About the role
This is a rare and exciting opportunity to be part of starting an exceptional comprehensive school. As a teacher of Maths, you will help to build the foundations of an outstanding school from the ground up. You will work with talented colleagues to focus on ‘getting it right’ with younger students so that we avoid ‘fire-fighting’ with year 11s later on. You will have the opportunity to teach at Key Stage 3, 4, and 5, being involved in the planning/delivery of the maths curriculum as well as contributing to the success of the wider school. Maths is a hugely popular and highly successful subject at The Swan School - this will be a chance to work within an exceptional team to help take the faculty from strength to strength. There will be significant leadership and professional development opportunities available as the school grows.
The successful candidate will share our ambitions for our students. You will relish the challenge of creating a new school that will be different to other comprehensive schools in the city. You will be a highly motivated team player with leadership potential, a creative thinker who is unafraid to try new approaches, and a reflective practitioner, keen to continue learning in order to achieve the best possible outcomes for our students.
About our school
The Swan School, part of the River Learning Trust, is Oxford’s first new secondary school for over 50 years, and opened in September 2019. When full, we will have approximately 1,200 students on roll, of whom around 300 will be in the Sixth Form. Our students are drawn from a local catchment area and the school is at the heart of the community.
Learning from the most successful approaches at the best schools, The Swan School provides a uniquely challenging and structured experience in a caring and disciplined environment. The ethos is academic; we regard an excellent academic education as the entitlement of all young people, no matter what their background or previous experiences of learning. Students are inspired and nurtured, acquiring the knowledge and skills to think critically and creatively. They will learn to be confident, resilient and ambitious, and will have high expectations in terms of their own achievements and their contribution to wider society.
How to apply
If you have any questions or would like to speak to someone about this post, please contact us via email@example.com or on 01865 416070. You are advised to visit theswanschool.org.uk/work-at-the-swan/ to find out more about working at The Swan. We would be very pleased to arrange an opportunity for prospective candidates to visit the school.
Applications for this post should be made through the My New Term recruitment portal. Please contact us if you have any queries regarding the application process.
The closing date for applications is Wednesday 28th February 2023 at 8am with interviews likely to be held during the week commencing 4th March. Applications will be considered as they are submitted and the school reserves the right to withdraw the advert early if a suitable candidate is found.
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OUR VISION is for our schools and SCITT to improve rapidly, continuously and sustainably: to be better faster together.
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OUR ‘HOW?’ is through the highest support and challenge for our schools and each other, underpinned by our principles.
Our employees benefit from a wide variety of support including extensive continuing professional learning and development opportunities, wellbeing and staff networks and access to Defined Benefit Pension Schemes (TPS and LGPS) for all staff. For more information on what it is like to work for the Trust, and the benefits you could access, please see our “Working in RLT” guide.
The River Learning Trust and the Swan School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and preventing extremism. The Trust is required to conduct a variety of checks and online searches about you as part of their recruitment process in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. It is an offence to apply for certain roles within schools if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.
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