Sir Graham Balfour School

A member of Insight Multi-Academy Trust

Staff Vacancies

Teacher of Spanish

Full time, one-year fixed term contract (Maternity Cover)

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

Required from September 2024

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic Teacher of Spanish to join the MFL Faculty.  Working within our strong, supportive and experienced team of MFL 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 Spanish in Key Stages 3 and 4.

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 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 21st June 2024.

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

Shortlisting for this post will take place on Friday 21st June 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 w/c 24th June May 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 GCSE and A Level Psychology

Part time (0.67 FTE) temporary post to cover maternity leave. 

The days required to work are a Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. 

No lessons are scheduled on a Tuesday or Friday.

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

Required from approx. 4th November 2024 to the end of the school year in July 2024.

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic teacher of GCSE and A Level Psychology to join our school to cover maternity leave.  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 would suit any well-qualified and ambitious teacher of Psychology. We teach the AQA specifications for both GCSE and A Level and would ensure a hand-over period with our Psychology teacher. 

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 21st  June 2024.

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

Shortlisting for this post will take place on Friday 21st June 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 in the week beginning 24th June 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