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  • Start date details

    Easter/May/September

  • Closing date

    16 February 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    5 February 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

(MPS) M1 to M9

Additional allowances

TLR available

What skills and experience we're looking for

The successful candidate will:

  • Have Qualified Teacher Status and Maths specialism
  • Have excellent teaching skills
  • Meet the person specification and will be required to apply for a DBS disclosure.
  • Be eligible to live and work in the UK.

What the school offers its staff

Sponne is a successful, over-subscribed community comprehensive school with 1490 students aged 11-18 on roll with 170 staff. The school is part of Tove Learning Trust, comprising of thirteen schools and also has a training school and the Grand Union Partnership on site.

Further details about the role

Sponne is a successful, over-subscribed community comprehensive school with 1490 students aged 11-18 on roll with 170 staff. The school is part of Tove Learning Trust, comprising of thirteen schools and also has a training school and the Grand Union Partnership on site.

We are seeking to appoint a dedicated and highly motivated teacher within our outstanding Maths faculty with effect from April 2024. There is flexibility on the start date with consideration for May or September start date. The successful candidate will be a team player willing to contribute to, and learn from, the best practice in the school. They will have excellent interpersonal skills and, together with the other Maths teachers, maintain a relentless focus on teaching and learning and raising achievement.

Outcomes are very positive and the faculty is well resourced. A Level uptake is always high including further maths provision. There is a possible TLR available for the right candidate. The role is suitable for ECTs in their first teaching post or experienced colleagues. Opportunities exist for future career advancement within the schools which form the Tove Learning Trust.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have Qualified Teacher Status and Maths specialism
  • Have excellent teaching skills
  • Meet the person specification and will be required to apply for a DBS disclosure.
  • Be eligible to live and work in the UK.

Tove Learning Trust is a fast moving and exciting place to work. The trust schools have a shared vision and purpose: to deliver outstanding educational experiences that lead to inspiring outcomes. Each academy has a strong individual identity and tailors their educational provision to serve their local community. Academies within the trust collaborate to share expertise and maximise opportunities and experiences for our students.

The Trustees of Tove Learning Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow safer recruitment procedures for all vacancies and in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of suitable applicants for the role. Therefore if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

How to apply

All documents including the full job description, person specification and application form are available on our website www.sponne.org.uk. Please ensure your application form and covering letter includes examples of your experience and how you meet the criteria outlined in the job description and person specification. Further information requests or completed applications should be sent to:

Vikki Napier, HR Manager and Head teacher’s PA E: recruitment@sponne.org.uk T: 01327 350284.

Closing date: Midday Friday 16th February 2024

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About Sponne School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1436 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Sponne is a remarkable school. It has a long history since its inception in 1430. It is the oldest secondary school in Northamptonshire and one of the oldest in the country. It is a very successful, hugely over-subscribed community comprehensive school with 1490 students aged 11-18 on roll with 170 staff. The school serves the local community of Towcester which is a market town south of Northampton and northwest of Milton Keynes. Many students come from the surrounding villages. The school has many strengths including its exceptionally strong provision in music and science. The commitment to students’ personal development is palpable.
As Ofsted found, we have a vibrant learning environment that challenges all of our students to make outstanding progress and a range of specialist staff to support the personalisation of the experience we offer. Our motto is for everyone to have Dreams, to Believe in themselves and to Achieve their aspirations.
Students are encouraged to work hard at their studies and to join in with the large range of extra-curricular opportunities provided by our dedicated staff. We know that any student’s ‘best’ can be shown in many ways – academic work and examination results, or activities such as concerts, plays, team sports and community service. Student achievement, in all areas, is outstanding and regularly celebrated; we are proud of the extremely high standards attained and the significant contributions our students make to both their school and wider communities. Our students matter to us as individuals and we are certain that achievement is most successfully inspired by a school community that is caring and friendly, yet firm and clear in its expectations and standards.
All new staff are made very welcome and given every assistance to settle in at this exciting and vibrant school. Sponne School is part of the Tove Learning Trust and the SWAN Training School Alliance. These give all staff access to local curriculum networks and to a wide range of opportunities for continued professional development at all levels. Many of our current staff are involved in the delivery of courses such as the ITP, OTP and NPQ’s and there is considerable collaboration with other local secondary schools through the training school, both in terms of CPD and through the GUTP (Grand Union Training Partnership), a well-established and respected ITT provider.
We are very well blessed with excellent Faculty Learning Leaders (Heads of Faculty) and Progress Learning Leaders (Heads of Year). These colleagues provide outstanding professional support for staff throughout the school. The senior team consists of Dr Jamie Clarke, our Chief Executive Officer, myself, one Deputy Head, four Assistant Headteachers, four Associate Assistant Headteachers and the School Business Manager. Governors are keen, challenging and very supportive. Our dedicated and experienced support staff provide a very effective centralised service to both students and staff.
The school is part of Tove Learning Trust, comprising fourteen schools.It promotes excellent professional development across the multi-academy Trust and strives to lead and inspire a high expectation culture where all staff and students are valued and they are equipped to meet the challenges associated with high quality teaching and learning. Trustees are committed to maintaining the unique nature and character of each school and academy within the Trust whilst embracing the shared values in all we do.

Thank you for your interest in a post at Sponne School.
If you require any additional information please do not hesitate to contact us.

Iain Massey
Headteacher

Arranging a visit to Sponne School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@sponne.org.uk.

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