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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    4 December 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    10 November 2023

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£30,100.00 - £46,961.00 Annually (FTE) Advantage Schools Teacher Pay Bands 1-12

Teacher of Maths job summary

BELIEVE IN TRADITIONAL VALUES AND ACADEMIC RIGOUR? Want a Senior Leadership Team who visibly support staff? Want to teach pupils who behave impeccably at all times?

Then you should be interested in teaching at Bedford Free School. We are recruiting a Maths teacher for September 2024. 


At BFS our values drive everything that we do and as a result our teachers enjoy impeccable behaviour in lessons and hardworking, highly motivated pupils. BFS is a genuinely comprehensive school that provides a knowledge-based education for pupils of all backgrounds. We teach an unashamedly academic curriculum consisting of the best that has been thought and said and English is at the heart of this.


With waiting lists in each year group and 2019 GCSE results placing us amongst the top schools in the country for progress, we are a hugely popular school. Demand for places is very high as parents want the combination of a BFS education and our distinctive small school feel for their children.


We have a knowledge-based curriculum. It is is written in advance (mainly in a ‘mastery booklet’ format) by all members of the English Department and directed by the Head of Department and Second in Department. The vast majority of the planning is now ready for teaching and saves teachers a great deal of planning on a day to day basis.   You will be led by excellent leaders and you will be working with a team of subject-specialists.

The department is housed in 5 dedicated classrooms, each equipped with interactive ‘Promethean’ boards. English teachers have a maximum of 5 teaching groups. In addition to their own classrooms, teachers have access to a departmental office which provides a quiet working space.   The close-knit team meet on a weekly basis.

Results in English are outstanding.


At Bedford Free School w e invest heavily in professional learning, which alongside support and coaching from our senior leadership team, and access to expertise across Advantage Schools, means you can develop to be your very best.  There is a programme of training available to all staff at different stages of their career.  

We have no unwieldy marking policies; our pupils’ behaviour is impeccable supported by same-day whole-school sanctions where necessary and Senior Leaders have a very high profile to ensure that you are supported to develop.


We welcome applications from ambitious and inspirational teachers who share our traditional approach and values of Respect, Honesty and High Expectations. To apply please fill in the application form and supporting statement illustrating how you meet the person specification for this role. We welcome visits to the school at any time and would encourage you to apply. For a confidential discussion about the position please contact Esther Logan, PA to SLT, on 01234 332290 or email elogan@bedfordfreeschool.co.uk to arrange an appointment.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we interview and make an offer to the right candidate prior to the closing date.

Safeguarding children enrolled at the School is of paramount importance, and we are fully committed to the protection and safe care of our pupils. The successful applicant will be required to undertake appropriate checks as well as providing proof of your right to work in the UK.

Commitment to safeguarding

Safeguarding children enrolled at the School is of paramount importance, and we are fully committed to the protection and safe care of our pupils. The successful applicant will be required to undertake appropriate checks as well as providing proof of your right to work in the UK.

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About Bedford Free School

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
508 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Set up in 2012 by local teachers and parents, Bedford Free School exists to offer families a choice in Bedford.

Bedford Free School is a unique school with a fantastic educational offer. We really do believe that our pupils can go on to achieve extraordinary things. In our young history, we have proved they can and we are now one of the highest performing secondary schools not only in the area, but in the country.

BFS is a small school of only around 500 pupils, so staff get to know each pupil as an individual and we have a family feel. This allows us to encourage, demand and collectively strive for academic and personal success.

We believe that all pupils deserve a ‘grammar-school’ style education, with access to an academic curriculum, strong discipline, high expectations and access to highly selective universities, and a wide range of extra-curricular activities.

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