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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    13 February 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    8 February 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £28,012 to £43,697 per year

What skills and experience we're looking for

The role

The Computing department at Sir Thomas Rich’s School currently consists of two specialist teachers who teach all years, with some Key Stage 3 lessons co-taught by other STEM staff. The team support each other through the sharing of knowledge, ideas and responsibilities according to their strengths and interests, and work closely with the IT support staff team. The department are committed to helping students achieve outstanding results by providing them with high levels of core knowledge and understanding through interesting and relevant lessons. The department foster intellectual curiosity, enquiry and creativity, encouraging independent learning beyond the NC or examination specifications. For Computer Science, the School follows the AQA 8525 specification for GCSE and the AQA 7517 specification (as a two-year course) for A Level. At both levels, students are encouraged to develop their coding skills.

The role also requires some teaching of Mathematics at Key Stage 3 and ideally up to GCSE level. The Maths department comprise staff who are passionate about the subject and who support each other by sharing resources and ideas. They also contribute to the extra-curricular provision the department offers. Expectations and standards are high, as historic results show. Both students and teachers have a mutual commitment to succeed.

About you

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated, outstanding graduate to teach Computer Science from Key Stage 3 to A-Level, and Mathematics at Key Stage 3 and ideally up to GCSE level. We hope to appoint a colleague who can work as part of a team, contributing to the work of both departments in developing new schemes of work and resources, and who can share innovative teaching and learning strategies. This post would be equally well suited to an ambitious ECT or a more experienced teacher.

What the school offers its staff

Founded in 1666 as the Blue Coat Hospital, today Sir Thomas Rich’s is a progressive grammar school for boys in Years 7 to 11, and young men and women in the sixth form. We are consistently one of the highest attaining schools in the county and we are proud of our long-standing reputation for academic and sporting excellence. GCSE results consistently come in the top 10% for attainment and value added in the country. Our students typically achieve ten or eleven GCSEs, mostly at the highest grades, and three or four A-levels, mostly at grades A*, A and B. The School attracts high-ability, talented students and offers a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities. We believe that students thrive in an atmosphere of respect, care and support.

Teachers and support staff work hard to promote this ethos and to make sure that every pupil feels that they are a valued member of the school community. High quality pastoral support is key to this aim, and we work closely with parents to develop positive relationships with families and help students achieve their full potential. Our accomplished teachers use their skills and in-depth subject knowledge to inspire, encourage and support our students in their journey through the School, laying firm foundations for academic excellence at GCSE, in our Sixth Form and beyond. Our excellent support staff show high levels of commitment to the School and work hard to manage all non-teaching aspects of school life effectively.

Located on the edge of the city of Gloucester in the heart of the south west, Sir Thomas Rich’s is just a short drive from Junction 11 of the M5. The beautiful Cotswold towns of Cheltenham and Cirencester are easily accessible and there are excellent public transport links to the nearby cities of Cardiff, Birmingham and Bristol.

Further details about the role

To apply

Please submit a completed application form with a covering letter explaining your suitability for the role.A copy of your CV would be welcomed. You may wish to post these documents to The Headmaster, Sir Thomas Rich's School, Oakleaze, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL2 0LF or email them directly to jem@strs.org.uk.

Closing date: 9.00 am, Monday 13 February 2023

To arrange an informal visit or for further information, please contact Jane Morton, Headmaster's PA and HR Manager.

This post is subject to two satisfactory references and an enhanced criminal record check through the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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 Sir Thomas Rich's School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1226 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Email address
Phone number
01452 338400

Sir Thomas Rich's School is a progressive Grammar School for boys in Years 7 to 11, with a Sixth Form for young men and women.

Arranging a visit to Sir Thomas Rich's School

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

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