18 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    10 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    16 May 2024

Job details

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Subject

English

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£30,000.00 - £46,525.00 Annually (Actual)

Teacher of English job summary

The School

Matthew Arnold is a thriving community school on the outskirts of Oxford looking to appoint a Teacher of English to teach across the age and ability ranges from KS3 to A Level.

This is an exciting opportunity to join whether you are looking to start your career or for those looking to develop their career further.

Matthew Arnold is an oversubscribed inclusive 11-18 school of over 1,300 pupils that serves a mix of urban and rural communities across the west side of Oxford. The school prides itself on being a high achieving school with increasing rates of progress for our disadvantaged students. This has been achieved by focusing on improving outcomes for every student and continuing staff development.

The school is part of the Acer Trust. All schools in the Trust play an important part in the success of the Trust and work together collaboratively so that each school in the Trust is a great place to learn and to work.

Introduction

Matthew Arnold is a popular and successful school with an excellent local reputation. We are focussed on improving outcomes for every student and are committed to staff development to support this. We are a friendly staff always working in support of each other and keen to be the best teachers we can be. The school is part of the Acer Trust family of schools so there is opportunity to share expertise and experiences and enjoy professional development with more than one school. This post is open to all teachers and our induction programmes give strong support to ECTs. As the school continues to flourish, your contribution and commitment will be part of that future.

Every teacher is expected to go about their duties in a professional and flexible manner in cooperation with all other colleagues around school.

General Duties

You will be expected to carry out the professional duties of a teacher as outlined in the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document currently in operation, or any subsequent legislation.

Teaching duties

The post holder will be expected to teach any class that they are reasonably directed to teach, across the full age and ability range from KS3 to KS5

The post holder will be expected to take responsibility for a tutor group

The general duties applicable to teachers are set out in the Teachers’ Standards, under the headings:

Part One

Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils

Promote good progress and outcomes by pupils

Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge

Plan and teach well-structured lessons

Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all pupils

Make accurate and productive use of assessment

Manage behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment

Fulfil wider professional responsibilities

Part Two

Personal and Professional conduct

Current specific teaching responsibilities will include

Teaching Physics across the age and ability range from KS3 to A Level

Contribution to the development of English in the school, for example:

Contributing to the development of departmental schemes of work and teaching resources

Involvement with extra-curricular initiatives within the department to support and promote learning

Supporting activities and events to promote English more generally within the school’s external partnerships (e.g. OCL and Acer Trust (secondary partnerships)

Student welfare and development

Taking responsibility for a tutor group

General Responsibilities

Follow school and department policies and procedures

The relevant professional standards apply for this post

It is the responsibility of all teachers to participate in appropriate professional development throughout the year and to engage in the school’s performance development arrangements

It is the responsibility of each member of staff to safeguard and promote the welfare of all young people he/she is responsible for, or comes into contact with, in the school

All teachers have specific responsibilities under Health & Safety legislation to ensure that they:

Take reasonable care for their own health and safety, and that of others affected by what they do, or do not do

Cooperate on all issues involving health and safety

Use work items provided for them correctly, in accordance with training and instructions

Do not interfere with or misuse anything provided for their health, safety or welfare

Report any health and safety concerns to their line manager as soon as practicable.

How to apply:

Please complete the application for on My New Term. If you have any further questions please contact Jeremiah at hr@maschool.org.uk.

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)
medical
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 Matthew Arnold School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1314 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Matthew Arnold is a popular and successful school on the edge of Oxford with an excellent local reputation. We are focussed on improving outcomes for every student and are committed to staff development to support this.

The school is part of the Acer Trust family of schools so there is opportunity to share expertise and experiences and enjoy professional development with more than one school. Our induction programmes give strong support to NQTs.

We offer defined-benefit public sector pension schemes (Teachers Pension, Local Government Pension Scheme), a 24-hour Employee Assistance Programme, good bus links, car and cycle parking.

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