Are you an outstanding practitioner who has a passion for teaching elite young athletes to achieve the highest academic standards alongside their sporting success?
Glyn School is seeking to appoint an innovative, dynamic and passionate Lead Practitioner to join our successful Chelsea Football Academy Programme.
Glyn School’s partnership with the Chelsea Football Club:
The Chelsea Football Club and Glyn School’s education programme is a unique partnership where we deliver outstanding education to Year 9, 10 and 11 students enrolled on the Chelsea Elite Youth Academy. The programme is based at the Chelsea training ground in Cobham, Surrey and delivers an academic GCSE programme alongside the students’ football education Monday to Friday.
We are looking to appoint a full time Lead Practitioner in Science, based at the training ground, working with students in small classes of 6 – 10 enabling them to successfully start their GCSE course in Year 9 and complete it in early Year 11. You will need to understand the needs and challenges of working with students in this environment and have a passion to integrate their learning with the unique context and industry these students will be working within.
The students in the partnership gain excellent GCSE outcomes and have been highly successful in their football careers going on to play professional football as well as represent their country.
About Glyn School
Glyn is a high performing school, with an Ofsted ranking of ‘Outstanding’ since 2009. An oversubscribed 11-19 Academy, Glyn is the lead school in the successful and thriving GLF Multi-Academy Trust. We are a vibrant school for boys with 1227 students on roll (Year 7-11), and a successful mixed Sixth Form with 546 students.
Glyn School has a reputation for challenging and stretching students with engaging and enriching teaching across all key stages. Our values sit at the heart of all we do and underpins our aspiration that every student leaves us equipped with the resilience and drive that will enable them to forge rewarding futures for themselves.
What we are looking for
The successful candidate will need to:
- Be an outstanding classroom practitioner.
- Have excellent leadership and communication skills.
- Have a proven track record in achieving excellent student progress.
- Be enthusiastic and committed to working as part of a team.
- Be passionate about the students’ learning and welfare.
Why work at Glyn School:
- The opportunity to work as part of a large team of Leading Practitioners.
- An opportunity to develop your teaching career through our extensive CPD programme.
- An opportunity to teach in a well-resourced and highly successful faculty.
- An environment where senior and middle leaders offer exceptional support for and emphasize staff well-being.
- A culture of coaching with regular career development meetings offered with the Headteacher.
- An opportunity to work collaboratively with leaders across the wider GLF MAT.
Thrive in a Career at GLF:
GLF Schools is a dynamic, innovative and forward-thinking Academy Trust with many career opportunities for new and existing staff. Each school in our Trust has its own individual identity, while benefiting from the expertise that comes from dedicated and experienced regional and Trust teams. Our schools serve to meet the needs of its own local community, yet all are united in their core purpose of providing an outstanding educational experience. GLF Schools has a generous employment offer, which allows our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish. Our offer includes:
- Continuous Professional Development
- Work life and family friendly policies
- Flexible Working
- Staff Wellbeing
- Career Pathways and Talent Management
- Staff Benefits
- Community and Collaboration
- Valued worker scheme
Start date: September 2022
Pay Scale: Leading Practitioner Pay Range GLP4 – GLP8
Salary: £46,833 - £51,567
Working hours: Full-time
Interview date: Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview as soon as applications are received. GLF reserves the right to invite candidates for interview ahead of the closing date and withdraw this vacancy at any time if there is a good level of response. We would therefore recommend that you submit your application as early as possible.
GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
As a Trust, we are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities. GLF Schools recognises and celebrates the diversity of its schools and their communities. There is a shared commitment across the Trust to develop further a culture of respect, where discrimination is not tolerated, and individuals are treated equitably and fairly and feel a sense of belonging. We strive for an inclusive environment where staff, children and students are comfortable to express their own identity, should they wish, in which diversity and inclusion is of mutual benefit for everyone in our schools. We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.
We also reserve to right to interview shortlisted candidates ahead of the closing date.
Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place