Start Date: September 2021
Barton Court Grammar School (BCGS) is a state, selective, co-educational school with a strong reputation for its high academic standards and its caring and supportive ethos. The School is an accredited 'Advanced Thinking School' and is also the lead school of Barton Court Academy Trust (BCAT). We are a small, but highly ambitious trust which consists of three secondary schools: Barton Court Grammar School (BCGS); The Charles Dickens School (CDS) which joined BCAT on 1 March 2017 and Barton Manor School, a free school which is a 5 form entry 11-18 non-selective school with a joint Sixth Form with BCGS. Barton Manor School is co-sited to BCGS and work on developing its multi-million-pound site has started with a view to this opening in September 2022.
Required for September 2021 the Governors wish to appoint a highly qualified and dynamic teacher of Design Technology. This post offers an excellent opportunity to work in an Ofsted Good School with many Outstanding features. Moreover you will be working within a successful and forward-thinking department and the post would suit an enthusiastic NQT or an experienced professional looking to further their expertise.
The School is committed to excellence in professional development and is looking for a committed individual who can offer outstanding teaching. The ability to contribute to the teaching of Product Design and Food at GCSE is essential and Product Design at A Level desirable.
We have committed and supportive staff with well-behaved, motivated students and a thriving Sixth Form. An extensive well-being programme is in place with many benefits including reduced gym membership at CCCU, event afternoons throughout the year and benefits offered by BCAT and Kent Rewards.
Early applications are encouraged and we retain the right to fill the vacancy before the deadline date.
Closing date - Friday 7 May 2021 @ 9am.
How to Apply
Applications for this post should be made online via the School's website. CVs alone will not be accepted.
Barton Court Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure application via the Disclosure & Barring Service and check against the ISA Barred List for Children.
Information about the school
Barton Court Academy Trust (BCAT) is a multi-academy Trust which was established in 2017.
It currently consists of two secondary schools: Barton Court Grammar School, an 11-18 years, mixed selective school in the heart of Canterbury, rated "Good" with many outstanding features by Ofsted in February 2020, and The Charles Dickens School, an 11-16 years mixed non-selective school in Broadstairs, which came out of special measures and is rated "Requires Improvement" by Ofsted in June 2019 and is a rapidly improving school. The Trust is also opening Barton Manor Free School, an 11 - 18 years non-selective mixed school in the heart of Canterbury on the former Chaucer School site in September 2022 to Year 7.
At BCGS, we promote the values of serving others, humility, achievement, respect and equality. We are a school which embraces our British heritage and British values. As a result, we welcome staff from a range of backgrounds and faiths to join our vibrant and inclusive environment.
Our focus is on achieving excellence in all that we do to support outstanding outcomes for all our students. This is evident in the way our community of students, parents, staff and governors all work together to provide an engaging learning environment so that each student thrives and achieves their full potential.
Subjects across the School benefit from having a team of highly competent and charismatic middle leaders. Exciting and innovative teaching is enabled by the scaffolding of colleagues' skills through comprehensive continuous professional development which encompasses everything from bespoke workshops to the opportunity to observe colleagues, including our Leadership Team. Entirely committed to education, our facilities are second to none and include a shared Sports Hall and gym with Canterbury Christ Church University, a new block built in January 2018 which consists of 7 new Mathematics classrooms, 3 state-of-the-art Science Laboratories, new Kitchen/Servery and Canteen.
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.