Job details

Job details
Employer Bedford Free School
Location Bedford
Salary £24,750 - £37,875
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent Suitable for NQTs
Job dates
Posted
Closing date
Job starts April 2018 or earlier if possible

BELIEVE IN TRADITIONAL VALUES AND ACADEMIC RIGOUR? Want a SLT who visibly support staff? Want to teach pupils who behave impeccably at all times?

Then you will be interested in our oversubscribed 11-16 school in the centre of Bedford, and just 30 minutes from London, is recruiting a maths teacher. 

RESPECT, HONESTY, HIGH EXPECTATIONS 

At BFS our values drive everything that we do and as a result our teachers enjoy impeccable behaviour in lessons and hardworking, highly motivated students. Open for just 5 years, Bedford Free School is a genuinely comprehensive school that provides a knowledge based education for students of all backgrounds. We teach an unashamedly academic curriculum consisting of the best that has been thought and said, and as you would expect, maths is at the heart of this. 

PARENTAL CHOICE 

With waiting lists in each year group and GCSE results placing us amongst the top schools locally, we have quickly become a hugely popular school. Demand for places is high as parents want the combination of a BFS education and our distinctive small school feel for their children. 

We’re looking for people who want to be the best. You will be excellent in the classroom and an inspiring character who is willing to lead by example, but will also contribute positively to wider school life. Most of all, you will be clear that education is a great leveler and work hard to help us achieve our goal of preparing every student to go to university. 

THE DEPARTMENT 

At Key Stage 3 we have adapted the Ark Maths Mastery approach and we have links to some of the most successful Maths teachers in the country. You will be working with a team of subject specialists. 

The department is housed in 4 dedicated classrooms, each equipped with interactive whiteboards and projectors. Maths teachers have a maximum of 5 classes and as well as their own classrooms, have a departmental office which provides a quiet working space and the opportunity for the close knit team to come together regularly. 

SUPPORT AND DEVELOPMENT 

Career development is a priority - there will be opportunities to work on whole school priorities and gain the experience required to progress into middle or senior leadership in due course. Additionally, we offer financial assistance for relevant post graduate study and support for middle leaders wishing to apply to become Specialist Leaders of Education. We have partnerships with a number of local training providers and with Inspiration Trust in Norfolk. You will be joining us at an exciting time – in addition to our newly completed £2m extension, a local primary school joined our multi academy trust in April 2017, and we will be opening our second brand new secondary school in nearby St Neots very soon. The growth of our MAT is sure to create exciting opportunities for our staff in the future. 

There are no unwieldy and impossible marking policies, our pupils’ behaviour is impeccable supported by same-day whole-school sanctions where necessary, and Senior Leaders have a very high profile to ensure that you are supported to develop. 

If our traditional approach and values of Respect, Honesty and High Expectations match yours, then we welcome visits to the school at any time and would encourage you to apply. For a confidential discussion about the position contact Esther Logan, PA to SLT, on 01234 332290 or email elogan@bedfordfreeschool.co.uk to arrange an appointment

Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to close this post should a suitable candidate apply.

We strongly advise a visit as this school is unlikely to be like anything you have ever seen!

Small school, big curriculum, infinite possibilities. 

We are a small school, where teachers and students know each other and look out for each other. Safeguarding children enrolled at the School is of paramount importance, and we are fully committed to the protection and safe care of our students. The successful applicant will be required to undertake appropriate checks as well as providing proof of your right to work in the UK.

About the employer

BFS opened in September 2012 and is now heavily oversubscribed, reflecting our established popularity and reputation with local parents. We celebrated our first set of GCSE results in 2015 which put us top in Bedford and amongst the best in the regio...

Information about Bedford Free School
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary
Funding status State - Free School
Gender Mixed
Age range 11 - 16 years
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Locations and contacts

Cauldwell House
Cauldwell Street
Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK42 9AD
United Kingdom