Teacher of Technology (Health & Social Care and Child Development), Swavesey, Cambridgeshire

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Swavesey Village CollegeSwavesey, Cambridgeshire

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Start date: 01/09/2018
Contract type: Part Time / Full Time
Salary: Main Payscale/UPS
Contract term: Temporary
Suitable for NQTs: Yes


We are looking for an enthusiastic and talented teacher of Technology (Health & Social Care and Child Development) to join our school. We would consider full time or part time applications.

The successful candidate will have:

· The ability to teach Health & Social Care and Child Development

· The desire to promote a healthy and active lifestyle

· The ability to monitor and support the overall progress and development of students as a Teacher/Form Tutor

We are committed to developing the talents and potential of all our staff. New ideas and approaches are welcomed, and we encourage staff to trial new working practices. We have a very supportive induction and CPD programme for new staff and NQTs, and can provide many development opportunities within our Teaching School Alliance (www.camteach.org.uk).

For the right NQT this includes:

  • a reduced timetable      for the first year, with three additional non-contact hours per week 
  • a well-structured      and high quality NQT induction year including:
    • timetabled mentor meetings
    • regular calendared       NQT team meetings
    • access to our       exceptional Teaching School CPD programme
  • support for staff      who wish to pursue a Masters in Education in their second year with us.

Experienced teachers can also look forward to a high quality induction package and a wide range of CPD opportunities offered by our Teaching School status and promotion opportunities within the wider family of CMAT schools. 

Swavesey Village College is an Ofsted Outstanding rated school with our own Teaching School status. Swavesey achieved ‘Outstanding’ in every category in its latest Ofsted report in March 2011. We have a strong track record of pupils achieving outstanding results; we are consistently well above the National Average for English and Maths and our Progress measures are significantly positive (Progress 8 score for 2017 was 0.46).

Swavesey is a village community school located close to Cambridge with excellent transport links to Cambridge and the pretty market town of St Ives, however, we have a considerable local and national reputation for academic excellence and innovation as part of our Academy Trust – CMAT and as a Teaching School - CTSN.


Please view the professional development and staff services attachment to get a full breakdown on what makes Swavesey Village College such a special place to work.

We encourage visits before interview and this can be arranged by contacting Claire Newman - Personnel Administrator on cnewman@swaveseyvc.co.uk.

To apply for this vacancy, please click the apply button below. Applications by 9.00am on Monday 21 May 2018. We are unable to receive applications after this time.

Interviews will be held during this week.

Please note we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date, depending on application numbers. Therefore, we would urge candidates to submit their application as soon as possible.

The post holder will have a shared responsibility for the safe guarding of all children and young people. The post holder also has an implicit duty to promote the welfare of all children and young people.

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be subject to an enhanced check with the DBS.

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More about Swavesey Village College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Gibraltar Lane, Swavesey, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB24 4RS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1954 230366
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