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Teaching and Research Coach (Permanent)

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Required from September 2020


NOR 1,550

We seek to appoint a teacher to our school Teaching and Research Coach team. This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly collegiate and innovative team, and to teach in a school where teachers are supported and encouraged to thrive and develop. Blatchington Mill School is a superb place to work.

Teaching and Research Coaches are lead practitioners, who utilise research and evidence-informed practice to inform our school INSET and CPD programmes - programmes which are enjoyed and appreciated by teachers. Teaching and Research Coaches play a crucial role in helping all staff and students to develop, and are key to our school ethos of sustainable improvement through innovation and intelligent, workload-efficient school systems. Teaching and Research Coaches are teachers in their own subject area, as well as working as a team across the school, under the oversight of the Deputy Headteacher - Quality of Education.

We are an ambitious school and we believe that every child can succeed. If you are a superb classroom teacher, a self-reflective practitioner, a highly effective communicator and have ambition to develop your career, then please apply to join us in creating an ‘ethic of excellence’ for all our students.

Blatchington Mill is a ‘Good’ school, with ‘Outstanding’ behaviour and safety. We achieve positive value-added in our exam results, stretch our most able, and support our most vulnerable. We innovate in the classroom, placing huge value on teacher-led action research and professional development. We work in partnership with schools locally and nationally and believe in collaboration and school-led improvement. We are also a designated Stonewall Training School.

Our most recent reviews of the school have commented that:

“The energy, enthusiasm and personal interest shown by leaders are highly motivational, creating a culture of initiative, innovation and success.”

“Staff work collaboratively to learn from each other, strong teams are built and so teachers guide and support each other. This has developed a culture in which staff are confident and eager to improve; where they view challenges positively.”

“There is a high level of mutual respect and trust between teachers and students and between students themselves; contributing successfully to students’ moral and social development. It is rare to see students not engaged with their learning.”

“Students are well behaved, courteous and polite. They show positive attitudes to the teacher, their learning and each other. This makes a strong contribution to the friendly and welcoming atmosphere that pervades the school.”
“The school is very inclusive, and students show respect and consideration for one another in their behaviour in classrooms and around the school.”

If you would like to join us, and feel you could thrive in a collegiate and positive atmosphere then please read the accompanying person specification and job description and consider if you possess:

If you are interested in applying for this role please complete and return an application form to Amanda Brasington, PA to Head Teacher, via email to  (CVs alone will not be considered).

Closing Date:  3rd April 2020 - 12 noon

Blatchington Mill School is committed to safeguarding our students; we expect all staff and volunteers to support this commitment. Criminal record checks will be carried out and a full,enhanced DBS clearance is required for all positions.

Applications are encouraged from black and ethnic minority candidates, as these groups are under-represented on the school's staff.
(Race Relations Act sections 35-38 apply).