Pay: Tax-free funding of up to £26,000 initially
Start Date: 31st August 2021
An opportunity for an enthusiastic graduate of Mathematics to train, over the period of one year, to Qualified Teacher Status at Gad's Hill.
The placement is for one year and receives tax-free funding of up to £26,000 initially, from which tuition fees of £6,000+VAT wuld need to be paid by the student. Students may be eligible for a student loan for tuition fees.
Closing Date: 14/05/2021 at 16:00
Interviews: To be arranged
Information about the school
Gad's Hill School operates as three distinct departments within one school. The Kindergarten takes children from age three into the Nursery through to Year 2. Pupils follow the National Curriculum although there is a strong emphasis on play, physical education, music and drama with all pupils performing in a number of short productions each year. The school places particular emphasis on communications and therefore pupils from Reception upwards receive twice weekly lessons in Spanish and also ICT.
The Junior School is currently growing in size and became two-form entry throughout Years 3-6 in Autumn 2019. Our Junior pupils receive a high proportion of lessons with subject specialists; in particular Modern Languages (Spanish), DT, ICT, Art, Music, Science & Games. By Years 5 and 6 a great number of lessons are delivered by specialist tutors. There is a particular emphasis upon team games and almost all of our students have the opportunity to represent the school in fixtures against other schools.
The Senior school has a two-form entry. The curriculum is relatively broad, with all pupils taking a spread of subjects including Art, DT, Food & Nutrition, Spanish, Computer Science, Music and Drama. Students choose a range of options at the conclusion of Year 8. They follow a core of Maths, English (Literature & Language), Combined Science and CCF (BTEC - Teamwork & Personal Development). As options they may choose from History, Geography, Spanish, Art, Food & Nutrition, DT, Computer Science, Music, Drama and PE. Our GCSE curriculum is broad, suits most pupils and provides a firm foundation for sixth form and university entry.
At present there is no sixth form education at Gad's and pupils currently depart to a variety of onward destinations. The majority will study at local grammar schools, but others attend other state or independent sixth forms or colleges. In the last two year we have partnered with the University for the Creative Arts and several of our leavers have commenced Extended Diploma courses with them.
The school operates a good number of after school activities and would welcome new additions to the extra-curricular programme.
Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.