Job Vacancies

Seckford Education Trust is always on the lookout for ambitious, enthusiastic and committed people to join our growing team of talented teaching and support staff.

Our three Free Schools champion a unique approach and we believe we offer an exciting educational alternative in the Beccles, Ixworth and Saxmundham areas.  The Trust vision and ethos is designed to develop a lifelong love of learning in all our students and to challenge them to achieve their potential. With us you will be able to influence the development of a group of new schools in the beautiful county of Suffolk. We welcome applications from anyone looking for a new challenge or career progression, whether they are experienced teachers or new entrants into the profession.

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Current Vacancies

Beccles Free School

Teacher of Food Technology – Part Time

Beccles Free School (part of Seckford Education Trust) was set up at the request of those members of the community who wanted to improve aspirations and rates of progress for young people of secondary school age.  Our vision and ethos is therefore structured around achieving those overarching objectives.

As a confident and happy school, our students receive excellent pastoral care and support in a small school setting.  Our staff members know each of their students as individuals.  As an all-inclusive school, we celebrate the successes of all of our students together as a community and we have aspirations that everyone will make progress above the national average.

We are seeking a talented part-time (0.4 FTE) Teacher of Food Technology to join us.  You will play an active role in the school’s development as we continue to grow year on year, working in an environment where you will really make a difference.  You must be committed to raising the standard of our students by creative and engaging teaching. 

Closing date – 9.00am on Wednesday 26 June 2019

Ixworth Free School

Ixworth Free School was opened in 2014, and as a small growing school, we are thriving with the number of students choosing to attend increasing steadily year on year. We are ambitious for our students, recognising each one as an individual. We place significant emphasis on the traditional values of respect, kindness and developing a strong subject knowledge. Our students receive excellent pastoral care and support in a small setting.

Peripatetic Singing Teacher – Part Time (2 – 3 hours per week)

We are now looking to appoint a well-qualified and experienced self-employed singing Peripatetic Singing Teacher to help us continue to develop our extra-curricular music offering, and to set up and run a school choir.

Closing date – 9.00am on Wednesday 26 June 2019

Saxmundham Free School

Saxmundham Free School is a maintained school set up in 2012 by teachers, families, the Seckford Foundation and other members of the community who were determined to make a positive difference to the educational landscape. We continue to exhibit that determination in all that we do. Teaching Years 7-11, we are a small growing school and are ambitious for our students. We see each individual as unique with their own strengths and needs.

Saxmundham is a confident and happy place. Our students receive excellent pastoral care and support in a small school setting. Our staff members know each of their students as individuals.

Pastoral Support Assistant – Part Time (27.5 hours per week, 38 weeks per annum)

We are seeking a committed and enthusiastic individual to join our experienced pastoral team to provide support to students and their parents.

Working with the Pastoral Support Officer, the successful candidate will promote and improve student wellbeing, behaviour and attendance, and punctuality, thereby contributing to providing a high level of pastoral care that supports student progress and attainment.

While previous pastoral experience will be an advantage, we would welcome applications from candidates who are capable of dealing with sensitive and confidential issues, and who have the ability to relate to young people, parents and staff.

Closing date – 9.00am on Wednesday 26 June 2019