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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    24 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    21 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Subject

History

Working pattern

Full time: Full time

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

plus Wren allowance

What skills and experience we're looking for

Professional Skills and Experience

  • 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.
  • Relevant experience of working in comprehensive and multicultural environments.
  • Know how to use, statistical information to evaluate the effectiveness of their teaching & to monitor the progress of those that they teach.
  • Willing to act upon advice and feedback & being open to mentoring and coaching.
  • 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.
  • Able to relate to all students in a positive and constructive way and inspire them to achieve more than they think possible.
  • Have qualities which earn the trust and respect of students, staff, parents and governors.
  • 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.
  • Have the ability to relate positively to parents and engage them successfully in the life of the Academy.
  • Able to build constructive working relationships with local schools and colleges, employers and the local authority.

What the school offers its staff

Our staff body of 96 teaching staff and 65 student services colleagues is inclusive and representative of the community in which we serve. All staff, whatever their role, are equally valued and the contribution of student services colleagues to the life and success of the Academy is celebrated. Our restaurant, centrally situated, is the heart and hub of our community. This provides a bright, clean, communal space where staff and students can socialise, meet and eat. Over the years, the restaurant has become the foundation for strong relationships across departments and staff groups ensuring that all staff benefit from friendship and support beyond their immediate teams. We have consistently recruited a talented and committed staff who share the ambition of creating a uniquely successful school.

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.

Other benefits of teaching at Wren:

  • 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

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 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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