Due to the relocation of staff this summer, the Governors of College Town Junior School are looking to appoint an experienced Class Teacher for year 5 - 6 to support and develop our thriving, friendly, culturally diverse school.
The teaching post will be a permanent position starting September 2017. We are looking for a teacher with a few years’ experience who may be looking for leadership in the near future.
The School works very closely with the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst to support the service children and those children with English as a second language. This is a great opportunity for someone to contribute to and build on the current success and progress of the School. We were rated Ofsted ‘Good’ October 2015.
We can offer you:
• 250 enthusiastic, friendly, polite and well behaved children
• the opportunity to work in close partnership with the Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher, Governors, Staff, Parents and the community to build on our successes and achievements
• a positive enthusiastic staff committed to achieving the best for their children
• a caring, creative and professional working environment
• a supportive community committed to raising achievement
• a commitment to further professional development to support you through the next stage of your career
• the opportunity to lead key projects within the school.
• an exceptional award winning outdoor environment
• excellent facilities including sports’ areas and IT provision taught by specialists
The Governors are looking for a candidate who is:
• an inspirational and outstanding teacher.
• an excellent classroom practitioner with the highest expectations of children’s attainment and behaviour.
• able to motivate and lead through a teamwork approach
• supportive of an inclusive approach which celebrates cultural diversity
• has high expectations of themselves and others
• is able to inspire pupils, staff and parents
• can offer energy, enthusiasm and a sense of fun
• has a creative team approach to problem solving
• prepared to be an active member of the school community
• an ability to lead music is desirable
College Town Junior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children. The successful applicant will be required to have an enhanced DBS check.
A Job Description and Person Spec is attached. For further information about our School please look at our website: www.colltown-jun.bracknell-forest.sch.uk
Visits to our School are encouraged and warmly welcomed by appointment.
Applications will be considered upon receipt.
For an informal chat or to arrange a visit please contact the School.
College Town Junior School
Branksome Hill Road, College Town, Sandhurst, Berkshire, GU47 0QE
Tel: 01276 35292
Headteacher: Mrs Jill Ward
College Town is a Mentorship School for Reading University
Bracknell Forest Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.
How to apply
Please apply online (see link below) or contact the school for further details. We will only accept applications on Bracknell Forest application forms, please do NOT forward your CV.
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.
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.
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.
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.