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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    22 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    8 May 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Subject

English

Working pattern

Full time: Teaching

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

MPS/UPS (£30,000-£46,525)

What skills and experience we're looking for

This is a very exciting opportunity to join the English Department at Trafalgar School. You would be working alongside our experienced Director of English, the Second in department, Lead Practitioner, Curriculum Enrichment Lead, and dedicated team of teachers.

It is expected that the successful candidate will have the drive to inspire students to achieve the best possible results and be a good communicator, able to interact effectively with a wide and diverse group of people. Applicants should demonstrate a well thought out philosophy of education which reflects the needs of all learners and to play a full part in the life of the school community, to support its distinctive mission and ethos and to encourage and ensure staff and students follow this example.

Most importantly, as far as personal characteristics are concerned, we would like to find someone with warmth, enthusiasm, flexibility, and an unrelenting commitment to the success of every child. Last, but by no means least, a sense of humour is essential!

Trafalgar School is a very special community where relationships are at the core of everything we do. We are continually striving for excellence in all aspects of what we do as we fulfil our moto; “Learning today, leading tomorrow”. Being part of #teamtrafalgaris a privilege.

Candidates should return the completed application form with a letter of application by Wednesday 22 May 2024.

What the school offers its staff

Our aim is to provide an outstanding all-round educational experience and we are committed to the success and excellence for all our students. In June 2023 we were inspected by OFSTED and judged to be a strongly ‘good’ school with ‘outstanding’ personal development. We are enjoying the next stage of our journey (to become outstanding in all areas!) and continue to receive incredible feedback about our child centred approach; our leaders share our best practice through extensive outreach work across the city and beyond.

Our team are enthusiastic about the subject of English, and we strive to inspire all our pupils through challenging, engaging, and enjoyable learning experiences that maximise progress, achievement, and most of all enjoyment.

As per our school values, we believe all students have the right to engage in a diverse English curriculum to shape students into well rounded human beings and global citizens. We believe in the importance of nurturing and caring for our pupils in an environment that recognises, supports, advises, and guides everyone to become the best version of themselves. With personalised learning at the core of our curriculum, we ensure that all pupils feel valued and are therefore able to achieve their full potential.

RELATIONAL PRACTICE “Community is much more than belonging to something; it’s about doing something together that makes belonging matter.” -Brian Solis

One of the ways we achieve success at Trafalgar School is through our explicit focus on Relational Practice (often referred to as Restorative Practice) which is centred around behaviours, interactions and approaches that build and maintain healthy relationships, resolving difficulties and repairing harm where there is conflict. The culture of belonging that has emerged has a significant impact on the well-being of staff and students at Trafalgar School. This is because everyone is valued, and everyone is heard. High challenge and high support underpin our relational approach, meaning everyone is aware of what is expected and what is acceptable, yet provided with the support they need to achieve their potential. This is an important part of our inclusive ethos, where we prioritise equity over equality.

"Strong relationships are the heart of everything the school does." -Hayden Ginns, Assistant Director for Children - Portsmouth City Council

‘Relationships are highly positive because staff take time to understand and remove barriers to pupils’ learning’.

OFSTED June 2023



Commitment to safeguarding

SAFEGUARDING
Salterns Academy Trust and Trafalgar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.
All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring checks along with other relevant employment checks.
Some forms of employment, occupations and professions are exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Working within a School is exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

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About Trafalgar School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
971 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
02392 693521

Trafalgar School is a vibrant learning community where every member of staff understands the difference that they can make to our students’ outcomes. We expect all staff to be actively involved in the personal development of our young people and to show full commitment to their own and the school’s professional development.
Trafalgar School and its Governing Body are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; and they expect all staff to share this commitment.

Our aim is to provide an outstanding all-round educational experience and we are committed to the success and excellence for all our students. In June 2023 we were inspected by OFSTED and judged to be a strongly ‘good’ school with ‘outstanding’ personal development. We are enjoying the next stage of our journey (to become outstanding in all areas!) and continue to receive incredible feedback about our child centred approach; our leaders share our best practice through extensive outreach work across the city and beyond.

Arranging a visit to Trafalgar School

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

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