Sir Graham Balfour School

A member of Insight Multi-Academy Trust

Staff Vacancies

Learning Resource Centre Administrator

Part Time, Permanent Contract   20.00 hours per week

SGB Grade 3, Term Time only

SCP 4 £23,114      Pro Rata Salary £10,794

Required as soon as possible

We are seeking to appoint a Learning Resource Administrator who will join our highly professional and dedicated SBS (School Business Service) team under the management of the Executive School Business Manager.  The successful candidate will have a firm commitment to upholding the ethos and values of our school; have a professional approach to staff development; high expectations; and a determination to succeed.  The appointed person will work closely with or Literacy Lead and English Faculty to promote and improve the standard of reading across the school.

This is a well-regarded post in our school, where the appointed person will become a key member of our SBS staff.  The appointed person will be very visible to our students and play an important role in their 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 fluctuate.
  • 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:

  • All applicants will be submitted for an enhanced DBS check.
  • Applications will 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.  In the case of teachers, one reference must come from your most recent headteacher.
  • Once a written reference has been received, we will contact the referee by telephone to confirm the provenance of that reference.
  • If shortlisted, online searches will be carried out, in order to help identify any incidents or issues that have happened and are publicly available online, which the school might want to explore with the applicant at interview.
  • If shortlisted, we will request a portrait photo of you to attach to your file and to help confirm your identity.
  • If appointed, the successful applicant will be informed that the appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of the following checks: the right to work in the UK, qualifications requirements, satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure, the Criminal Record Self-Declaration Form, teacher prohibition and barred list checks, pre-employment medical screening and satisfactory references (if not already received).

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

Further details including the application form are available from the school website: www.sirgrahambalfour.co.uk, www.jobsonline.stoke.gov.uk  and www.wmjobs.co.uk websites.   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:  1.30pm on Friday 23rd February 2024.  Please return completed applications to vmckeen@sirgrahambalfour.staffs.sch.uk

Shortlisting for this post will take place on Friday 23rd February 2024 and successful applicants will be contacted no later than 5pm 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 week commencing Monday 26th February 2024.  They will include a tour around the school, tasks relating to the role and interviews for the short-listed candidates. 

 

 

 

Cover Supervisor

Full Time, Permanent Contract

37.00 hours per week

SGB Grade 5, Term Time Only (scale point 6 – 9 £23,893  - £25,119)

£20,644  - £21,703 (pro rata salary)

Required from March 2024

We are seeking to appoint a Cover Supervisor who will join our highly professional and dedicated teaching team under the management of the Assistant Headteacher (Personal Development & Welfare).  The successful candidate will have a firm commitment to upholding the ethos and values of our school; have a professional approach to staff development; high expectations; and a determination to succeed.  The appointed person will supervise whole classes during the short-term absence of the class teacher, under the guidance of teaching or senior staff; they will implement work programmes, manage routine student behaviour and assist students in relevant activities in line with the school’s policies and procedures; they will support after-clubs and activities within the hours of their contract. 

This is a well-regarded post in our school, where the appointed person will become a key member of our Learning and Teaching staff.  We have a highly developed Achievement and Positive Behaviour Policy which all staff follow and all students understand.  Behavioural and attitudinal issues are small in number but rapidly and rigorously dealt with. 

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 fluctuate.
  • 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:

  • All applicants will be submitted for an enhanced DBS check.
  • Applications will 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.  In the case of teachers, one reference must come from your most recent headteacher.
  • Once a written reference has been received, we will contact the referee by telephone to confirm the provenance of that reference.
  • If shortlisted, online searches will be carried out, in order to help identify any incidents or issues that have happened and are publicly available online, which the school might want to explore with the applicant at interview.
  • If shortlisted, we will request a portrait photo of you to attach to your file and to help confirm your identity.
  • If appointed, the successful applicant will be informed that the appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of the following checks: the right to work in the UK, qualifications requirements, satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure, the Criminal Record Self-Declaration Form, teacher prohibition and barred list checks, pre-employment medical screening and satisfactory references (if not already received).

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

Further details including the application form are available from the school website: www.sirgrahambalfour.co.uk, www.jobsonline.stoke.gov.uk  and www.wmjobs.co.uk websites.   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:  1.30pm on Friday 23rd February 2024. Please return completed applications to vmckeen@sirgrahambalfour.staffs.sch.uk

Shortlisting for this post will take place on Friday 23rd February 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 week commencing Monday 26th February; will include a tour around the school (if applicable), discussion with the Assistant Headteacher, and interviews for the short-listed candidates. 

 

 

 

 

Teacher of Computing

Full time, permanent post

Sir Graham Balfour Main Scale £30,000 – £46,525

Required from September 2024 

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic Teacher of Computing to join the Computing Department, which sits within the Mathematics Faculty.  Working alongside the Head of Computing, 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. The successful applicant will have the ability to successfully and effectively teach Computing in Key Stages 3, 4 and 5.

The faculty is at an exciting point in its development and enjoying considerable success in public exams at all levels.  We are looking to appoint a forward thinking, inspirational professional to help lead the faculty and Computing through the next exciting phase of its development. 

At Sir Graham Balfour we offer:

  • A well-motivated staff, who embrace willingly a culture of professional development.
  • Investment into extra non-contact time for all teachers to support the planning, preparation and assessment of lessons.
  • 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 best practice in all we do.

Please note:

  • All applicants will be submitted for an enhanced DBS check.
  • Applications will 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.  In the case of teachers, one reference must come from your most recent headteacher.
  • Once a written reference has been received, we will contact the referee by telephone to confirm the provenance of that reference.
  • If shortlisted, online searches will be carried out, in order to help identify any incidents or issues that have happened and are publicly available online, which the school might want to explore with the applicant at interview.
  • If shortlisted, we will request a portrait photo of you to attach to your file and to help confirm your identity.
  • If appointed, the successful applicant will be informed that the appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of the following checks: the right to work in the UK, qualifications requirements, satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure, the Criminal Record Self-Declaration Form, teacher prohibition and barred list checks, pre-employment medical screening and satisfactory references (if not already received).

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

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:  1.30pm, Friday 23rd February 2024.

Please return completed applications to vmckeen@sirgrahambalfour.staffs.sch.uk

Shortlisting for this post will take place on Friday 23rd February 2024 and successful applicants will be contacted no later than 5pm 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 week commencing Monday 26th February 2024.  They will include a tour around the school, meetings with the Faculty, delivery of a lesson and interviews for the short-listed candidates.  Further details of the lesson will be sent out to the successful candidates.

 

 

 

 

Teacher of Maths

Full time, permanent post

Sir Graham Balfour Main Scale (£30,000 - £46,525)

Required from September 2024

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic Teacher of Maths to join the Maths Faculty.  Working within our strong, supportive and experienced team of Maths staff, 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. The successful applicant will have the ability to successfully and effectively teach Maths in Key Stages 3 and 4, with the potential to teach at A level.

The faculty is at an exciting point in its development and enjoying considerable success in public exams at all levels.  We are looking to appoint a forward thinking, inspirational professional to help lead the faculty and Computing through the next exciting phase of its development. 

At Sir Graham Balfour we offer:

  • A well-motivated staff, who embrace willingly a culture of professional development.
  • Investment into extra non-contact time for all teachers to support the planning, preparation and assessment of lessons.
  • 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 best practice in all we do.

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 submitted for an enhanced DBS check.
  • Applications will 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.  In the case of teachers, one reference must come from your most recent headteacher.
  • Once a written reference has been received, we will contact the referee by telephone to confirm the provenance of that reference.
  • If shortlisted, online searches will be carried out, in order to help identify any incidents or issues that have happened and are publicly available online, which the school might want to explore with the applicant at interview.
  • If shortlisted, we will request a portrait photo of you to attach to your file and to help confirm your identity.
  • If appointed, the successful applicant will be informed that the appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of the following checks: the right to work in the UK, qualifications requirements, satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure, the Criminal Record Self-Declaration Form, teacher prohibition and barred list checks, pre-employment medical screening and satisfactory references (if not already received).

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

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:  1.30pm, Friday 8th March 2024.

Please return completed applications to vmckeen@sirgrahambalfour.staffs.sch.uk

Shortlisting for this post will take place on Friday 8th March 2024 and successful applicants will be contacted no later than 5pm 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 week commencing Monday 11th March 2024.  They will include a tour around the school, meetings with the Faculty, delivery of a lesson and interviews for the short-listed candidates.  Further details of the lesson will be sent out to the successful candidates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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