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Teacher of Mathematics - Full-time

Turner Free School, Folkestone

  • Ref:KCC886-4021-252T
  • Posted:07/06/2024
  • Pay:MPS/UPS depending upon experience
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:21/06/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:To Be Confirmed

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We are looking to recruit a mathematics teacher to join us for the next phase of developing our Turner mathematics department at Turner Free School. The role offers a unique opportunity to collaborate across our Trust developing our curriculum and teaching to help give our pupils the best possible experience of mathematics. We welcome applications from practitioners who are committed to our vision to create schools where all children thrive and knowledge matters. We believe in a knowledge-rich curriculum, and are unashamedly ambitious for what every child in our care can achieve. As such, our high standards of behaviour ensure that our teachers are free to focus on creating and delivering excellent lessons. This role provides an exciting opportunity to join our team of passionate and knowledgeable teachers to help shape an exceptional curriculum and provision across our Trust.

The ideal candidates will...

  • be dedicated to improving pupil progress and raising attainment
  • possess the drive and determination to overcome disadvantage
  • value our high expectations of behaviour
  • engage with research-informed teaching practice
  • believe that a knowledge-rich curriculum levels the playing field for all pupils

Benefits of Working for Turner Schools:

We care about our staff's personal and professional wellbeing and are pleased to offer the following benefits:

  • Fully funded access to Benenden Healthcare providing access to healthcare services such as Medical Diagnostics, Medical Treatment and Surgery, Physiotherapy, 24/7 GP and Mental Health helplines.
  • As part of a multi academy trust, you will have access to high quality CPD through our Turner Institute and a range of progression routes across our schools.
  • Regular wellbeing and social activities
  • Counselling and mental wellbeing support
  • Access to Mental Health First Aiders
  • Electric car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Innovation Awards that encourage staff to put forward innovative ideas to make a difference to children’s experiences
  • Trust Vision and Values awards to recognise staff contribution
  • Free parking on all our sites with access to E chargers

Our staff tell us that the Trust is a supportive and motivational place to work, with real attention paid to staff wellbeing, workload and professional development. Further information about our Trust can be found on our website: www.turnerschools.com

We reserve the right to close the advert early if a suitable candidate is found.

 

 

 

Information about the school

The Turner Free School is an academically ambitious and inclusive school for 11-18 year old pupils in the Cheriton area of Folkestone. In other words, it is a grammar-style school for everyone. As a smaller than average secondary school, all pupils are known and educated as individuals. The school has a knowledge-led curriculum, organised along the principles established by Professors Michael Young of the IOE and E.D. Hirsch of the University of Virginia, to ensure all pupils receive the knowledge they need to thrive in the modern world. In addition, to give pupils a leading edge for further education and employment, modern foreign languages are emphasised, with the aspiration that all pupils will achieve a working standard by the time that they graduate from the school.

As a free school the Turner Free School is a new Academy school; directly funded by central government and independent of Local Authority control. Like other free schools, the Turner Free School has a responsibility to expand the educational offer locally, to promote higher standards inclusively, to address local social issues and to ensure excellent value for the public purse.

The Turner Free School is part of Turner Schools, a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) on the beautiful Kent coast. The Turner Schools family includes six schools in Folkestone:-

• Dover Christ Church Academy

• Folkestone Primary

• Folkestone Academy

• Morehall Primary

• Martello Primary

• Turner Free School

We provide education through pre-school, primary, secondary and on to sixth form. Each academy is individual and responds to the needs of its local community to provide the best possible opportunity for its young people. We promote high academic standards, while ensuring crucial opportunities for personal and emotional development.

Turner Schools is committed to Transforming children’s futures…Empowering children’s futures…Strengthening communities.

To help us achieve this Turner Staff ‘Walk the Turner Talk’

They will:

• Speak and act with care: always show compassion and respect for children.

• Act boldly: be ambitious for yourself and the children and young people we serve.

• Learn from adversity: be evaluative, thoughtful and reflective.

• Challenge convention: be curious, welcome difference and unfamiliar thinking.

• Connect with others: support colleagues, parents and pupils to make a great team.

• Use your voice: offer different views and ask questions.

• Do what it takes: be relentless in pursuing the best for children.

• Ask for support: be open and honest when plans go awry.

• Don’t give up: be calm, resilient and measured when managing challenges.

Turner Schools is committed to giving a powerful education to local families through schools where children thrive and knowledge matters. Turner Schools is committed to safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. It expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any appointment is subject to thorough recruitment checks, including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and an on-line search in order to identify any incidents or issues that have happened and are publicly available on line.Two references are required prior to commencement of employment. We are an equal opportunities employer.

We would welcome applicants to visit the school prior to application to experience the culture and ethos. Please contact HR@TurnerSchools.com if you would like to arrange a tour.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Caroline Dominguez
  • Address:Academy Lane, Folkestone, Kent, CT19 5FP
  • Telephone: 01303 842433
  • Email: hr@turnerschools.com
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education.