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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    14 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    22 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

MPS/UPS as appropriate Plus TLR2 allowance

Additional allowances

Plus TLR2 allowance

What skills and experience we're looking for


A record of successful teaching at KS3 and KS4

Significant teaching experience

Experience of developing the curriculum

Contribution to school beyond the classroom

Skills, Attributes and Knowledge

Secure knowledge of subject area

Clear understanding of planning differentiation into the curriculum

Good understanding of whole school issues

Planning, prioritising and managing workload in an environment of conflicting demands

Sound knowledge of the National Agenda

An understanding of the use of data in promoting pupil achievement and attainment

Skills and knowledge to deal with student safety and behaviour

Ability to focus on standards and the belief that all students can succeed given the right opportunity and support

Demonstrate a commitment to equal opportunities

Organised and methodical approach to work/ability to prioritise and time manage effectively

Ability to build effective and positive working relationships with students, colleagues and parents/carers

Committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people

What the school offers its staff

We invest in our teachers by providing regular CPD, both internal and external, and ensure that you are given time to collaborate and share good practice with your colleagues in order to help you to continually improve your practice.

Our new colleague will also benefit from being part of the West Norfolk Academies Trust - a small, locally based charity working with primary and secondary schools to challenge and support our family of schools to provide an excellent education for young people.

Further details about the role

In 2023 all our subject progress figures improved, but Maths achieved the best progress score in the school of +0.39, including SEND student successes. The department continues to develop and has a focus on Disadvantaged outcomes and those capable of achieving 7+ in Mathematics.

We are seeking an ambitious, enthusiastic and imaginative Second in Maths. The successful candidate will need to provide our students with an outstanding education in Maths, and work collaboratively with the Head of the Department to provide effective support with a view to continuing to raise standards, supporting the school in securing high standards of teaching and learning.

Commitment to safeguarding

West Norfolk Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, therefore appointments are subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check with barred list. Shortlisted candidates will be subject to an online search.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 but Exceptions Order may apply.

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About Smithdon High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
612 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

At Smithdon High School we share a simple vision. Every child is supported to make progress in every single lesson, every single day.

These are exciting times to join our school. Under our current Headteacher since September 2022, we are building to become a truly great school – with our best GCSE results ever in the summer of 2023 and achieving a “Good” Ofsted (“good” in all areas) in November 2023. Our staff work as a team and support each other, while receiving fantastic professional development opportunities. They are encouraged to be the best they can be.

Our school serves the coastal town of Hunstanton and the surrounding area with a clear focus on knowing the strengths and needs of every student. We believe every child deserves a warm welcome to every learning opportunity and a personalised learning experience; challenge and support leading to exceptional progress. We are also at the centre of the community in Hunstanton and West Norfolk. We will always embrace opportunities to strengthen existing and explore new relationships within our community.

Our buildings are both innovative and modern as well as of historic significance and we aim to create the best facilities for our students to learn and achieve - coupled with an innovative and creative curriculum alongside outstanding specialist staff.

Everything we do reflects both our core values to "Work Hard, Be Kind and Smile" and our "Smithdon Seven" expectations.
1. We believe in ourselves and are proud of our achievements
2. We aim high and accept challenge to achieve our ambitions
3. We take responsibility for our choices, our actions and our environment
4. We work together to support our community
5. We are present, we are equipped to learn, we work hard and we always give our best
6. We are respectful and we listen to others
7. We take pride in the presentation of ourselves and our work

At Smithdon High School we welcome applicants who want to make a positive difference to the lives of our students and can help them to aspire to great futures.

We are part of the West Norfolk Academies Trust whose aim is to challenge and support a small group of schools to provide an excellent education for the young people of West Norfolk.

The Trust works in a supportive partnership with Primary and Secondary schools with each school maintaining their unique identity and ethos.

The schools work together to ensure maximum benefit for all students through economies of scale and shared resources.

The Trust’s clear strategic vision for the future is based around four key areas:
• Maximising student achievement
• Ensuring each student is engaged with the school
• Ensuring our students have access to world class resources
• Delivering outstanding teaching and learning

Arranging a visit to Smithdon High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@westnorfolkacademiestrust.co.uk.

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