Why join us?
Transformational all-through school: values-driven decision making leading to a transformational school, in which children are making exceptional progress.
Pay and conditions: United Learning MPS is above Inner London scale, and we pay all United Teaching trainees an UQT salary. Leadership TLRs regularly available in our growing school.
Development and growth: Coaching and reflection culture, including weekly coaching for all teachers. Use of external leadership coaching. Performance Development cycle linked to pay
Make an impact where it matters most: join the excellent staff in the heart of a community that is in urgent need of high quality school places.
An opportunity to create: the chance to create systems, structures and habits that will influence the future of the school.
Great location: 20 mins from Mile End, 15 mins drive from East London.
2017 sees the growth of our Secondary to Year 7 and 8, as well as the growth of
our Primary up to Year 3. All of this
growth is dependent on us recruiting outstanding practitioners to join our
exceptional team in a variety of roles spanning teaching, leadership, pupil
support and business management.
is a once-in-a-lifetime career opportunity to join us at a critical time in the
creation of a transformational school in the heart of Dagenham. We have the building, we have the pupils, we
are now looking for the most sensational group of talented, committed staff to
make the vision a reality!
We are a
values-driven organisation; this means that the most important aspect to
growing the team is finding people who share our values of growth, belief and
team. If that sounds like you, and you
thrive in a ‘no excuses’ culture, and in an environment that is focussed on
improvement and reflection, then please read on…
began in late 2013 with a vision for a school to reflect our unwavering high
standards and expectations for all young people. A unique opportunity was presented to us as a
group; United Learning was approached to help Barking and Dagenham to solve the
shortage of high quality school places in both Primary and Secondary in the
coming years. The shortage arises from
the rapidly growing population in Barking and Dagenham: the Borough is a wonderful melting pot of
cultures and backgrounds of families from all over the globe, and our school
reflects this exciting mix of people; from those who have lived in Dagenham for
many generations, along with those families who are very new to the
country. To have been given the
opportunity to create this transformational school in the heart of Dagenham, at
such a critical point in the Borough’s history is a privilege as well as a huge
school has been open since September 2014, and as a result of our remarkable
staff team, and the incredible support of our families and local community, the
start that our children have made has been exceptional. In our first two years, our pupils have
exceeded the National expectations for attainment and progress in Early Years
and Year 1 phonics. Our average point
score for Reception pupils was the highest in the Borough in 2016, and 88% of
our Year 1 pupils passed the phonics screen in 2016. Our frontier cohort will sit their KS1 SATs
in the summer of 2017.
Secondary opened in September 2016, and the pupils have got off to a flying
start. Standards of behaviour and
learning are exceptional, and we can’t wait to see this year group progress as
they grow with the school.
As well as
the journey of development that we are on as a school, every single staff
member is on their own development journey.
We embrace a coaching culture at Goresbrook School: every adult has a
coach, and all teachers receive feedback and development at least once per week.
We have a
range of opportunities that will be advertised over the coming months both here
on our vacancies page and on the TES website.
We have a number of Open Events for prospective members of staff, and
encourage you to attend these and/or email us to arrange a visit or meeting at
School. These roles are available for
September 2017 or earlier, depending on individual circumstances and the
particular role. Below is a taster of
some of the roles that will be available shortly. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch for
further information about any of these roles.
Leadership Roles: Primary and Secondary
Vice Principal (Teaching, Learning and
Principal (T and L all-through) will join the Senior Leadership Team, and have
strategic overview of all aspects of Teaching, Learning and Assessment across
the whole school. We are looking for
someone with experience at a senior level, who has a proven track record of
improvement and excellence in Teaching, Learning and Assessment from either
phase, and preferably with cross-phase experience. If you are interested in developing your
leadership skills ready for headship, this could be the role for you.
Manager is a key role within the Senior Leadership Team in Goresbrook. You are responsible for management of the
budget and finances, all operational aspects of the running of the school
(including catering, ICT, HR), as well as being a presence around school to see
the impact of your actions!
Middle Leader Roles
looking for Middle Leaders to join our English, Maths and Humanities
departments. We will support those new
and developing leaders through our bespoke leadership development and coaching
programs, as well as with access to National programs of support.
Maths Subject Lead
In Maths, we are looking for a subject leader
who is excited by the opportunity to devise curriculum models (based on Maths
Mastery), and develop your team as the school grows. You must have a passion and vision for the
Maths department in which all pupils can master the most rigorous content, and
have a proven track record of outstanding classroom practice.
English Key Stage 3 Co-ordinator
In English, we are looking for a teacher who
has an interest in growing their leadership capacity with this exciting
role. You will work within the English
team to develop the Key Stage 3 curriculum and assessment model, and have a
passion for developing an outstanding Key Stage 3 offer within the context of
History Subject Lead
In History, we are looking for a subject
leader who will work with the Humanities Subject Lead to devise an outstanding
History curriculum. We are looking for a
History teacher in the early stages of their career who would like to take
their first steps into leadership within a supportive team. You will teach across all aspects of Humanities
in Key Stage 3 (Geography, History, RE, Politics, Philosophy and Economics),
and have a strong track record of teaching to date.
Design Technology Subject Lead
In Art and DT, we
are looking for a subject leader who will set up this department from scratch,
by devising an outstanding curriculum and building their team over the coming
years. We are looking for an Art/DT teacher in the early stages of their
career who would like to take their first steps into leadership within a
supportive team, or an experienced Middle Leader who is looking for a new
challenge. You will teach across all aspects of Art and DT in Key Stage
3, and have a strong track record of teaching to date.
seeking to appoint teachers (including NQTs) to join our Science, English and
Maths departments in Secondary. We are
also seeking to appoint a MFL (French) teacher and a Performing Arts (Music)
teacher who will teach across Primary and Secondary phases, with the majority
of teaching in Secondary, and plenty of flexibility as the team grows!
Teaching Fellow Roles
If you are
an exceptional graduate and an aspiring Secondary teacher who would like to
gain valuable classroom experience for a year before starting teacher training
in 2018, this is the role for you. Our Teaching
Fellows assist student learning in class and lead groups of students in order
to stretch and support individuals. At
Goresbrook School we have a well-established route into United Teaching (the
United Learning School’s Direct program http://unitedteaching.org.uk/ ). The Teaching Fellow role is an excellent
first step for those with aspirations to join the profession.
looking for excellent teachers (including NQTs) to join our team in Year 1, 2
and 3 next year. There are leadership
opportunities available (year group and subject leadership) for the right
Lunchtime Learning Assistants
looking to grow our excellent team of Lunchtime Learning Assistants for
September. Our LLAs are highly skilled,
and fulfil a number of roles including Family Dining, reading and support with
children and assisting with library sessions and book swaps.
Business Management Roles
IT support (part-time) and Science/DT support
We will be
recruiting to these new roles to support the technical running of the school in
IT and Science and DT. Further details
Finance and HR
We will be
recruiting further administrative positions within the Finance and HR
departments. Further details to follow.
Working at United Learning
As a part of United Learning, staff will have access to the Group’s wide range of professional development programmes including short course programmes, accredited courses, bespoke support, group inductions, conferences and talent development. Staff will also have a chance to work with and learn from colleagues across United Learning.
United Learning is an equal opportunities employer and works constructively with all of the major trade/professional unions.