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Full-time Teacher of English - Required from July or September 2024 - MPS / UPS

We are looking for an enthusiastic full-time Teacher of English with excellent knowledge and relevant teaching qualification to join our team and deliver high quality teaching.  The successful candidate will have a clear vision of how they can inspire students, raising their aspiration and achievement.

We can offer you a rewarding opportunity to work in a dynamic and supportive school with excellent facilities.

Early Career Teachers will be offered a contract from July 2024.

Please contact Jo Webber (Head of English Department) if you would like to discuss this role further or visit the school: jwebber@cottesloe.bucks.sch.uk

Closing date for completed applications is 9.00am on Wednesday 13 March 2024, with interviews shortly after.  No agencies please.

Candidate Information Booklet      Job Description      Application Form


Full-time Teacher of Maths - Required from July or September 2024 - MPS / UPS with Head of Year TLR opportunity

We are looking for an enthusiastic full-time Teacher of Maths with excellent knowledge and relevant teaching qualification to join our team and deliver high quality teaching.  The successful candidate will have a clear vision of how they can inspire students, raising their aspiration and achievement.

We can offer you a rewarding opportunity to work in a dynamic and supportive school with excellent facilities.

Early Career Teachers will be offered a contract from July 2024.

For experienced teachers there is also the opportunity to apply for a Head of Year role.

Please contact John Brawn (Head of Maths Department) if you would like to discuss this role or visit the school: jbrawn@cottesloe.bucks.sch.uk

Closing date for completed applications is Sunday 3 March 2024, with interviews shortly after.  No agencies please.

Candidate Information Booklet     Maths Job Description     HoY Job Description     

Application Form


Full-time Teacher of Girls’ PE - Required from July or September 2024 - MPS / UPS with Head of Year TLR opportunity

The Cottesloe School is seeking an enthusiastic full-time Teacher of Girls’ PE with excellent knowledge and relevant teaching qualification to join our team and deliver high quality PE.  You will be willing to support our extra-curricular activities and ideally you will have some experience of teaching GCSE and BTEC Sport. The successful candidate will have a clear vision of how they can inspire students, raising their aspiration and achievement.

We can offer you a rewarding opportunity to work in a dynamic, supportive and innovative PE Department with excellent facilities including our modern Sports Hub.

Early Career Teachers will be offered a contract from July 2024.

For experienced teachers there is also the opportunity to apply for a Head of Year role.

Please contact Sarah Felton (Head of PE Department) if you would like to discuss this role further or visit the school: sfelton@cottesloe.bucks.sch.uk

Closing date for completed applications is Sunday 3 March 2024, with interviews shortly after. No agencies please.

Candidate Information Booklet      Job Description     HoY Job Description    Application Form

Application Information

For all vacancies, please download the appropriate application form:

Teaching Staff Application Form
Support Staff Application Form

Completed applications should be emailed to recruitment@cottesloe.bucks.sch.uk

If we have no vacancies available you can register your interest in working for us using this form.

Due to time constraints, we are unable to write to all unsuccessful applicants and we are only able to provide feedback to applicants who reach the interview stage. If you have not received a response within a week of the deadline you should assume that you have been unsuccessful in your application and we would like to thank you for your time and interest in The Cottesloe School.

The Cottesloe School is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and offers of employment will be subject to Enhanced DBS clearance, and satisfactory teacher status, health, reference and qualification checks. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a self-declaration of their criminal record or information that would make them unsuitable to work with children.  Please note that we will carry out an online search of shortlisted candidates as part of our safer recruitment process.  Information that suggests the candidate is unqualified for the role, poses a potential safeguarding risk or risks damaging the reputation of the school would be addressed at interview.  No agencies, please.

All staff, volunteers and governors are expected to share this commitment, follow the school's safeguarding policies and procedures and behave appropriately towards children at all times both in school and in their personal lives.

The school’s policy is to renew DBS checks for all staff, volunteers and governors every five years and they have a duty to inform the Headteacher of any change in their DBS status and to make the Headteacher aware of any incidents that may impact their ability to work with children and young people.

What we offer our Staff

Train to Teach with us
Alumni Teacher Training Opportunities
 

The Cottesloe School is proud to be in partnership with the Astra School Centred Initial Teacher Training provider (SCITT), an innovative, Ofsted Outstanding and non-profit organisation which provides outstanding training opportunities for new entrants into the teaching profession. The Astra SCITT is part of the Astra Teaching School Hub, accredited by the DfE as one of only 87 Hubs in the country to offer the 'golden thread' of training and support for teachers at all stages of their careers.

Astra is currently recruiting Primary and Secondary trainees in the following subjects/phases across over 50 local selective, non-selective, primary and special schools for 2022-23: Art; Biology; Business Studies; Chemistry; Computer Science; Drama; English; Geography; History; Maths; Modern Foreign Languages; Music; PE; Physics; RE; Primary; Primary with Maths.  Some part-time routes are also available.

More information can be found on the DfE train to teach portal, as well as the Astra website, and applications can be made via DfE Apply.  

You may qualify for a generous bursary to train!

To find out more, follow Astra on Twitter @astra_hub, visit the website www.astra-alliance.com, email at hello@astra-alliance.com or contact our school directly.

Teacher Training Opportunities with Astra SCITT

The Cottesloe School is proud to be in partnership with the Astra School Centred Initial Teacher (link) Training provider (SCITT), an innovative, Ofsted Outstanding and non-profit organisation which provides outstanding training opportunities for new entrants into the teaching profession. 

We would welcome your help to reach as many potential new Primary and Secondary teachers as possible, including yourselves! By using communication channels such as Facebook, Instagram, Threads and Linkedin, we want to engage with the widest audience possible and keep potential trainees up-to-date on opportunities to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and an optional Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) following their degrees.

If you are interested in a career in teaching, we would love to hear from you. We are currently recruiting trainees in the following subjects/phases across over 50 local selective, non-selective, Primary and Special Schools for 2023/24: 

  • Art
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Design and Technology
  • Drama
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Maths
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • Music
  • PE
  • Physics
  • RE
  • Primary with Maths

More information can be found on the DfE train to teach portal (link), and applications can be made via UCAS (link), open to all current third-year university students, as well as those who have already achieved their degrees. 

Please see if you qualify for a generous bursary (link) to train! However, if a fun, rewarding and fulfilling career in teaching is simply not for you, then you can still support us, and help support the education of the next generation of our students. 

We want to buck the trend, suggested by the latest figures on Teacher Trainee Recruitment, which predicts a shortfall in teachers for next September. To help raise our profile, or to find out more, simply follow us on  FacebookInstagramLinkedIn and Threads channels to help us reach as many potential teachers as possible!