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The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

NQT Application Booklet 2019

Teaching Vacancies

We believe that fostering a love of literature and language enables young people to flourish and to live life to the full.

We are inviting applications to cover a maternity post, starting in April 2020.  You will enjoy a happy working environment in an orderly and value-led school where the students are respectful and keen to learn.  The English team work together in a collaborative and supportive department.

Relationships between students and staff are excellent.  The SIAMS inspection (March 2018) celebrated this in the following way:

“Relationships are shaped by the focus on the twin values of dignity and respect.  There is a palpable sense of Waddesdon being a safe and secure place to be, of a community built on good humour, mutual support and love of self and neighbour; this is seen in lessons and around the school.”

The school is equally strong in terms of results, with a Progress 8 score of 0.78 (Well Above Average), with 83% achieving grade 4 and above in English in 2019.  Progress 8 for English was 0.56. The ALPS Progress measure places Waddesdon in the top 2% of schools nationally for A Level.

There is a very healthy uptake of English Literature A Level and a strong tradition of celebrating Speaking and Listening at the school.  Students are encouraged to read for pleasure and use our vibrant, modern library at the heart of the school.

Waddesdon School is an oversubscribed all ability 11–18 school, set in rural Buckinghamshire.  The school is 30 minutes away from Oxford and also within easy commuting distance from Milton Keynes.  There are just under 1000 students on roll, including 260 in the Sixth Form.  The school has an excellent reputation for CPD and recognises and values the contributions of all staff.  There are realistic expectations regarding balancing family and leisure time and workload.  Governors have recently changed the Admissions Policy to include children of staff members.

 

Please see the attached description of the department, the full SIAMS report, and our termly newsletter, The Waddesdon Voice.

Waddesdon SIAMS Report

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We believe that education should enrich the lives of our young people.  Rather than being defined by specific needs, outstanding SEN provision transforms outlooks, opportunities and lives.  At Waddesdon, our vision for Special Educational Needs provision is inclusive, joyful and aspirational.

We are looking for a suitably qualified teacher to join our happy school.  You will lead our SEN department, working with an Assistant SENCo, two dedicated administrators and an experienced, supportive team of Learning Support Assistants.

Relationships between students and staff are excellent. The SIAMS inspection (March 2018) celebrated this in the following way:

“Relationships are shaped by the focus on the twin values of dignity and respect.  There is a palpable sense of Waddesdon being a safe and secure place to be, of a community built on good humour, mutual support and love of self and neighbour; this is seen in lessons and around the school.”

Although successes are rarely measured by grades alone, the outcomes for our students are extremely strong.  In the 2018-19 examination series, the Progress 8 score for students (7) with an Educational Health Care Plan was 0.32 and for EHCP and SEN (19) combined was 0.44.  Students follow a range of post-16 pathways, as well as entering training, or apprenticeships, supported by our Careers Advisor.

There is a dedicated learning resource for SEN – the Enrichment Department – where students are taught in small groups by expert teachers, complementing their subject lessons.  There is also a programme of Reading Intervention with Sixth Formers each morning in our welcoming library, and social and transition groups, as well as excellent work with outside specialists.

Waddesdon School is an oversubscribed all ability 11–18 school, set in rural Buckinghamshire.  The school is 30 minutes away from Oxford and also within easy commuting distance from Milton Keynes.  There are just under 1000 students on roll, including 260 in the Sixth Form.  The school has an excellent reputation for CPD and recognises and values the contributions of all staff.  There are realistic expectations regarding balancing family and leisure time and workload.  Governors have recently changed the Admissions Policy to include children of staff members.

 

Please see the attached description of the department, the full SIAMS report, and our termly newsletter, The Waddesdon Voice.

 

Waddesdon SIAMS Report

Waddesdon Voice

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We are seeking to appoint a Cover Supervisor to work two days per week from 7.45 a.m.–3.30 p.m., 39 weeks p.a., as part of our Cover and Supply team.  The ideal candidate should be calm, confident and flexible and should have previous experience of supervising students of secondary school age in a classroom environment or have an interest in teacher training.  Appropriate training and support will be given.  Qualifications should include GCSE English and Mathematics.  For suitably motivated candidates this could be a route into teacher training.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  A DBS enhanced disclosure will be requested for the successful applicant.

 

Please see the attached description of the department, the full SIAMS report, and our termly newsletter, The Waddesdon Voice.

Waddesdon SIAMS Report

Waddesdon Voice

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There are no further teaching vacancies.

Non-Teaching Vacancies

We are looking to work with a dedicated, enthusiastic and experienced Chef Manager to lead our busy in house restaurant and catering team. The ideal candidate will manage the dedicated team, design and plan menus in line with the school food plan, order & maintain stock control in line with budgetary constraints, and ensure the highest standards of food hygiene are adopted throughout.

The candidate should ideally be able to demonstrate experience of excellent food production & presentation skills for large numbers, have a proven craft & management skill, and a real passion for driving forward a fresh, healthy & delicious food plan for our high performing and happy school. We are looking for someone with expertise in nutrition, and a passion for food to build something creative, reliable & with links to the secondary curriculum, with the full support of the leadership & management team. If this sounds like you, and you are ready for the freedom of a fresh new challenge then we can’t wait to hear from you.

Qualifications should include 706/1 and 2 or NVQ equivalent (Level 1 & 2) in Professional Cookery.

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We are seeking to appoint a talented, energetic, enthusiastic and experienced Chef to work in our busy secondary school restaurant. The ideal candidate should be able to demonstrate excellent food production and presentation skills for large numbers. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate skill in desserts, cakes and bakes to support the Restaurant Manager/Head Chef.

Waddesdon School is an oversubscribed all ability 11–18 school, set in rural
Buckinghamshire. The school is 30 minutes away from Oxford and also within easy  commuting distance from Milton Keynes. There are just under 1000 students on roll, including 250 in the Sixth Form. The school has an excellent reputation for CPD and recognises and values the contributions of all staff. There are realistic expectations regarding balancing family and leisure time and workload. Governors have recently changed the Admissions Policy to include children of staff members.

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Closing Date: Friday 22nd November (12pm)

We are seeking an enthusiastic cleaner to join our hardworking team to work 3 hours per day, 5 days per week, term time only (38 weeks/year).

Waddesdon School is an oversubscribed all ability 11–18 school, set in rural
Buckinghamshire. The school is 30 minutes away from Oxford and also within easy  commuting distance from Milton Keynes. There are just under 1000 students on roll, including 250 in the Sixth Form. The school has an excellent reputation for CPD and recognises and values the contributions of all staff. There are realistic expectations regarding balancing family and leisure time and workload. Governors have recently changed the Admissions Policy to include children of staff members.

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The role will require support of students in the classroom as well as assisting students with physical difficulties. The work may include some personal care. The post would suit a cheerful individual who can work independently or in a team. An ability or willingness to teach small groups of students and to support their literacy or numeracy skills and individual development is essential.

Relationships between students and staff are excellent. The most recent SIAMS
inspection (March 2018) celebrated this in the following way:

SIAMS Report

“Relationships are shaped by the focus on the twin values of dignity
and respect. There is a palpable sense of Waddesdon being a safe
and secure place to be, of a community built on good humour, mutual
support and love of self and neighbour; this is seen in lessons and
around the school.”

Waddesdon School is an oversubscribed all ability 11–18 school, set in rural
Buckinghamshire. The school is 30 minutes away from Oxford and also within easy  commuting distance from Milton Keynes. There are just under 1000 students on roll, including 250 in the Sixth Form. The school has an excellent reputation for CPD and recognises and values the contributions of all staff. There are realistic expectations regarding balancing family and leisure time and workload. Governors have recently changed the Admissions Policy to include children of staff members.

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Opportunity to work as a Specialist Supply Teacher at Waddesdon.

We are currently looking to extend our pool of occasional specialist supply teachers at Waddesdon.

We call on supply teachers when we need to cover illness (often at short notice) and sometimes to cover for staff who are accompanying students on educational visits. All of our supply teachers are qualified, with relevant experience and expertise in one or more subject areas.

If you are interested, or know of someone who may be, please contact: mhammond@waddesdonschool.com

There are currently no further vacancies.

Please send completed application forms to recruitment@waddesdonschool.com

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