Current Vacancies

Notre Dame Plymouth and St Boniface’s College are part of Plymouth CAST multi-academy trust.  The Executive Headteacher leads both schools, therefore advertised posts may hold responsibilities across both schools.  Plymouth CAST follow National Terms and Conditions for all employment groups and is a Living Wage employer.  All staff will be automatically opted-in to the appropriate contributory pension scheme for their employment group (TPS or LGPS) which includes an employer contribution.  Staff have access to on-site fitness suite facilities, staff wellbeing & employee support programme.  Both secondary schools are Roman Catholic, comprehensive, single-sex schools (Notre Dame – girls, St Boniface’s – boys) with a mixed sixth form at Notre Dame. We value our Catholic ethos, but you don’t need to be a Catholic to apply to work for either school. We ask that our staff support our ethos and Christian attitudes.

Teaching Vacancies are also advertised on https://www.gov.uk/find-teaching-job

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COVID-19 UPDATE:  We will continue to follow government guidelines for everybody’s health, safety and wellbeing.  Social distancing will be observed throughout the process and candidates will be required to wear masks in corridors and communal spaces.  Hand washing and sanitising gel is available throughout the site.  If you require additional adjustments, please notify the school if you are selected for interview.

LEADERSHIP VACANCY                      **NEW**NEW**NEW**

ASSISTANT HEADTEACHER (Teaching and Learning)

PERMANENT, L10-L14
Required for September 2021

Plymouth CAST is seeking to appoint an outstanding, enthusiastic and dedicated individual to who will embrace our ethos and join the Senior Leadership Team working across Notre Dame Plymouth and St Boniface’s College to lead on Teaching and Learning.

The successful applicant for this newly created post will:

• have proven leadership skills which inspire respect and commitment and evidence previous success in delivering transformational change
• have relevant experience of raising standards in Teaching and Learning and delivering improvements
• have the ability to lead others to achieve high standards of Teaching and Learning and develop excellence within their practice
• be a talented and skilled communicator who can adapt and respond positively to the changing educational environment
• be able to use data to monitor progress, set targets, raise standards and challenge performance
• be a passionate teacher who leads by example and is committed to high expectations
• ensure that every student is valued and supported to achieve the very best they can

The successful applicant will be responsible for:

• Raising standards in Teaching & Learning and delivering improvements using both informal and formal processes for secondary schools in Plymouth CAST
• Line managing Faculty Leaders, driving improvements to maximising educational outcomes for all students and supporting professional development of leaders
• Leading and co-ordinating the delivery of our CPD programme for secondary school teaching staff
• Mentoring NQTs and ITTs, to include managing placements, facilitating and delivering of CPD ensuring statutory requirements are met e.g. NQT Induction
• Developing, implementing and delivering a new programme of learning and development for RQTs
• Leading teacher appraisal/performance management processes, to include deriving best value from the digital appraisal platform BlueSky across both schools
• Leading teacher Induction processes to successful onboard new teachers into both schools
• Establishing an ICT development group to maximise ICT integration into learning and across both schools and to drive digital improvements and maximise teaching and learning outcomes for students

As part of our Senior Leadership Team you will contribute to shaping the School Improvement Plan and share responsibility for day-to-day management of our schools. You will also hold a teaching timetable of 20 hours per fortnight.

We offer:
• a caring, inclusive, and cohesive community built on strong supportive relationships and traditional Christian values
• supportive governors who are passionate about our schools
• well-motivated, confident and happy students who are proud of their school
• staff who go the extra mile to make us the schools that we are

We encourage interested candidates to contact Mrs Kate White, Executive Headteacher, to have an informal chat to find out more about the role prior to applying.  Tel: 01752 775101 (please note the school re-opens after half-term on 23rd February, any messages received during the school closedown period will be dealt with promptly upon our return to work).

To apply, please visit the advert on our TES microsite   Applications should be submitted via TES.  You will need to create an account.  If you already have an account, please ensure the email address linked to the account is active as all recruitment communication will be sent via the portal to the address held in your TES account.  Please be aware that messages can be filtered to your spam folder, so please check your email and spam folders around the closing date for further details regarding your application.

Closing date: Monday 15th March 2021, 9am

Interviews: Tuesday 30th and Wednesday 31st March 2021

The school operates a Safeguarding Children Recruitment Policy and is committed to promoting the welfare of young people. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS disclosure.

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Teacher of Maths

Required from September 2021
Fixed Term Contract, 1.0 FTE, MPS

Plymouth CAST Multi-Academy Trust is seeking a committed, enthusiastic and aspirational teacher to join the Maths team within their secondary schools (Notre Dame Plymouth and St. Boniface’s Catholic College).

The successful candidate will embrace our ethos, work hard to help students progress and spread a passion for Mathematics and STEM careers. They will be able to inspire, enthuse, engage, motivate and challenge students to raise achievement at all levels within a culture of high expectations of both staff and students. They will teach all abilities at KS3 and KS4 and will be joining a department that is focused on continuing to maximise outcomes for our students.

Applications from experienced and newly qualified teachers will be equally valued. Experience and/or willingness to teach Computer Science would be advantageous.

We expect successful applicants to show within their application, and at interview, their passion for working with young people and be able to explain how they will embrace and support the Trust’s ethos.

Both secondary schools are Roman Catholic, comprehensive, single-sex schools (Notre Dame – girls, St Boniface’s – boys) with a mixed sixth form at Notre Dame. We value our Catholic ethos, but you don’t need to be a Catholic to apply to work for either school. We ask that our staff support our ethos and Christian attitudes.

Application forms can be submitted via the TES website and should be submitted by the closing date stated below. You will need a TES login to create an application and please be aware all communication will be sent via the portal to the email you use for your TES account. Applicants should check their inbox (and spam folders) after the closing date for more information on the progress of their application.

Deadline:      12noon, Wednesday 17th March 2021

Interviews:   March 2021

The school operates a Safeguarding Children Recruitment Policy and is committed to promoting the welfare of young people. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS disclosure.

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SUPPORT STAFF VACANCIES 

Required from April 2021
Learning Support Assistant (Level 1)
Temporary, 27.08 hours per week, 5 days per wk, 39 weeks pa (term time, plus 1 week) Grade B (Scale point 9 £17,560 pro-rata’d for part-time hours), £9.10 per hour plus membership of LGPS

We invite applications for a Learning Support Assistant to join our SEND department.

The post will involve working under the direct instruction of teaching/senior staff to support access to learning for students. Knowledge, or experience, of working with children with special needs would be advantageous.

The successful candidate would be expected to demonstrate excellent communication skills, have the ability to work collaboratively with others, be happy to support the Catholic ethos of our school, be resilient and hard-working and establish positive working relationships with students, parents, colleagues and governors.

We expect our staff to be good role models for students and seek individuals who have a reflective and evaluative approach to their work and be committed to raising standards.

Application forms can be submitted via the TES website and should be submitted by the closing date stated below. You will need a TES login to create an application and please be aware all communication will be sent via the portal to the email you use for your TES account. Applicants should check their inbox (and spam folders) after the closing date for more information on the progress of their application.

Closing Date: 9am, Monday 15th March 2021

Interviews: w.c. 22nd March 2021

The school operates a Safeguarding Children Recruitment Policy and is committed to promoting the welfare of young people. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS disclosure.

 

 

COVER SUPERVISOR

Fixed Term Contract, 30 hours per week (0.70 – 0.85FTE) until 31/08/2021, Monday – Friday

38 weeks per annum, Grade D (£20,380 pro-rata’d)
LGPS Pension Scheme

We are looking for a Cover Supervisor to join our Cover Team that works across both secondary schools in Plymouth CAST from January 2021. The post involves covering a range of different subject classes of absent teachers by utilising pre-prepared tasks and ensuring the effective management of student behaviour. The primary focus will be to keep students on task and to maintain good order. Cover Supervisors will need to respond to questions and generally assist students to undertake set activities.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate excellent communication, inter-personal and organisational skills and be able to use their initiative to respond to classroom situations. Candidates should be able to demonstrate good behaviour management techniques, flexibility and an ability to work under pressure as this role requires the postholder to adapt to different demands at short notice, due to the nature of cover requirements for two busy schools. A driving licence and ability to travel between both schools is essential.

This position may suit a newly qualified teacher/PE teacher who is yet to secure their first teaching post.

We expect successful candidates to show within their application, and at interview, their passion for working with young people and be able to explain how they will embrace and support the school’s ethos. We are Roman Catholic comprehensive schools, St Boniface admitting boys from year 7 – 11 and Notre Dame admitting girls from year 7 – 11 and hosting a mixed Sixth Form. We value our Catholic ethos, but you don’t need to be a Catholic to apply to work for our schools. We ask that all of our staff support our ethos and Christian attitudes.

If you feel you have the qualities we are looking for, please visit  our TES microsite at https://www.tes.com/jobs/vacancy/cover-supervisor-30-hours-per-week-plymouth-1386299 and submit your application form  and more details (including the job description and person specification) on our vacancies page online at www.ndonline.org . Please note that CVs are not accepted.

Closing Date:      23.59, Monday 4th January 2021

Interviews:          January 2021

The school operates a Safeguarding Children Recruitment Policy and is committed to promoting the welfare of young people. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS disclosure.

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Required from January 2021

Teacher of Psychology, 0.4 – 0.5 FTE, Fixed-term contract until 31/05/2021

MPS

We invite applications from committed and enthusiastic teachers of Psychology to join our Ebacc Faculty. The post will involve teaching A- Level Psychology to our Sixth Form. These lessons are currently timetabled Monday – Thursday am.

Applications are welcome from newly qualified teachers, as well as those wanting to broaden their experience, however previous experience of teaching Psychology at KS5 will be advantageous.

We expect successful applicants to show within their application, and at interview, their passion for working with young people and be able to explain how they will embrace and support the Trust’s ethos.

Both secondary schools are Roman Catholic, comprehensive, single-sex schools (Notre Dame – girls, St Boniface’s – boys) with a mixed sixth form at Notre Dame. We value our Catholic ethos, but you don’t need to be a Catholic to apply to work for either school. We ask that our staff support our ethos and Christian attitudes.

It is likely there will be a requirement for teaching beyond the date of this fixed-term contract, but this will be dependent upon the timetable and KS5 option choices.

If you feel you have the qualities we are looking for, please contact Mrs S Bailey, HR Manager on 01752 775101 to find out how to apply.

The school operates a Safeguarding Children Recruitment Policy and is committed to promoting the welfare of young people. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS disclosure.

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Teacher of Science

Plymouth CAST Multi-Academy Trust welcomes applications from committed and aspirational teachers to join their Science team within their secondary schools.  Successful candidates will embrace our ethos, contribute to school improvement plans and raising standards in Science, working hard to help students make good progress and spread a passion for Science and promote STEM career pathways.  Applications from experienced and newly qualified teachers will be equally valued.

The successful candidate will be a general scientist, however there may be opportunity to deliver specialist teaching to exam groups.  You will be able to inspire, enthuse, engage, motivate and challenge students to raise achievement at all levels within a culture of high expectations of both staff and students.  We expect successful applicants to show within their application, and at interview, their passion for working with young people and be able to explain how they will embrace and support the Trust’s ethos.

Both secondary schools are Roman Catholic, comprehensive, single-sex schools (Notre Dame – girls, St Boniface’s – boys) with a mixed sixth form at Notre Dame. We value our Catholic ethos, but you don’t need to be a Catholic to apply to work for either school. We ask that our staff are comfortable in this environment and support our ethos and Christian attitudes.

If you feel you have the qualities we are looking for, please email Mrs Samantha Bailey, HR Manager, at sbailey@ndonline.org to request an application form.

No agencies thank you.

The school operates a Safeguarding Children Recruitment Policy and is committed to promoting the welfare of young people. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS disclosure.

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Thank you for showing interest in working in our school.

The school operates a Safeguarding Children Recruitment Policy and is committed to promoting the welfare of young people. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS disclosure.

Please note:  We do not accept CVs.  Only Application Forms will be considered.


 

Living and Working in Plymouth

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zUNR-eBU9w

 

Ongoing Vacancies

Forms/Information

Applications should be emailed to: hr@ndonline.org

 

Work Experience Applications

We welcome applications from those looking at a career in Teaching to complete work experience placements at Notre Dame. The process of arranging these placements can take some time so it is advisable to contact us at least 8 working weeks ahead of your anticipated start date. Please take school holiday times into account when thinking about this.

To carry out Work Experience in our school applicants will need current DBS Clearance. For those who have signed up to the DBS Update Service we are able to access clearance information through this system but if not a new DBS application will need to be completed through the school and applicants will be asked to cover the cost of this. This process, along with other safeguarding checks, can take a number of weeks so please ensure you allow at least 4 weeks for this to be completed before you plan to carry out your work experience.

To begin the application process please complete the WEX Application form found below, ensuring you state;

  • when you would like to carry out your work experience
  • why you wish to undertake the work experience
  • expected duration and pattern of work experience
  • subject preferences

and return it to the HR Department. We will write for references as part of this process so please ensure current contact details are provided on the form for your referees.

Your application will need to be agreed by the Headteacher and subject leaders. We may not be able to accommodate your request.

If you have any queries regarding Work Experience Placements at our school please contact info@ndonline.org in the first instance.

Notes

The school operates a Safeguarding Children Recruitment Policy and is committed to promoting the welfare of young people.  Any successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS disclosure. The Job Evaluation Collective Agreement for Support staff has been signed by Plymouth City Council and all vacancies are advertised under the new grading scheme. Please note that all appointments, for Teaching and Support staff are offered subject to references; it is normal for references to be followed up prior to interview for all candidates invited to interview. Please indicate clearly on your letter of application if you would prefer references not to be contacted unless you are offered the post. To save the trees we prefer applications to be sent by email to hr@ndonloine.org however, if you wish to send a paper copy please send it to Mrs Kate White, Headteacher, at: Notre Dame Plymouth, Looseleigh Lane Derriford Plymouth Devon PL6 5HN