You will be passionate about your subject, with a commitment to your professional development and will ideally have an undergraduate degree and GCSE grade C/4 or above in English and Maths.
In return, we offer a welcoming, caring and supportive working environment and high priority is given to the wellbeing of our staff and students.
We can offer:
Excellent support from an experienced, committed and welcoming subject specialist team and fantastic opportunities for continued professional development: we have a comprehensive CPD programme for teachers at all career stages.
Fantastic students who are well behaved and who want to learn and supportive families who value education. Consistently excellent student attainment and progress.
Continual collaboration and sharing of resources to reduce workload and improve provision for students. PDL (also known as PSHE) is delivered by a specialist team leaving tutors to focus on character and pastoral development.
Effective systems and processes to support teacher workload and wellbeing such as centralised detentions, streamlined reporting and assessment systems and online parents' evenings. Very effective systems and resources are in place to support learning and manage behaviour in the classroom.
Excellent facilities and resources: all teaching staff are provided with a high spec laptop and touch screens in classrooms. Digital learning is fully embedded using a Google platform in Year 7 and is being rolled out to all years with laptops for students. Significant investment has been made in facilities including recent upgrades to lighting, heating and windows and all subject areas have their own office and facilities.
A wellbeing day per academic year and an active Staff Wellbeing Committee with numerous enrichment activities on offer.
A full programme of trips and visits, giving you the chance to share in making positive memories with students.
Access to an Employee Assistance Programme.
All requests for flexible working will be considered.
A teaching apprenticeship will enable you to take the next step on your journey to becoming a teacher while enjoying all the benefits of being employed by a school.
Based at Robert May’s School for four days a week with a day off-site each week to undertake training with our outstanding provider, South Farnham Education Trust (SFET), there would be an opportunity for you to visit a contrasting school over a six-week period along with a primary placement.
Through the 1-year apprenticeship, you would be paid on the Unqualified Teacher pay scale (minimum starting salary of £20,598) and all course fees would be covered by the school. Successful applicants may choose to convert their QTS into a PGCE by completing university based assignments.
You will be joining a flourishing 11-16 academy school, teaching across the age and attainment range at both Key Stage 3 and 4 in an environment where students are well behaved and keen to do well. A comprehensive induction and support package will be available.
We pride ourselves on our ethos and culture which promotes positive relationships and behaviour. In our most recent Ofsted report (Nov 2022), inspectors observed that ‘“Lessons are calm and purposeful and led by knowledgeable, passionate teachers. Pupils show dedication to learning and pay close attention to their teacher’s instruction”’.
Robert May’s School, which dates from 1694, is a high attaining and oversubscribed 11-16 Academy school with a distinctive ethos based on the charitable principles of our founder. We would welcome the opportunity for an informal discussion or visit. For more information or to register your interest in a taster ‘school experience’ day, please contact Lisa Shackleton, HR Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01256 702700
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