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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    28 March 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    21 March 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

M1 - UP3

Additional allowances

Plus Recruitment Point of £2000

What skills and experience we're looking for

This exciting and challenging post requires an enthusiastic, hardworking, conscientious and energetic individual with a strong track record. You will need to display a passion for Mathematics which is evident in your day to day classroom practice, and the ability to work in collaboration with other members of staff to develop and manage projects is essential. Applications from NQTs are welcome and encouraged. We are looking for someone who will model our 3 strategic priorities - our 3 promises to students and parents and will do so each and every day:

  • We will know our students well - esp our SEND
  • We will teach them well - esp through a first class curriculum that will be expertly implemented through our Essential 8 and regularly assessed. Those students who are falling behind will be identified and intervened with - and early
  • We will have high expectations in everything we do.
  • What the school offers its staff

    Kingsdown is a dynamic school. It is transforming the life chances of our students, a community and our town. Our teams have been exceptional and continue to champion each and every student. Our students have been brilliant too - they have come on this journey with us - as have their parents. They have all modelled our Kingsdown BEATs. Kingsdown in Swindon is now regarded as the “school of choice”.

    Kingsdown is an 11 to 16, mixed and non-selective school of 940 students. We have close on 30% who are DA and 27% who are SEND. We have an SRP for Autism with a provision for 15 students.

    Join our Kingsdown Family and you will join a team who genuinely care and champion each and every student and each and every member of the Kingsdown team.

    At Kingsdown, we know that staff and students thrive in a ‘healthy work culture’ and the wellbeing of staff and student outcomes is inextricably linked. We are committed to providing the best working and learning environment for all. The RLT have a staff charter and strong values, we uphold these values and commitments, and further build on these with our Wellbeing Strategy.

    Our school is part of the River Learning Trust; our collective vision is to be a Trust where pupils and staff thrive in schools which demonstrate:

    • all-round education, academic success, lifelong learning and strength of character
    • sustainable continuous improvement; no school standing still
    • all schools being good and outstanding, or improving rapidly
    • collaboration that is raising standards, and reducing workload
    • where pupils, staff, parents and communities value all we do to support the best possible outcomes and experiences for our children and young people

    Commitment to safeguarding

    Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

    Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

    Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
    childcare disqualification
    Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
    online and social media
    prohibition from teaching
    right to work
    satisfactory references
    suitability to work with children

    You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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    About Kingsdown School

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

    Kingsdown is a mixed 11–16 Secondary School located in Stratton St Margaret, Swindon. It offers a vibrant learning environment, one in which its students take great pride in both their learning, their behaviour and their individual aspirations. Our teachers combine a high level of academic expertise with excellent teaching skills and a real and deep concern for the wellbeing of each and every student. Taken together, these allow us to recruit and retain the very best teachers.

    Thank you for taking an interest in working with us at Kingsdown School. You are joining us at a very exciting time in our school’s history. At the end of January 2020, we had a two day Ofsted Inspection and were judged to be Good in all five categories under the new framework. This marked the end to over a decade of being judged Requires Improvement.

    Kingsdown is a school that has been on a transformational journey. We had a two year P8 trend of -0.50 and this year we secured a P8 score of +0.04. We have also recently been shortlisted for the TES Secondary School of the Year award. Along with the Ofsted judgement, this transformation is truly wonderful for our students, our school and community. Now we are looking for talented and experienced colleagues to join our team as we journey to Outstanding.

    Our vision for our school is “a school of excellence bursting with pride and ambition” and our mission statement is that we “champion each and every student”.

    Arranging a visit to Kingsdown School

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

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