We are looking for a motivated and inspiring teacher to join our friendly and supportive team in a brilliant mathematics department. Whether you are an NQT looking for an encouraging first school or an established teacher looking for further responsibilities we would like to hear from you. We would encourage you to come and visit our school and meet the staff and students however and our school website will give you a good idea of what it would be like to join the teaching team at St Birinus.
The role is a full time position and we are able to offer a varied teaching timetable, which suits your experience and aspirations, and can include responsibilities and roles within the Maths faculty or the school as a whole.
The school has a reputation for dynamic and innovative Teaching and Learning – and we welcome applications from candidates who will be able to contribute to this ethos. The Maths Faculty has excellent student outcomes both at GCSE and A Level, in the top 10% of any school in the UK and maths is a very popular course in the Sixth Form so there are opportunities for A Level teaching for those interested.
St Birinus School is judged to be a securely Good school with students meeting the school’s high expectations (OFSTED Report February 2020). The OFSTED reports states:
“St Birinus School is a vibrant and inspiring place for pupils to learn. Pupils are very proud of their school. They feel it is a friendly and welcoming place where they really feel valued.”
St Birinus is in the top 5% of all schools nationally for boys’ progress which accurately reflects our aspirational expectations and ethos.
We are committed to continuous professional development and have wide-ranging training and development opportunities. For Early Careers Teachers this takes the form of a carefully designed mentoring programme. For experienced teachers, and those returning to teaching, there is a comprehensive CPD provision in place with a focus on department based development and collaboration.
We are also mindful of the competing demands people face in their lives so are happy to consider part-time applications.
We are looking for an inspirational and innovative teacher with a real passion for ensuring excellence in teaching for the benefit of all students to join our effective and well-resourced department.
You will need to demonstrate that you:
- are passionate about raising levels of engagement and achievement
- want to make a positive difference by going the extra mile for the benefit of your students
- have the desire and enthusiasm to play an active and collaborative role in contributing to a strong culture of sharing best practice, resources and ideas
- have the interpersonal and leadership skills required to inspire and motivate colleagues and students
- are keen and able to embed enjoyment and success in learning
Benefits of working with us:
- Loan of laptop and mouse for all teaching staff
- Promethean Boards in all classrooms
- Employee centred and family friendly policies and practises
- Opportunity for flexible working arrangements to support with work life balance (wherever possible)
- Comfortable staffrooms with tea, coffee and workspaces
- Cycle to work scheme and sheltered secure bicycle sheds
To ensure we conduct a fair shortlisting process we use blind shortlisting whereby personal information (such as name, email address, gender & ethnicity) are not made available to the short-listing panel.
Please note that the school reserves the right to interview on receipt of applications, and to appoint prior to the deadline, so early application is recommended.
Ridgeway Education Trust is committed to safeguarding, equality and promoting the welfare of children and expects staff working in all its schools to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS, references and pre-employment safeguarding checks. All Leadership roles will require a Section 128 check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining a post. All cases are considered confidentially and according to the nature of the role and information disclosed.
To view our Safeguarding policy, please visit our website: http://www.st-birinus-school.org.uk/1852/sbs-policies. Please be aware that you will be required to bring your original degree certificate, proof of residence and photographic ID, as applicable, to interview and online searches may be made for shortlisted candidates, as part of due diligence checks.
St Birinus School is a Family Friendly School, committed to supporting our staff so that they can carve out a professional and personal life that is fulfilling and balanced.
Our RET Staff Charter summarises the commitment we make to all staff who join and work at Ridgeway Education Trust.
We are committed to expressing our values of high quality learning, respectful relationships and an inclusive environment in the day to day experience of staff and students throughout the school.
St Birinus School is an equal opportunities employer.
Ridgeway Education Trust is committed to safeguarding, equality and promoting the welfare of children and expects staff working in its schools to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS, references and pre-employment safeguarding checks. All Leadership roles require a Section 128 check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining a post. All cases are considered confidentially according to the nature of role and information disclosed.
Our Safeguarding policy: http://www.st-birinus-school.org.uk/1852/sbs-policies. You will be required to bring your original degree certificate, proof of residence and photographic ID, to interview.
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