BELIEVE IN TRADITIONAL VALUES, ACADEMIC RIGOUR AND VERY HIGH EXPECTATIONS?
Want a SLT who visibly support staff? Want to teach and lead where pupils behave impeccably at all times?
Then you will be interested in our oversubscribed 11-16 school in the centre of Bedford. We are recruiting a Head of Maths. The current Head of Maths is taking on more responsibility in her role as Director of Maths across our growing Trust, Advantage Schools.
RESPECT, HONESTY, HIGH EXPECTATIONS
At BFS our values drive everything that we do and as a result our teachers enjoy impeccable behaviour in lessons and hardworking, highly motivated students. Open for just 8 years, Bedford Free School is a genuinely comprehensive school that provides a knowledge-based education for students of all backgrounds. We teach an unashamedly academic curriculum consisting of the best that has been thought and said, and as you would expect, maths is at the heart of this.
With waiting lists in each year group and GCSE results placing us amongst the top schools locally, we have quickly become a hugely popular school. Demand for places is very high as parents want the combination of a BFS education and our distinctive small school feel for their children.
We’re looking for people who want to be the best. You will be excellent in the classroom and an inspiring character who is willing to lead by example, but will also contribute positively to wider school life. Most of all, you will be clear that education is a great leveler and work hard to help us achieve our goal of preparing every student to go to university.
We have a curriculum that is written in advance by the Head of Department with support from the team. We have a fully staffed department, and we always recruit subject-specialists. You will therefore be working with a team of subject-specialists.
The department at Bedford Free School is housed in 4 dedicated classrooms, each equipped with interactive whiteboards, projectors, and mathematics equipment. Mathematics teachers have a maximum of 5 classes and have a departmental office which provides a quiet working space and the opportunity for the close-knit team to come together regularly.
SUPPORT AND DEVELOPMENT
Career development is a priority - there will be opportunities to work on whole school priorities and gain the experience required to progress into senior leadership in due course. Additionally, we offer financial assistance for relevant post graduate study and support for middle leaders wishing to apply to become Specialist Leaders of Education. We have partnerships with a number of local training providers, the Institute for Teaching, and with Inspiration Trust in Norfolk. You will be joining us at an exciting time – our multi-academy trust will expand soon, and is sure to create exciting opportunities for our staff in the future.
There are no unwieldy and impossible marking policies, no written reports our pupils’ behaviour is impeccable supported by same-day whole-school sanctions where necessary - delivered centrally so teachers are not chasing, and Senior Leaders have a very high profile to ensure that you are supported to develop.