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  • Start date details

    September 2023

  • Closing date

    12 May 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    7 February 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4



Working pattern

Full time: Full time 37 hours / week Monday - Friday

Contract type


Pay scale

M1 - UPS3

What skills and experience we're looking for


  • Plan and prepare high quality lessons that ensure all ability groups make at least good progress
  • Assess progress and provide appropriate feedback
  • Maintain and update accurate records of student progress
  • Uphold the values of the college. i.e. ability is not fixed

Achievement and Progress

  • Ensure that all students, including disadvantaged students make at least good progress
  • Motivate students to achieve well
  • Promote a culture of scholarly excellence within the classroom, department and wider school
  • Maintain high expectations for all students
  • Know the learning needs of students with SEND and ensure that appropriate teaching strategies are applied to support their progress
  • Work closely with teaching assistants to support SEND students
  • Maintain a high standard of subject knowledge and keep up to date with developments in subjects taught
  • Endeavour to use research as a basis for selecting teaching strategies
  • Communicate with parents as required
  • Maintain a neat and tidy classroom

Wider Curriculum

  • Ensure the spiritual, moral, social and cultural education of all students is fully developed in line with the school policy
  • Apply the PSHE curriculum as and when required and appropriate
  • Uphold British Values (defined as liberal democratic values)

What the school offers its staff

Casterton puts well-being of its staff at the heart of everything but not in a superficial, corporate, or tokenistic way. We don’t observe lessons (except for ECTs) and we do not grade them either.

We don’t have mock Ofsted's or subject focus weeks, we prefer a feedback policy to a marking policy. Staff are trusted rather than micro-managed. Perhaps that is why we recruit so well and retain our staff-because they are treated as professionals and respected.

We are a single academy trust so there is no CEO or distant trust board and no corporate policy to adhere to. Instead, we are a local school serving the local community of Stamford and Rutland. People are often surprised to find our intake is in line with the national average on KS2 prior attainment or EHCPs because our progress 8 scores are so good, but that’s down to our ethos and approach. We are proud to be comprehensive and our ethos is ‘ability is not fixed,’ we believe that in the right circumstances every child can do remarkable things. The challenge for us is to create the right circumstances.

You may notice this is not your usual glossy, branded, corporate, application pack. That is because we aren’t any of those things. We just do ordinary things very well, and by trusting our staff, as well as our students, they do wonderful things in return.

Further details about the role

Unsurprisingly, although we occupy old buildings that are not exactly state-of-the-art, we have grown by 40% in the last six years and won a host of awards, including being in the top three for Secondary School of the Year 2021. That is not to say, Covid was easy for us because it most certainly was not, and we currently have our fair share of young people with trauma, mental health problems. We create a culture of Care, Kindness and Communication that works for most and, together, as colleagues, we support one other.

Casterton is a school with a heart and a soul, and I think that counts for a lot.

Commitment to safeguarding

Casterton College Rutland is committed to the protection and safety of its young people. And need for successful applicant to be DBS checked.

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About Casterton College Rutland

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
967 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number

A secondary school set in one of the most outstanding places to live in the UK. We are a Rutland school situated on the edge of the Georgian town of Stamford. Our Progress 8 score is 0.79, WELL ABOVE AVERAGE and we are in the TOP 5% of secondary schools in England.

Arranging a visit to Casterton College Rutland

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email cs@castertoncollege.com.

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