cooper School, Bicester, Oxfordshire


Job details

Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £24,373 to £40,490

Job summary

Bernwode Schools Trust is seeking to appoint a Primary to Secondary Transition Teacher to join the team from September 2020, or earlier if available.

The successful candidate will have excellent teaching skills and the ability to provide a supportive transition programme, with a focus on English/Literacy and Maths/Numeracy for students in Year 7 who are low prior attainers. The role includes working across a Primary and Secondary school to support the transition process from Year 4 (at Glory Farm Primary School) and working upwards, looking to target the attainment gap.

For an informal discussion of the post please contact Mrs Mills-Webb, Assistant Headteacher on 01869 242121.

Visits to our school are warmly welcomed. Please contact Human Resources to make arrangements by telephone on 01869 362697 or email

Further details and an application form are available on the Academy website or please contact Human Resources by telephone on (01869) 362697 or by email

Closing date for receipt of applications: Wednesday 4th March 2020, 9am

Bernwode Schools Trust have the right to interview and appoint at any time throughout this recruitment process. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

Applicants from outside the EU will need to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK.

Bernwode Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding children. The successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check (formerly CRB) in line with Section 115 of the Police Act 1997.

Details of the Academy’s policies relating to the Employment of Ex-Offenders and the Secure Storage, Handling, Use, Retention and Disposal of Disclosure and Barring Certificates and Disclosure information are included within the recruitment pack.

Essential educational requirements

• Well-qualified graduate with appropriate degree

Essential qualifications

• PGCE/Qualified Teacher Status

Essential skills and experience

• Curriculum development work
• Experience across the age and ability range
• Experience of teaching at KS2
• Ability to work in a team
• Excellent classroom skills
• Creativity and flexibility
• Commitment to developing teaching and learning
• Commitment to raising attainment
• An awareness of responsibilities for health and safety of themselves and others.
• Successful and satisfactory background check received from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) after interview and before appointment.
• A commitment to safeguarding children.

Employee benefits

• An innovative and supportive working environment
• Caring, well behaved and motivated students.
• Friendly and hardworking colleagues.
• Good career development opportunities.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1293 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
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School website The Cooper School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

About The Cooper School

At The Cooper School, we pride ourselves on being forward thinking in terms of curriculum decisions which support our students; focused on improving learning through the use of new technologies and determined to continuously refine our approaches to teaching and learning. Investing in the Media Suite reflects a small part of our approach to making learning engaging, relevant and active for our students.

Joining us as a member of staff at The Cooper School means being able to see the big picture for the students here. It means that whilst we always strive for academic excellence, we also place great value upon students becoming adaptable, resourceful and enquiring. These are the sort of skills that will enable them to become effective citizens, just as much as their academic results will. As such, we encourage independent learning, enrichment initiatives and House-based teamwork and co-operation.

Working here is an opportunity to flourish as a professional. We ‘grow our own’ leaders. Many new staff have taken on additional responsibilities which is a mark of their quality and commitment to making progress in their own careers as well as their desire to become part of a successful and positive organisation.

School location

Churchill Road, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX26 4RS