Vacancies

Science Study Support Assistant
HOURS: 30 hours, term time only
Admin Assistant (Maternity Cover)
HOURS: 20 hours term time only
Teacher of English (and Media desirable)
HOURS: Full-time permanent
Maths Teacher
HOURS: Full-time Permanent
Director of Learning Support
HOURS: Full-time Permanent
Social Science Teacher
HOURS: Part-time permanent
Teacher of Science
HOURS: Permanent Full-time
Deputy Director of English, Media and Drama
HOURS: Permanent Full-time
Teacher of Science
HOURS: Permanent Part-Time (0.4-0.7)

Science Study Support Assistant

HOURS: 30 hours, term time only DEADLINE EXPIRED

Post: Science Study Support Assistant  
Salary grade: Grade 8 £25,419-£28,226 pro rata (actual salary £17,851)
Contract: 30 hours per week, until August 2023 in first instance with the possibility of a job share.  Term time only plus 5 INSET days
Start date: ASAP 
Closing Date: 9th May 2022, noon, however applications will be processed on arrival

We are looking for a passionate and motivated Science Study Support Assistant to work within the science faculties across Fitzharrys and John Mason Schools.  This is a unique opportunity due to funding from the Mercers to support students both in their lessons and beyond and bridge the disadvantaged gap.  

Students from disadvantaged backgrounds often find school more challenging and due to the move to online learning over the past year throughout the lockdowns many students have struggled to access their work.  This is a new and exciting post to help bridge the gap and ensure that all students thrive in Science.  You will be working in classrooms to support students but also have the autonomy, under the direction of the heads of faculty to support students beyond the classroom.  

You should have a science-background and be enthusiastic about science education.  You will be confident helping students with both the theory and practical aspects of their work (although training will be provided for all practical tasks).   

You will work 50% at Fitzharrys School and 50% at John Mason School as part of the Abingdon Learning Trust. 

All Abingdon Learning Trust staff benefit from our induction programme and our comprehensive CPD programme as part of a school community committed to getting the best from everyone. Through our focus on high quality teaching and learning, and excellent behaviour, our school continues to grow and develop.  

This is an exciting time to join us in our continued development. If you want to be part of a Trust with strong working relationships at the heart of every interaction, a committed and caring staff, and a culture of working to get the very best from every child, then we look forward to meeting you.    

An application pack is available from the Fitzharrys School Website, John Mason School website or from recruitment@abingdonlearningtrust.org
CVs alone are not acceptable. 

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Admin Assistant (Maternity Cover)

HOURS: 20 hours term time only DEADLINE 25 May 2022

Salary Grade: Grade 4 point 4-5
Salary: £19,264-£19,650 FTE
Actual Salary: £8,763-£8,938
Contract Type: Part-time, maternity cover for up to 1 year
Hours of Work: 20 hours per week, term time only plus 2 INSET days
Closing Date: 25th May 2022 at 12 noon
Interview Date: Interviews on application. Should a suitable candidate be identified before the closing date, the vacancy may be closed early.
Start: mid-June 2022

We are seeking to appoint an administrative assistant (with responsibility for reprographics) to join our friendly team of support staff (Maternity Cover) from mid-June 2022 (start date flexible), subject to the necessary employment checks and any notice period required.  The role is for 20 hours per week, term time plus 2 of our 5 INSET days, working four hours a day Monday – Friday with no break (actual hours are flexible and can be negotiated).  The successful candidate will provide a central reprographics service for the whole school, which will include printing resources for lessons and mock exam papers.  The role will also include binding and laminating materials.

You will have strong organisational skills, be confidential and able to communicate with staff and students alike. Attention to detail and the ability to prioritise your work as necessary and work to deadlines is essential.  You will also need excellent IT skills and be a competent user of Microsoft Word, Outlook and PowerPoint.  Previous experience of working in a reprographics role and/or working in a school environment would be an advantage, but not essential, as full training for the role would be provided.

For further information about the position or to arrange a visit to meet members of the team, please contact Jane Howse, Head of HR via email jane.howse@johnmason.oxon.sch.uk

An application pack is available from our website https://www.johnmason.oxon.sch.uk/joining-us/vacancies/ or email recruitment@abingdonlearningtrust.org.

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Teacher of English (and Media desirable)

HOURS: Full-time permanent DEADLINE 24 May 2022

Salary Grade: MPS/UPS (if post threshold) 
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 9am Tuesday 24 May 2022
Interview Date: Interviews commencing 25 May 2022
Start date: September 2022

The English and Media faculty at John Mason School is collaborative, supportive and aspirational. We offer a curriculum that is knowledge rich and committed to celebrating diversity, ensuring all students can thrive in an environment that is academically challenging and inclusive. Leaders in the faculty work to ensure positive staff wellbeing and manageable workload.

Applications are invited from reflective, motivated and inspiring practitioners who can teach across all abilities at Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. Experience of or interest in teaching Media or Film Studies is desirable but not essential. The successful candidate will be passionate about promoting the teaching and learning of English and Media and have the capacity to deliver great teaching, ensuring that students achieve their full potential.

If you believe in supporting all students to thrive and want to work as part of a collaborative, supportive and aspirational team, we encourage you to apply.

The successful candidate will be:

·       passionate about their subject; able to inspire and motivate students and staff.
·       committed to ensuring all students reach their potential.
·       able to work effectively as part of the team.
·       a role model for our students and staff.
·       committed to professional development

In return we will offer you:

·       a comprehensive programme of professional development
·       the satisfaction of being part of a friendly, supportive and reflective team
·       well-resourced schemes of learning that will reduce workload
·       students who have a desire to achieve and respect the school’s expectations.
·       excellent care and support for all staff.

If you would like more information about the faculty, email Sally Butler, Director of English and Media sally.butler@johnmason.oxon.sch.uk. An application pack is available from the John Mason School website or from recruitment@abingdonlearningtrust.org CVs alone are not acceptable. 

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Maths Teacher

HOURS: Full-time Permanent DEADLINE 24 May 2022

Salary Grade: MPS/UPS (if post threshold)
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: Tuesday 24 May 2022 at 9am
Interview Date: Should a suitable candidate be identified before the closing date, the vacancy may be closed early
Start: September 2022

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, enthusiastic and reflective mathematics teacher to join our well-established and successful faculty. ECTs are welcome to apply.

We believe that everyone is able to learn Mathematics well. Our goal as a Department is to work to engender in our students an appreciation of the intrinsic value of mathematics, and we want all students to achieve mathematical confidence through a deep understanding of the subject.  Our “teach for understanding” mantra is apparent in every lesson and our curriculum is structured in such a way that we can dedicate faculty meeting time to exploring the progression of a particular topic from Year 7 to 11. We believe that successful learning of mathematics requires a diet of explicit teaching that builds on students’ prior understanding of mathematical ideas, supported by regular deliberate practice and application of knowledge. This is supplemented by the sharing of clear communication and problem-solving strategies and opportunities to share in the awe and wonder that we each hold for our subject.

The Department is committed to maintaining workload at a manageable level and ensures that practices are informed by evidence and evaluation. Written feedback is minimised and systems are in place to ensure whole-class feedback is effective and efficient. We are on a journey to improve our curriculum and assessment still further and this is an exciting time to join the Department and work alongside experienced and dedicated colleagues.

If you are committed to inspiring your students to learn how mathematics helps them to understand the world, feel the satisfaction of solving a challenging problem, and value the transferable mathematical skills developed though purposeful practice, then we encourage you to apply.

The successful candidate will be:

  • an enthusiastic mathematician, able to ignite interest in mathematics from students and colleagues;
  • committed to ensuring that all students reach their potential regardless of prior attainment;
  • capable of promoting partnerships and collaborative working in our school, across the Abingdon Learning Trust and in the wider mathematics teaching community.
  • a role model for our students and staff;
  • effective in setting and attaining high standards of student progress;
  • active in working to develop their own teaching practice.

In return we will offer you:

  • the support and satisfaction of being part of a dynamic and creative team led by very experienced and highly motivated staff.
  • students who have a desire to achieve and respect the school’s expectations.
  • a programme of supported induction and continuing professional development firmly rooted in educational research.
  • a commitment to supporting the well-being of all staff.

An application pack is available from the John Mason School website https://www.johnmason.oxon.sch.uk/joining-us/vacancies/ or from recruitment@abingdonlearningtrust.org CVs alone are not acceptable. 

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Director of Learning Support

HOURS: Full-time Permanent DEADLINE 24 May 2022

Salary Grade: MPS/UPS (if post threshold) plus TLR 1(2)
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 24 May 2022 at 9am
Interview Date: commencing 25 May.  Should a suitable candidate be identified before the closing date, the vacancy may be closed early
Start: 1 September 2022

We wish to appoint an enthusiastic, creative and committed leader of the Learning Support Department from September 2022.

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual who wants to take on an important leadership role within a thriving SEND Department.  The successful candidate will have the ability to lead and deliver an exceptionally high standard of SEND provision.  Knowledge of SEND literacy and numeracy strategies for raising achievement is essential, as is the ability to work with all curriculum areas and year teams in the school.  They will lead a highly successful and well-established team of Teaching Assistants, interfacing with the schools pastoral team.

This post is suitable for a teacher who is willing to work towards the NASENCO (National Award for SEN Coordination) qualification whilst in post (twelve months), for which the school will support the training or a teacher who has already achieved the NASENCO.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be an enthusiastic individual who can lead the SEND provision across the school
  • Have high expectations of children’s attainment, progress, behaviour and emotional wellbeing
  • Have high expectations of their own achievement and development, both professionally and personally
  • Have excellent organizational skills and up-to-date knowledge of relevant legislation
  • Have experience of implementing strategies to successfully support students
  • Be able to model good practice, deliver training and recommend specific programmes of intervention for students
  • Be a team player who is creative, energetic and who will provide enriching and inspiring learning opportunities for our young people
  • Make a positive contribution to all aspects of school life
  • Be an excellent classroom practitioner

In return we can offer:

  • A warm, welcoming school with a friendly and dedicated staff team
  • A dedicated and enthusiastic team of TAs to deliver interventions
  • Students who have a desire to achieve and respect the school’s expectations
  • A programme of supported induction and continuing professional development firmly rooted in educational research
  • A commitment to supporting the wellbeing of all staff.

Please include with your application a letter addressed to Adrian Rees, Head of School, addressing how your experience suits you for this role and how you see the role developing in the short, medium and long term.  The letter should be no more than two sides of A4. 

An application pack is available from the John Mason School website https://www.johnmason.oxon.sch.uk/joining-us/vacancies/ or from recruitment@abingdonlearningtrust.org CVs alone are not acceptable. 

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Social Science Teacher

HOURS: Part-time permanent DEADLINE 24 May 2022

Salary Grade: MPS/UPS (if post threshold) 
Contract Type: Permanent, 0.4 FTE
Closing Date: 24 May at 9am
Interview Date: Interviews on application 
Start date: September 2022 

Our sixth form has significantly expanded in recent years following the Outstanding OFSTED rating. Due to high quality teaching and positive outcomes, a significant number of students opt for Social Science subjects and go on to study them at university. The faculty provision is unusually broad for a school sixth form and includes A levels in Sociology, Psychology, Politics, Philosophy, Economics and Business Studies as well as Level 3 Applied Diploma in Criminology. Psychology, Business Studies and Health and Social Care are also taught in KS4.

We are looking for a new team member from September 2022.  Our preferred specialism would be Sociology up to A-level with a willingness to deliver Level 3 Applied Diploma Criminology. Experience of this course would be desirable, though full support and training will be provided if required. However, we would also be interested in hearing from people who have an interest in teaching other subjects within our faculty.

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Passionate about their subject(s); able to inspire students and adept at relating real-world contexts to the social sciences curriculum.
  • Committed to supporting students to achieve their goals regardless of their prior attainment levels, aligning with our core purpose of maintaining an inclusive, diverse sixth form.
  • Willing to collaborate within a small but growing team with an increased range of subjects on offer.
  • Interested in contributing to our key development goals: closing attainment gaps through high-quality literacy teaching, inclusive teaching practices and explicit consideration of diversity throughout our curriculum.

In exchange, we offer you:

  • The chance to join a friendly, supportive and reflective team
  • Strong opportunities for ongoing professional development; through our Trust’s comprehensive programme of professional development and generous financial support for external opportunities (e.g. MSc)
  • The chance to work for a school where staff wellbeing and workload considerations are at the heart of decision-making.
  • A highly inclusive approach to flexible working: speak to us about part-time or other needs.

If you would like more information about the faculty, email Emma Tilley, Head of Social Sciences emma.tilley@johnmason.oxon.sch.uk

An application pack is available from the John Mason School website https://www.johnmason.oxon.sch.uk/joining-us/vacancies/ or from recruitment@abingdonlearningtrust.org CVs alone are not acceptable. 

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Teacher of Science

HOURS: Permanent Full-time DEADLINE 24 May 2022

Salary Grade: MPS/UPS (if post threshold). A leadership role (TLR 2) is available for the right candidate. Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: Tuesday 24 May 2022 at 9.00 a.m.
Interview Date: Should a suitable candidate be identified before the closing date, the vacancy may be closed early.
Start date: September 2022

The science faculty at John Mason School is research informed and has developed a knowledge rich curriculum offer. The team are dedicated to the principle that, if taught well, all students can be academically successful. Leaders in the department work to ensure positive staff wellbeing and manageable workload. We have fully resourced schemes of learning and centralised behavior system.

Applications are invited from reflective, disciplined, motivated and inspiring practitioners. The potential for a leadership role in science (STEM coordinator) exists for the right candidate. If you wish to be considered for this, please outline your experience in your application.

The successful candidate will understand principles of a knowledge rich curriculum and have an understanding of relevant areas of cognitive science. They will be committed to personal development and will be well supported to improve as a teacher.

If you believe that all students can achieve and want to work as part of a supportive, research engaged team, we encourage you to apply.

The successful candidate will be:

  • passionate about their subject; able to inspire and motivate students and staff.
  • committed to ensuring all students reach their potential.
  • disciplined and able to work effectively as part of the team.
  • a role model for our students and staff.
  • committed to professional development

 In return we will offer you:

  • a comprehensive program of professional development
  • the satisfaction of being part of a friendly, supportive and reflective team
  • well-resourced schemes of learning that will reduce workload
  • students who have a desire to achieve and respect the school’s expectations.
  • excellent care and support for all staff.

If you would like more information about the faculty, email Andrew Stanger, Director of Science Andrew.stanger@johnmason.oxon.sch.uk

An application pack is available from the John Mason School website or from recruitment@abingdonlearningtrust.org

CVs alone are not acceptable. 

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Deputy Director of English, Media and Drama

HOURS: Permanent Full-time DEADLINE 24 May 2022

Salary Grade: MPS/UPS (if post threshold) plus TLR (2)
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: Tuesday 24th May at 9.00 am
Interview Date: ASAP after closing date
Start date: September 2022

The English and Media faculty at John Mason School is collaborative, supportive and aspirational. We offer a curriculum that is knowledge rich and committed to celebrating diversity, ensuring all students can thrive in an environment that is academically challenging and inclusive. Leaders in the department work to ensure positive staff wellbeing and manageable workload.

Applications are invited from reflective, motivated and inspiring practitioners to help lead a successful team of teachers from September 2022.  The successful candidate will take responsibility for leading an aspect of the faculty to be agreed. Experience of teaching Media, Film Studies and or Drama is desirable.

If you believe in supporting all students to thrive and want to work as part of a collaborative, supportive and aspirational team, we encourage you to apply.

The successful candidate will be:

·       passionate about their subject; able to inspire and motivate students and staff.
·       committed to ensuring all students reach their potential.
·       able to inspire, support and develop staff.
·       a role model for our students and staff.
·       committed to professional development

In return we will offer you:

·       a comprehensive programme of professional development
·       the satisfaction of being part of a friendly, supportive and reflective team
·       well-resourced schemes of learning that will reduce workload
·       students who have a desire to achieve and respect the school’s expectations.
·       excellent care and support for all staff.

If you would like more information about the faculty, email Sally Butler, Head of English and Media sally.butler@johnmason.oxon.sch.uk

An application pack is available from the John Mason School website or from recruitment@abingdonlearningtrust.org

CVs alone are not acceptable. 

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Teacher of Science

HOURS: Permanent Part-Time (0.4-0.7) DEADLINE 27 May 2022

Salary Grade: MPS/UPS (if post threshold)
Contract Type: Permanent Part time (0.4-0.7)
Closing Date: Wednesday 25th May 9.00 am
Interview Date: Friday 27th May but should a suitable candidate be identified before the closing date, the vacancy may be closed early.
Start date: September 2022

The science faculty at John Mason School is research informed and has developed a knowledge rich curriculum offer. The team are dedicated to the principle that, if taught well, all students can be academically successful. Leaders in the department work to ensure positive staff wellbeing and manageable workload. We have fully resourced schemes of learning and centralised behavior system.

Applications are invited from reflective, disciplined, motivated and inspiring practitioners. The successful candidate will understand principles of a knowledge rich curriculum and have an understanding of relevant areas of cognitive science. They will be committed to personal development and will be well supported to improve as a teacher.

If you believe that all students can achieve and want to work as part of a supportive, research engaged team, we encourage you to apply.

The successful candidate will be:

·       passionate about their subject; able to inspire and motivate students and staff.
·       committed to ensuring all students reach their potential.
·       disciplined and able to work effectively as part of the team.
·       a role model for our students and staff.
·       committed to professional development

In return we will offer you:

·       a comprehensive program of professional development
·       the satisfaction of being part of a friendly, supportive and reflective team
·       well-resourced schemes of learning that will reduce workload
·       students who have a desire to achieve and respect the school’s expectations.
·       excellent care and support for all staff.

If you would like more information about the faculty, email Andrew Stanger, Director of Science Andrew.stanger@johnmason.oxon.sch.uk

An application pack is available from the John Mason School website or from recruitment@abingdonlearningtrust.org

CVs alone are not acceptable. 

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  • individual liberty;
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