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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    13 May 2024 at 12:59am

  • Date listed

    19 April 2024

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Subjects

Geography, Philosophy, Psychology, Religious Education

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

MPS / UPS

Teacher of Social Sciences (& Potential House Leader) job summary

TEACHER OF SOCIAL SCIENCES (& POTENTIAL HOUSE LEADER)

JOB TITLE: Teacher of Social Sciences (& potential House Leader)

BASED AT: Samuel Whitbread Academy

SALARY/GRADE RANGE: MPS / UPS (plus a potential fixed term allowance of £1,000.00 for House Leader role)

RESPONSIBLE TO: Head of the Philosophy, Religion & Ethics Department

The Bedfordshire Schools Trust (BEST) is a multi-academy trust providing exceptional education across our community of 10 schools and five nurseries. Since forming in 2016, we have grown significantly into one of the largest single employers in Central Bedfordshire. We now educate more than 5,000 children across the area, from nursery age to advanced level study. It is our aim to grow the BEST in everyone, and everything we do is driven by our values, but our aims can only be achieved if we recruit, retain and develop the highest quality workforce – and we want those we employ to be valued in the workplace. The first five years of BEST has been a real success story – and we are looking forward to an exciting future, too.

We openly encourage all potential applicants to come and spend some time with us prior to submitting an application. Please get in touch to arrange a time to come and visit our fabulous school, have a coffee/tea with SLT and the Department who would be happy to answer any questions you might have about Samuel Whitbread Academy!


We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and dedicated Teacher of Social Sciences to join our thriving education community and provide high quality teaching in Key stages 3 to 5. This is an exciting opportunity to teach multiple disciplines and the successful candidate would ideally offer experience in Psychology, Philosophy and Ethics and/or Geography.

You will have the ambition to develop an ethos of high quality teaching, a rich and engaging curriculum and high levels of respect and care. At Samuel Whitbread Academy we are genuinely committed to ensuring that each student fulfils his or her potential. We place great emphasis on engagement, resilient and independent learning.

The Social Sciences Departments play a pivotal role in the success of Samuel Whitbread Academy and are incredibly popular subjects at GCSE, Through studying the various Social Sciences at Samuel Whitbread Academy, we aim to share our own love of the subjects and to bring that joy into our classrooms. We want our students to love the subjects as much as we do!

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role.

This role will involve working closely with the students at Samuel Whitbread Academy and you will be engaging in regulated activity with children.

CLOSING DATE: Midnight, Sunday 12th May 2024

INTERVIEW DATE: w/c Monday 13th May 2024

Information about Samuel Whitbread Academy can be found on the school website https://www.samuelwhitbread.org.uk/

Applications may be made online via the MyNewTerm website, If you would prefer a Word Application Form, one may be obtained by directly emailing Samuel Whitbread Academy via the contact details provided below.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promotion of children's welfare and offers of employment are subject to DBS clearance and two satisfactory references.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

Strictly no agencies.

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)
medical
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 Samuel Whitbread Academy

School type
Academy, ages 13 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1674 pupils enrolled
Age range
13 to 18

Samuel Whitbread Academy

We offer an exceptional academic and extracurricular experience at Samuel Whitbread Academy in an outstanding learning environment where students are expected to work hard and achieve their best.

In our last Ofsted inspection, we were judged as ‘Good’ with many outstanding features and over the next three years we have set ourselves the target of being Outstanding!

Our GCSE results are amongst the best in the Local Authority. We offer a well-balanced curriculum with plenty of choice to prepare our students for the next stage in their lives. Most of our students continue on to the Sixth Form, which is one of the largest and highest performing in the area - providing students with a huge range of courses designed to match the expectations of universities and employers.

Our pastoral care is exceptional and we have dedicated pastoral support teams for each Year Group. The Academy is also broken down into five houses, named after people who have made a distinctive contribution to our community. These provide the framework for the multitude of different competitions, celebrations and charity events that bring our school community together during the year.

Extra-curricular opportunity is a vital part of our ethos and we expect all of our students to get involved in at least one club or activity. There are a huge number of opportunities ranging from highly competitive sports teams to spectacular drama and musical performances.

We enjoy showing visitors around the school so please take the opportunity to come and see us during the school day, so you can see Samuel Whitbread Academy in action and we can answer any questions you may have.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Nick Martin, Principal.

Shefford, Bedfordshire

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