This job expired on 24 June 2024

  • Start date details

    Autumn Term

  • Closing date

    24 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    14 June 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4


Art and design, Design and technology

Working pattern

Full time: Full Time

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

  • The ability to communicate clearly and tactfully using appropriate methods and an awareness of the impact of your own communication on others;
  • Able to maintain positive relationships with all and able to work as an effective and flexible part of a team; willing to change methods of work and routines to benefit the team:
  • Willingness to accept responsibility for your own actions; the ability to prioritise effectively, meet deadlines and accept challenges.
  • The qualifications and previous experience required for a Teacher are:


    • Honours degree and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS);  

    • Evidence of relevant professional development related to subject area (with further qualifications in PDP desirable);  

    • Able to teach the full age and ability range;  

    • Ability to differentiate materials to meet the needs of learning in an inclusive learning environment;  

    • Up to date knowledge of the National Curriculum in subject area;  

    • The ability to remain calm and reflective when working in a challenging environment;  

    • Evidence of the ability to consult and seek advice and professional support as necessary;  

    • Successful experience of managing effective classroom environments to support student learning and positive behaviour. 


    • Pastoral Experience.  

What the school offers its staff

SET Ixworth is an oversubscribed, ambitious school. Our commitment is to providing an inspiring and enriching educational experience.

At Ixworth, we take a holistic approach to the curriculum, ensuring that the academic development of our students is complemented by a wide ranging creative focus as well as a bespoke enrichment curriculum. This allows us to cater for each child’s individual needs and talents, promoting a well-rounded individual.

We recognise the importance of cultural capital and strive to provide our students with a diverse and immersive learning environment. Through a rich and varied curriculum, we aim to broaden their horizons and instil an appreciation for different cultures and traditions. Our students leave us with an appreciation of the world around them, ready to make a positive contribution to society.

Further details about the role

Learning and Teaching: 

  • Undertake a designated programme of teaching as outlined on the school timetable; 

  • Teach students inclusively, according to their educational needs through appropriate differentiation and personalisation, including the setting and marking of all class work and coursework carried out by students;  

  • Ensure that literacy and numeracy is a central part of planning and learning and teaching for students; 

  • Use ICT when relevant to inspire and motivate. Transferable ICT skills must be developed, ensuring students are knowledgeable in developing technologies and equipped for the next stage of their education or work life;  

  • Ensure a high quality learning experience for all students, which meets internal and external quality standards; 

  • Use a variety of delivery methods which will stimulate learning appropriate to student needs and the demands of the specifications taught; 

  • Prepare and update subject materials and share resources across the subject area and via Trust networks, across schools in the Trust; 

  • Encourage and be accountable for the highest possible achievement from all students in the classes allocated to you; 

  • Contribute to the process of the ordering and allocation of equipment and materials when requested to do so by the Subject Leader; 

  • Assist the Subject Leader to identify resource needs and to contribute to the efficient / effective use of physical resources; 

  • Review from time to time methods of teaching and programmes of work under the direction of the Subject Leader; 

  • Ensure the effective / efficient deployment of classroom support; 

  • Assist in the development of appropriate specifications, resources, schemes of work, marking policies and teaching strategies; 

  • Plan and prepare lessons to a high standard as set out in the Trust Learning and Teaching Policy; 

  • Assist your Subject Leader to ensure that the subject area utilises a range of pedagogical methods which motivates and meets the needs of students; 

  • Assist the process of curriculum development and change so as to ensure the continued relevance to the needs of students, examining and awarding bodies and the strategic vision and aims of the Trust. 

Assessment and Reporting: 

  • Assess, record and report on the attendance, progress, development and attainment of students and to keep such records as are required; 

  • Provide, or contribute to, oral and written assessments, reports and references relating to individual students and groups of students; 

  • Undertake assessment of students as requested by external examination bodies, curriculum areas and school procedures; 

  • Mark, grade and give written / verbal and diagnostic feedback in line with the school’s emphasis on Assessment for Learning; 

  • Communicate effectively with the parents / carers of students as appropriate; 

  • Maintain appropriate records and to provide relevant accurate and up-to-date information to the school’s MIS, registers, etc. when required; 

  • Complete any relevant documentation to assist in the tracking of students; 

  • Track student progress and use information to inform teaching and learning. 


  • Maintain compliant behaviour and behaviour for learning in accordance with the Trust Behaviour Policy, and to encourage good practice with regard to punctuality, standards of work and homework; 

  • Recognise and praise the achievement of students in classes assigned to you; 

  • Dress professionally and appropriately for teaching; 

  • Enforce standards of uniform; 

  • Liaise with the Subject Leader and relevant Pastoral Leader to ensure the implementation of the school’s pastoral system. 


  • Where appropriate, communicate and co-operate appropriately with persons or bodies outside the school; 

  • Follow agreed policies for communicating internally and externally to the school; 

  • Take part in liaison activities such as Open School, Open Mornings, Parents / carers Consultation Evenings, liaison events with partner schools, etc.; 

  • Contribute to the development of effective subject links with external agencies; 

  • Work as a team member and contribute positively to effective working relations within the school and across the Trust. 


  • Help to implement school quality assurance procedures and to adhere to those; 

  • Contribute to the process of monitoring and evaluation of the curriculum area in line with agreed school policies and procedures, including evaluation against quality standards and performance criteria; 

  • Take part, as may be required, in the review, development and management of activities relating to the curriculum, organisation and pastoral functions of the school. 

  • Engage actively in the Performance Management process; 

  • Contribute to the school Raising Achievement Plan and its implementation; 

  • Be aware of and ensure that you are contributing to the school meeting the ‘good’ and ‘outstanding’ criteria in the Ofsted Evaluation Schedule. 


  • Take part in the school’s staff development programme by participating in arrangements for further training, professional development, observations and in assessing their impact on learning; 

  • Continue personal development in the relevant areas including subject knowledge, teaching methods and areas identified in Performance Management; 

  • Contribute to school and Trust-wide planning and training activities. 

Contribution to the Enrichment Programme 

All members of staff are expected to be involved in the Enrichment programme for students, through contributions such as the development of Enrichment activities and programmes, developing and teaching extra qualification courses, supervising students undertaking learning activities, etc. 

Commitment to safeguarding

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, therefore all applicants must be prepared to undergo a number of checks to confirm their suitability to work with children and young people. The Trust welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. In accordance with the Department of Education’s “Keeping Children Safe in Education”, references will be sought on all short-listed candidates before interview.

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About Ixworth High School

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
528 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01359 234050

SET Ixworth school is a small / medium-sized high school set in the wonderful Suffolk countryside. We are over-subscribed and will have over 600 pupils in the school by September 2024.

The school enjoys a positive reputation in the community, as evidenced by the high demand for Year 7 places in September 2024. The students demonstrate respect, motivation and good behaviour in their learning.

The school's vision is to provide an education system that truly serves those it educates by always reflecting on and addressing individual needs, strengths, and interests. There is a Specialist Resource Base on site for around 12 pupils, supporting pupils with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities.

The school is currently a “good” school according to Ofsted, with an inspection from September 2019.

Arranging a visit to Ixworth High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email ixworth@seckfordeducation.org.uk.

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