Second in Department - Humanities

Vacancy Summary
Employer:
Bracknell Forest Council
Salary:
MPS (Fringe) + TLR 2b £4,398 per annum, from September 2017. Relocation assistance will be considered if required.
Location:
Easthampstead Park Community School
Contract:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full Time/Term Time
Hours:
32.5 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Enhanced
Closing Date:
31/05/2017 at 12:00 PM
Reference:
EPS/17/5114
Vacancy Description

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced, committed and enthusiastic teacher who is wishing to broaden their experience and take that next step towards leadership as the Second in Department for Humanities.  We are looking to recruit a colleague who can be a role model to colleagues when it comes to good classroom practice and effective use of data; and has the skills and commitment to ensure all students, regardless of ability, make outstanding progress and share a love of learning.  You will need to have drive, commitment and ample scope for innovation and imaginative thinking with excellent communication skills.  You will be a key leader in the exciting journey of this department in meeting the current and future needs of our students at all key stages; and will join a forward thinking department committed to engaging and enthusing students, building their confidence and dedicated to the development of lifelong learning habits.

The department is housed together and is well-resourced with a teacher PC and an interactive whiteboard in every classroom.  The department has a proven track record of excellent results and the successful applicant will be encouraged to optimise their skills and experience to support this achievement.  

Easthampstead Park Community School is a vibrant, cutting edge learning environment.  Our school culture marries unswervingly high academic expectations with excellent pastoral care and support.  The concept of community is at the very heart of our vision; we believe in a three-way partnership between parents, teachers and students, and are proud of our setting and local community.  Teaching and learning is at the very heart of our school, and drives everything we do.  An action-research based approach to teaching and learning has been central to our improvement journey in recent years, and we passionately believe in investing in staff’s continued professional development in the same way that we expect our teachers to passionately invest in our students.

This is a very exciting time to join Easthampstead Park Community School.  In recent years, we have made excellent progress, and at our last OFSTED inspection (June 2016), we were rated as ‘good’ in all areas.  We are now striving to be outstanding, driven by a core belief that all of our students deserve nothing but the best possible teaching and support in order to be happy, healthy and successful.  We aim to deliver the best quality teaching and learning in a school where staff and students have respect for, and pride in, themselves, their school and their community.

If you feel you have the necessary skills, mindset and determination to join us on our journey towards ‘outstanding,’ we would love to hear from you.

Our School according to OFSTED (June, 2016):

“Progress in English has been well above average for the last two years.”

“Pastoral care is of a high quality.”

 “The behaviour of pupils is good.”

“Since her appointment, the headteacher has focused on making sure that all pupils feel safe, happy and confident so that they learn well.  This did not happen overnight but it is now apparent in pupils’ much improved behaviour and their positive response to the good teaching they receive.”  

Our vision is to deliver a school judged as outstanding, that lives up to its values and beliefs.  Our sense of community is built around the quality of relationships between staff, students and parents with the emphasis on respect and pride.

Online applications can be completed via the Bracknell Forest Council link from the school website http://www.epschool.org/content/vacancies.  For enquiries please telephone our Personnel Officer on 01344 390836 or email recruitment@epschool.org for an application pack.  Visits to the school are warmly welcomed.

Interviews will be held w/c 24 April 2017

 

 



Equal Opportunities
Bracknell Forest Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.
How to apply
Easthampstead Park Community School, Ringmead, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 8FS Tel: 01344 304567

Please apply online. For enquiries please telephone our Personnel Officer on 01344 390836 or email recruitment@epschool.org for an application pack. Visits to the school are warmly welcomed.

We will only accept applications on Bracknell Forest application forms, please do NOT forward your CV.

Find out more about working in our Schools.

Equal Opportunities
We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to providing equality of opportunity to all. Our aim is to treat all employees and prospective employees with integrity, respect and consideration.

We aim to ensure that individuals are recruited, selected, trained and promoted on the basis of ability, job requirements, skills, aptitudes and other objective criteria. In this respect we will ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, marital status or disability, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which are not covered by legislation or existing codes of practice.

Disability
We are a Disability Symbol User and as such have made a commitment to guarantee an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria of the person specification.

To help us with our commitment to this guarantee, please indicate if you have a disability on your application form.

Safeguarding
Bracknell Forest Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and expects all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices share this commitment.

This position requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check because it involves contact with (or access to data concerning) children/young people/adults at risk. On your application form, you will need to tell us about any spent convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings which may later appear on your DBS Certificate.

To find out more about the application process for working with children, young people and adults at risk visit www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/application-process-for-working-with-children-and-adults-at-risk.pdf

The Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB) has responsibility for working together to oversee the safety and well-being of children and young people in Bracknell Forest. Find out more about the LSCB at www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/safeguardingchildrenboard

Pre–employment medical check
You may be asked about your physical ability to perform the job during interview. As a condition of the Offer of Employment, the successful applicant will be asked to complete an Occupational Health questionnaire from which our Occupational Health Advisor will assess your medical suitability to do the job. You may be required to attend a medical examination.

References
On your application form you will be asked to provide the names and addresses of two people who will provide a reference. At least one should be from your current/most recent employer. If you are not currently working with children/adults at risk but have done so in the past it is important that a reference is obtained from the employer by whom you were most recently employed working with children/adults at risk.

Employment references must be provided by your current or most recent line manager and will not be accepted from relatives or people writing solely in the capacity of friends. However, your referees may include someone you know with standing in the community i.e. a teacher, vicar etc.

We take up references for all shortlisted candidates and wherever possible we like to apply for these prior to interview.

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