This is a new and exciting time for Brakenhale School. Brakenhale School is a growing, improving 11-19 secondary school with a strong commitment to high standards for students and staff. The Headteacher has shown over 700 perspective pupils around on school tours and we anticipate applications for places in Year 7 will far exceed our admission numbers. We are a friendly school, with a firm commitment to providing professional development opportunities for our staff and a passionate belief that every student in our school matters. We are very excited that we were full for September 2018 with our Year 7 cohort for the third year running, the school has not been in this position for decades and is a testimony to its rapid turnaround. Our recent open evening attracted a large number of parents who gave exceptionally positive feedback. Our vision is that Brakenhale School is an outstanding comprehensive school that is regarded by our local community as their secondary school of choice. Our recent examination results have improved again this academic year which is shown clearly by our A Level and BTEC results which are the best in the local area. This is a true reflection of our continuing progress.
Brakenhale School is an Academy which is part of the successful Greenshaw Learning Trust, and this move has only continued to support the rapid progression of the school.
Our Maths GCSE results have continued to rise significantly over the past three years, this covers all key measures including 4+, 5+ and 7+. Progress is at the heart of every maths lesson and we strive to ensure that all students reach their full potential regardless of background.
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced, committed and enthusiastic Maths teacher with the ability to teach IT, to join a highly successful specialist maths department. This vacancy has only become available due to a member of staff relocating to a different area of the country. The successful candidate will join a team who are passionate about engaging and inspiring young people in their learning. We are looking to recruit a colleague with both the commitment and relevant skills to drive our raising standards agenda across the whole ability range.
The Brakenhale School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. It is essential that all members of staff and volunteers share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for all posts.
If you feel you have the qualities to join the Headteacher in rapidly moving forward, we would love to hear from you. Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged, please contact Anna-Marie Elsey, HR Manager, on 01344 465066 to arrange a time to come and meet us or talk to the Headteacher before an interview. Further information can be found via www.brakenhale.co.uk/vacancies.
Please note that all applications will be considered upon receipt of a completed application form and statement of suitability as they are received. We reserve the right to close the advert early should the right candidate apply.
For further information regarding this post and an online application form please see www.bracknellforest.gov.uk/jobs. For further information regarding the school please see www.brakenhale.co.uk
Bracknell Forest Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.
How to apply
Please download the attached application form by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to:
Mrs J Coley,
The Brakenhale School,
We will only accept applications on Greenshaw Trust application forms, please do NOT forward your CV.
As from 1st April 2016 The Brakenhale School has joined Greenshaw Learning Trust as part of an Academy - they will be your employer not Bracknell Forest Council.
We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer. Our aim is to treat all employees and prospective employees with integrity, respect and consideration.
Individuals are recruited, selected, trained and promoted on the basis of ability, job requirements, skills, aptitudes and other objective criteria. We will ensure that no prospective employee 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.
Greenshaw Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and expects all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment.
This position requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. 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.
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.
Pre–employment medical check
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.
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.