“President Kennedy School is one of the top performing non-selective state schools in England” David Laws, MP Minister of State for Schools
This is an exciting time to join The Futures Trust and President Kennedy school. The Trust is passionate about building brighter futures for the young people who attend its schools, and is a rapidly growing and successful Multi Academy Trust driven by a set of compelling values:
1. Learners First – teachers and leaders totally focused upon the educational benefit of our students
2. It’s about learning – students, teachers and leaders focused upon developing and improving their learning
3. No Barriers – no excuses, only support to ensure students, teachers and leaders maximise their achievement
We are seeking to appoint an outstanding Physics teacher who has the ability and capacity to join our outstanding science department. The Science department consists of several key post holders and 17 Science specialists.
As a qualified Physics teacher, you will possess a passion for raising achievement in Science and an aptitude for overcoming barriers to learning. Dynamic and creative, you will be an excellent team player and able to further develop History provision across the school.
Staff at President Kennedy School are supported by experienced senior teachers who generously commit their time to train and develop colleagues. The school offers focused CPDL for all staff based on their future aspirations, and has a proven track record of developing excellent teachers and leaders. President Kennedy School has recently been awarded Teaching School status which provides further opportunities for collaboration and CPDL with other secondary schools within the Teaching School Alliance.
At President Kennedy School everything we do is focused on Building Brighter Futures for our students, our staff and our community. We are an outstanding school with excellent examination results year after year. In 2019, almost every single student (99%) secured at least 1 GCSE and 63% of students achieved 5 GCSEs graded 4 – 9 (or equivalent) including English and Maths. Additionally, 14% of students achieved 7+ in 5 or more of their GCSE subjects. Although the national picture remains unclear, we are confident that based on results, President Kennedy School will again be in the top 10% of schools nationally for progress.
Our school was judged outstanding in all areas by Ofsted and awarded World Class Schools status in 2017 and re-accredited in 2019. The school is heavily over-subscribed and moved into a brand new building in September 2017.
What makes us a good employer?
The Trust recognises that people's needs will change throughout their working lives and is committed to developing and delivering working practices and policies that are responsive to this. In addition to opportunities for professional development the Trust offers attractive reward and benefits packages including competitive rates of pay, access to the Teacher’s Pension Scheme, online discount at retail, travel, theme park and other leisure providers, policies to support family and carer commitments, Occupational Health services and career pathways across the Trust.
Closing date: 9am Monday 9th December 2019. We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier.
For more information, and to request an application pack, please contact Paul Hunt at Hays Education
T: 0121 236 4476
Please also see our recruitment website: https://microsites.hays.co.uk/jobs/president-kennedy-school/index.htm
President Kennedy School and The Futures Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and require all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidates for all positions will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.