Teacher of Mathematics John Spendluffe Foundation Technology College, Alford, Lincolnshire

Job description

JSTC is looking for an enthusiastic and talented Maths Teacher to join the department and become part of an already strong team. The supportive approach within JSTC enables focused staff development, facilitating clear career progression.

With significant investment in our site, including a purpose built Maths block, this is an excellent time to be joining John Spendluffe. Our most recent Ofsted recognises the progress made in school to support good outcomes. The vacancy provides a tremendous opportunity for a new member of staff to join a school offering a friendly supportive environment, excellent professional development and genuine opportunities for professional growth. Applications from NQTs or experienced teachers would be equally welcomed.

An application form and further details are available on our website at www.jstc.org.uk. If you would like an informal chat with our Head of Mathematics Katy Startin or to arrange a visit please contact Headteacher’s Secretary: at John Spendluffe Technology College, Hanby Lane, Alford, LN13 9BL, direct on 01507 464308 or email f.smith@jstc.org.uk. Closing date for applications Tuesday 22 October 2019, provisional date for interviews Tuesday 29 October 2019.

JSTC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Therefore the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

Essential educational requirements

Educated to Degree Level

Essential qualifications

QTS Status

Essential skills and experience

John Spendluffe is seeking a Teacher of Mathematics confident in all aspects of teaching and learning in Mathematics. The ideal candidate will be an inspirational, well qualified teacher, who has the ability to create a supportive learning environment which challenges and motivates students to achieve. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a collaborative team in a well resourced department.

About John Spendluffe Foundation Technology College

John Spendluffe is a converter academy that sits at the heart of the community that it serves and, as a standalone academy, we can plan strategically for the needs of our students. We work creatively and innovatively to unlock the potential in every child and provide a friendly, engaging environment for students to learn. This was clearly identified in our recent Ofsted inspection, “The school has a strong family feel where the children’s needs are nurtured and well cared for”. Our curriculum is both broad and exciting. Alongside the core subjects of English, maths and triple science we offer history, geography and two foreign languages. In KS3 we offer an Opening Minds curriculum that enables students to further their love of learning through activities that build confidence, resilience and independence. In addition to this we offer a range of technology subjects including engineering, food and textiles, a vibrant expressive arts curriculum, and high quality vocational courses from IT to Sport. We stand proudly behind the range of assessment structures offered to our students and feel it gives them the widest opportunity to achieve. Students who enjoy their learning will make the best progress and excel in their KS4 qualifications. Ofsted noted that ”…pupils know their targets and say that teachers challenge them to achieve them”. Our ethos is firmly rooted in the three ‘R’s’, ‘respect, responsibility and resilience’. We want our young people to grow into adults, and then to succeed in the world beyond our school gates. Our behaviour code has respect at its core and we encourage our students to become those responsible young adults who will eventually leave JSTC with the qualifications, skills and experiences that prepare them for the world of work and a rewarding career. Together as a learning community we celebrate the successes of students at all levels – whether they leave us to go to sixth form and University, an apprenticeship with a national or local company, or to employment with training. Working together with parents and carers enables us to ensure that students can achieve the goals that will take them to the next level of their chosen career. With excellent careers advice our students leave us with solid foundations for their future.

Hanby Lane, Alford, Lincolnshire, LN13 9BL
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