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  • Start date details

    September 2024 or earlier

  • Closing date

    19 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    28 March 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4



Working pattern

Full time: Full Time

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Good Honours Degree or equivalent in relevant subject
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • ICT Proficiency
  • Evidence of commitment to extended learning for students beyond the classroom
  • Active involvement in the promotion of equal opportunities
  • A passion for the subject and knowledge and skills to inspire students
  • Willingness to teach science to KS5
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Excellent communicator – sensitive and effective
  • An ability to establish good working relationships with a wide range of people including students, parents/carers, Governors and colleagues
  • Knowledge, skill and intelligent use of data to inform intervention strategies to improve outcomes for students
  • A keen interest in how students learn and experience of putting this knowledge into practice
  • Desire to be a Tutor and support the school’s programme for care, welfare and guidance
  • Knowledge and understanding of Safeguarding
  • A commitment to Equal Opportunities

  • Ambition and vision
  • A commitment to sustaining and raising achievement, attainment and aspirations of all students
  • Have the ability to work in a team

What the school offers its staff

  • A caring, happy school with a strong Catholic ethos
  • Friendly and committed staff who are supportive and open to new ideas Enthusiastic and well behaved children who enjoy learning
  • Close links and group support from other schools within the FCJ network and and Gaudete Trust in this exciting time in our development
  • An opportunity to be part of a team of dedicated, talented and hardworking individuals
  • A true commitment to Continuing Professional Development

Further details about the role


- Purpose: To facilitate and encourage learning which enables students to achieve high standards; to share and support the corporate responsibility for the well-being, education and discipline of all students; to support the school’s distinctive Catholic mission and FCJ ethos.

Principal Accountabilities

1. To prepare and teach lessons of a high standard to the students assigned to him/her:

- following designated programmes of study,

- carrying out the necessary assessments,

- adapting teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all students,

- providing information/comments for records,

- monitoring students in accordance with agreed strategies.

2. To demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge.

3. To set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge students.

4. To maintain discipline in accordance with school policies and demonstrate good practice in the classes taught with regard to attendance, appearance, uniform, punctuality, behaviour, homework etc.

5. To contribute to the corporate tasks of development, record keeping, monitoring, evaluation of lessons and maintenance of materials.

6. To apply school and departmental homework policy which includes setting, marking of homework and monitoring homework diaries.

7. To work closely with and consult those teachers who are responsible for similar curriculum areas, ensuring continuity and progression for students.

8. To engage in continuous professional self-development in relevant areas.

9. To be a Form Tutor to an assigned group of students.

10. To promote the general progress and well-being of individual students and of the Form Tutor group as a whole.

11. To liaise with Head of Year to ensure the implementation of the school’s pastoral system.

12. To register students, accompany them to assemblies, encourage their full attendance at all lessons and their participation in other aspects of school life.

13. To promote good progress and outcomes by students.

14. To evaluate and monitor the progress of students and keep up-to-date student records as may be required.

15. To contribute to the preparation of Action Plans and progress files and other reports.

16. To alert the appropriate staff to problems experienced by students and to make recommendations as to how these may be resolved.

17. To communicate as appropriate, with the parents/carers of students and with persons or bodies outside the school concerned with the welfare of individual students, after consultation with the appropriate staff.

18. To apply the behaviour management systems so that effective and safe learning can take place.

19. To understand, and always act within, the statutory frameworks which set out teachers’ professional duties and responsibilities.


- play an active role in school life;

- Be a form tutor and part of a year group team, led by a Head of Year.


This post is subject to the current conditions of employment for Teachers contained in the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions document and other current legislation.

The post holder is required to participate in the school’s Appraisal procedures.

The post holder is required to support and encourage the school’s mission and FCJ ethos and carry out all duties in the context of and in compliance with the school’s policies and procedures as agreed by the Governing Body as well as in line with the current Health and Safety legislation.

All adults employed by Gumley House School FCJ are responsible for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children they are responsible for or come into contact with and upholding the school’s policies in respect of child protection and safeguarding.

It is understood that areas of responsibility of the job description are not necessarily a comprehensive definition of the post or an exhaustive list of all duties performed. The main duties and responsibilities are indicated above. Other duties of an appropriate level and nature may also be required, as directed by the Headteacher.

The job description is a working reference document. The management duties and responsibilities will be reviewed at least once a year, together with the job description and may be subject to modification after consultation with the post holder and without changing the level of responsibility.

The job description allocates duties and responsibilities but does not direct the amount of time to be spent on carrying them out and no part of it may be so construed.

Commitment to safeguarding

Gumley House School FCJ is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All applicants will be subjected to a series of checks as outlined in Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) publication.

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About Gumley House RC Convent School, FCJ

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1140 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
0208 568 8692

With over 180 years of experience in Catholic education, Gumley is a designated ‘World Class’ school with a long tradition of educating girls (and boys in the Sixth form) to make a difference to our world. The school was established in 1841 by Marie Madeleine d’Houet, foundress of the Faithful Companions of Jesus (FCJ) an international society of Catholic sisters working in many parts of the world. In the UK, there are five FCJ schools; each with its own identity but bound together by the tenets of the FCJ Philosophy of Education based on Ignatian principles.

Six core FCJ values of companionship, dignity, justice, hope, excellence and gentleness are at the heart of our work with young people and with each other.

Gumley is a vibrant learning community where students and staff learn and thrive together. The ethos of personal and academic excellence prepares our students to confidently achieve their education and career aspirations in the global world. Vision and innovation form our central pillar of learning.

Our Sixth Form is thriving with significant investment planned for the next two years ahead. Our students are provided with a challenging, broad and balanced curriculum, which recognises the importance of creativity and the arts as well as making sure that well-qualified specialist teachers teach maths and Science.

Gumley’s academic results reflect our tradition of achievement, the students’ high levels of ambition, parental support, as well as the challenging teaching and dedication of the staff. The vast majority of our students are accepted at their first choice university including Oxbridge, reading a wide variety of subjects. Many of our Sixth Form students attend Eton summer school each year and some also attain scholarships or high-level apprenticeships.

Our Chaplaincy seeks to inspire young people to become women and men who live in ways that will benefit others as well as themselves. To grow to be young people who will use their gifts and talents to make the world a better place. We want our Chaplain to instil in our young people and staff a love of God – through dynamic and reflective experiences which energise and communicate God’s companionship.

Our Chaplaincy will facilitate spiritual reflection, promote and encourage spiritual awareness and accompany our students as they seek to deepen their spiritual lives and grow to reach their full potential.

At the heart of our education is the belief that whole person development is paramount. Thus, we strive to provide our students with inspiring opportunities and a wide experience through extra-curricular activities.

Gumley is situated on a beautiful site with excellent facilities. This creates a peaceful uncrowded environment in which our students are encouraged to live by our motto: ‘Vive ut Vivas’ - ‘Live that you may have Life’ and grow into their best self.

Arranging a visit to Gumley House RC Convent School, FCJ

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email dgodwin@gumleyhouse.com.

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