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Job Ref No. ECC5439-505S Position Type: Teacher Pay Range: MPS 1-6 / UPS 1-3
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 15/04/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: ASAP  

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This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, passionate Teacher of History (experienced or an ECT) to join a forward-thinking and innovative team in this ambitious 11-18 Academy.

About the school:

Ortu Gable Hall is a forward-thinking, joyful, and fully inclusive secondary academy in Corringham, catering to students aged 11 to 18. Our daily ethos underscores a collective commitment to delivering a comprehensive education that is broad, balanced, and relevant, enriching the lives of our students. We take pride in our school's popularity, particularly our thriving Sixth Form, which reflects our diverse student body from various socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

Our vision and values are not just words, but living principles that guide every part of our journey. As a high-achieving, well-rounded institution, Gable Hall School we remain steadfast in its pursuit of delivering academic and social growth for every student in our care.

We take immense pride in our role as a cornerstone of the local community, evident in the increasing number of families choosing us as their preferred educational partner in Thurrock. The embrace of diversity and opportunity forms the very core of our identity, a sentiment exemplified by our chosen core values: Ambition, Integrity, and Respect.

Our meticulously crafted curriculum, exceptional extracurricular offerings, student leadership ethos, and robust academic achievements make Gable Hall an exceptionally vibrant environment for learning, working, and leisure. Our dedicated staff are resolute in maintaining and promoting our long-standing high standards, ensuring our students transition confidently to higher education and employment, equipped with the requisite knowledge, skills, and attributes for success.

At Ortu Gable Hall, we recognise that shaping students' lives and realising their aspirations extend beyond academic excellence. Through a stimulating, challenging, and supportive learning journey, we foster a caring and mutually respectful ethos in collaboration with parents to prepare students effectively for the demands of the 21st century. Our commitment to personalised learning, exceptional extracurricular opportunities, and robust pastoral care sets us apart, providing a truly unique educational experience.

Last year, our students showcased remarkable achievements, with 56% attaining Grade 4 or higher in English and Maths combined, demonstrating their dedication and resilience. Furthermore, 67% achieved Grade 4 or better in English, with 50% securing Grade 5 or above, while 61% accomplished Grade 4 or better in Maths, with 35% achieving Grade 5 or higher.

Our commitment to the Performing & Creative Arts is unwavering, evidenced by Drama, Music, and Music Technology achieving 100% grade 4+, and other notable successes include Biology & Chemistry (92%), Physics (90%), and Health & Social Care (86%). Dance and Art also flourished at 80%, highlighting our dedication to holistic student development.

Our Sixth Form is dedicated to delivering top-quality post-16 education pathways, emphasising not only academic achievements but also nurturing well-rounded individuals who contribute positively to society. We offer a diverse and challenging curriculum, along with enriching opportunities, ensuring our inclusive community fosters a sense of belonging and support for all students. Our vibrant Sixth Form, welcoming over 120 Year 12 students annually, is a testament to our commitment to continued growth. Our comprehensive curriculum not only offers academic rigour but also enriching experiences, with opportunities for international travel, engagement in programs like the Duke of Edinburgh Award and the Cadets, and a focus on character development.

Supporting students in making informed university or career choices is a priority at Ortu Gable Hall. Our dedicated staff bring in external speakers to broaden students' understanding of the world of work, preparing them for future success.

Why work at Ortu Gable Hall?

Ortu Gable Hall School prides itself on its dedication to continuous improvement, ensuring that both staff and students thrive in an environment focused on growth and excellence.

· Priority on Staff Development: Staff development is not just encouraged; it's a priority at Ortu Gable Hall. The school offers high-quality Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities, both internally and through the Trust, fostering a culture of learning and advancement.

· Comprehensive Benefits Package: In addition to career development opportunities, the school provides attractive benefits such as the cycle-to-work and childcare voucher schemes, demonstrating its commitment to supporting staff well-being and work-life balance.

· Welcoming and Nurturing Environment: Ortu Gable Hall is more than just a workplace; it's a community where positive relationships flourish. The school fosters a welcoming and nurturing atmosphere, where staff feel valued and supported in their roles.

· Passion for Transformative Education: If you are passionate about making a difference in the lives of exceptional students, Ortu Gable Hall is the place for you. The school is dedicated to transforming learning and empowering students to reach their full potential, making it a rewarding place to work and grow.

Ortu Gable Hall is a welcoming, nurturing workplace where positive relationships thrive. If you have the passion to transform learning for our exceptional students, we invite you to join our community.

Information about the School

About the schools: The Ortu Federation is made up of Ortu Corringham Primary School, Ortu Gable Hall School, Ortu Hassenbrook and the Ortu Stanford and Corringham Sixth Form Centre. Teaching opportunities are available from KS1 to KS5 across the Trust.

We know that helping shape students’ lives and turning aspirations to reality have rewards that include, but transcend academic excellence. At all Ortu Schools, children and young people experience a stimulating, challenging and supportive learning journey through their primary, secondary and post-secondary years. Staff and parents work hard together to create a caring and mutually respectful ethos to prepare students well for the demands of the 21st Century. Our highly personalised curriculum; exceptional extra-curricular opportunities; student leadership culture, and sound attainment make Ortu schools very exciting places in which to learn, work and play. High quality teaching and pastoral care combine to make Ortu schools a truly unique experience. Our staff are committed and determined to uphold and promote the long established high standards, which have ensured that our students progress confidently to college, university and employment, with the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to lead successful, positive and productive lives. Our challenge is to maximise our pupil’s progress. Even with headline figures above national in our secondary schools, we recognise that we still have gains to be made. G.C.S.E results for 2019 showed increases in English, Maths and Science in both secondary schools.

Here is why you should work at the Ortu Federation: We are hardworking and are fully committed to our improvement journey. Staff development is an entitlement; we offer a range of high quality CPD both in house and through the Trust. Significant numbers of staff are able to access leadership training at all levels. Other benefits for all staff include cycle to work and childcare voucher schemes.

Ortu schools are warm, welcoming places to work and relationships throughout the schools are positive. Of course, we know that you enjoy working with young people and want to make a difference to their lives.
Extra-curricular activities, particularly in the Performing Arts, is our strength: sports, drama, music, art, community action, public speaking and enterprise as well as Duke of Edinburgh and Thurrock’s Next Top Boss. We could say a lot more but we think the best way for you to get a feel for what it would be like to work for an Ortu school is to pay us a visit. Lindsay Bayfield, would be happy to arrange for you to talk to students and staff so do give her a call on 01375 400800 The Governing Body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and requires all staff and volunteers to demonstrate this commitment in every aspect of their work.

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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Lindsay Bayfield
Southend Road
Corringham, Stanford-le-Hope
Essex, SS17 8JT
Telephone: 01375 671566
Email: lindsay.bayfield@gablehall.com

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