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The King’s School is a leading HMC co-educational day school. The School was founded in 1541 by King Henry VIII and has a rich, vibrant history. Today, the School is thriving as it seeks to prepare its pupils for the rapidly changing world which lies ahead. King’s has a deserved reputation for achieving a careful balance of academic excellence with outstanding pastoral care and a wealth of co-curricular opportunities outside the classroom. King’s educates pupils aged 3-5 years old in Little King’s, aged 5-11 years old in the Junior School, and from 11-18 years old in the Senior School. King’s offers a unique blend of Christian values, a commitment to remain a medium-sized school with small class sizes, and a clear focus on supporting the individual needs of each individual pupil.

With a record school roll and a 5-year Strategic Development Plan outlining the improvement priorities, the School is well-placed to develop further in the years ahead.

New members of staff frequently comment on the warmth and friendliness of the School community. There are over 200 staff at King’s and it is an important principle that all staff are equally valued. In times of increased stress and workloads for teachers, King’s is a place where staff wellbeing is at the heart of the daily running of the School. In the 2018 Regulatory Compliance Inspection by ISI the School was declared to be fully compliant and with no actions required at all: the very highest level of achievement possible.

The King’s School, Gloucester is committed to ensuring the best possible environment for the children and young people in their care. Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people is our highest priority. The School aims to recruit staff who share and understand our commitment.

All queries on the application form and recruitment process should be directed to Mr Lloyd Griffiths, Bursar.

You can read our Recruitment Policy, Equal Opportunities Policy and Safeguarding Policy HERE

King's Recruitment Information 2023/24

Application - Teaching Role

Application - Non-Teaching Role

 

 

Teacher of English

 

Line Manager: Head of English

Required: September 2024

Hours: Full or Part Time (0.8)

Closing date: Thursday 25th April, 12:00 noon

Interview date: Thursday 2nd May

 

The Role

The Headmaster is seeking to appoint a lively, passionate and dedicated individual to teach English within a highly successful department.

The successful candidate will have a genuine enthusiasm and passion for English and be capable of teaching up to A-Level. They should be well placed to generate and sustain a high degree of motivation in all pupils, and to contribute to the department in providing and delivering excellent teaching.

This could be a full or part time role; the successful candidate will be required to teach at least 0.8 of a full timetable. There is also potential for the successful candidate to be considered for the additional role of Head of Year; the job description for this is available on request.

 

The School

The King’s School, Gloucester has a rich academic tradition dating back to its founding in 1541. It houses the longest-serving classroom in Europe and is held in high esteem amongst the local and wider community, winning Gloucestershire Independent School of the Year in 2020 and 2021, and being Highly Commended again in 2022. Following the 2022 ISI Inspection, King’s was proud to be declared ‘excellent in all areas’.

 

The Department

The Department of English is a dynamic and very supportive one in which to work. It consists of four full-time members of staff and two part-time members of staff and has particularly close links with the excellent Library staff, the Drama Department and the Learning Skills Department.

In recent years, King’s has achieved amongst its best ever GCSE results, and results in the Department are excellent with a 100% pass rate for IGCSE English Language and 60% grades 9-7. English Literature is a popular subject and the take up at A-Level is very good with a high number of A/A* grades every year.

We are an OCR Ambassador School and part of the Lit in Colour Scheme. Several of our team have experience as examiners and we enjoy discussing subject pedagogy at our fortnightly meetings. We have a particular enthusiasm for the teaching of Shakespeare and run regular workshops, theatre trips and visits to conferences. Above all, we aim to inspire our pupils; help them enjoy language and literature; challenge them to think about things deeply; wake up their talents and stir their imaginations, feelings and thoughts; and enable them to be critical, but articulate and creative citizens of the twenty-first century. We are proud to have pupils, every year, go on to study English at top universities.

 

Timetable, Induction and Training

The School operates a ten-day timetable cycle, consisting of 60 periods. Full-time members of staff teach 48 periods per cycle. Early Career Teachers (ECTs) receive a reduced timetable in their first two years for training and induction. Applicants without formal teaching qualifications will be considered for this position. The King’s School has a strong record of training and developing teachers in situ, and there are opportunities for further development at every level.

King’s supports unqualified teachers in achieving Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and the Post Graduate Certificate of Education qualification whilst working at the School, and the School is fully accredited to participate in the Independent Schools Teacher Induction Panel ECT Programme. ECTs are provided with a comprehensive induction and mentoring programme which supports them in achieving Qualified Teacher Status.

 

Main Duties

The following shall be deemed to be included in the professional duties which a teacher may be required to perform:

  • First-class, innovative teaching throughout the School in a manner appropriate to pupils' ages and abilities;
  • Assessing and recording pupils' progress in accordance with departmental and School policies;
  • Attending and contributing to departmental meetings;
  • Monitoring the work and progress of pupils, including those with specific learning needs;
  • Maintaining professional skills through INSET and the School’s Continuing Professional Development programme;
  • Being proactive in exploring innovative ways of delivering English through the curriculum;
  • Producing displays to create an enhanced learning environment;
  • Setting high personal and professional standards in all aspects within your subject area and acting as a professional role model for the department in general;
  • Contributing to the construction, monitoring and delivery of a teaching programme for your subject area at KS3, KS4 & KS5;
  • Contributing to the coordination and standardising of centre-assessed work at KS5 and KS4 and the preparation of the material for moderation on request;
  • Contributing to the coordination of the setting and marking of trial exams at KS5 and KS4;
  • Helping to organise appropriate extracurricular opportunities and experiences (e.g. educational trips) to enhance the enrichment and learning of students in your subject area, and also contributing to the provision of the general extra-curricular programme of the English department;
  • Helping to initiate and promote links with Junior School where appropriate;
  • Helping to promote partnership and links with educational organisations outside of King’s;
  • Promoting the awareness of relevant Career opportunities and experiences for students;
  • Contributing to the department’s cross curricular initiatives, cross subject projects and activities programme;
  • Taking part in the pastoral life of the School as a Form Tutor or Cover Tutor;
  • Promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons for whom you are responsible and with whom you come into contact;
  • Any other tasks or responsibilities that may reasonably be assigned by the Headmaster.

 

Personal Profile

The successful candidate should have the following:

  • A degree related to English;
  • Experience of teaching and raising attainment at KS3-5;
  • Enthusiasm and passion for the subject, the School and the pupils;
  • Dynamic, effective teaching strategies that engage all learners;
  • Excellent written and oral communication, numerical and interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent organisational skills, able to work under pressure, plan and prioritise own workload and remain professional at all times;
  • Strong people skills, including a personal warmth and good humour;
  • Ability to deliver high standards, accuracy and attention to detail, meeting all deadlines;
  • Willingness to undertake further professional development;
  • Further post-graduate qualifications, experience relating to English and PGCE / QTS are desirable.

 

Salary

The King’s School offers its own salary scale, details of which can be discussed at interview. The salary will be commensurate with the significance of this role in a leading HMC school and will depend on qualifications and experience.

 

Benefits

  • A contributory pension through Aviva APTIS;
  • Generous fee remission for children at King’s;
  • Before / After School Care for children at King’s;
  • Access to a doctor for advice and short consultations;
  • Staff Wellbeing Programme;
  • Cycle to Work Scheme;
  • Lunches;
  • Parking.

 

Click here for a copy of the Job Description and to Discover English at King's

 

Applications

Candidates should apply through TES.  A CV is not required.

Closing date for applications is Thursday 25th April at 12:00 noon, with interviews taking place on Thursday 2nd May. Early applications are encouraged, as we reserve the right to make an appointment prior to the published closing and interview dates, if appropriate.

For further information, please contact Mr Harry Fuller on 01452 337337 or via email to [email protected].

 

The King’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including: references from previous employers, a Disclosure and Barring Service check at the enhanced level, as well as eligibility to work in the UK (in compliance with UK immigration regulations). Interviews will be conducted in person, and they will explore candidates’ suitability to work with children.   In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education an online search will be carried out for short listed candidates only. The search is looking for anything that calls into question the candidate’s suitability to work with children, or could cause harm to the reputation of The King’s School. Any information discovered will be shared with members of the interviewing panel prior to interview.

 

Visiting Music Teacher – Drums

 

Required: September 2024

Salary: £20.06 per 30-minute lesson

Line Manager: Director of Music

Closing date: Monday 29th April, 12:00 noon

Interview date: Wednesday 8th May

 

The Role

The Headmaster is seeking to appoint an inspiring and high-achieving Visiting Music Teacher to join the Music Department of The King’s School, Gloucester, teaching Drum Kit to pupils from both the Junior and Senior Schools. The VMT will be a specialist in their instrument and arrange lessons for pupils of a wide range of ability, fostering a lifelong interest in making music.

This is a part-time, flexible role. All VMTs are employed by the School and will receive a contract and paid holiday.

 

The School

The King’s School, Gloucester has a rich academic tradition dating back to its founding in 1541, and to this day maintains strong links with Gloucester Cathedral through the provision of education for its choristers; the Cathedral itself also serves as the School Chapel and provides an ideal location for high quality orchestral and choral music. King’s houses the longest-serving classroom in Europe and is held in high esteem amongst the local and wider community, winning Gloucestershire Independent School of the Year in 2020 and 2021, and being Highly Commended again in 2022. Following the 2022 ISI Inspection, King’s was proud to be declared excellent in all areas.

 

The Department

Nestled in the shadows of the magnificent Gloucester Cathedral, The King’s School Music Department is based in its own self-contained Music School building, comprising of a variety of rooms suitable for class teaching. The Department consists of a full-time Director of Music, the Assistant Director of Music, and a team of fourteen VMTs, each with their own specialisms; all are ably supported by the Performing Arts Administrator, ensuring the provision of musical education at King’s is high-quality, wide-ranging and bursting with co-curricular opportunity.

We are in the privileged position of being able to teach some outstandingly talented musicians; with four choral groups, numerous instrumental ensembles and a huge range of instrumental tuition, pupils have the very best opportunities to discover and to develop their musical talents.

 

Main Duties

  • To plan, prepare and teach lessons in accordance with Examination Board (ABRSM / Trinity / Rockschool) specifications;
  • To ensure that all pupils are working at a level and pace appropriate to their ability;
  • To prepare pupils for examinations and concerts as necessary;
  • To liaise with parents regularly to review timetables and progress;
  • To organise own timetable to ensure pupils rotate;
  • To keep an accurate record of lessons delivered and attendance;
  • To escort younger pupils to and from the Junior School and Music Department for their lessons;
  • To liaise with the Director of Music regarding progress and issues with any pupil in their charge;
  • To write reports at the appropriate times (normally two reports per academic year);
  • To be aware of and follow all School procedures regarding Child Protection and Safeguarding, Health & Safety and Risk Assessment;
  • Any other duties that may reasonably be assigned by the Director of Music or the Headmaster.

 

Personal Profile

  • A musical qualification (music degree or certificate/diploma relevant to their main instrument);
  • Dynamic, effective teaching strategies that engage all learners;
  • An enthusiasm for working with children of all ages;
  • The desire to work as part of a team;
  • A readiness to be flexible;
  • Excellent organizational skills, reliability and punctuality;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

 

Hours of Work

This is a part-time, flexible role. Lessons are 30 minutes in length, and the role is expected to consist of approximately 9 pupils (1 day) in the first instance, who are expected to receive at least 30 lessons each per academic year.

 

Benefits

  • A contributory pension through Aviva APTIS;
  • Generous fee remission for children at King’s;
  • Before / After School Care for children at King’s;
  • Access to a Doctor for advice and short consultations;
  • Staff Wellbeing Programme;
  • Cycle to Work / Car Scheme;
  • Lunches;
  • Parking.

 

Click here for a copy of the Job Description and to Discover Music at King's

 

Applications

Candidates should apply through TES or by submitting a completed School Application Form and Covering Letter via email to [email protected]. A CV is not required.

Closing date for applications is Monday 29th April at 12:00 noon, with interviews taking place on Wednesday 8th May. However, early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to make an appointment prior to the published closing date if appropriate.

For further information, please contact Mr Harry Fuller on 01452 337337 or via email to [email protected].

 

The King’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including: references from previous employers, a Disclosure and Barring Service check at the enhanced level, as well as eligibility to work in the UK (in compliance with UK immigration regulations). Interviews will be conducted in person, and they will explore candidates’ suitability to work with children. In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education an online search will be carried out for short listed candidates only – this will consist of a Google and social media search. The search is looking for anything that calls into question the candidate’s suitability to work with children, or could cause harm to the reputation of The King’s School. Any information discovered will be shared with members of the interviewing panel prior to interview.