Class Teacher (Maternity Cover 1 yr), Cambridge

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St John's College SchoolCambridge
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Start date: 14 April 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: St John's College School Scale FTE up to £42,515
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

A dedicated and wonderful teacher is required to teach a class of up to 22 children in Key Stage 1. The post is full time for a fixed term of 12 months to cover maternity leave. All teachers will wish to play a full part in the life of the school, including contributing to both the pastoral care and tutoring system and the wide range of extra-curricular activities.

The school has recently developed play based learning across all Pre-Prep classes (KG to Year 2), in which children spend much of their day in ‘Independent Learning’ supported by skilled class teachers.  A knowledge and understanding of how to support and guide children in this play based learning is therefore an advantage, but not essential.

Most full time teachers enjoy offering a subject specialism in addition to their general subject teaching. While this is not a requirement, applicants might wish to indicate any specialist subject/s they would wish to offer. Our main concern is to appoint an outstanding new teacher and we will aim to make the best use of the particular interests and expertise of the successful candidate. 

Set in the heart of Cambridge, St John’s College School has long enjoyed and deserved a national reputation for the exceptional quality of education and care it provides, which focuses on fostering the aptitudes and nurturing the growth of each child.  St John’s is the only school to have been awarded national Best Prep School and national Best Prep School Head awards in the Tatler Schools Awards.  It is the only prep school to have its teaching rated ‘inspirational’ by the Independent Schools Inspectorate and the first of the very few to have achieved the coveted ‘exceptional’ grade for children’s attainment. At St John’s, we believe in a childhood filled with affection, in which children know that they are known and valued, in which they learn to trust themselves and each other, in which they find and express their voice, discover the difference they can make for themselves and others, learn to think for themselves, to question, to collaborate, to be independent, to own and take charge of their learning and their lives.

A curriculum that believes in children draws from them the highest and the deepest levels of attainment. Though we are not selective in our Kindergarten, our children are on average at the 85th centile on national tests or ability before they leave.  Our exam results are outstanding and our 60 leavers gain on average around 25 scholarships to the strongest schools.  Up to one-third of our past pupils in due course gain Oxbridge places each year, more than in the most academically selective of schools: our children continue to be exceptional learners.

The School is located in leafy Grange Road, a short walk across the playing fields from the centre of town and the College, at the heart of which sits the Chapel, home to the internationally renowned College Chapel Choir.  The School site has undergone significant rebuilding or redevelopment in the last five years to ensure the facilities, layout and fabric of the buildings fully support the delivery of the School’s ethos.

For further details and application forms, email recruitment@sjcs.co.uk. Applications should reach the Headmaster no later than 4pm on Friday 10th January 2020.  

St John’s College School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. The school is an equal opportunities employer.



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