An enthusiastic full-time teacher is sought to teach across the curriculum in Key Stage 2, from September 2018. This is a selective school, where standards are high and the girls’ are inquisitive and eager to learn. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching of the general curriculum and to be willing to take part in the many extra-curricular activities.
Junior School entry is primarily at 7+ into Year 3, when girls are recruited into two classes. Girls coming into the Junior School enter from the School’s own Infant School, Beech House, and from schools within the catchment area, which is particularly extensive due to the coach service provided by Bolton School. Further new girls join classes each year up to a maximum of 25 girls in each class. A high standard for entry into the Junior School has been maintained and virtually all girls qualify for entry into the Senior School at the end of Year 6.
The present Junior School teaching staff consists of 7 full-time and 6 part-time members. They are supported by one part-time and one full-time teaching assistant and a full-time secretary. The staff teach across the KS2 curriculum, and have further specialist support from the Senior School or from specialist Junior School staff for music, languages and PE. The loyalty, commitment and dedication of the staff ensures that the strong academic programme is richly complemented by a wide range of extra-curricular activities. The Junior School has a particularly fine reputation in sport, outdoor pursuits and music.
The successful candidate is likely to be a graduate with a good honours degree, who holds qualified teacher status and who has flair and vision together with the necessary experience to succeed in a post of this standing. Good communication skills, oral and written, are essential.
A detailed job description and person specification are included with the application pack. The content of the job description may be altered, following consultation, on appointment.
We ask candidates to apply online for the position via the School’s website at www.boltonschool.org/academic-roles.
The closing date for receipt of applications is noon on Friday 9 March 2018. Interviews will be on Friday 16 March 2018 and will include a tour of the School and two lesson observations (English and Mathematics) in addition to the formal interview.
Bolton School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and to equality and diversity in all aspects of employment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced Criminal Records Check for Regulated Activity.