Teaching Staff Vacancies

As Lemov writes, ‘No one wants to spend their career at odds with the organisation they work for, trying to hide from the training it offers, or watching the philosophy change every year while thinking, this too shall pass.’

John Mason School -Cultural Fit

Working in a school where you are not aligned with the culture is a miserable experience. So … we both need to have alignment if you come to work here!

· We believe that every child deserves a Champion.
· We believe that we can all improve as teachers.
· We believe in the limitless potential of people.
· We believe that truly great teaching is that which improves students’ progress.
· We believe that teaching requires dedication and sweat.
· We believe that you cannot just wish teachers and students to be better – you have to create the conditions for them to grow.
· We believe that basic literacy and numeracy are essential to students making good progress.
· We believe that feedback should be timely and respond to the needs of the individual student so that they can actively engage with feedback.
· We expect every teacher to plan lessons using assessment information.
· We believe that staff and students come equal first.
· We believe that hard work is the key to success for staff and students.
· We admire the generosity of spirit.
· We acknowledge that we all make mistakes.
· We live by the values of Respect, Honesty and Kindness.

If you think you 'fit', we would love to hear from you even if we don't have any posts advertised. Please contact our HR Manager, Jane Howse, (01235 466054, jane.howse@johnmason.oxon.sch.uk).

Current Listings

Subject Leader of Music

Closing Date: 25th May 2020

Teacher of Maths (Maternity)

Closing Date: 30th April 2020

Teacher of Science

Closing Date: 7th May 2020

Teaching Recruitment Pack

Subject Leader of Music

Salary Grade: MPS/UPS (if post threshold)
TLR: TLR 2(1) (with opportunities for advancement for the right candidate)
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: Monday 25th May 2020 at Noon
Interview Date: Remote interviews week beginning Monday 25th May 2020. Should a suitable candidate be identified before the closing date, the vacancy may be closed early.
Start: 1st September 2020

John Mason School has a vibrant and eclectic range of music on offer; in the last few years we have performed an opera, several (wonderful) whole school musicals, run folk, jazz, rock, pop, brass, orchestra and a range of thriving singing and choral groups, including a male voice choir. An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our creative, inspirational and talented Performing Arts faculty. We are seeking to appoint an energetic and inspiring practitioner to lead Music within the faculty, and to further develop the incredible opportunities that are already well established and celebrated at John Mason School. This post will enable the successful candidate to capture and develop the breadth of talent, and maximise the well established partnerships we have local schools and music groups, as well as continuing to enter national competitions and performances, such as Voice in a Million. We have a purpose built music block with several practice rooms and a simple recording studio. There is ample opportunity to shape and develop the department; we are looking for a dedicated, creative practitioner to be part of our team who believes in the power of music and the future of creative industries.

Staff well-being is noticeably valued at John Mason School. Lesson observations are formative and non-judgemental. Feedback and assessment policies are bespoke to each faculty allowing teachers time to plan responsively, students to take responsibility for their own learning and parents to take an active part in supporting their children.

The successful candidate will be:

• an enthusiastic musician able to ignite interest in music and the performing arts from students and colleagues.
• committed to ensuring all students reach their potential regardless of prior attainment.
• capable of promoting partnerships and collaborative working in our school, across the Abingdon Learning Trust and in the wider performing arts teaching community.
• a role model for our students and staff.
• effective in setting and attaining high standards of student progress.
• active in working to develop their own teaching practice.

In return we will offer you:

• the support and satisfaction of being part of a dynamic and creative team led by very experienced staff.
• students who have a desire to achieve and respect the school’s expectations.
• a programme of supported induction and continuing professional development firmly rooted in educational research.
• a commitment to supporting the well-being of all staff.

An application pack is available from the John Mason School website or from recruitment@abingdonlearningtrust.org
CVs alone are not acceptable.

Abingdon Learning Trust is an equal opportunities employer that recognises the terms and conditions of maintained schools, including maternity benefits.

Abingdon Learning Trust has a responsibility for and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and requires all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to apply for a DBS check at an enhanced level

Subject Leader of Music

Job Description

Person Specification

Confidential Disclosure Form

Cultural Fit Statement

Application Monitoring Form

ALT Teaching Staff Application Form

JMS Teaching Recruitment Pack

Click the corresponding logo above to download

Vacancy Closing Date: 25th May 2020

Teacher of Math (Maternity)

Salary Grade: MPS/UPS (if post threshold)
Contract Type: Fixed Term (Maternity until 31 December 2020)
Closing Date: 30th April 2020
Interview Date: Remote interviews on application. Should a suitable candidate be identified before the closing date, the vacancy may be closed early.
Start: 1st June 2020

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, enthusiastic and dynamic mathematics teacher to join our well-established and successful faculty.

Our goal is to engender in our students an appreciation of the intrinsic value of mathematics and this is apparent in our drive to see all students achieve mathematical confidence through developing a deep understanding of the subject. We use our generous allocation of faculty meeting time to share pedagogical approaches that will help us develop even better ways to build students’ relational understanding. We believe that this requires a diet of explicit teaching of mathematical communication and problem-solving strategies alongside regular deliberate practice and application of knowledge plus opportunities to share and inspire the awe and wonder we each hold for our subject.

The successful candidate will be a reflective, conscientious and diligent practitioner. Following a school wide ethos, we base our practice on evidence from research. We maintain links with the Oxford University Department of Education by working with PGCE interns, collaborating on research projects and supporting colleagues to complete the Masters in Learning and Teaching. Our strategic faculty lead is experienced in the support of beginning and developing teachers having established the Oxfordshire Mathematics Community network meetings alongside the local area AMSP coordinator, she continues to deliver sessions for staff from across the county as well as working as a seconded curriculum tutor on the Oxford PGCE course. All our staff are encouraged to pursue their own subject knowledge and pedagogical development taking part in courses from MEI KS5 courses to OTSA KS3 courses.

Staff well-being is noticeably valued at John Mason School. Lesson observations are formative and non-judgemental. Feedback and assessment policies are bespoke to each faculty and in mathematics, we use a faculty database to make formal assessment marking as efficient as possible allowing teachers time to plan responsively, students to take responsibility for their own learning and parents to take an active part in supporting their children. The subject lead for mathematics is pro-active in supporting staff to maintain the purposeful behaviour of students in class.

As well as participating in all levels of the UKMT individual and team challenges, we organise trips to open lectures at the Oxford Mathematical Institute as part of the whole school Symposium programme. A level students applying for Oxbridge attend fortnightly problem solving workshops at the Institute and support students in KS3 with mathematics in tutor time. Coordinating these activities provide opportunities for staff to contribute to the running of the faculty as soon as they feel confident allowing them to demonstrate skills that will prepare them for the next step on a career path.

If you are committed to working with us and the students in your classes so that they learn about the place that mathematics has in the world, the satisfaction to be had from solving a challenging problem and the fluency in transferable mathematical skills that purposeful practice will develop, we encourage you to apply.

The successful candidate will be:

• an enthusiastic mathematician, able to ignite interest in mathematics from students and colleagues.
• committed to ensuring all students reach their potential regardless of prior attainment.
• capable of promoting partnerships and collaborative working in our school, across the Abingdon Learning Trust and in the wider mathematics teaching community.
• a role model for our students and staff.
• effective in setting and attaining high standards of student progress.
• active in working to develop their own teaching practice.

In return we will offer you:

• the support and satisfaction of being part of a dynamic and creative team led by very experienced staff.
• students who have a desire to achieve and respect the school’s expectations.
• a programme of supported induction and continuing professional development firmly rooted in educational research.
• a commitment to supporting the well-being of all staff.

An application pack is available from the John Mason School website or from recruitment@abingdonlearningtrust.org
CVs alone are not acceptable.

Abingdon Learning Trust is an equal opportunities employer that recognises the terms and conditions of maintained schools, including maternity benefits.

Abingdon Learning Trust has a responsibility for and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and requires all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to apply for a DBS check at an enhanced level

Teacher of Math (Maternity)

Job Description

Person Specification

Confidential Disclosure Form

Cultural Fit Statement

Application Monitoring Form

ALT Teaching Staff Application Form

JMS Teaching Recruitment Pack

Click the corresponding logo above to download

Vacancy Closing Date: 30th April 2020

Teacher of Science

Salary Grade: MPS/UPS (if post threshold)
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: Thursday 7th May 2020
Interview Date: Remote interviews week beginning Monday 11th May 2020. Should a suitable candidate be identified before the closing date, the vacancy may be closed early.
Start: 1st September 2020

The science department at John Mason School is research informed and has developed a knowledge rich curriculum offer. The team are dedicated to the principle that, if taught well, all students can be academically successful. Leaders in the department work to ensure positive staff wellbeing and manageable workload.

Applications are invited from reflective, disciplined, motivated and inspiring practitioners with specialisms in Biology or Physics, who have the capacity to deliver outstanding teaching, ensuring that students achieve their full potential.

The successful candidate will understand principles of a knowledge rich curriculum and have an understanding of relevant areas of cognitive science. They will be passionate personal improvement and about promoting and teaching Science.

If you believe that all students can achieve and want to work as part of a supportive, research engaged team, we encourage you to apply.

The successful candidate will be:
• passionate about their subject; able to inspire and motivate students and staff.
• committed to ensuring all students reach their potential.
• disciplined able to work effectively as part of the team.
• a role model for our students and staff.
• committed to professional development

In return we will offer you:
• a comprehensive program of professional development
• the satisfaction of being part of a friendly, supportive and reflective team
• well-resourced schemes of learning that will reduce workload
• students who have a desire to achieve and respect the school’s expectations.
• excellent care and support for all staff.

An application pack is available from the John Mason School website or from recruitment@abingdonlearningtrust.org
CVs alone are not acceptable.

Abingdon Learning Trust is an equal opportunities employer that recognises the terms and conditions of maintained schools, including maternity benefits.

Abingdon Learning Trust has a responsibility for and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and requires all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to apply for a DBS check at an enhanced level

Teacher of Science

Job Description

Person Specification

Confidential Disclosure Form

Cultural Fit Statement

Application Monitoring Form

ALT Teaching Staff Application Form

JMS Teaching Recruitment Pack

Click the corresponding logo above to download

Vacancy Closing Date: 7th May 2020