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  • Start date details

    January 2024 / April 2024

  • Closing date

    23 January 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    7 November 2023

Job details

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Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£30,000.00 - £46,525.00 Annually (Actual) TLR 2a for the right candidate

Teacher of English/ KS5 Lead job summary

This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and committed Teacher to contribute to our success. English is committed to developing and embedding a diverse and inclusive curriculum which represents our children and the communities they come from in order to prepare them as citizens of the global community.

The Opportunity

A great chance to work with a strong, fun and enthusiastic team.
the opportunity to join a successful and ambitious school.
a stimulating and creative working environment
an exceptional CPD provision for all staff, working in collaboration and sharing best practice across the Trust.
The opportunity to work with children from a range of backgrounds and to celebrate their progress and achievements.

The ideal candidate

The ability to teach subject to students of all ages 11-16 and preferably 11-18(KS3, GCSE and A Level)
A demonstrable understanding of how children learn.
The ability to differentiate and scaffold learning according to student’s needs.
The ability to accurately assess the skills and abilities of students and provide diagnostic coaching for improvement
The ability to interpret schemes of work to create detailed lesson plans that are inclusive and show clear progression in the learning.
Be a team player, with a ‘can do’ solution focused attitude
Possess outstanding personal integrity and communication skills.

Benefits of working for us include:

Free on-site parking
Eyecare vouchers
Access to a free Employee Assistance Programme, offering mental health and wellbeing support
Cycle to work scheme
Free tea and coffee making facilities
Generous sick pay and annual leave

Stratton is a vibrant Upper School with around 900 students on roll. Due to considerable housing development within and around Biggleswade, the school is set to grow significantly, including a longer- term plan to admit students at Y7 and then Y8 to an overall capacity of 1650 students from diverse backgrounds and communities. We are very much looking forward to this growth in our school community and you could be a part of this. We are proud of our large and successful Sixth Form and the breadth of curriculum we are able to offer our post-16 students. In every respect we are a truly comprehensive school with a full ability range. As the only provider of Key Stage 4 and 5 education in the town, our challenge is to move effortlessly between preparing Year 13 students for top universities to working with students who, without our support, would have rejected the concept of education. Our students are our best advertisement, although closely followed by our dedicated, creative and passionate staff.

Meridian Trust is a values-led organisation that has risen to be one of the highest performing academy groups in the country. The Trust was formed in 2011 and is founded on its commitment to a high-quality educational provision for all at the heart of local communities. The Trust currently operates 28 schools across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire and has forged strong links within all these communities. We are committed to high quality professional development and career opportunities for all staff. To find out more about the Trust, please visit: www.meridiantrust.co.uk

For more information about the role please download the Applicant Information Pack included with this advert.

Closing date for applications: 11st February 2024

Interview date: 13th February 2024

The school reserve the right to appoint before the application deadline.

Recruitment agencies need not contact the school until after the closing date

The Trust is committed to diversity and inclusion and equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments will be subject to pre-employment checks, including an enhanced check with the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS), as well as social media checks.

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 Stratton Upper School

School type
Academy, ages 13 to 18
Education phase
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School size
832 pupils enrolled
Age range
13 to 18

Stratton is a thriving Upper School with around 1,000 students on roll. The school has grown considerably in recent years; it is popular with the local community and includes over 250 students in the Sixth Form. In many respects we are a true comprehensive school with a full ability range. As the only education provider in the town, our challenge is to move effortlessly between preparing Yr13 students for top universities to working with students who without our support could have rejected the concept of education. Our students are our best advertisement, although closely followed by the dedication of our staff.

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