This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to join the teaching staff at St George’s within our Upper Years, teaching both English and Mathematics initially to Years 3 and 4, and in time to a range of pupils from Year 3 to Year 6. Class sizes typically range from 10-20 pupils and each class is timetabled for four double lessons each week. Pupils are well behaved, polite, keen to learn and are all encouraged to achieve their individual best.
The standard of teaching is high, with the school placing strong emphasis on specialist teaching and small sets. In November 2019, St George’s achieved ‘Excellent’ in all areas within the Educational Quality and Focused Compliance Inspection carried out by ISI. Teachers in the departments have high expectations for all, but very much tailor their lessons to suit the needs of each pupil. Planning is led by the Curriculum Leaders during weekly team planning meetings but input and ideas from the whole team is very much encouraged.
In Years 3 and 4, the nature of the Mathematics teaching follows a structured programme with opportunities for problem solving and investigations; in Year 5 and part of Year 6 there is a strong emphasis on preparation for the 11+ examinations, though later on the children focus on understanding of topics which will relate to their work in KS3, such as algebra and geometry, along with opportunities to work on STEM projects and activities involving younger pupils.
In English, Years 3 and 4 are taught by the Group Tutors with a specialist teacher taking a smaller group of pupils or working across the classes, supporting the teachers. Both Year 3 and Year 4 have a dedicated teaching assistant to support the learning taking place. In Years 5 and 6, the model follows that of the Mathematics Department, with children working towards the 11+ goal, with broader opportunities for involvement in public speaking, LAMDA, project work and poetry later in the year.
The success of the school is due to the collective experience and supportive nature of all involved. Results at 11+ are high with many achieving scholarships to St George’s College and other highly selective senior schools.
The successful candidate will have proven experience in teaching English and Mathematics to a high standard. You will be a creative thinker, with an evident passion for both subjects and a keen desire to enthuse pupils. You will enjoy working as a team, have a good sense of humour, and will maintain excellent working relationships with colleagues. Our aim is to develop independent, lifelong learners who are well prepared for their next stage of learning and we are seeking someone who shares our aims.
This is a full time, permanent role starting in September 2020 or January 2021.
Full details about the role including a job description, person specification and how to apply can be found in the Candidate Information pack.
Closing date for applications: 8.00 am, Monday 6 July
Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and interviews may be offered to suitable candidates ahead of the closing date. Shortlisted candidates may be invited for remote interview via MS Teams, at short notice.
St George’s Junior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.