We have outstanding opportunities for NQTs in great schools with excellent professional development and support for your first year and beyond…. because we’re Bracknell Forest
Bracknell Forest is a small, innovative local authority that offers newly qualified teachers exceptional career choices in academies and maintained schools. You will follow a managed led induction programme, supported by your personal mentor, to encourage you to reach your full potential throughout your career.
We look for individuals who have the ability and imagination to inspire and challenge the children they teach to energise them to achieve their potential.
We recognise that to invest in you is essential to the young learners you teach.
What we offer:
Bracknell Forest’s well-resourced schools provide the setting for you to flourish and develop, and can offer:
- training developed in line with changing requirements and feedback from previous NQTs to form structured, professional but fun sessions enabling interaction and the ability to network with other NQTs.
- a two-year structured package of high-quality professional development, during your induction year and beyond. In your first year you will receive a programme of mentor support and 10% non-contact time to consolidate your learning and enhance your teaching. In your second year you will continue to benefit from the provision of a dedicated mentor and receive 5% non-contact time away from the classroom.
- ongoing support into subsequent years, including courses for those who aspire to and are recognised in their own school as potential leaders.
- Opportunities to collaborate with colleagues from other schools in Bracknell Forest both virtually and in person.
Unlike with some agency placements, as an employee of a Bracknell Forest school you receive pay in line with Teacher’s National Pay Conditions, this includes:
- Outer Fringe Pay Allowance
- Pay throughout school holidays
- Sick pay/maternity pay
- Pension scheme
- Option for July start for NQTs
- Flexible staff benefits scheme including childcare vouchers
Bracknell Forest runs an online pool system for primary applicants. One application will enable you to be considered for all vacancies in Bracknell Forest. – That’s 25 primary schools with just one application.
To be included in the first pool your application needs to be submitted no later than 3 January 2021 with interviews later that month. Jobs for Newly Qualified Teachers are advertised from January onwards so please register with us early for the widest choice of jobs.
Shortly after the closing date and a shortlisting process you will be invited for an initial interview carried out on Microsoft Teams or Zoom. This general interview will allow you to expand on your application by demonstrating your strengths and knowledge and enable us to identify suitable posts for you. Once successful in this interview, your application will be circulated to all Bracknell Forest primary schools in who have suitable vacancies for you to consider.
Individual schools interested in your application and with vacancies to match your skill set and preferences, will then contact you directly and invite you for a school visit and a second interview. You will get to choose which school you work in.
The majority of our schools choose to use our Pool Systems to fill autumn term vacancies suitable for NQTs – easier for the schools and easier for you.
Bracknell Forest Council
School Recruitment Team
Time Square, Market Street, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 1JD
Tel: 01344 354005
Bracknell Forest Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.
How to apply
Please apply online (see link below).
We will only accept applications on Bracknell Forest application forms, please do NOT forward your CV. Equal Opportunities We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to providing equality of opportunity to all. Our aim is to treat all employees and prospective employees with integrity, respect and consideration. We aim to ensure that individuals are recruited, selected, trained and promoted on the basis of ability, job requirements, skills, aptitudes and other objective criteria. In this respect we will ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, marital status or disability, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which are not covered by legislation or existing codes of practice.<p>
We are a Disability Symbol User and as such have made a commitment to guarantee an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria of the person specification. To help us with our commitment to this guarantee, please indicate if you have a disability on your application form.
Bracknell Forest Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and expects all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices share this commitment. This position requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check because it involves contact with (or access to data concerning) children/young people/adults at risk. On your application form, you will need to tell us about any spent convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings which may later appear on your DBS Certificate. To find out more about the application process for working with children, young people and adults at risk visit <a href='https://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/applying-job/applications-work-children-young-people-or-adults-risk'>https://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/applying-job/applications-work-children-young-people-or-adults-risk.
The Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB) has responsibility for working together to oversee the safety and well-being of children and young people in Bracknell Forest. Find out more about the LSCB at https://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/keeping-adults-and-children-safe/protecting-children/safeguarding-children-board.
Pre–employment medical check
You may be asked about your physical ability to perform the job during interview. As a condition of the Offer of Employment, the successful applicant will be asked to complete an Occupational Health questionnaire from which our Occupational Health Advisor will assess your medical suitability to do the job. You may be required to attend a medical examination.
On your application form you will be asked to provide the names and addresses of two people who will provide a reference. At least one should be from your current/most recent employer. If you are not currently working with children/adults at risk but have done so in the past it is important that a reference is obtained from the employer by whom you were most recently employed working with children/adults at risk. Employment references must be provided by your current or most recent line manager and will not be accepted from relatives or people writing solely in the capacity of friends. However, your referees may include someone you know with standing in the community i.e. a teacher, vicar etc. We take up references for all shortlisted candidates and wherever possible we like to apply for these prior to interview.