Teacher of Mathematics King Edward VI School, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

Job description

A unique opportunity to teach Mathematics at William Shakespeare's former school in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon.

We are seeking to appoint for September 2020 a well-qualified and enthusiastic graduate who has the ability to teach Mathematics across the 11-18 age range on a full or part-time basis. Please note that experience of working in a grammar school is not a pre-requisite and that applications would be welcomed from teachers with all levels of experience including Newly Qualified Teachers.

Essential educational requirements

Professional Attributes
• a good honours degree in a relevant subject
• at least two references with recent knowledge, including a referee from the most recent employer

Essential qualifications

• Qualified Teacher Status (desirable but not essential)
• a proven track record of excellence in the classroom or on a teacher training programme
• a willingness to grasp the School’s ethos and to contribute to the School’s wide range of extra-curricular activities
• a commitment to high standards
• the awareness of the challenges and demands of teaching very able students
• the ability to:
o communicate passion and enthusiasm for his/her subject
o teach and motivate students in the 11-18 age range
o work to deadlines
o listen, reflect and have the capacity to be flexible
• a commitment to the pastoral life of the School
• a determination to build professional relationships and work sensitively with all colleagues, students, parents, Governors and outside agencies
• competence in ICT
• an awareness of the most important recent trends and developments in education
• a commitment to continuing professional development

Essential skills and experience

Personal Qualities
The School seeks a teacher with:
• a passion for teaching and learning
• a positive and enthusiastic outlook
• excellent communication, organisational and inter-personal skills
• self-reliance and self-confidence
• self-awareness
• integrity
• an attention to detail
• a well-developed sense of proportion and humour
• resilience and stamina to cope with the demands of the job
• support for a grammar school ethos

About King Edward VI School

K.E.S. is a forward-looking grammar school with a reputation for exceptionally high standards and an outstanding co-curricular programme. The School has always played a major role in the life of Stratford-upon- Avon, situated as it is in the heart of the town. We enjoy the benefits of being a small school with talented students and a team of dedicated staff who are all committed to the wider life of the School. It is a purposeful and busy place where you will find the highest standards of work, commitment and courtesy. K.E.S. is a relatively small school, with just over 400 boys in the main school and 310 in our Co-educational Sixth Form, and this gives it a sense of being a community. The site is compact, people know each other and it is a very happy place. We are fortunate to have students who enter the School in Year 7 having passed the 11+ exam, who are talented and enthusiastic and have good academic potential. They are joined in the Sixth Form by students from over 40 different schools with a proven track record of success at GCSE. Extra-curricular activities figure largely in the School’s life: music, both choral and instrumental, are quite outstanding; the scale and variety of the sports and activities programme (including DoE and World Challenge) is comparable with that found in the independent sector and it is, perhaps, only right and proper that in Shakespeare’s School the drama is of such high quality that it receives national acclaim.

Chapel Lane, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6BE
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