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BMAT have a vacancy for a Class Teacher - Maternity Cover
Based at Magna Carta Primary Academy, Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex, CM24 8JP
Full Time, Maternity / Sickness cover
Main scale 1 to 6 (£31,251 to £42,688 per annum)
Start Date: 3rd January 2024
Are you ready to truly teach? Then you're ready for BMAT.
BMAT is a growing multi-academy trust supporting primary and secondary schools across Essex and East London. We exist so that the schools in our network can be freed to truly succeed - with inspired teachers freed to really teach, and confident children freed to realise their true potential.
We are currently looking for a number of teachers with a passion for showing children who they could be. We have an exceptional record of teaching staff progression across the trust and believe in growing our staff to reach their full potential!
If you're interested in joining a team of highly motivated, exceptionally talented teachers within one of our schools, then we'd love to hear from you.
Closing date for applications: 30th November
Please note that this vacancy will close early if a suitable candidate is appointed. To apply, please complete an application form and return to firstname.lastname@example.org
BMAT is committed to equal opportunities, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and right to work in the UK.
Information about the School
Magna Carta Primary Academy, a small-but-growing new school in the historic village of Stansted Mountfitchet opened in 2016 and moved to a permanent building in September 2018.
Our name is important to us. Since the Magna Carta was signed in Runnymede in 1215, it has had an impact on political systems all over the world. Magna Carta stands for equity and equality. It stands for rights and responsibilities; a great deal to live up to. We live up to it through our curriculum. Everything we teach - whether formally or informally - and everything we say to a pupil or a parent or a member of staff, forms our curriculum.
Our curriculum is rich in knowledge and promotes deep learning. We work closely with curriculum directors across BMAT to make big decisions about what we teach and what we do not teach. This is because learning is very different to teaching. If a teacher teaches a unit of work on the Tudors, it cannot be assumed that his/her pupils will learn anything beyond the superficial. However, if a teacher builds new learning onto prior learning, and gives pupils the time and space to practise using their knowledge, there is more chance that those pupils will remember it for life. This is only possible if we teach core knowledge in depth.
Learning is where there has been a change in long-term memory. If there is no change in long-term memory, there is no learning.
Our curriculum is driven by a knowledge of the world; enterprise and aspiration; investigation and enquiry; and a local, national and global perspective.
The biggest selling point for Magna Carta is our “teaching to the top” ethos. We do not put limits on what our pupils can achieve. Nobody knows what they themselves are capable of, so teachers and school staff certainly do not know what their pupils are capable of. This means we teach with the expectation that everyone will achieve the expectations for their year group. We do not differentiate by task because, in the end, they will all sit the same GCSE papers.
The other selling point is the close-knit school community. Everyone knows everyone. This means that for a child with special needs, for example, every member of staff knows how to talk to them, what they need and what motivates them. From teachers, to catering staff to admin staff, this has made a huge difference to the school experience for pupils.
Finally, it's our curriculum. We have an emphasis on core knowledge and teachers focus their teaching on that core knowledge; what pupils need to remember for ever. This means there are no wasted lessons.