St Faith’s is a co-educational day school on the south side of Cambridge, approximately one mile from the city centre. There are currently 525 children (4 – 13) and 48 teaching staff as well as sundry peripatetic music teachers. Part of The Leys and St Faith’s Foundation, the school operates autonomously with its own staff, its own headteacher, its own budget and its own individual identity. St Faith’s is very highly regarded in Cambridge. It is valued for the breadth of its curriculum, for the attractiveness of its surroundings, for the warmth of its family feeling and for the commitment of its staff. Its more recent developments include a large assembly hall, several classrooms, two science laboratories and a drama studio. The Keynes Building, a major new facility for Design & Technology and for Music, was opened in June 2006.Through a tutorial system the teachers provide a structure for pastoral and academic care and the development of social skills. The health of the school is supervised by qualified nurses in the surgery. Children are encouraged to develop their talents by following a curriculum which is broadly based and rigorous in its requirement. Classes are small. Teaching in the early years is principally form based; from Year 5, pupils start to work with specialist subject teachers. St Faith’s has an excellent sporting tradition with rugby, netball, hockey, cricket, tennis, rounders, football and athletics the main outdoor games. Basketball, cross-country running and other games are also organised, but on a less formal basis. Our sports programme involves inter-house competitions and a strong fixture list with numerous matches against other IntroductionSt Faith’s is a co-educational day school on the south side of Cambridge, less than a mile from the city centre. It is the largest Preparatory School in Cambridge with a current roll of 540 children and 103 members of staff, including 51 teachers. We nourish a Christian ethos; all of those who are employed at St Faith’s are expected to be supportive of its ethos and core values, whatever their own religious position or appointment in the school. Founded in 1884, St Faith’s is now part of the same foundation as The Leys School, but operates autonomously with its own staff, Headmaster, budget and individual identity. The association with The Leys is reflected, inter alia, in the proportion of children who move there in Year 9 and the close relationship between the senior management teams of the two schools. St Faith’s and The Leys share a governing body, but each has a separate governing committee which reports to the wider body.St Faith’s is very highly regarded in Cambridge. It is valued particularly for its outstanding results, innovative and dynamic curriculum, very high quality of teaching, the attractiveness of its surroundings and its family atmosphere. It is an impressive school with a high profile both locally and nationally.ExpectationsSt Faith’s is a busy and an active school. Staff here are encouraged and expected to work to the highest professional standards, contributing to the very high regard in which the school and its staff are held by current and former pupils and their parents and ensuring that the children are given all the opportunities that should be available to them at a first-class independent school. Safeguarding of children and ensuring their protection is a key concern for all staff. St Faith’s is a no-smoking area. Working conditions are excellent. Salary. A starting salary of up to £19, 411. There is potential for the salary to increase to £20, 339 on successful completion of a minimum 6 month probationary period.Pension. Membership of the defined contribution support staff pension scheme is available. Any employee contribution up to 5% will be doubled by the School.On-site Accommodation. Provision of on-site accommodation to reflect the requirement for the post holder to provide the first point of contact in the event of an emergency and to ensure the security of the school site. The accommodation would suit a couple and consists of: Kitchen, living area, bathroom, bedroomUtilities. The provision of utilities on the basis of a minimum annual personal contribution of £400. The school will pay any Council Tax liableLunch. Free lunch in term time.The Leys Sports’ Facilities. Access to The Leys sports facilities, including swimming pool.The school was started in a shed in Belvoir Terrace in 1884 – just a little further up the road towards the city. It moved into a specially designed building in about 1895, and this building (School House) is now where the Headmaster, secretarial staff, Registrar and children in Years 3 and 4 all work. One early alumnus was John Maynard Keynes. The next three houses and gardens further down Trumpington Road were purchased just before and after the Second World War, and the resulting large, green site has been improved and added to since then. Ashburton was opened in 1998. It comprises a very large assembly hall, several classrooms, two science laboratories, the library and a drama studio. A new development for Music, ICT and Design Technology, the Keynes building, was opened in June 2006. Children have the use of our state-of-the-art Sports Hall, built in 2011, several acres of on-site playing fields and AstroTurf pitches, tennis courts and acres of pitches off Latham Road, just a few minutes’ walk away.
St Faith's School
Phase: Independent Preparatory
No. of Pupils: 530
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