Sir Graham Balfour School

A member of the Sir Graham Balfour Multi-Academy Trust

Staff Vacancies

Should there be any current staff vacancies, full details will appear here.

Assistant Headteacher (Learning & Teaching)

Required from September 2021 
Sir Graham Balfour Leadership Scale (L12-16)

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic Assistant Headteacher (learning and teaching) to our school.  This is a new post for us, following a recent restructure of our Leadership Group. This post will add capacity to our existing Leadership Group, which will comprise the Headteacher, two Deputy Headteachers, two Assistant Headteachers and our Business Manager. Our existing Leadership Group is small but highly dynamic.  We have differing yet complementary skills and we are looking for someone to add significantly to that mix.

  At Sir Graham Balfour we offer:

  • A friendly, well-motivated staff, who embrace willingly a culture of professional development.
  • An ever growing reputation in the local community which has resulted in the school being consistently oversubscribed in an area where student rolls are falling.
  • A very positive climate for learning.
  • A first rate learning environment. We are housed in buildings completed in 2002 and financed via a PFI initiative.
  • Innovative 14-19 collaboration and an increasing roll at KS5.
  • A commitment to inclusive practice.

Please note:

  • The school is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all students and as such all applicants will be submitted for an enhanced DBS check.
  • Applications can only be accepted if submitted on the enclosed formal application form, alongside a letter of not more than two sides of A4, outlining why you applied for this post and what you would bring to our school if appointed.
  • Two references will be required, one of which must be from your most recent employer.
  • We confirm our commitment to equality of opportunity in all areas of our work. All individuals will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation.

­­­Visits to the school are strongly recommended and can be arranged by contacting Mrs Vicki McKeen (details below).  The Headteacher will be offering the following timed sessions for you to sign up to:

  • Friday 7th May                                   9.00 - 10.00am
  • Monday 10th May                             9.00 - 10.00am
  • Wednesday 12th May                      9.00 - 10.00am

If none of these are convenient, Mrs McKeen will be happy to show you around at a mutually convenient time.

This will give you the opportunity to ask questions and see the school for yourself.

For an application pack, please access our website, www.sirgrahambalfour.co.uk or contact Mrs Vicki McKeen, Headteacher’s PA, on vmckeen@sirgrahambalfour.staffs.sch.uk or telephone 01785 223490.

 The closing date for applications is:  1.00pm on Thursday 13th May.  Please return completed applications to vmckeen@sirgrahambalfour.staffs.sch.uk

Shortlisting for this post will take place Friday 14th May and successful applicants will be contacted no later than 3.20pm on the same day.  If you have not heard from us by this time, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion. 

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th May; will include a tour around the school, a variety of tasks, panel interviews with staff, Governors, Trustees and students.  Further shortlisting is likely at the end of the first day.  On the second day, candidates will deliver a presentation, take questions on it, and end with a final interview.

All the above will be conducted in a Covid-secure atmosphere, ensuring the safety of all participants.

 

 

 

Teacher of Drama and English
Full time, permanent post, required from September 2021
Sir Graham Balfour Main Scale (actual salary £25,714 - £36,961)

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic teacher of Drama (to GCSE level) and English (to KS3) to join our very successful English and Drama Faculty.  The successful candidate will have a firm commitment to raising whole-school achievement; have a professional approach to staff development; high expectations; and a determination to succeed. This post might well suit a Newly Qualified Teacher looking for their first position, but more experienced colleagues are very welcome to apply.

The faculty is at an exciting point in its development, having restructured the whole of the Key Stage Four and Five curriculum over the past year.  We are looking to appoint a forward thinking, able professional to join the Faculty in its continuing development.

At Sir Graham Balfour we offer:

  • A friendly, well-motivated staff, who embrace willingly a culture of professional development.
  • An ever growing reputation in the local community which has resulted in the school being consistently oversubscribed in an area where student rolls are falling.
  • A very positive climate for learning.
  • A first rate learning environment. We are housed in buildings completed in 2002 and financed via a PFI initiative.
  • Innovative 14-19 collaboration and an increasing roll at KS5.
  • A commitment to inclusive practice.

Please note:

  • The school is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all students and as such all applicants will be submitted for an enhanced DBS check.
  • Applications can only be accepted if submitted on the enclosed formal application form, alongside a letter of not more than two sides of A4, outlining why you applied for this post and what you would bring to our school if appointed.
  • Two references will be required, one of which must be from your most recent employer.
  • We confirm our commitment to equality of opportunity in all areas of our work. All individuals will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation.

Visits to the school are strongly recommended and can be arranged by contacting Mrs Vicki McKeen (details below).  If you require any further information, please access our website, www.sirgrahambalfour.co.uk or contact Mrs Vicki McKeen, Headteacher’s PA, on vmckeen@sirgrahambalfour.staffs.sch.uk or telephone 01785 223490.

The closing date for applications is:  1.00 pm on Friday 14th May.  Please return completed applications to vmckeen@sirgrahambalfour.staffs.sch.uk

Shortlisting for this post will take place Monday 17th May and successful applicants will be contacted no later than 3.20pm on the same day.  If you have not heard from us by this time, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion. 

Interviews will take place w/c Monday 17th May; will include a tour around the school, delivery of a lesson and interviews for the short-listed candidates.  Details of the lesson to be taught will be sent out at the shortlisting stage.

 

 

 

 

 Teacher of Physical Education 

Part time (0.6 FTE), Permanent post, required from September 2021
Sir Graham Balfour Main Scale (£25,714 - £36,238 to be prorated)

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, talented and forward looking professional to complement our dynamic PE department, which is part of our vibrant PE and Expressive Arts Faculty.  The successful candidate will become part of a highly committed team and assist the whole Faculty in providing purposeful and high quality PE teaching, effective learning and high standards of achievement for all students.  The successful applicant must be able to contribute to our programme of extra-curricular activities run throughout the week. This post might suit a Newly or Recently Qualified Teacher who is not necessarily looking for a full-time post.

Please note that we operate a two-week timetable and the teaching periods for this post will be spread over the two weeks, over a maximum of 8 days.  We cannot yet say when non-contact periods will occur and we cannot yet specify when the full non-contact days will take place: please note these may not mirror each other over the fortnight.  We will do all we can to bunch contact periods together so that blocks of time in and out of school can be better organised.

At Sir Graham Balfour we offer:

  • A friendly, highly committed, well-motivated staff, who embrace willingly a culture of professional development.
  • An ever growing reputation in the local community which has resulted in the school being consistently oversubscribed in an area where student rolls are falling.
  • A very positive climate for learning.
  • A first rate learning environment. We are housed in buildings completed in 2002 and financed via a PFI initiative.
  • Innovative 14-19 collaboration and an increasing roll at KS5.
  • A commitment to inclusive practice.

Please note:

  • The school is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all students and as such all applicants will be submitted for an enhanced DBS check.
  • All applicants will be registered with the Independent Safeguarding Authority.
  • Applications can only be accepted if submitted on the enclosed formal application form.
  • Two references will be required, one of which must be from your most recent employer.
  • We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity or religion.

Visits to the school are strongly recommended and can be arranged by contacting Mrs Vicki McKeen (details below).

If you require any further information, please access our website, www.sirgrahambalfour.co.uk or contact Mrs Vicki McKeen, Headteacher’s PA, on vmckeen@sirgrahambalfour.staffs.sch.uk or telephone 01785 223490.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 1.00pm on Thursday 20th May 2021 and should be returned to the above email address.  Shortlisting will take place on this date and successful applicants will be contacted by 3pm Friday 21st May. If you have not been contacted by this date, please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion and accept our thanks for your interest in this post. 

Interviews will take place week commencing 24th May; will include a tour around the school, meetings with the PE Department, delivery of a lesson and interviews for the short-listed candidates.  Further details of the lesson will be sent out to the successful candidates.

 

 

 

 

Permanent part-time General Technician (Engineering and Resistant Materials)

Required from September 2021
Grade 3, SCP 3 - 4, £18,562 - £18,933 Pro rata salary would be £9,760 per annum at Scale Point 3

NB: This is a term-time only post, 22.5 hours per week

We wish to appoint a General Technician to work in our Design and Technology (Engineering and Resistant Materials) Department.  The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, energetic and hard working.  This job is fast-paced and hands-on, often entailing working to short timescales in a busy student focused environment.

Duties include:

  • The provision of support services to the teaching staff in organising requirements for their work.
  • Preparation of materials to exact specification from stock as directed and clearing away equipment. This entails the use of metal cutting, milling, turning machines and wood conversionmachines (planer/thicknesser, circular saw and bandsaw).
  • Assistance to teaching staff with demonstration lessons and practicals.
  • Oversight of specialised teaching areas, stores and/or preparation rooms and arrangements for maintenance and repair services to equipment and working surfaces.
  • Assisting in the maintenance of safety standards in the departments.

For an application pack, please access our website, www.sirgrahambalfour.co.uk or contact Mrs Vicki McKeen, Headteacher’s PA, on vmckeen@sirgrahambalfour.staffs.sch.uk or telephone 01785 223490.  We would warmly welcome people to come and look at our school prior to applying, please contact Vicki McKeen to arrange a suitable time.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Friday 21st May at 1.30pm. 

Please note:

  • The school is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all students and as such all applicants will be submitted for an enhanced DBS check.
  • All applicants will be registered with the Independent Safeguarding Authority.
  • Applications can only be accepted if submitted on the enclosed formal application form.
  • Two references will be required, one of which must be from your most recent employer.
  • We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity or religion.

 

 

 

 

 

Address

Sir Graham Balfour School
North Avenue
Stafford
ST16 1NR

For Sat Nav directions:

ST16 1NJ

Phone

01785 223490

Email

office@sirgrahambalfour.staffs.sch.uk