Expiring in 2 days

Transition Teacher (Maternity Cover)

Coombe Wood SchoolSouth Croydon

Unusual Teaching Opportunity for primary or secondary trained teachers

Full or part time options available for a potential 2 term period

In our unique teaching model, we have a smaller class of around 10 to 15 students who are part of the school's transition programme: this supports our students who are not quite “secondary-ready” with a stepping stone towards accessing the mainstream curriculum. The role involves teaching English, Maths and Science to students in a class as well as teach Key Stage Three Drama lessons.  All resources for lessons will be provided by the subject lead in each department, but the successful candidate will need to ensure that lessons are effectively delivered.

This is an exciting opportunity to join Coombe Wood School to cover a member of staff who is going on maternity leave and the post would be suitable for primary or secondary trained teachers. You would have full access to our extensive CPD and well-being initiatives.

Based in our newly opened £35 million state-of-the-art building you would be joining a team of ambitious, forward-thinking, flexible and self-motivated staff who are very supportive of this model. If you share these attributes and can combine them with excellent teaching skills, we welcome your application. 

About Us - context

This fully inclusive secondary co-educational school was established to meet an urgent rising local demand. With three year groups (Y7-9) currently on role, the commencement of GCSE courses along with the opening of the CWS Sixth Form in September 2021, bring with them a variety of promotion opportunities for dedicated and ambitious staff. CWS is a school with a growing track record of rewarding outstanding performance amongst current staff via internal promotions. By becoming part of the team at Coombe Wood School, your career will benefit from joining a future-focused group of schools within Folio Education Trust, offering access to high calibre CPD, which contributes to the recognised quality of learning within our schools. 

There is a strong team spirit, which has contributed to a supportive learning environment for both staff and students at Coombe Wood School. Our staff are ready to overcome unexpected challenges, break fresh ground, encourage collaboration and share excellent teaching skills within our hardworking and dedicated group.  

Location and buildings

The site of our new building and extensive grounds is opposite Lloyd Park in South Croydon, with an excellent Tramlink service to and from East Croydon station (just 5-minute journey-time away,) and a short walk from several bus routes. Our £35 million new building and facilities offer specialist teaching spaces for all subjects including Music, Dance, Drama, Science, Design Technology and Art. In addition, students benefit from indoor and outdoor auditoriums, a brand new Health Related Fitness building offering dedicated health and well-being studios and competition-sized spaces for gymnastics, netball, football and basketball. The school is set in spacious parkland grounds which offer a range of outdoor learning opportunities across all subject areas. 

Advantages include:

  • Network of expertise and CPD support within CWS and Folio
  • 9 INSET days per year
  • Chance to join an innovative and supportive ground breaking team 
  • Catchment includes many aspirational, supportive families
  • Working with students who use MyZone technology to track and improve their fitness, as a result increasing their focus and concentration in class
  • Outstanding brand new £35M building, modern facilities and extensive grounds
  • Free access to new sports amenities for staff.

Application Procedure

Please download the candidate pack and application form or visit http://www.cws-croydon.co.uk/Career-Opportunities  Additionally during the restrictions imposed th rough the pandemic there are virtual tours and faculty talks signposted on our website. 

Please email your completed applications to careers@cws.foliotrust.uk    in compliance with safer recruitment guidelines CVs will not be accepted.

Last date for applications: 9am Thursday 15th April 

Interviews: Late April/May 

Folio Education 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 recruitment process will include an enhanced DBS check, medical screening, confirmation of right to work in the UK and all other pre-employment checks in line with safer recruitment requirements.

The Candidate Privacy Notice (“Privacy Notice”) is published on our web site www.folio-education.co.uk 


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