Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: £30,480 - £41,483 per annum (QTS-M1 to M6) or £22849-£33410 (UQT 1-6)
School Type:
School Size: 1001-2000
School Age Range: 11-18
Pupil Gender: Mixed
Address: Sandringham Road, Barking, IG11 9AG
Ofsted Ranking: Good 2


General Classroom Teacher – Qualified and Unqualified

1 year fixed term contract and permanent positions available

Commencing: As soon as possible

Are you passionate about helping every child succeed and improve their life chances?

Are you prepared to work collaboratively for the benefit of young people?

Why not apply to join us?

This is an exciting opportunity to join our school and become and integral part of our team, developing further your subject specialism through being attached to a department, but also having the opportunity to work across the school with variety in your daily duties.

There is a comprehensive induction programme and excellent opportunities for high quality CPD. Applications are also welcome from Newly Qualified Teachers for whom the School has a well-developed support programme.

The role is demanding, but the rewards are high with the opportunity to work with and help shape our amazing students futures. Our students are overwhelmingly polite, respectful, considerate and have a fantastic thirst for learning. They uphold our school motto to Give and Expect the Best each and every day and they in return need the very best.

The successful candidate will have:

• The ability to motivate students and deliver excellent lessons.
• A commitment to Barking Abbey’s high expectations and ethos.
• Strong subject knowledge across a range of subjects.
• A desire to work collaboratively and to make a real contribution to the progress of our students.
• The ability to enthuse all young people.
• Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to establish strong relationships with all stakeholders.
• Self-motivation and be committed to further professional development.

In return we can offer:

• A good school with outstanding features (OFSTED 2017).
• A school where we get to know our students well, find out what they are good at and develop their talents.
• A supportive and encouraging staff team.
• The opportunity to access a wide range of CPD opportunities within and beyond school.
• A school which understands the importance of staff well-being and workload management.
• A cohort of students with high aspirations and a willingness to learn.

7Barking Abbey is a heavily over-subscribed two Campus secondary school in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, and has a well-deserved reputation for its friendly and supportive atmosphere and its excellent academic achievements.

The school is located less than 10 minutes walk from Upney tube station and Barking mainline station (25 minutes from Liverpool Street).

Barking Abbey serves a diverse community and as such we positively welcome applications from all sections of the community. If you are interested in making a difference in young people’s lives whatever your background or History please apply.

Barking Abbey is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and is an Equal Opportunities Employer. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and a comprehensive screening process, including Disclosure check, will be undertaken on all successful applicants.

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About Barking Abbey School

Barking Abbey School (also referred to as Barking Abbey) is a secondary school located in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.

Barking Abbey was founded in 1922 as one of the first co-educational grammar schools in England. At the time, it was situated in a largely rural area, with fields and farmland close by. Gradually, as Barking began to expand as a residential centre, the school became the focal point for the community with an educational provision of national standing.

In 1970, Barking Abbey Grammar School was merged with Park Modern School to form what has now become ‘Barking Abbey School: A Specialist Sports and Humanities College’.

Many traditions of the old schools remain, but with important developments to enable the school and its pupils to be fully prepared to meet the challenges and opportunities of life in the twenty-first century. One thing remains central, however: we are an outstanding success.

Barking Abbey is a mixed school of approximately 2,000 pupils. It is traditionally heavily oversubscribed and each year takes 270 new pupils.

The school draws its pupils from a large number of primary and junior schools particularly from the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham and Redbridge.

Barking Abbey has a very large Sixth Form of over 600 students. A large range of AS, A2 and BTEC courses is available to our 16-19 year olds.