Vacancies

Teacher of Sociology with Criminology and/or GCSE Psychology
HOURS: Permanent Full-Time
Teacher of Maths
HOURS: Permanent Full-Time
Director of Learning Support
HOURS: Permanent Full-Time

Teacher of Sociology with Criminology and/or GCSE Psychology

HOURS: Permanent Full-Time DEADLINE 16 Jun 2021

Salary Grade: MPS/UPS (if post threshold) 
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 12 noon on 16 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 emma.tilley@johnmason.oxon.sch.uk

Teacher of Maths

HOURS: Permanent Full-Time DEADLINE EXPIRED

Salary Grade: MPS/UPS (if post threshold) plus possible TLR2(1) for suitably experienced candidate
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: Friday 11 June at 12 noon
Interview Date: Should a suitable candidate be identified before the closing date, the vacancy may be closed early.
Start: 1 September 2021

Teacher of Maths Job Description

Teacher of Maths Person Specification

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

Our goal is to engender in our students an appreciation of the intrinsic value of mathematics and this is apparent in our drive to see all students achieve mathematical confidence through developing a deep understanding of the subject.  We use our generous allocation of faculty meeting time to share pedagogical approaches that will help us develop even better ways to build students’ relational understanding. We believe that this requires a diet of explicit teaching of mathematical communication and problem-solving strategies alongside regular deliberate practice and application of knowledge plus opportunities to share and inspire the awe and wonder we each hold for our subject. Further details about this exciting opportunity can be found on our website: https://www.johnmason.oxon.sch.uk/joining-us/vacancies/.

If you are committed to working with us and the students in your classes so that they learn about the place that mathematics has in the world, the satisfaction to be had from solving a challenging problem and the fluency in transferable mathematical skills that purposeful practice will develop, 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 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 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. 

Director of Learning Support

HOURS: Permanent Full-Time DEADLINE 17 Jun 2021

Salary Grade: MPS/UPS (if post threshold) plus TLR 1(1)
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: Thursday 17 June 2021 at 12 noon
Interview Date: Should a suitable candidate be identified before the closing date, the vacancy may be closed early
Start: 1 September 2021

Director of Learning Support Job Description

Director of Learning Support Person Specification

We wish to appoint an enthusiastic, creative and committed leader of the Learning Support Department from September 2021.

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. 

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.

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 recruitment@johnmason.oxon.sch.uk.