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For any teacher looking for a chance to make a difference, this is a brilliant opportunity to join The Magna Carta School in Staines-upon-Thames, Surrey. The Magna Carta School is a high achieving school of 1250 students between 11 and 16 years old. We are proud of our history of success and our reputation in the local community. The school is well known as a place of excellence and we are very proud of our academic, sporting, artistic and community achievements. Last year our students broke all records when 70% achieved 5+ A*-C and 63% achieved 5+ A*-C including maths and English.

As a Founder member of The Unity Schools Trust and the 1215 Learning Partnership, we are determined to enhance lives for young people across this area of Surrey. This partnership of high achieving schools provides the opportunity to share best practice with a wide range of like-minded colleagues. We focus on giving every young person the real chance to succeed and transform schools, through these shared partnerships, to ensure positive outcomes and consistently high achievement.

Join The Magna Carta School and you will have the opportunity to work with a team of committed teachers and support staff who have the young person’s best interest at heart. We have a unique approach to learning, in that we believe that every young person and adult must develop a Growth Mindset, which we embed alongside our core values of Respect…Learn…Aspire…Achieve. Through this we believe that we can develop our mastery of knowledge, skills and behaviours through dedication and hard work- talent is only a starting point! We are looking for passionate, enthusiastic Teachers who will: - Engage and enthuse students through a commitment to quality learning;- Contribute to the further development of a strong and forward looking team;- Be innovative in their techniques to motivate learners;- Be able to make positive relationships with students, staff and parents alike. When you join our team, you can expect an exceptional breadth of experience and a steep learning curve. You can be certain that we will heavily invest in your professional development, offer you a competitive reward package and give you a chance to progress in your career.

About Us

Welcome to our school! The most important decision you will make either as an NQT or a highly experienced teacher, is finding the school which provides for your support, guidance and career progression. High quality learning and teaching is at the heart of everything we do at The Magna Carta School.

We believe that it is the quality of our teachers that produce the excellent outcomes for the students in our care, supported by our pastoral and support staff teams. At our school we want our staff to continuously develop too. Much of our CPD is ‘in house’; we have a very clear focus on the sharing of good practice within the school, where there is already so much expertise. We work collaboratively with Primary and Secondary schools in our locality and share expertise to benefit all areas of our work. We have recently been designated a Multi Academy Trust and will be working in equal partnership with three other Secondary schools in a local Learning Partnership.

Developing a range of collaborative relationships will benefit our staff and students by having access to the wide range of talents and expertise on offer. I invite you to visit our school and see for yourself the opportunities which are open to you. Tim Smith Headteacher

Working for Us

Hopefully, you have an impression of the positive vision and ethos of our school and believe that we are a school that would provide you with the support and challenge to become the outstanding teacher you desire to be.

If you want to work in a school where the staff are the most valuable ‘resource’…if you believe that learning and teaching is the best job in the world and you have much to contribute…if you want to become outstanding…if you want to be part of a team who have a ‘growth mindset’ and believe learning is for life: then look no further! Please view our current vacancies and also nominate your interest in working with us via the ’Talent Pool’.

Our Vision and Values

‘The Headteacher and the Senior leadership team have a clear vision for the direction of the school. Their actions have brought about improvements to standards of teaching and students’ achievement and they have the ambition to take them to the very highest levels’ (Ofsted 2013).

Learning and teaching is at the heart of everything we do at The Magna Carta School. We are committed to raising the aspirations and achievement of all the young people in our care because we believe that every child matters and they have the potential to achieve their best. Our role is to ensure that our students have this chance to meet and exceed their expectations. Our outstanding team of teachers and support staff provide a unique curriculum which is tailored to the needs of every child, and which is delivered in an inspirational and creative way.

As a community school, we look to work in close partnership with our parents and carers as well as embracing the opportunities provided by our local businesses and Further and Higher Education providers.

Living and Working in Surrey

Surrey is a county of contrasts. Only a short journey from London, it also offers a quick escape into peaceful countryside. This pleasant environment is combined with transport links that include the M3, M23 and M25 motorways, road and rail to London, and easy access to Gatwick and Heathrow airports.

In spite of a population of just over a million in a comparatively small area of 650 square miles, 80% of the county is farmland, woods, heath and open land. Although Surrey is a wealthy county, there are areas of relative poverty, particularly around some of the larger towns and a number of schools have pupils with a wide diversity of nationalities, cultures and languages.

Booming economy
There have recently been several major town centre redevelopments in Surrey. In the field of education and research, centres include Royal Holloway University (London) at Egham and Surrey University at Guildford. New research related technologies are also represented at Surrey University's research park and many multinational companies continue to relocate from London to Surrey.

Environmental issues
In Surrey there is a need to balance environmental conservation with the requirement for more homes, roads and commercial development.

For teachers in schools interested in green issues, Surrey County Council promotes environmental awareness with a wide range of initiatives to develop pupils' knowledge and experience.

Tourism and leisure
Surrey provides a wealth of contrasting leisure activities. Among the historic sites are Hampton Court Palace and Runnymede, as well as National Trust properties such as Clandon and Polesden Lacey. Other attractions include picturesque villages, gardens, such as Wisley, racecourses and river trips. Surrey also has seven major arts venues.

Sports centres are also plentiful, among them the Spectrum Centre in Guildford, probably the most exciting leisure complex in the UK. Other first-class facilities are available in Camberley, Egham, Lingfield and Oxted.

For cyclists and walkers there is an extensive network of footpaths, bridleways and cycle routes and Surrey also boasts high-quality shopping malls, particularly in Kingston, Guildford and Camberley.

The Visit Surrey tourism website gives comprehensive information about all these leisure activities.


Surrey has good road and rail links to London, Gatwick and Heathrow airports.

Unity Schools Trust

Unity Schools Trust is a geographically based Multi-Academy Trust (MAT), formed in September 2015. All academies in the MAT are governed by one trust, with clear lines of delegation to local governing bodies in each academy.

To find out more about the trust please click here.

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