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.
Head of Social Studies
TLR2a – £2,873
Required from January 2022
Following consistent growth of our social studies offer over recent years, we are now seeking to recruit a Head of Social Studies to work within our Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty, to lead and develop our offer. A strong and well-structured health and social care course, at BTEC Levels 1, 2 and 3, has recently been joined by A level sociology. There is scope in future to develop sociology as a GCSE option, and the possibility of further responsibility and remuneration by negotiation. We are seeking a sociology specialist with experience of teaching Key Stages 4 and 5 and with a passion to develop their subject as a core element of the curriculum. Knowledge and/or experience of psychology would also be an advantage, as there is also a strong A level psychology offer taught by a subject specialist.
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: Tuesday 19th October 2021 at 9.00am.
Interviews: Friday 22nd October 2021
30hrs 50 minutes per week
Term Time only
£12,715 – £13,493
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
Closing date for applications: Monday 4th October 2021 at 9.00am.
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.