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CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

We are passionate about our shared sense of purpose. We want to bring out the best in everyone – our pupils, our schools, our teachers, our leaders. And we’ll only achieve that by bringing out the best in you. Working with your talent and passion, developing you, challenging you, stretching you, valuing you, making you.

Because we're keen to build on our position as a leader in education and a national force for improvement, we're looking for particular type of person to join us.

 

OUR OUTSTANDING TEACHERS

  • Are passionate and inspiring about their subject
  • Cherish and listen to students and take the time to explain everything
  • Are fair but with very high standards and expectations
  • Have a very prominent presence around school
  • Celebrate success regularly
  • Know every student really well
  • Find opportunities for everyone to succeed
  • Are kind, caring and supportive

 

WE ARE LOOKING FOR TALENTED APPLICANTS

  • Who have a burning desire to make an impact on the lives of the young people in our schools
  • Who have a first class or upper second class degree in their selected teaching subject (although all applications will be considered upon individual merit)
  • Who are committed learners themselves - who never stop developing their teaching skills throughout their careers

YOUR QUALIFICATIONS

You'll need the following as a minimum:

GCSEs

  • English Language GCSE Grade C+
  • Mathematics GCSE Grade C+
  • Science GCSE Grade C+ (Primary course trainees only)

A Levels

  • A grade combination of at least BCC
  • Minimum Grade B in the subject you want to teach

Degree

  • 2:1 or above (although all applications will be dealt with individually and on merit)

Experience

  • We'll be looking for evidence of a positive child-centred ethos and/or some experience of working with young people

 

PERSONAL QUALITIES

You'll need:

  • Good knowledge of your chosen subject
  • The ability to relate and engage young people well
  • Excellent all-round communication skills
  • Team spirit
  • A talent with numbers and words

SAFEGUARDING

Every United Learning school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and staff. All staff, including United Teaching trainees are expected to share this commitment. Every successful applicant will be required to undergo thorough pre-employment checks. These include: a Children’s Barred List, an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, a Medical Questionnaire and a Prohibition Order check. All prospective employees will be expected to provide the names of two professional referees who will be able to provide acceptable recommendations.

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