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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    13 June 2023 at 12:23pm

  • Date listed

    25 May 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

Salary negotiable

What skills and experience we're looking for

Job Purpose

  • To ensure that all students make maximum progress.
  • To teach engaging, differentiated and well planned lessons typically guided by Blenheim’s 10 teaching and Learning non-negotiables.
  • To ensure students of all ages are supported and challenged as necessary and achieve optimum levels of engagement with school life.
  • To support and challenge members of the department as necessary thus ensuring that the student experience and progress is maximised.
  • To help maximise student attendance by the department delivering creative, innovative and rewarding lessons.
  • To role model excellent practices, going ‘above and beyond’, intervening with students outside the curriculum so they ‘catch up’ as quickly as possible.
  • To support and challenge Heads of Year so that underachieving students have barriers removed from their learning and regularly show good learning behaviours including being properly equipped for lessons.
  • To follow department and whole school guidelines e.g. deadlines are met, registers are taken, students’ have challenging starter activities recapping prior learning, the main parts of lessons involve students applying their newly acquired skills or knowledge regularly and expediently etc.
  • To ensure lessons are well planned and follow schemes of work with regular and consistent assessments providing students with high quality feedback which they are accountable for acting upon via DIRT marking.
  • To encourage a culture of shared practice in the department where resources are shared, practices are discussed and peer lesson observations take place on a regular basis; typically half termly.
  • To communicate with parents on a range of issues, particularly where students are underachieving.
  • To communicate appropriate information to teaching and support staff.
  • To contribute to a confidential record of issues affecting the educational progress of students.
  • To be highly visible and a point of contact for students and families.
  • To reinforce consistently the school’s 10 school uniform non-negotiables.

What the school offers its staff

Blenheim is a dynamic, exciting and supportive environment in which to work. The school opened in September 1997 with one year group and has grown to its current size of 1337 students on roll including over 200 in the Sixth Form. Blenheim is a mixed comprehensive and our reputation in the community is excellent. In 2019, Blenheim was characterised as a ‘good’ school following a Section 5 Ofsted inspection. Ofsted commented that the school had excellent capacity to continue improving. Blenheim converted to Academy Status in March 2012 and has developed many community and primary school links. Blenheim is a well–resourced school and is fortunate to have outstanding facilities. Together with a very supportive and well qualified governing body the school has invested significantly in several areas, not least in the appointment of high-quality practitioners and on-site infrastructure. Visitors often comment on the calm, purposeful learning environment that pervades. Blenheim sets high standards in terms of uniform with several ‘non-negotiables’ and there are strict expectations regarding behaviour and conduct, both in and out of the classroom. Ofsted described Blenheim as ‘calm, orderly and purposeful’ and our students as ‘respectful, kind and courteous’, which is what those of us who work at Blenheim see every day. As Blenheim students prepare to take up their place in society they are actively encouraged to become independent learners. Part of this process involves the integration of iPads across the curriculum; all teachers and 98% of students own one. Technological evolution is inevitable and this approach is key to ensuring that students develop attributes that will allow them to adapt in a rapidly changing world. The iPad complements daily teaching and allows students to easily access a multitude of interactive and innovative resources both in and away fromschool.

Commitment to safeguarding

Blenheim High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our Child Protection and Safeguarding policy along with our Equality policy can be found below. All successful candidates will be subject to DBS checks along with other relevant employment checks.

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About Blenheim High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1329 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01372 745333

Comprehensive state funded academy secondary school [mixed], based in Epsom, Surrey.

Arranging a visit to Blenheim High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@blenheim.surrey.sch.uk.

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