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The Bewdley School is a comprehensive 11 to 18 school serving the town of Bewdley and its surroundings. The majority of students come from affluent backgrounds with a lower than national average number attracting Pupil Premium. Despite this, the intake is truly comprehensive and the school caters for all abilities and aptitudes. Student behaviour is good and teachers are able to deliver lessons in a calm and supportive environment.

From a professional development perspective, the school has a growing culture of inquiry-based research and professional learning. Monitoring is low key and approached collaboratively, with an emphasis on developing the professional independence and capability of teachers, as a highly skilled self-supporting professional learning community. The school offers a broad and balanced curriculum at Key Stage 3 with a healthy emphasis on creative subjects and a full range of GCSE and Advanced Level subjects.

If you would like to teach to the full spectrum of demand, from those with specific learning difficulties to unconventional thinkers and future Russell Group students, Bewdley will not disappoint. The school offers an idyllic rural setting well-maintained high quality facilities and enthusiastic and supportive colleagues. The leadership culture is open and collegiate with many opportunities to develop your leadership skills. You can find out more from the rest of this site, and if you are interested in a particular post you are most welcome to visit.


Current Vacancies:


Assistant Food Technician

Scale 2 – Pt 3/4 – £10.79/£10.98 per hour depending on experience

Full-time 37.0 hours per week: £18,106/£18,434 per annum for term-time only plus 5 training days

Required from Monday 27 February 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter.

We are seeking an assistant food technician to work 39 weeks per year, supporting our delivery of food and nutrition courses in Key Stages 3 and 4. Every child in the school studies food as part of the technology rotation in years 7 and 8. From year 9 onwards, there is a strong uptake for level 2 hospitality and catering. The role involves assisting our food teacher with demonstration lessons and practicals, with some ‘in class support’ during lessons as needed. It will also be necessary to prepare and clear away ingredients and equipment, and when needed, make arrangements for maintenance and repair of cooking equipment. Printing and organising recipes will require some basic IT skills.

We are seeking a technician with experience of kitchen work and who can quickly adapt to working directly with children. We offer ‘on the job’ training to suitably qualified applicant, who will at the very least have a reasonable range of cooking skills. The successful applicant will have excellent organisational and communication skills and work independently, being comfortable working with and around secondary school students. Experience of working in a hospitality related environment would be an advantage.

The Bewdley School, serving the Georgian town of Bewdley and on the banks of the River Severn, is a fully inclusive and comprehensive school performing well in national examinations and offering a broad and balanced curriculum. Students are hungry to learn, and the school is warm and welcoming. If you would like to work with skilled colleagues in a supportive environment, where you are free to develop your professional skills, please apply.

We seek a colleague who has:

  • Exceptional energy and enthusiasm
  • Substantial leadership & organizational capacity
  • A sophisticated grasp of how children develop
  • The optimism to imagine a better future

In return we offer:

  • Students who are genuinely curious
  • A welcoming, friendly and supportive culture
  • Opportunities for personal development
  • A commitment to rational leadership

This 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 successful candidate will undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the DBS, where appropriate.

Closing date for applications: Monday 13 February 2023 at 9AM


Teacher of Mathematics

MPS: Full Time

Required from September 2023.

The Bewdley School is seeking an exceptional teacher to join the school in September, to teach Maths at KS3 and GCSE and possibly A Level. The successful candidate will work collaboratively alongside a dedicated team and the school would offer outstanding support and guidance to a new entrant to the profession. The Maths Faculty has a very well organised and managed curriculum. If you would like to work with skilled colleagues in a supportive environment, where you are free to communicate your passion for your subject, please visit us.

We seek a colleague who has:

  • Exceptional energy and enthusiasm
  • A real depth of understanding of, and love for, their subject
  • A sophisticated grasp of how children learn
  • The optimism to imagine a better future

In return we offer:

  • Students who are genuinely curious
  • A welcoming, friendly and supportive culture
  • Opportunities for personal development
  • A commitment to rational and balanced leadership

Closing date for applications: Monday 6 February 2023 at 9AM


Teacher of Science

MPS: Full Time

Required from September 2023.

The Bewdley School is seeking an exceptional teacher of science to join our highly skilled science team. Whilst our large and diverse team will consider applications from any science discipline, our greatest need at present is for a teacher of physics. It is essential that candidates can teach science to GCSE and the ability to teach physics at Advanced Level would be an advantage.

Computer science is also part of the science department offer, so the ability to teach computer science alongside science teaching is also a possibility. The successful candidate will work collaboratively alongside a dedicated team and the school would offer outstanding support and guidance.

We seek a colleague who has:

  • Exceptional energy and enthusiasm
  • A real depth of understanding of, and love for, their subject
  • A sophisticated grasp of how children learn
  • The optimism to imagine a better future

In return we offer:

  • Students who are genuinely curious
  • A welcoming, friendly and supportive culture
  • Opportunities for personal development
  • A commitment to rational and balanced leadership

Closing date for applications: Monday 6 February 2023 at 9AM


 

Lunchtime Supervisor

Term time only
Scale Point 1 – £9.50/hr

We need to appoint lunchtime supervisors to supervise during our staggered lunch arrangements, from 12.30 to 2.00 each day.

The successful candidates will have the communication skills and experience to relate well to young people, and be able to use their personal authority and negotiation skills to ensure that student behaviour is safe and controlled. They will also have a good grasp of how a large and complex organization such as a school works, and will be able to communicate effectively with students and colleagues alike.

Whilst the main role will be supervision of students there may be a need to undertake ancillary duties such as setting up & clearing away dining tables, cleaning dining tables & picking up litter. Flexibility, resilience and a good sense of humour will be assets in this role.

We seek colleagues who have:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to relate well to students
  • A positive disposition and demeanour

In return we offer:

  • A professional working environment
  • A welcoming, friendly and supportive culture
  • Opportunities for personal development

Examinations Invigilator

By negotiation and agreement during exam seasons/internal exams throughout the academic year. AM sessions start at 9.00am, PM sessions start at 1.30pm, staff will need to be available at least 45 minutes prior to the exam start times.

General requirements

  • Experience of invigilation is not required as training in the role and duties of an invigilator will be provided
  • Invigilators are required to declare if they have invigilated previously and whether they have any current maladministration/malpractice sanctions applied to them
  • Invigilators are required to confirm their availability in advance of main exam periods
  • Invigilators must confirm the confidentiality and security requirements surrounding the invigilation process are known, understood and will be followed at all times

An Ideal candidate will:

  • be reliable, flexible and readily available during main exam periods
  • have effective communication skills and good interpersonal skills
  • work well as part of a team
  • be confident and a reassuring presence to candidates in exam rooms
  • be able to give instructions and manage situations involving different groups of people
  • have basic IT skills (familiar with use of email, mobile phone messaging etc.)

Main Duties:

  1. To conduct examinations in accordance with the Joint Council For Qualifications (JCQ), awarding body and The Bewdley School regulations and instructions
  2. To have a key role in upholding the integrity and security of the examination/assessment process

During exams

  • Supervise and observe candidates at all times and be vigilant throughout exams
  • Keep disruption in exam rooms to a minimum
  • Deal with emergencies or irregularities effectively
  • Record/report any incidents, disruption or irregularities
  • Complete attendance registers
  • Deal with Candidate questions according to the regulations

After exams

  • Instruct candidates in finishing their exams and collect exam scripts and exam materials
  • Dismiss candidates from the exam room
  • Check candidates’ names on scripts, match the details on the attendance register
  • Securely return all exam scripts and exam materials to the exam officer

Other tasks

  • Undertake training, update and review sessions as required
  • (prior to invigilating any exam in a new academic year) Undertake relevant online invigilator training and assessment for that academic year
  • Undertake, where required and where able, other duties requested by the exams officer, for example:
    – centre supervision of exam timetable clash candidates between exam sessions
    – facilitating access arrangements for candidates, for example as a reader, scribe etc. (full training will be provided)
    – other exams- related administrative tasks including maintaining question paper security by supporting the ‘second pair of eyes check’

Application Forms:

Teaching Application Forms:
PDF Version
Word Version
Non-Teaching Application Forms:
PDF Version
Word Version

Please send all completed application forms to Mrs L Oliver, LOL@bewdley.worcs.sch.uk

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and the successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

For further information and an application form please contact the school office via our Contact Us page. CVs will not be accepted and previous applicants need not apply.

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