Vacancies

Maths teacher 0.47 fte, John Ruskin School 

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Permanent contract starting 1 September 2024

We would consider applications from experienced colleagues and those early in their career.

Based throughout the school, Years 7 – 11.

The Governing Body wishes to appoint an enthusiastic and dedicated Maths teacher on a 0.47fte contract. We are looking for someone who is passionate about making a difference to childrens progress and attainment in maths at our rural, oversubscribed school in the heart of The Lake District.

The maths department at JRS makes a significant contribution to our excellent progress figures and 78% of our students achieved a 4 or higher in maths in 2023, our best ever outcomes. We are looking for a colleague with the personality, character and teaching ability to further push our maths attainment for all students.

Safer Recruitment
John Ruskin School is committed to safeguarding and the promotion of wellbeing for all children. The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check and all relevant pre-recruitment checks.

Application Procedure
Person specification, job description and maths department information available on the More Information link below. Job application form available on the button at the top of this page.

To discuss the role, please do not hesitate to contact Peter Blackburn, Head Teacher, via admin@jrs.org.uk or 015394 41306

Closing date: Thursday 2 May 2024 10.00am Interviews: Date to be arranged

Exam Invigilators and Readers/Scribes for mock exams and GCSEs

Start date: ASAP

John Ruskin School is looking for Exam Invigilators and Readers/Scribes to assist with examinations throughout the school year. Previous experience in such a role will be an advantage, although a full induction and training period will be undertaken.

An Invigilator, under the guidance of the Examination Officer, is responsible for conducting examinations in accordance with examination board guidelines and maintaining the security of the question papers.

An Exam Reader can act as both an Invigilator and as a reading support to candidates who have an identified exam access arrangement in place. This may involve reading the whole paper to a candidate on a one-to-one basis or working with a small group of candidates who may request only some words to be read.

An Exam Scribe is a specialist role. The purpose is to ensure students are not disadvantaged in an exam due to either a temporary hand injury or an established access arrangement. Scribes must be able to write, at a reasonable speed, what the candidate has said whilst adhering to very strict exam board regulations regarding spelling, punctuation and grammar.

John Ruskin School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students. All applicants are subject to the requirements of Keeping Children Safe in Education guidelines. This will include an Enhanced DBS and other pre-recruitment checks.

Please use the application form available on the button at the top of this page.

Hourly rate is SCP2 with a non-contractual pay supplement increasing the pay grade to UK living wage of £12 per hour.

Mock examinations take place at John Ruskin School for two weeks during November and two weeks during March. GCSEs take place during the months May to June. The days are usually arranged into two sittings, morning and afternoon. The mornings would require an 8:45am arrival and the afternoons would require a 12:45pm arrival.

Please do not hesitate to contact us via admin@jrs.org.uk or 015394 41306 for more information, or complete an application form and send it to admin@jrs.org.uk

Teaching Assistant position, John Ruskin School

Permanent contract starting 1 April 2024, or as soon as possible

30 hours a week, 38 weeks a year plus three days INSET

Applications for working part of the 30 hours would be welcome as well as applications for the full 30 hours a week. We would also consider applications from experienced colleagues, those early in their career or those recently completing an apprenticeship.

SCP 6 £23,893 pro rata, term time only, which equals £14,341.89 per annum
Part Time; 30 hours per week

Based throughout the school, Years 7 – 11

Please note:

● For the right candidate we could consider an appointment at a senior teaching assistant level Scale Point 14 with commensurate responsibilities that would be discussed at interview.

If this opportunity is of interest to you please make this clear in your application form.

The Governing Body wishes to appoint an enthusiastic and dedicated Teaching Assistant who is passionate about making a difference to children’s progress and attainment. Under the supervision of the Headteacher and SENDCo, they will undertake a range of varied tasks to support teaching and learning, working with individuals, small groups of pupils or in class. The work involved will depend on the age of the children and their individual needs, but may include:

– working within the class supporting whole class teaching
– delivering small group and 1:1 sessions as directed by the class teacher
– providing feedback to the class teacher on pupil progress
– taking part in whole school daily tasks, break duty, creating displays, and attending staff meetings as required

– providing one to one care and support for physically impaired students
– keeping records and attending review meetings
– complying with all school policies and procedures

– supporting provision in all curriculum areas

The appointed candidate will be someone who:
– is motivated, organised and committed
– has high expectations of all children
– is able to work as part of a team, both under direction and under their own steam
– has energy, enthusiasm and a love of learning which they are able to instil in our pupils.
– has good classroom presence and behaviour management skills
– has the ability to provide excellent in-class support or run small groups/interventions
– has excellent communication skills to develop good relationships with colleagues, children and parents
– is committed to providing high quality care in a safe environment
– has a patient, cheerful and enthusiastic personality
– has an understanding of the importance of safeguarding and keeping children safe

Qualifications

An NVQ Level 3 qualification for Teaching Assistants, equivalent or higher such as satisfactory completion of a National Teaching Assistant apprenticeship, is required as is recent experience of working in a school setting.

Safer Recruitment
John Ruskin School is committed to safeguarding and the promotion of wellbeing for all children. The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check and all relevant pre-recruitment checks.

Application Procedure
Person specification and job description available below. Job application form is available on the blue button at the top of this Vacancies page.

To discuss the role, please do not hesitate to contact Peter Blackburn, Head Teacher, via admin@jrs.org.uk or 015394 41306

Closing date: Wednesday 31 January 2024 Interviews: Date to be arranged

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment to this post would be subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory medical and employment references.