This job expired on 12 July 2024

  • Job start date

    2 September 2024

  • Closing date

    12 July 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    27 June 2024

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5


Art and design, Design and technology

Working pattern

Full time, part time: FTE 0.4 to full time

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

Planning, Teaching and Class Management:

Teach allocated students by planning their teaching to achieve progression of learning through:

  • identifying clear learning and lesson outcomes and specifying how they will be taught and assessed;
  • setting tasks which challenge students and ensure high levels of interest and engagement;
  • setting appropriate and demanding expectations;
  • setting clear targets, building on prior attainment;
  • being aware of and make provision for students who are SEND, more able, PPI or who have other particular individual needs;
  • providing clear structures that are in line with TBH Teaching Principles for lessons and maintain pace, motivation and challenge for learners;
  • the effective use of assessment to ensure coverage of programme of study;
  • effective teaching and best use of available time and resources;
  • maintaining behaviour for learning policies and procedures and encouraging good practice with regard to punctuality, behaviour, standards of work, rewards and home learning;
  • using a variety of teaching methods to:
  • Match approach to content, structure information, present a set of key ideas and use appropriate vocabulary.
  • Use effective questioning, listen carefully to students, give attention to errors and misconceptions.
  • Select appropriate learning resources and develop study skills through library, ICT and other sources.
  • ensuring students acquire and consolidate knowledge, skills, vocabulary and understanding appropriate to the subject taught;
  • evaluating own teaching critically fully engaging with the coaching process to improve effectiveness;
  • ensuring the effective and efficient deployment of classroom support;
  • liaison with the Curriculum Leader/Assistant Headteacher to ensure the implementation of department policy and practice.

Monitoring, Assessment, Recording, Reporting:

  • To assess how well learning objectives have been achieved and use them to improve specific aspects of teaching.
  • To assess and monitor students’ work and set targets for progress.
  • To assess and record students’ progress systematically and keep records to check work is understood and completed, monitor strengths and areas for development, inform planning and recognise the level at which the student is achieving.
  • To undertake assessment of students as requested by examination bodies, departmental and school procedures.
  • To contribute to the preparation and presentation of informative reports to parents/carers.
  • To undertake assessment of students and participate in the school’s system reporting to parents/carers.

Tutor Duties:

  • To be a Tutor to an assigned group of students to undertake daily learning checks and daily Guided Reading.
  • To promote the general progress and well-being of individual students and of the Tutor Group as a whole.
  • To liaise with the Head of Year to ensure the implementation of the school’s systems.
  • To register students, accompany them to assemblies, encourage their full attendance at all lessons and their participation in other aspects of school life.
  • To alert appropriate staff to problems experienced by students and make recommendations as to how these may be resolved.
  • To communicate, as appropriate, with parents of students and persons or bodies outside the school concerned with the welfare of individual students, after consultation with appropriate staff.

Other Professional Requirements:

  • To run and recruit for our extra-curricular programme and school clubs including supporting the school production, developing materials for ensembles and bands.
  • To promote inclusion and equality of opportunity for all students.
  • To share in the corporate responsibility for, and commitment to, the safeguarding and promotion of well-being and discipline of all students.
  • To have a working knowledge of teachers’ professional duties and legal liabilities.
  • To operate at all times within the stated policies and practices of the school.
  • To engage with the Tor Bridge High coaching and incremental coaching programme for teachers.
  • To take account of wider curriculum developments, in school and nationally.
  • To establish effective working relationships and set a good example through their presentation and personal and professional conduct.
  • To endeavour to give every child the opportunity to reach their potential and meet high expectations.
  • To co-operate with other staff to ensure a sharing and effective usage of resources to the benefit of the students, school and department.
  • To contribute to the corporate life of the school through effective participation in meetings and management systems necessary to co-ordinate the management of the school.
  • To take part in marketing and liaison activities such as Open Evenings, Parents’ Evenings, Academic Mentoring days and events with partner schools.
  • To take responsibility for own professional development and duties in relation to school policies and practices.
  • To liaise effectively with parents/carers, multi agencies if appropriate and governors.
  • To participate in the schools professional learning programme.

Other job requirements:

  • The teacher will be part of the school’s performance management system and will have a team leader who will set agreed objectives for the year. The team leader will monitor and review performance including classroom teaching.
  • The school will support the continuing professional development of all staff, to ensure that their expertise is being kept up to date and that they are professionally fulfilled in their roles.
  • Liaise with the Curriculum Leader to ensure the implementation of department policy and practice.
  • Support other teachers with the delivery of an appropriate, challenging curriculum that fulfils the National Curriculum providing opportunities for student progression.

What the school offers its staff

Relationships & Culture

Building a positive culture underpins any successful school and we, therefore, work hard as a team to create a culture rooted in mutual respect, in which teachers can teach and students can learn. We believe that students should be Ready, Kind and Safe for learning and our Ten Habits of Excellence are explicitly taught through our pastoral curriculum. At Tor Bridge High, we pride ourselves on setting the highest of standards for our students and we uphold these through positive relationships that are built on trust, kindness and safety. Staff are supported through a consistent and centralised behaviour system underpinned by a dedicated pastoral team.

Continuing Professional Development

At both Tor Bridge High and the Ted Wragg Trust, we invest in our staff as part of our Trust ‘Grow Great People’ strategy. We are committed to growing you into the best leader possible and believe that staff development is fundamental to building a highly ambitious and aspirational school. Moreover, we are proud to have a staff body who have high expectations for themselves and who model these to our students in order to create the same culture at all levels. Staff are the most valuable asset within a school, thus, our second-to-none commitment to coaching encompasses both 'instructional coaching' for teaching and 'leadership coaching' to foster the development of our teams and the continuous improvement of our staff. At Tor Bridge High, there is a culture of feedback with an emphasis on self-reflection and impact. All staff receive personalised instructional coaching every two weeks. We want to create dynamic and innovative teams where staff are learning collaboratively from one another; we encourage staff to seek these opportunities both internally and externally and to deliberately incorporate evidence-informed practice into their teaching to improve our school performance.

Growth & Development

We believe passionately that every student will succeed through an ambitious, broad and balanced curriculum that meets the needs of all students and through highly skilled adaptive teaching. Our curriculum is driven by academic rigour and powerful knowledge that prepares students for the rigours of future study and work. We are committed to celebrating diversity and inclusivity through our curriculum. We have a centralised curriculum, collaborating across departments and other schools to both share resources and to avoid duplication and unnecessary work at all levels. We provide our curriculum teams with the autonomy to decide the very best curriculum to enable our learners to thrive and flourish. The centralised curriculum ensures that all students have an equity of experience and ensures that teachers are not burdened by daily planning; instead they can focus on adaptive teaching and meeting the needs of all learners, alongside reducing workload.

Community, Personal Development & Enrichment

Tor Bridge High is the heart of the community and therefore, we take pride in our responsibility to serving our local families through strengthening family and community engagement, and helping the community to access services and additional resources. We understand the social and economic challenges faced by the community and the impact these can have on our students and their families, and we believe that we have an important role to play in tackling inequality by working in close partnership with families and the wider community. Education is not simply a collection of grades obtained at the end of examinations; education is about holistic growth and cultural development. We aim to accelerate the personal growth of all students by providing them access to a range of experiences that may not otherwise be available to them. This includes trips to theatres, galleries and concerts; residential trips that develop character; sporting opportunities; charity expeditions abroad and so much more. Further growing the breadth of extra-curricular activities is important to fulfilling our vision to ensure that every single child has access to culturally rich experiences.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Tor Bridge High

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1171 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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Our school is a well-established secondary school and sixth form, which caters for up to 1,200 pupils and has been oversubscribed for the past 7 years.

We are on a journey of school improvement with a relentless focus on high expectations with an aim to improve outcomes for all our students. This was reflected in our 2019 Year 11 results where we saw an overall increase in students’ progress - a reflection of the dedication of our staff for continued school improvement.

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To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email bgeorgiev@torbridge.net.

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