This job expired on 5 December 2023

  • Start date details

    February or April 2024, a later start will be considered

  • Closing date

    5 December 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    20 November 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

plus Wren allowance

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Possess a good degree and QTS.
  • Be an excellent teacher with the ability to inspire students to become effective, self directed learners.
  • Have the skills and experience necessary to achieve outstanding examination results.
  • Possess a thorough understanding of the requirements and opportunities of the secondary curriculum.
  • Have experience of teaching a range of year groups including examination classes.
  • Show evidence of having developed the learning capacity of students.
  • Be able to support and role model on delivery of school ethos and policies.
  • Show evidence of continued professional development.
  • Have relevant experience of working in comprehensive and multicultural environments.
  • Know how to use, with guidance, statistical information to evaluate the effectiveness of their teaching and to monitor the progress of those that they teach.
  • Be willing to act upon advice and feedback and being open to mentoring and coaching.
  • Be receptive and constructively critical of whole school innovation which will lead to benefits and improvements in teaching and learning.
  • Demonstrate the ability to set up and operate effective self-evaluation systems.
  • Have a commitment to extra-curricular activities and be able to follow procedural and safeguarding guidelines to ensure these run smoothly.
  • Committed to maintaining a distinctive and inclusive Christian vision in the Academy.

  • Demonstrate the inspiration to motivate and the ability to build on the strengths and expertise of each staff member.

  • Possess integrity, optimism, credibility, resilience, calmness and a sense of proportion.

  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Have the ability to relate positively to parents and other stakeholders and engage them successfully in the life of the Academy.

  • Be able to build constructive working relationships with local schools and colleges, employers and the local authority.

  • Appreciate the balance between the academic, social and emotional development of young people, needed to create an outstanding school.

What the school offers its staff

All teachers joining Wren receive a high quality professional development experience. We explicitly prioritise CPD with an innovative CPD programme which provides three hours of CPD per week. Within this structure is an increasing focus on engaging with the latest educational research, with many colleagues undertaking small scale research projects related to their practice. We want to appoint colleagues who possess real curiosity about the ways in which children learn most effectively and who are always seeking to extend their practice into new areas and learning activities.

At Wren you will be given time to plan and evaluate your lessons. You will be part of a learning dialogue with colleagues for which time is set aside. Most importantly of all, you will be working with young people who are talented and enthusiastic about their learning. We believe that observing other teachers at work and having them observe you is a professional entitlement. It is an expectation that all Wren teachers will be confident and open in seeing lesson observation as a key element of how we learn as professionals.

Other benefits of teaching at Wren:

  • Children of colleagues working at Wren for over two years are given priority for a place in Reception or Year 7
  • An exceptionally talented and mutually supportive staff team
  • Talented, courteous and ambitious students
  • Excellent professional development opportunities including support for programmes of further study and planned career development. This includes the opportunity to study for NPQs.
  • Timetabled professional development time during the school day
  • Planning and evaluation time during the school day
  • A pleasant and attractive working environment
  • Free refreshments and a daily lunchtime allowance
  • ‘Wren Allowance’ in recognition of delivering enrichment activities and contributing to the wider life of the Academy.
  • A lower student contact ratio than the norm

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About Wren Academy Finchley

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 4 to 18
School size
1626 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 18

Wren Academy Finchley is located in the London Borough of Barnet. It is the founder of the Wren Academies Trust, a MAT which is sponsored by the Church of England and Berkhamsted School. The Academy has developed a strong reputation for outstanding teaching and learning, as demonstrated by our Progress 8 figure, which places us in the top 65 schools nationally. We are an all-through school with a thriving sixth form and a primary phase which opened in September 2015. The engaging curriculum and state of the art buildings have contributed to the Academy’s notable success. There is also a strong focus on student well-being so that every individual is happy and secure to learn and thrive within a caring community. Wren is a MAT and plans are well advanced to create a new school in a neighbouring borough which will provide exciting professional development opportunities for all staff.

Arranging a visit to Wren Academy Finchley

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@wrenacademiestrust.org.

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