Teacher of Philosophy & Ethics - Maternity Cover

The King John School, Benfleet
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Job Ref No. ECC5403-468S Position Type: Teacher Pay Range: Main/Upper
Position Start Date: 12/04/2021 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Fixed
Application Close: 24/01/2021 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBC  

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Teacher of Philosophy and Ethics

Required: April 2021

Fixed Term Contract to cover Maternity leave

Main/Upper pay scale

Full time hours

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and suitably qualified Teacher of Philosophy and Ethics for a fixed term to cover a period of maternity to leave, who will enjoy working in a school that values and delivers excellent professional development. The successful candidate will be capable of inspiring students through their passion for the subject, and have a firm belief in the potential of all students. You will be excellent in your classroom practice and be able to inspire others to be of a similar calibre.

The following information is provided to assist staff joining the Trust to understand and appreciate the work, content of the post and the role they are to play in the organisation. Whilst every effort has been made to outline all the duties and responsibilities of the post, a document such as this does not permit every item to be specified in detail. Broad headings have been used which assume all the usual associated routines.

The King John School in Benfleet is a heavily oversubscribed 11-18 mixed comprehensive of over 2000 students, of which approximately 430 are in the sixth form. The school is exceptionally proud of the achievements of our students and the ethos of the school. Our results are consistently strong and over 79% of our students achieved a standard pass in English and mathematics at GCSE (Grade 4 or above) in 2020.

Our A-level results have been exemplary, with over 68% of year 13 students gaining A* - B grades in all of their subjects. We are in the top 15% of the country for A-level outcomes compared to 2817 schools and colleges.

The King John School offers a high quality educational experience through a broad curriculum and a caring, friendly environment, and sets the highest expectations for all. Through high quality teaching and learning and exceptional wide ranging enrichment opportunities the school seeks to cultivate students' motivation, confidence and intelligence. The school invests heavily in the creation of a learning community and to this end the extension to the sixth form, humanities building and state of the art assembly hall have been constructed to accommodate the growing number of students wishing to join us. We challenge our students to achieve ambitious goals and to never settle for second best.

Our school has good staff retention and is wholly committed to continued professional development. We offer free healthcare through the Benenden Healthcare scheme which all employees are entitled to join. If you feel you could contribute to this ethos and enhance it further, please contact us.

We can offer you:

· A dedicated and experienced hardworking team of staff

· Enthusiastic, friendly and talented students

· The opportunity to develop within a highly effective multi academy trust

You will need to:

· Possess good behaviour management skills

· Be a good and effective communicator at all levels

· Be open minded, creative and inspirational in your style of teaching

· Commit to working collaboratively with colleagues and students

· Utilise a variety of teaching methods and ensure that your lessons are engaging at all levels

For further information please contact Angie Roberts, HR Officer: angier@thekjs.com

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

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Angie Roberts
Shipwrights Drive
Thundersley, Benfleet
Essex, SS7 1RQ
Telephone: 01702 558284
Email: angier@thekjs.com