Teacher of Sociology with Criminology and/or GCSE Psychology
HOURS: Permanent Full-Time
Team Administrator
HOURS: 30 Hours Term Time Only

Teacher of Sociology with Criminology and/or GCSE Psychology


Salary Grade: MPS/UPS (if post threshold) 
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 12 noon on 30 June 2021
Interview Date: Interviews on application 
Start date: September 2021

Sociology Job Description

Sociology Person Specification

With a growing Sixth Form and a strong history of good outcomes for students, our Social Sciences provision is growing.  Last year saw the addition of Politics to our offer and this year we have added Criminology.

We are looking for a new team member from September 2021.  You will be able to teach sociology up to A-level but will also be excited about the challenge of teaching at least one other subject to A-level.  Criminology would be our preferred option, but we would also be interested in hearing from those who could deliver Politics or Economics.

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Passionate about their subject(s); able to inspire students and help them to understand the real-world relevance of the social sciences.

  • Committed to supporting students to achieve their goals, particularly our growing and diverse sixth form.

  • Willing to contribute to a small but growing team with an increased range of subjects on offer.

  • Interested in contributing to our key development goals: closing the gaps through high-quality literacy teaching, inclusive teaching practices and 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

Team Administrator


Salary Grade: Grade 5, Point 7 (£19,312-£20,092) pro-rata
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: Friday 16th July 2021 at 12 noon
Interview Date: w/c 19th July
Start:  September 2021

Team Administrator Job Description

John Mason School is a friendly, dynamic school with a supportive and warm ethos.  We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated Team Administrator to join our administration team. 

The Team Administrator will carry out clerical and administrative duties as part of a team of professionals within the School. The role is to ensure the smooth running of the school by carrying out the day-to-day running within the central office. An ability to be able to work beyond term time is an advantage but not essential.

Key tasks include:

  • Providing administrative support to Senior Leadership Team and teaching and support staff.

  • Supporting the Trips Coordinator.

  • Supporting the Events Coordinator with internal school events.

  • Sending timely communication to parents and carers.

  • Provision of a first-class reception service including the efficient and courteous management of incoming telephone calls and visitors.

  • Controlling access to the school and issue appropriate badges to visitors.

An application pack is available from the John Mason School website or from

CVs alone are not acceptable. 

We do not accept generic CVs. Any CVs that we receive will not be taken into consideration for advertised roles. Applicants must complete the correct application form for individual positions along with both the ALT Confidential Disclosure and ALT Applicant Monitoring forms.

All available vacancies are listed here.  Please take note of the closing date as applications cannot be processed after this time. 

Abingdon Learning Trust is an equal opportunities employer that recognises the terms and conditions of maintained schools, including maternity benefits. The Trust is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders in regulated activity are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced check.

All staff are expected to promote fundamental British values.

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Further information about any vacancies can be obtained from Mrs Jane Howse, HR Manager, on 01235 466054 or by email to