Graduate Teacher Programme (leading to Qualified Teacher Status) 1 English, 1 Maths and 1 Science Post

Status: 32.5 hours per week, term time only
Salary: First year Actual Salary £12,885 Second year salary £17,207 (plus university fees paid)
Location: Oakwood High School
Closing date: 18th September 2019, 11:00am

Oakwood High School is an over-subscribed 11-16 High School.  The school is part of Inspire Trust, which also includes Sitwell Junior School and Thomas Rotherham College.

With a strong emphasis on respect for all, we forge effective and supportive relationships with both pupils and adults in our learning community and beyond.  Together we maximise every opportunity to achieve success for all, inspiring pupils to achieve excellent academic progress.  We are a Good school with ‘Outstanding Leadership and Management’ at all levels.

We are looking for Graduates to join our 2 year trainee programme; this is a fully funded, salaried route that leads to qualified teacher status.  Oakwood High School is a Leadership School for ITT Provision and recognised by Sheffield Hallam University as “a school of excellent practice” for NQTs.  In addition the school offers CPD routes through the Learners First Schools Partnership.

This is a unique and dynamic opportunity for Graduates of English, Maths or Science, to gain the required work experience in a secondary school blended with subject specialist mentoring, access to ITT preparatory training and whole school CPD.  Following completion of the first year successful candidates can progress to a salaried ITT year within the school (subject to application for the Sponsored Schools Direct Training Programme).

During the initial year, the candidates will develop skills that will underpin their professional development while working for the equivalent of 3 days per week within our ARC team providing advanced learning support for pupils with additional educational needs.  Candidates will spend the equivalent of 2 days per week working alongside a subject specialist teacher, who will provide mentorship and support through to the first year assessments.

It is essential that candidates evidence and share with us their educational ethos and personal characteristics that demonstrate their potential to support, teach and command respect of the pupils and colleagues.

Applicants will be truly committed to supporting all pupils to make progress, have high aspirations for all pupils success and will contribute to ongoing planning with imaginative and innovative ideas.

We offer a positive working environment, we care about our pupils and we care about our staff, all of whom know that and appreciate that.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be part of this, contribute to this culture and develop it further.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday 18 September 2019 at 12 noon.  Interviews will be held w/c 30 September 2019.

PLEASE NOTE we operate Safer Recruitment and we do not accept CVs or CV attachments, all applicants must complete an application form in full.

Inspire Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, other workers and volunteers to share this commitment.  The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and operates a no smoking policy in all its work places.  We undertake to make any reasonable adjustments to a job or workplace to counteract any disadvantages a disabled person may face.

Oakwood High School is part of the Inspire Trust (Multi Academy Trust)

Job Description/Person Specification (pdf)