Jobs at Bedford Free School & Elstow School

 

We are looking to recruit outstanding and committed staff to join our extremely successful and happy school. BFS celebrated its first GCSE results this summer and our results placed us amongst the top schools in the area, with English and maths significantly above the national average.  We are unashamedly ambitious for our students and we proudly offer a rigorous, academic curriculum supported by strong discipline which means our teachers can concentrate on teaching. If you are an excellent professional and support our vision and values of Respect, Honesty and High Expectations we would love to hear from you.

Small school, big curriculum, infinite possibilities.

We are a small school, where teachers and students know and look out for each other. Safeguarding children enrolled at the School is of paramount importance, and we are fully committed to the protection and safe care of our students. The successful applicant will be required to undertake appropriate checks as well as providing proof of your right to work in the UK.

 

English Teacher - January 2019 start

25,000-39,000 FTE depending on experience
Full or Part-time

BELIEVE IN TRADITIONAL VALUES, ACADEMIC RIGOUR AND VERY HIGH EXPECTATIONS? Want a SLT who visibly support staff? Want to teach pupils who behave impeccably at all times? Sick of spending all evening marking?

Visit! You will be blown away.

Then you will be interested in our oversubscribed 11-16 school in the centre of Bedford, and just 30 minutes from London. We are recruiting an English Teacher.

RESPECT, HONESTY, HIGH EXPECTATIONS

At BFS our values of respect, honesty and high expectations drive everything that we do and as a result our teachers enjoy impeccable behaviour in lessons and hardworking, highly motivated students. Open for nearly 6 years, Bedford Free School is a genuinely comprehensive school that provides a knowledge-based education for students of all backgrounds. We teach an unashamedly academic curriculum consisting of the best that has been thought and said, and as you would expect, English is at the heart of this.

PARENTAL CHOICE

With waiting lists in each year group and GCSE results placing us amongst the top schools locally, we have quickly become a hugely popular school. Demand for places is very high as parents want the combination of a BFS education and our distinctive small school feel for their children.

We’re looking for people who want to be the best. You will be excellent in the classroom and an inspiring character who is willing to lead by example, but will also contribute positively to wider school life. Most of all, you will be clear that education is a great leveler and work hard to help us achieve our goal of preparing every student to go to university.

THE DEPARTMENT

We have a knowledge-based curriculum that is written in advance by the Head of Department with support from the team. You will be led by excellent leaders - both our Head of Department and second in charge of department are superb. You will be working with a team of subject-specialists.

The department is housed in 4 dedicated classrooms, each equipped with interactive whiteboards, and projectors. English teachers have a maximum of 5 classes and as well as their own classrooms, have a departmental office which provides a quiet working space and the opportunity for the close-knit team to come together regularly.

Results in English are world-class.

 

SUPPORT AND DEVELOPMENT

Career development is a priority - there will be opportunities to work on whole school priorities and gain the experience required to progress into senior leadership in due course. Additionally, we offer financial assistance for relevant post graduate study and support for middle leaders wishing to apply to become Specialist Leaders of Education. We have partnerships with a number of local training providers, the Institute for Teaching, and with Inspiration Trust in Norfolk. You will be joining us at an exciting time – in addition to our newly completed £2m extension, a local primary school joined our multi academy trust in April 2017, and we will be opening our second brand new secondary school in nearby St Neots soon. The growth of our MAT is sure to create exciting opportunities for our staff in the future.

There are no unwieldy and impossible marking policies, no written reports our pupils’ behaviour is impeccable supported by same-day whole-school sanctions where necessary - delivered centrally so teachers are not chasing, and Senior Leaders have a very high profile to ensure that you are supported to develop.

If our traditional approach and values of Respect, Honesty and High Expectations match yours, then we welcome visits to the school at any time and would encourage you to apply. For a confidential discussion about the position with the Executive Principal, please contact Esther Logan, PA to SLT, on 01234 332290 or email elogan@bedfordfreeschool.co.uk to arrange an appointment

Closing date: 09.00 Monday 17 September 2018

Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to close this post should a suitable candidate apply.

We strongly advise a visit as this school is unlikely to be like anything you have ever seen!

 

Closing date: 0900 17 September 2018

Teacher of Science for January 2019 start

£24,750 – £39,000 FTE depending on experience
Full or Part-time

Believe in academic rigour and traditional values? Want to teach pupils who behave impeccably at all times? Want an SLT that visibly support staff?

Fed up of marking for hours every night?

Then you will be interested in our oversubscribed 11-16 school in the centre of Bedford, just 30 minutes from London. We are recruiting a science teacher, and welcome applications from colleagues who specialise in physics, chemistry or biology. 

RESPECT, HONESTY, HIGH EXPECTATIONS 

At BFS our values drive everything that we do and as a result our teachers enjoy impeccable behaviour in lessons and hardworking, highly motivated students. Open for just 5 years, Bedford Free School is a genuinely comprehensive school that provides a knowledge-based education for students of all backgrounds. We teach an unashamedly academic curriculum consisting of the best that has been thought and said, and as you would expect, physics, chemistry and biology are all at the heart of this. 

PARENTAL CHOICE 

With waiting lists in each year group and GCSE results placing us amongst the top schools in the country, we have quickly become a hugely popular school locally. Demand for places is high as parents want the combination of a BFS education and our distinctive small school feel for their children. 

We’re looking for people who want to be the best. You will be excellent in the classroom and an inspiring character who is willing to lead by example, but will also contribute positively to wider school life. Most of all, you will be clear that education is a great leveler and work hard to help us achieve our goal of preparing every student to go to university. 

THE DEPARTMENT 

GCSE results in 2018 saw science results that were excellent – this is a high-performing department. You will be joining a team of subject specialists with Biology, Chemistry and Physics covered. Science is housed in 3 dedicated labs and an additional classroom all of which are equipped with interactive whiteboards and projectors. There is a science office which allows the team a quiet place to work and the opportunity to come together regularly. The teaching staff and technician are a close knit and friendly group. Each year a significant number of students in key stage 4 study Triple Science and all others complete the new Combined Sciences GCSE. 

SUPPORT AND DEVELOPMENT 

As a new member of staff you’ll be supported each step of the way. NQTs benefit from a bespoke programme of CPD, a reduced teaching load and a generous starting salary. For more experienced colleagues career development is made a priority - there will be opportunities to work on whole-school priorities and gain the experience required to progress into middle or senior leadership in due course. Additionally, we offer financial assistance for relevant post graduate study and support for middle leaders wishing to apply to become Specialist Leaders of Education. We have partnerships with a number of local training providers and with Inspiration Trust in Norfolk.

There are no unwieldy and impossible marking policies, our pupils’ behaviour is impeccable supported by same-day whole-school sanctions where necessary, and Senior Leaders have a very high profile to ensure that you are supported to teach develop. 

If our traditional approach and values of Respect, Honesty and High Expectations match yours, then we welcome visits to the school at any time and would encourage you to apply. For a confidential discussion about the position contact Esther Logan, PA to SLT, on 01234 332290 or email elogan@bedfordfreeschool.co.uk to arrange an appointment.

Closing date: 0900 Monday 17 September 2018

Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to close this post should a suitable candidate apply.

We strongly advise a visit as this school is unlikely to be like anything you have ever seen!

Closing date: 0900 17 September 2018

Music Teacher to start January 2019

Salary: £25,000 – £39,000 FTE depending on experience
Full Time

BELIEVE IN TRADITIONAL VALUES, ACADEMIC RIGOUR AND VERY HIGH EXPECTATIONS? Want a SLT who visibly support staff? Want to teach pupils who behave impeccably at all times? Want a school that believes EVERY pupil should learn a musical instrument?

Visit! You will be blown away. 

Then you will be interested in our oversubscribed 11-16 school in the centre of Bedford, and just 30 minutes from London. We are recruiting a music teacher. 

RESPECT, HONESTY, HIGH EXPECTATIONS 

At BFS our values of respect, honesty and high expectations drive everything that we do and as a result our teachers enjoy impeccable behaviour in lessons and hardworking, highly motivated students. Open for nearly 6 years, Bedford Free School is a genuinely comprehensive school that provides a knowledge-based education for students of all backgrounds. We teach an unashamedly academic curriculum consisting of the best that has been thought and said, and as you would expect, music is at the heart of this. 

PARENTAL CHOICE 

With waiting lists in each year group and GCSE results placing us amongst the top schools locally, we have quickly become a hugely popular school. Demand for places is very high as parents want the combination of a BFS education and our distinctive small school feel for their children. 

We’re looking for people who want to be the best. You will be excellent in the classroom and an inspiring character who is willing to lead by example, but will also contribute positively to wider school life. Most of all, you will be clear that education is a great leveler and work hard to help us achieve our goal of preparing every student to go to university. 

THE DEPARTMENT 

We have a knowledge-based curriculum that is written in advance by the Head of Department. You will be led by excellent leaders - our Head of Department is brilliant! You will be working with others - the Salvation Army come in to support our ambition that all pupils play a musical instrument as an entitlement. We have twice-weekly electives during the school timetable so that pupils can experience a lot of music weekly should they choose. 

SUPPORT AND DEVELOPMENT 

Career development is a priority - there are opportunities to work on whole school priorities and gain the experience required to progress into senior leadership in due course. We offer financial assistance for relevant post graduate study and support for middle leaders wishing to apply to become Specialist Leaders of Education. We have partnerships with a number of local training providers, the Institute for Teaching, and with Inspiration Trust in Norfolk. We also have no after-school meetings apart from weekly professional learning, so professional learning at BFS is second-to-none. 

The growth of our MAT is sure to create exciting opportunities for our staff in the future. 

There are no unwieldy and impossible marking policies, no written reports our pupils’ behaviour is impeccable supported by same-day whole-school sanctions where necessary - delivered centrally so teachers are not chasing, and Senior Leaders have a very high profile to ensure that you are supported to develop. 

We are flexible with this appointment - we can appoint full time or can appoint part-time on either 3 or 4 days a week, or with a timetable spread out through the week. Get in touch to find out more! 

If our traditional approach and values of Respect, Honesty and High Expectations match yours, then we welcome visits to the school at any time and would encourage you to apply. For a confidential discussion about the position, please contact Esther Logan, PA to SLT, on 01234 332290 or recruitment@bedfordfreeschool.co.uk to arrange an appointment or telephone call. 

Closing date: 09.00 Monday 17 September 2018

Early applications encouraged - we will interview candidates as they apply and hence we reserve the right to interview early for this post should a suitable candidate apply. 

Candidates who can start earlier than January 2019 are also welcome to apply.

We strongly advise a visit as this school is unlikely to be like anything you have ever seen!

Closing date: 0900 17 September 2018

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