Vacancies

Teaching vacancies:

Jewish Education Teacher part time (maternity cover)

Hours:  part time 0.3 over 7 days

Salary: MPS Additional responsibility allowances may be available for suitably qualified and experienced candidates

Required for 4th January 2021

Closing Date: 9am Monday 30th November 2020

Interviews: 3rd December 2020, but we reserve the right to interview before the closing date.

 

This Role: We need a creative and energetic teacher of Jewish Education, a subject that sits within our outward-looking, pluralist Jewish Education Faculty.  In particular we seek a colleague who can teach across Key Stage 3.  JE is a core subject within the school and students throughout Years 7-11 have 5 hours of teaching over a fortnight. There is a developed and innovative curriculum, including a World Faiths element, in all years of Key Stage 3. 

The Jewish Education team is both intellectually lively and pedagogically alert, regularly achieving value-added scores of ALPS 2 or higher at both GCSE and A level.  We aim to combine the best of pluralist Jewish teaching with an award-winning interfaith commitment to support students in developing their identities as Jews in the modern world.  The Faculty comprises both formal and informal educators and enjoys a highly respected, central role in the life of the school and in the experience of students, aided by residential and day trips, vibrant whole school activities, social action and leadership training.

JCoSS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All posts are subject to satisfactory enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) clearance.

To Apply: Please complete the Teaching Application Form

 

 

Further information for Teachers

Our Vision: JCoSS is an academic, aspirational learning community, known and respected for our pioneering spirit, our humanity and our excellent outcomes.

Our Ethos: If you think you know what working in a Jewish school might be like, be ready to think again.  Our outward-looking and pluralist Jewish ethos combines an embrace of open-minded values with a deep love of the varied riches of Jewish tradition.  The staff and leadership team includes different faiths and none at all levels, and the school has a culture of purposeful good humour and humanity. We are a school like no other.

Our Results: We have a track record of outstanding academic results and our 2019 outcomes earned us the title of Sunday Times Greater London State Secondary of the Year 2020.  44% of A level grades were at A*or A, a quarter of the cohort scored at least two A grades, while 70% of Level 3 vocational grades were at Distinction or better.  2020 results were higher still, even under the algorithm. In both 2019 and 2020 half of GCSE grades were at 7 or higher, a third of students achieving at least 8 GCSEs at grade 7 or better.  Our ALPS grade has been consistently 2 at both A level and GCSE, and our 2019 ‘Progress 8’ score was 0.68. Seven students gained places at Oxbridge in 2020, and (as is typical) students secured places for Medicine, Art, Architecture & Media and other competitive courses at prestigious institutions.

Staff Benefits: We appoint on potential as well as experience, and we are committed to supporting staff development.  Several non-teaching colleagues have trained with us as teachers; our rich CPL programme includes full induction for new teaching staff including NQTs, NPQH/SL/ML programmes, and financial support for MA courses, Action Research projects and many other opportunities.  Additional responsibilities are always considered for suitable candidates and we offer NQTs employment for the last few weeks of the summer term.  Our admissions policy includes priority places for the children of all staff*. Our website details a huge number of wellbeing initiatives offering something for everyone. https://jcoss.org/recruitment/staff-wellbeing-at-jcoss

* (Children, Jewish and non-Jewish, of JCoSS staff who have a permanent contract of employment and have completed two years of service on the last day of the summer term of the academic year prior to application)

Our Location & Community: The school is in beautiful new £50m buildings overlooking the Green Belt.  It is easily accessible from Northern, Piccadilly and Overground rail links, public buses run past the entrance and a school coach service (available to staff) serves our whole catchment area.  We attract students from eloquent and supportive communities across North London and Hertfordshire. We have approval for an additional building, allowing us to expand our intake to 2017 per cohort, in response to significant long-term over-subscription. We expect to start building this academic year.

 

JCoSS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to satisfactory enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) clearance.

Shortlisted candidates will be notified by email and only shortlisted candidates may receive feedback.

Support staff vacancies:

Pastoral Mentor

Ideally on a self employed basis, but employed considered

Salary: day rate negotiable

Hours: 1 day per fortnight (8.30am-3.30pm), (16 days in total) December 2020 – July 2021, term-time only

Required from: December 2020

Closing Date: 9am Monday 7th December

Interviews: Thursday 10th December, however we reserve the right to interview before the closing date.

 

This Role: The Pastoral Mentor will work primarily on a 1:1 basis with students to deliver mentoring sessions.  Students selected for mentoring will largely be those requiring support from a youth worker/mentor in order to improve their motivation to learn.  Students may be experiencing difficulties at home and /or may be in receipt of Pupil Premium funding. The postholder will also run occasional workshops for small groups of students, with a pastoral focus.

To Apply: Complete the non-teaching Application Form

 

 

 

Further information for Support Staff

Our Vision: JCoSS is an academic, aspirational learning community, known and respected for our pioneering spirit, our humanity and our excellent outcomes.

Our Ethos: If you think you know what working in a Jewish school might be like, be ready to think again.  Our outward-looking and pluralist Jewish ethos combines an embrace of open-minded values with a deep love of the varied riches of Jewish tradition.  The staff and leadership team includes different faiths and none at all levels, and the school has a culture of purposeful good humour and humanity. We are a school like no other.

Our Results: We have a track record of outstanding academic results and our 2019 outcomes earned us the title of Sunday Times Greater London State Secondary of the Year 2020.  44% of A level grades were at A*or A, a quarter of the cohort scored at least two A grades, while 70% of Level 3 vocational grades were at Distinction or better.  2020 results were higher still, even under the algorithm. In both 2019 and 2020 half of GCSE grades were at 7 or higher, a third of students achieving at least 8 GCSEs at grade 7 or better.  Our ALPS grade has been consistently 2 at both A level and GCSE, and our 2019 ‘Progress 8’ score was 0.68. Seven students gained places at Oxbridge in 2020, and (as is typical) students secured places for Medicine, Art, Architecture & Media and other competitive courses at prestigious institutions.

Staff Benefits: We appoint on potential as well as experience, and we are committed to supporting staff development.  Several non-teaching colleagues have trained with us as teachers; our rich CPL programme includes full induction for new teaching staff including NQTs, NPQH/SL/ML programmes, and financial support for MA courses, Action Research projects and many other opportunities.  Additional responsibilities are always considered for suitable candidates and we offer NQTs employment for the last few weeks of the summer term.  Our admissions policy includes priority places for the children of all staff*. Our website details a huge number of wellbeing initiatives offering something for everyone. https://jcoss.org/recruitment/staff-wellbeing-at-jcoss

* (Children, Jewish and non-Jewish, of JCoSS staff who have a permanent contract of employment and have completed two years of service on the last day of the summer term of the academic year prior to application)

Our Location & Community: The school is in beautiful new £50m buildings overlooking the Green Belt.  It is easily accessible from Northern, Piccadilly and Overground rail links, public buses run past the entrance and a school coach service (available to staff) serves our whole catchment area.  We attract students from eloquent and supportive communities across North London and Hertfordshire. We have approval for an additional building, allowing us to expand our intake to 2017 per cohort, in response to significant long-term over-subscription. We expect to start building this academic year.

 

JCoSS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to satisfactory enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) clearance.

Shortlisted candidates will be notified by email and only shortlisted candidates may receive feedback.

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JCoSS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All posts are subject to satisfactory enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) clearance.