JOB | Teacher of Latin (maternity cover) with the possibility of Head of Department responsibility, JCoSS (Jewish Community Secondary School)

Teacher of Latin (maternity cover)
with the possibility of Head of Department responsibility

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

Required for September 2020

Closing Date: 9am Tuesday 19th May
Interviews: Friday 22nd May, but we reserve the right to interview before the closing date.

Job Description

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 on the basis of our 2019 outcomes were named Sunday Times Greater London State Secondary of the Year 2020.  44% of A level grades were at A*or A, with over a quarter of the cohort scoring at least two A grades. Level 3 vocational outcomes were equally strong, with 70% of grades at Distinction or better.  At GCSE, half of grades were at grade 7 or higher, and a third of the cohort achieved at least 8 GCSEs at grade 7 or better.  Our ALPS grade was 2 at both A level and GCSE, and our ‘Progress 8’ score was 0.68. Nine students gained places at Oxbridge this year, and on top of this (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.

* (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, and buses run past the entrance.  We attract students from eloquent and supportive communities across North London and Hertfordshire. We are planning an expansion in response to significant long term over-subscription.

This Role: We are offering a flexible opportunity to teach Latin across Key Stages 3 to 5, with the additional possibility of teaching Classic Civilisation at A-Level.  There is scope for this to be either a full time or part time post.

This is an excellent opportunity to continue the shaping of Classics at JCoSS which attracts exceptional students and enjoys strong support from parents and the school.  An annual whole-school Classics Week gives the department a high profile, and is an opportunity to invite high profile speakers to the school.  We are committed to championing the teaching of Classics in the maintained sector and the successful applicant, within the wider team of the Languages Faculty, will help to continue nurturing this small but thriving area of the school’s life.

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.

For information, including an application pack, please visit our website or to arrange a confidential conversation, please contact Lara Samuels on or call our temporary recruitment number on 07310 878969.

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

JCoSS (Jewish Community Secondary School)
Castlewood Road, New Barnet EN4 9GQ
Tel: 020 8344 2220
Headteacher: Patrick Moriarty   MA (Oxon), MA (Ed), NPQH, FRSA