Thank you for your interest in working for the Vale Academy Trust. Whether you are a teaching or support staff professional, there has never been a better time to join us; we are a rapidly growing trust and that means a wealth of career development opportunities are opening-up for those that are looking to join a dynamic, aspirational and friendly team of staff. Moreover, working with Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance, the assistance we can offer across the trust to help further the careers of both newly qualified teachers and those who are looking to move into Leadership, is second to none.
The Vale Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All post holders in regulated activity are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. To view the Trust’s Safer Recruitment Policy in full click HERE.
Details of any current vacancies are listed below – please do keep an eye on our website for additional opportunities as they occur.
To download a Vale Academy Trust Application Form for a Support Staff post, please click HERE.
To download a Vale Academy Trust Application Form for a Teaching post, please click HERE.
Contract: Permanent Full-time
Start Date: 1st September 2019
Responsible to: Head of Maths
As the successful candidate you will be:
- a qualified Maths teacher who is always looking to develop
- confident teaching across Key Stages 3, 4 and 5
- passionate about all aspects of Maths
- committed to making a difference to young people’s lives
- a team player with excellent communication and inter-personal skills
- an excellent programme of induction and training which seeks to provide an excellent foundation for career progression
- a forward thinking environment which recognises the benefits of considering flexible working patterns
- a friendly, caring, supportive and collaborative team environment
- a professional environment dedicated to Teaching and Learning with a supportive, dedicated and hardworking staff
The school has an Ofsted rating of Good in all six of the key performance areas. Since our latest Ofsted inspection in 2015, we have built on our success striving for Larkmead to become formally recognised as the outstanding school it can, and deserves to be.
We believe that everyone can achieve. We value diversity and want every student to realise their potential and to recognise that their potential has no limit. We create positive learning spaces, where students and teachers learn together: each challenging the other to get better and better at what they do; each having a voice and being actively supported in the running and decision making of the school.
A sense of “community” is essential to the school and our motto “one community, individual minds, creating futures” embodies this concept. Our community is built on responsibility. It has been built with our students who are responsible for such tangible symbols as their own uniform and a school flag.
Every student in Key Stage 3 completes a day’s community service for the school each year. We have a whole school assembly each term (six weeks) where students perform in front of their peers. We are a visual and performing arts school.
Student performance has a significant place in our school life. It was therefore affirming to be told, in the Ofsted Report, that “the values of tolerance, respect and fairness are woven throughout the school”.
At GCSE, we are both very pleased and proud of our positive Progress 8 score following the 2018 and 2017 results which put us in the top half of all schools in Oxfordshire. Our outcomes in Mathematics are also in line with the national average.
At A-Level we have truly excelled. In 2017, we appeared in the local top five state schools for attainment which is sorted by the Average Point Score (APS) of each candidate. It is to our great credit that we are also in the top five state schools for progress. There was only one state school in the top five in both categories and that was Larkmead School.
Closing date: 9.00am Monday 21st January 2019
Interview date: Thursday 24th January 2019
Start date: September 2019
If you would like to apply for this position, please download the Vale Academy Trust Teaching Staff Application Form from our website http://www.larkmead-school.com/vacancies/
To access Job Description please click HERE
To access Person Specification please click HERE
To access Headteacher’s Letter to applicants please click HERE
Completed applications should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by the closing date of 9.00am Monday 21st January 2019.
Larkmead School is a member of the Vale Academy Trust. The Trust and its schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All post holders in regulated activity are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced check.
All staff will be expected to promote fundamental British values.