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Current vacancies 

Application, job description, person specification and other related forms can be found at the bottom of the page.  Feel free to email your application, if you prefer, to Shirley O'Donovan at: or Tel: 01582 760043 ext 271.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries.

The School reserves the right to make an appointment before the closing date, so early applications are encouraged.

We offer an environment with a supportive induction and professional development programme, recognising that our teachers are the reason for our continuing success. Our status as a Teaching School means we are able to offer staff the highest quality support. Sir John Lawes has been the lead school in the SJL Academies Trust since 2012.


Teacher of English/Media

Maternity cover  • MPS plus fringe allowance • Required September 2017

We are looking for an excellent English/Media teacher to join a highly successful team that consistently achieves some of the best GCSE, A level and BTEC results in the country, twice winning ‘The Good Schools Guide’ award for A level achievement. Our Media facilities, including a film studio and suite of Mac computers, are impressive, so it is desirable for you to have excellent production skills.
Closing date: Midday on Wednesday, 14 June 2017
Interview date: Monday, 19 June 2017

Cover Supervisor

H4 £18,126 - £19,817 pa pro rata inc Fringe (actual salary £13,558 - £14,823 pa in fringe)

32.5 hours per week  • Term-time only + 5 days inset • Required September 2017

A Cover Supervisor is required to join our talented support staff team and provide cover for pre-prepared lessons for classes of up to 30 students in the absence of teaching staff. You will also assist Heads of Year in their pastoral role and provide admin support when cover is not required. Training will be available.
To be successful, you will be a supportive, enthusiastic and reliable colleague. Relevant school experience would be an advantage, as well as a basic knowledge of IT programmmes.
Closing date: Midday on Friday, 16 June 2017
Interview date: w/c 19 June 2017

Science Technician

H3 £17,366 - £18,357 pa pro rata inc Fringe

37 hours per week  • Term-time only + 5 days inset • Required September 2017

Working hours are 8.30am-4.30pm 4 days and 8.30am-4.00pm 1 day. These hours are a pre-requisite to meet the needs of the post.
The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, flexible and well-motivated and work as part of a team to ensure apparatus and chemicals are available and prepared in advance to support the science teachers.  You will also provide administrative support to the teaching staff in connection with all practical aspects of the subject. A background in science would be advantageous.
Closing date: Midday on Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Interview date: w/c 26 June 2017

Further details are available from or call Shirley O’Donovan on: 01582 760043, ext 271. 


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Teaching Staff Application Forms

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Guidance for applicants for teaching posts

Child protection summary


Support Staff Application Forms

Support staff application form

Support staff person specification

Child protection summary


Sir John Lawes Academies’ Trust is an equal opportunities employer. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all  staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Criminal Records Bureau.



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