Jobs at Bedford Free 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.

 

 

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Teacher of Girls PE (Part-Time)

£24,750 - £38,225 FTE depending on experience
Part-Time

Required from September 2018

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

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 part-time girls PE teacher.

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, the character development of teamwork, leadership, resilience and challenge that comes from sport and PE are essential alongside 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 an excellent teacher 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

There are four other colleagues in the department – the Head of PE, our Assistant Principal, our PE technician and another Girls’ PE teacher – and the department works in close partnership with the other departments. This opportunity arises because the current colleague teaching Girls’ PE (who is fantastic) is eager to go part-time for family reasons. We are effectively looking for a job share to start in September or as soon as possible, and the amount of teaching and particular days is negotiable.

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. 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 very 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, 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

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: 9.00 am, Monday 26 February 2018

Head of Science

£24,750 - £38255 plus subject leader allowance dependent on experience
Full Time

September 2018 start

 BELIEVE IN TRADITIONAL VALUES, ACADEMIC RIGOUR AND VERY HIGH EXPECTATIONS? Want an SLT who visibly support staff? Want to teach pupils who behave impeccably at all times?

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 Head of Science. The current Head of Science is relocating away from the area. 

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, science 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 leveller 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 taking over from an excellent leader, who is committed to passing on the department in excellent shape. You will be working with a team of subject-specialists. 

The department is housed in 4 dedicated classrooms, each equipped with interactive whiteboards, projectors, and science equipment. Science 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. 

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. 

Should it be required, we have secured a colleague to coach and support the successful candidate for the first year. This is optional. 

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

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!

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Closing date: 4 March 2018

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