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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    15 June 2023 at 10:20am

  • Date listed

    19 May 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4



Working pattern

Full time: Full time teacher

Contract type


Pay scale

MPS/UPS as appropriate

What skills and experience we're looking for


Experience of teaching to GCSE

Experience of working in a team

Contribution to school beyond the classroom

Skills, Attributes and Knowledge

Ability to form strong working relationships with children

An understanding of the use of data in promoting pupil achievement and attainment

Skills and knowledge to deal with student safety and behaviour

Setting high standards to staff and students by personal example

Ability to gain parental support and co-operation

Ability to work effectively under pressure

Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines

Commitment to continued personal development

Ability to focus on standards and the belief that all students can succeed given the right opportunity and support

Demonstrate a commitment to equal opportunities

Ability to achieve value for money within the designated budget

IT literate.

What the school offers its staff

We invest in our teachers by providing regular CPD, both internal and external, and ensure that you are given time to collaborate and share good practice with your colleagues in order to help you to continually improve your practice.

Our new colleague will also benefit from being part of the West Norfolk Academies Trust - a small, locally based charity working with primary and secondary schools to challenge and support our family of schools to provide an excellent education for young people.

Further details about the role

We are seeking an ambitious, enthusiastic and creative Mathematics teacher to join our team. The successful candidate will need to provide our students with an outstanding education in Mathematics, and work collaboratively with departmental staff in our high performing department.

The school, which is part of the West Norfolk Academies Trust, has just over 600 students and is oversubscribed in Year 7 and for next the academic year. All students enjoy a full knowledge rich curriculum which is taught by a team of specialist teachers ably supported by our Senior Leadership and Cross-Trust Leaders.

Commitment to safeguarding

West Norfolk Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, therefore appointments are subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check with barred list. Shortlisted candidates will be subject to an online search.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 but Exceptions Order may apply.

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About Smithdon High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
612 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

At Smithdon High School we share a simple vision. Every child is supported to make progress in every single lesson, every single day.

These are exciting times to join our school. Under our current Headteacher since September 2022, we are building to become a truly great school – with our best GCSE results ever in the summer of 2023 and achieving a “Good” Ofsted (“good” in all areas) in November 2023. Our staff work as a team and support each other, while receiving fantastic professional development opportunities. They are encouraged to be the best they can be.

Our school serves the coastal town of Hunstanton and the surrounding area with a clear focus on knowing the strengths and needs of every student. We believe every child deserves a warm welcome to every learning opportunity and a personalised learning experience; challenge and support leading to exceptional progress. We are also at the centre of the community in Hunstanton and West Norfolk. We will always embrace opportunities to strengthen existing and explore new relationships within our community.

Our buildings are both innovative and modern as well as of historic significance and we aim to create the best facilities for our students to learn and achieve - coupled with an innovative and creative curriculum alongside outstanding specialist staff.

Everything we do reflects both our core values to "Work Hard, Be Kind and Smile" and our "Smithdon Seven" expectations.
1. We believe in ourselves and are proud of our achievements
2. We aim high and accept challenge to achieve our ambitions
3. We take responsibility for our choices, our actions and our environment
4. We work together to support our community
5. We are present, we are equipped to learn, we work hard and we always give our best
6. We are respectful and we listen to others
7. We take pride in the presentation of ourselves and our work

At Smithdon High School we welcome applicants who want to make a positive difference to the lives of our students and can help them to aspire to great futures.

We are part of the West Norfolk Academies Trust whose aim is to challenge and support a small group of schools to provide an excellent education for the young people of West Norfolk.

The Trust works in a supportive partnership with Primary and Secondary schools with each school maintaining their unique identity and ethos.

The schools work together to ensure maximum benefit for all students through economies of scale and shared resources.

The Trust’s clear strategic vision for the future is based around four key areas:
• Maximising student achievement
• Ensuring each student is engaged with the school
• Ensuring our students have access to world class resources
• Delivering outstanding teaching and learning

Arranging a visit to Smithdon High School

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

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