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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

Fostering a love of literature and language enables young people to flourish and to live life to the full.

We are inviting applications for the post of Subject Leader of English at Waddesdon School. This is an exciting opportunity to lead a team of dedicated and creative specialists who share a desire for our young people to develop and grow through their study and enjoyment of English. The post will be of interest to aspiring or existing Subject Leaders who wish to develop professionally and personally in a supportive and happy environment.

Relationships between students and staff are excellent. The most recent 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 andaround the school.”

The school is equally strong in terms of results, with a Progress 8 score of 0.78 (Well Above Average), with 81% achieving grade 4 and above in English and Maths in 2019. Progress 8 for English was 0.5. The ALPS Progress measure places Waddesdon in the top 25% of schools nationally for A Level over the past three years.

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.

As part of an Outstanding school, the new Subject Leader will enjoy the freedom to develop the vision and direction of the department, with the strong support of an experienced department and Leadership Team.

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.

 

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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Science enables young people to engage with the wonders of the world and universe through curiosity, reasoned enquiry and a thirst for knowledge.

We are inviting applications to join our happy school and be part of our dynamic and successful Science Department as a teacher of Physics from September 2020. You will enjoy excellent relationships with students who want to learn, while working in a team of experienced and enthusiastic Science specialists.

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

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).  In 2019, 92.2% of students achieved grade 4 and above in Science and 37% achieved grades 7-9.  Progress 8 for Science was 1.0. The ALPS Progress measure places Waddesdon in the top 2% of schools nationally for A Level.

There is a very healthy uptake of Physics A-Level and a strong tradition of extra-curricular and co-curricular opportunities at the school.  In January, 2020, for example, students will be visiting CERN in Switizerland.

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.

Waddesdon SIAMS Report

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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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