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Mathematics and/or Economics Graduate Intern

Bedford SchoolBedford

We wish to appoint a Mathematics/Economics Graduate Intern for January 2022 (fixed term contract until 9 July 2022). The successful candidate will have a genuine passion for Mathematics and/or Economics, a desire to inspire this in others and will be eager to develop their experience of teaching and working with young people.  They will be keen to contribute fully to the life of the school, including extra-curricular activities. This is a residential role, with accommodation on the school estate.

Graduate interns receive access to sustained professional support throughout their year at Bedford School. They attend department meetings and work with a variety of teachers across the subject specialism. 

Graduate interns also meet with the Assistant Head (Teaching and Learning) on a weekly basis to discuss their development and next steps. These sessions are designed to reflect on educational research and best practice. They regularly observe a variety of teachers both within and outside your faculty area (there is protected time for this). 

Graduate interns are given opportunities to teach small groups of students and will receive developmental feedback on their practice. They also complete a research task surrounding an area of school life or strategy and present their findings to members of teaching staff. Our school is part of the Harpur Trust which offers a range of training modules that are applicable to both teaching and other professions.

Our goal is to fully involve graduate interns in the life of our community so that they experience the joys (and at time, challenges) of teaching; they will be well placed to determine if teaching is something that they wish to pursue, either now or in the future. We are committed to providing advice for those who wish to enter the teaching profession, whilst our extensive links to people in a broad and varied range of professions should prove helpful to those wishing to enter other fields.

We welcome applications from all Mathematics and Economics specialists, and from all backgrounds, to provide good role models for our global students. The school has its own salary scale, which is well above the national scale and there is generous fee remission for children of teaching staff of the Harpur Trust Schools in Bedford. 

Our Assistant Head (Teaching and Learning), Mr Will Montgomery, would be happy to talk to prospective applicants; he can be contacted through the School Reception on 01234 362200 or by email  

Closing date: Wednesday 8th December

Interview date: to be confirmed

Further details about the role and a link to our recruitment portal, where you can apply using our online application form, can be found on our website:   

The Harpur Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references and other checks.

Bedford School is part of The Harpur Trust

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