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Pastoral Leader (Vertical)

Aureus SchoolDidcot

We are looking for an experienced teacher to join our pastoral support team and lead a vertical faculty of over 200 students from Years 7 to 11. Could this be your next career challenge?

Your opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity for an inspiring leader with a passion for motivating students, raising standards and promoting the importance of learning.  Strong communication skills will be essential as the post-holder seeks to develop the interest and involvement of students, parents and colleagues in the ever-evolving creative culture of this new school. Pastoral leadership of one third of the whole school, will be combined with a reduced timetable of teaching and we especially welcome teachers with subject experience in Maths, Science, Music, Computing or Media.

As a purpose built school, Aureus has brand new facilities, equipment and classrooms  using the latest equipment such as SMART TV boards in every classroom and Visualisers enabling teachers to bring learning to life and engage our learners. Lesson planning and delivery is done with ease using the Google Drive and all staff and students are provided with Office 365 professional accounts as a platform for collaboration, sharing and out of school access.

About Aureus School

Aureus School is a state of the art comprehensive 11-16 school that opened on the Great Western Park, Didcot, in 2017.  We are excited to collaborate with local stakeholders to shape our offer as a STEAM specialist mixed school to create choice for the wider community in southern Oxfordshire.

Our mission is simple: we will strive to educate the whole student so that each individual in our community may ‘Grow, Learn and Flourish’. We will inspire our students, our staff, our parents and our community partners as we work together to serve the local community.

Our core values will underpin all of our decisions: Diversity, Equality, Wellbeing, Responsibility, Respect, Kindness, Love, Empathy, Courage, Confidence, Integrity and Resilience. Our holistic approach at Aureus includes values-led leadership and values-based education.

What we are looking for

● Be able to develop positive relationships with students

● Be able to stay calm and objective when presented with unusual or challenging behaviour

● Be enthusiastic and committed to working as part of a team

● Be a confident and clear communicator with parents

● A commitment to raise the achievement of all students of all abilities

● A successful track record of improving performance outcomes

Why work at Aureus School

Our vision for Aureus extends beyond the classroom and the curriculum, to the culture and ethos that will be at the heart of our school’s learning environment. Our commitment to you:

• Dedicated and passionate staff

• Inclusive learning environment

• Dynamic teaching and learning

• Creative curriculum and resources

• Outstanding leadership at all levels

• Thriving students who are healthy and happy

Thrive in a career at GLF Schools

GLF Schools is a dynamic, forward thinking and rapidly expanding Academy Trust with many career opportunities for new and existing staff.

Each school in our Trust has its own individual identity, while benefiting from the expertise that comes from dedicated and experienced regional and Trust teams. Our schools serve to meet the needs of its own local community yet all are united in their core purpose of providing an outstanding educational experience.

GLF Schools has a generous employment offer which allows our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish. Our offer includes:

● Continuous Professional Development

● Work life and family friendly policies

● Flexible Working

● Staff Wellbeing

● Career Pathways and Talent Management

● Staff Benefits

● Community and Collaboration

● Valued Worker Scheme

The Details

Salary - MPR / UPR + TLR 2b

Closing date for applications – 16th May 2021

We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

Virtual Interview date – 18th May 2021 or earlier by mutual appointment.

Applicants are invited to a 1:1 tour of the school by prior arrangement.

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to  undertake a panel interview via video call, complete a written assessment relevant to the role, and submit a video vision.

GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

As a Trust, we are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities.

Please be advised that references will be requested once shortlisting has been completed. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until interview acceptance has been received.

Contact

For more information about Aureus School or the role please email z.dewar@aureusschool.org.

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