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Salary: Inner London Pay Scale – Main | Upper | Leadership depending on experience.

Job type: Full Time, Permanent

Start date: 01 September 2024

Apply by: 13 March 2024

JFS has been named the 2023 Top-Performing state school of the year in the ‘Sunday Times’ Parent Power list as well as achieving a Progress 8 score of +1.31 placing it in the top 30 secondary schools nationally. As a voluntary-aided school of nearly 2,000 students including a thriving Sixth Form of over 500 students, we are incredibly proud of these results but recognise that there is so much more to a school than academic success alone.

Given that the school was in Special Measures two years ago, there has been a rapid turnaround and improvement in all areas but we are never blind to all the things that still require our focus. Our wish is to build a truly exceptional school and enthusiastic, caring and talented staff are the cornerstone of that aim. Nothing is more important to us that the people we work with and, to that end, we are seeking a dynamic, energetic and motivated teacher of English to join us in September.

By way of support for anyone who joins us, you will be joining an outstanding faculty. Beyond that however, the school does everything it can to minimise distractions and staff are never expected to run detentions, nor make phone-calls home, meetings are kept to a minimum and duties are extremely limited. Our aim is always to allow people to focus on the core aspects of their role. Classes are calm and purposeful and our students are eager to succeed.

Alongside strong lessons, our students also receive high-quality pastoral care across the board. We have a team of 17 full-time professionals coordinating our provision and, at a time when external services are so hard to access, we are proud of the support we are able to give in school. JFS is a school where relationships matter, where warmth and laughter are possible because boundaries are clear and where our teachers hold higher expectations for our students than they might hold for themselves.

Our hope is that we are on the path to building an excellent school tempered by the knowledge that meaningful change is always a product of hard work and determination. For those who understand that, there are plenty of opportunities for development and we are a school that takes pride in developing our own leaders of the future.

Whilst a school for Jewish children, the staff body is multi-cultural and wide-ranging in its beliefs. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and are excited to have a lovely staff body who are fantastic to work with. Should you have any questions at all about the position of the school, please do contact the Headteacher directly using david.moody@jfs.brent.sch.uk.

Closing Date: Wednesday, 13th March 2024 by noon

Interview: TBC

Applications from candidates of faith or non-faith backgrounds are most welcome.

JFS shall reserve the right to shortlist candidates and interview prior to the closing date.

Any unsolicited CVs sent by any agency to us, in any situation where we have not directly engaged the agency in writing to supply candidates for a specific vacancy will be considered to be a “free gift”, leaving us liable for no fees whatsoever should we choose to contact the candidate directly and engage the candidate’s services. Unsolicited CV’s will in no way establish any claim by the agency to representation of that candidate.

Please note, it is not part of JFS’ recruitment process to provide feedback to unsuccessful applicants at the application stage.

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Source: Teacher of English, Brent – Tes Jobs