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Teacher of RE / Citizenship and Careers lead, permanent, 0.49 FTE, 1 September 2022 start if possible, 1 January 2023 if necessary

John Ruskin School is a small, forward-thinking school in the heart of the Lake District, wishing to appoint an ambitious, enthusiastic and multi-skilled colleague to a permanent position in our humanities department. The successful candidate will deliver teaching to KS3 and KS4.

We are looking for someone who is:

  • An inspirational and passionate teacher
  • Visionary with the energy and interpersonal skills to inspire and motivate
  • Committed to ensuring the best possible outcome for all students

Ofsted 2019 rated the school as good and commented ‘There is a wonderful atmosphere for learning. Staff and students are highly motivated to do their best and everyone thrives’.

For further details, including a person specification, job description and information about the department, please click the “More Information” button below. An application form is available via the button at the top of this page.

Completed application forms can be posted to School Business Manager, John Ruskin School, Lake Road, Coniston, LA21 8EW, or sent to the School Business Manager on admin@jrs.org.uk

Closing date:     Monday 13 June 2022

Interviews:        Date to be arranged

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced check with regulated activity via the Disclosure and Barring Service and any other pre-employment checks in relation to the safeguarding of our students as necessary.

Contact: admin@jrs.org.uk or 015394 41306 if you would like an informal discussion about the post with the Head Teacher Mr Peter Blackburn.

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KS2 Teacher of mainstream SEN children with EHCP

Permanent position, five full days a week during term time plus requirement to attend INSETs. 

 This role could be suitable for an experienced HLTA.

Start date: 1 September 2022

We are looking for a dedicated, enthusiastic and creative individual to teach core subjects to small groups and support students in the wider curriculum across both our Resourced and Mainstream SEND provision. In September this will be a role involving four children in total.

The role would suit someone who has experience of teaching students with a range of additional needs within a mainstream or specialist environment. Specific experience of working with pupils with MLD is essential to this role.  Experience of teaching at KS1 and/or EYFS would be of benefit. Candidates with either a suitable classroom teaching background or appropriate Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) experience will be considered.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced check for regulated activity via the Disclosure and Barring Service and any other pre-employment checks in relation to the safeguarding of our students as necessary.

Please see the Job Description and Person Specification for this post by clicking on the More Information button below. To apply, please download and complete an application form – available via the button at the top of this page.

Completed application forms can be posted to School Business Manager, John Ruskin School, Lake Road, Coniston, LA21 8EW, or sent to the School Business Manager via admin@jrs.org.uk

Closing date:   Thursday 9 June 2022

Interviews:      Monday 13 June 2022

Contact: admin@jrs.org.uk or 015394 41306 if you would like an informal discussion about the post with the Head Teacher Mr Peter Blackburn.

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Senior Technician for Science and Food Technology departments, John Ruskin School, permanent position

We are seeking a well organised and flexible individual to provide a high quality service which supports the efficient operation of the school in the areas of Food Technology and Science. The role includes preparation, assembly, care and cleaning of equipment for these departments in order to ensure resources are available as required for lessons. Adherence to safety procedures and the ability to follow Health and Safety guidance is fundamental to this role.

Salary; Grade 5, SCP 6 £20,043 per annum pro rata

30 hours a week term time plus three INSET days a year

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced check for regulated activity via the Disclosure and Barring Service and any other pre-employment checks in relation to the safeguarding of our students as necessary.

Please see the Job Description and Person Specification for this post by clicking on the More Information button below. To apply, please download and complete an application form – available via the button at the top of this page.

Completed application forms can be posted to School Business Manager, John Ruskin School, Lake Road, Coniston, LA21 8EW, or sent to the School Business Manager on admin@jrs.org.uk

Closing date:   9am Monday 6 June 2022

Interviews:      Wednesday 15 June 2022

Contact: admin@jrs.org.uk or 015394 41306 if you would like an informal discussion about the post with the Head Teacher Mr Peter Blackburn.

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Exam Invigilators and Readers/Scribes for exams, including mocks

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 checks with past employers and the need for the successful applicant to undergo a suitable enhanced DBS disclosure.

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

Hourly rate £9.50

Mock examinations take place at John Ruskin 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.

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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.