Required for 1 September 2020
Leadership Spine Points 13 to 17
We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, positive and dynamic teacher to join the senior leadership team at Katharine Lady Berkeley’s School(KLB). KLB is a large comprehensive school of 1450 students with 230 in the Sixth Form. It is a high-performing school with ambitions to go even further.
We are looking to appoint someone for whom teaching and learning is their main responsibility. This is a new role, and one that should interest any potential applicant who is excited about what happens in the classroom every day. Teaching is our core business, takes priority over all other school aspects and is something that we are looking to develop significantly over the coming years. We are therefore looking to appoint someone who is an outstanding classroom practitioner, who will be comfortable working alongside teachers at all points in their careers and who has an obvious passion for teaching and learning.
We believe the job role will be challenging yet very rewarding, providing opportunities to make a genuine impact with both students and colleagues. Alongside the teaching and learning role sits responsibility for disadvantaged students and alternative provision. Undoubtedly, the best way to further the progress of disadvantaged students is to improve the quality of teaching in the classroom and to equip them with the skills to enhance their capacity to learn. There will always be students who struggle to access the curriculum and for whom some form of alternative provision is necessary. We have started to develop this part of the school’s work and we are excited about the possibilities ahead to make KLB a school that works for as many students as possible.
We want to see a visible leader, someone who is out and about as far as possible, despite obvious demands on their time, and we want a colleague who will give willingly to wider whole-school events. We believe there are always times in the day for laughter, so we do wish to recruit someone who can maintain perspective even when under pressure.
Find further detail, job description and person specification in the Information Pack. For wider appreciation of the school please download the General Information.
Please apply by completing an application form and writing a letter, of no more than two sides, specific to our context and the role.
Closing date for applications: Noon on Monday 24 February
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Appointment will be subject to satisfactory full enhanced DBS and barred list, prohibition order, identity and qualifications checks.