Vacancies


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:


Teacher of Drama and English

Full Time – Permanent
Required from September 2022

Following the promotion of the current postholder to Head of Drama at another school, The Bewdley School is seeking an exceptional teacher of Drama and English to join our highly skilled Drama and English teams. Whilst the current vacancy is a full-time Drama teaching post, there is sufficient skill and enthusiasm for Drama within the English team to offer considerable flexibility, in terms of proportions of Drama and English taught. At present Drama is taught as a double lesson (105 minutes) to all KS3 students and is offered at GCSE and A level.

It is essential that candidates can teach Drama to GCSE, with the potential to teach A level Drama. There is a strong culture of performance in the school with an extremely strong Music offer. This post would be highly suited to someone relatively new to the profession, and would offer the opportunity to shape and develop both the school’s Drama curriculum and the successful candidates own career, alongside a dedicated team who will offering outstanding support and guidance.

The Bewdley School, serving the Georgian town of Bewdley and on the banks of the River Severn, is a fully inclusive and comprehensive school. Students are hungry to learn, their behaviour for learning having been described in past reviews as ‘stunning’. 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 23 May 2022 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

Closing date for applications: Monday 23 May 2022 at 9am.


Head of Languages

Full or part-time by negotiation – Permanent
TLR2b – £4,785 per annum
Required from September 2022

Following promotion of our current Head of Languages, we are now seeking an experienced and talented languages teacher to lead our French and Spanish provision. Students have 10% of their key stage 3 curriculum time studying either French or Spanish throughout year 7 and 8. Half way through year 9 they begin options and can choose to study either or both languages at GCSE. Both French and Spanish are also offered at A level, and the school is also open to the possibility of offering other languages at GCSE or A level. The successful candidate will be a great communicator and organizer, managing a small but highly motivate team of 5 specialist language teachers.

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 there are significant opportunities to build a vibrant and meaningful personal development curriculum, in close collaboration with middle and senior leaders. If you would like to work with and lead skilled colleagues in a supportive environment, where you are free to communicate your passion for your subject, 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

Closing date for applications: Monday 23 May 2022 at 9am.


Teacher of Mathematics

Full-Time
MPS1 – MPS6
Required from September 2022

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 role would be ideally suited to a Newly Qualified or ‘Early Career’ Teacher. 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 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 above national averages at GCSE and A level. Students are hungry to learn, and 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 30th May 2022 at 9am.


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’

Grade 1 Teaching Assistant

Term time only + TED
30 hours, 50 minutes a week
TA Band 1
Required as soon as possible

We are seeking a Grade 1 Teaching Assistant with the skills and experience to support the Curriculum Support team. The appointed person must be enthusiastic and motivated to support our students across the school. Applicants must like working with young people, be reliable, have a sense of humour and be able to work as a member of a team. The post will involve working with individual students with specific needs, behaviour issues and supporting groups with subject specific ‘catch-up programmes’. The role may also involve the provision of personal care of children e.g. toileting. This role is temporary to 31st August 2022.

A good general standard of education is also required (applicants must have minimum qualifications of GCSE grade C, or equivalent, in Maths and English). Relevant experience would be an advantage, although not essential. The working hours 8.40AM to 3.20PM Monday to Friday. A 30 minute lunch break is included each day.

The school is vibrant and friendly with an atmosphere of optimism and a ‘can do’ attitude. The successful candidate is assured full support for the professional development of their skills and aptitudes.

We seek a colleague who has:

  • Strong problem-solving capability
  • The temperament to work well under pressure
  • Excellent communication/organisation skill
  • The ability to relate well to students

In return we offer:

  • A professional working environment
  • A welcoming, friendly and supportive culture
  • Opportunities for personal development
  • A commitment to balanced leadership

Application Forms:

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