Vacancy: GFC School Maths/Science tutors

The GFC School is looking for Maths and Science tutors to join the team at Priestfield.

The GFC School are seeking applications for Maths/Science Tutors within their Independent School.

We are looking for dedicated, positive professional people to join our school team for as soon as possible. The posts will be at The GFC School and based at Gillingham.

We are looking for people, both qualified and non-qualified who have experience of working with students who present with challenging behaviours and who cannot access mainstream education for whatever reason. Successful candidates are required to have excellent communication and organisational skills and be emotionally resilient with a willingness to work within an established team.

Tutors will have a proven track record of raising standards, identifying and addressing barriers to learning and be hard working with a commitment to CPD and changes to legislation.

Experience of working within an educational setting is desirable but not essential.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • In addition to those professional responsibilities which are common to all teachers in the school, the post holder’s key accountability will be for the continuous achievement of all students within the school provision.
  • To sustain a close connection with, and knowledge of new relevant projects, schemes of work, types of approaches and perspectives when teaching challenging youngsters. To be prepared, under the direction of the Head of School and in collaboration with colleagues, to assess and evaluate innovative projects and alternative curriculum options to meet the needs of students.
  • With the Head of School, to take a leading role on the development of policy, school development plan, OfSTED action plans and all matters relating to self-evaluation including monitoring and tracking student achievement, and teaching and learning.
  • To support colleagues to develop and implement students’ individual or personal learning plans, incorporating target setting and ensuring all students progress at expected rates and achieve relevant qualifications according to their level.
  • To effectively liaise with schools and work collaboratively with designated staff around developing preventative programmes for students at risk of exclusion.
  • To attend meetings in schools where appropriate and develop good working relationships with them.
  • To manage and oversee the transition and reintegration process of students into mainstream schools or other settings.
  • To ensure rigorous monitoring and evaluation systems are established to identify and analyse outcomes for all students.
  • To ensure the maintenance of discipline, ethos and attendance, and the implementation of relevant good practice.
  • To attend team meetings.
  • To take responsibility for aspects of documentation and statistical data as delegated by the Head of School.
  • Keeping effective records, monitoring progress and taking appropriate action to ensure service delivery.
  • To ensure a comprehensive structure for regular team meetings, day-to-day line management, supervision, performance management and development for all staff, including awareness of training needs.
  • To lead professional development of the staff through example and support and co-ordinate the provision of high quality professional development by methods such as coaching.
  • To participate in the selection and recruitment of staff as required and to co-ordinate and oversee all matters relating to the induction of new staff.
  • To ensure effective liaison with the full range of parties and agencies in support of raising achievement and outcomes for students.
  • Ensuring that appropriate resources and environment exist for individual students referred to the provision, and that opportunity for inclusion is available to all our students.
  • To liaise effectively and work closely with parents/carers of students, ensuring parents/carers receive reports in line with statutory requirements for reporting to parents.
  • To work with the Head of School on matters of staff discipline, capability and sickness procedures and take responsibility for investigations as may be necessary.

Key skills and experience required: Essential

  • Motivation to work with students
  • Ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with young people
  • Ability to advise and support staff within the provision
  • Ability to liaise with parents/carers
  • Ability to liaise with external agencies
  • Ability to remain resilient and professional whilst working within a pressurised environment
  • Self-reliance and the ability to work independently

Key skills and experience required: Desirable

  • Experience of working with students who are displaying challenging behaviours.
  • Experience of Teaching in a Range of Settings
  • Experience of impacting on the progress of students
  • Experience of achievement through planning and assessment
  • Experience of Assessing Student Progress
  • Evidence of sustained good and better classroom practice within an educational environment
  • Collaborative working
  • Keeping Accurate records

Although we are a school the working pattern is slightly different to other educational provisions due to the nature of our students and the programme offered.

For all enquiries or to apply for this position please send your CV with a covering letter to:

Ms Lisa Scott

Head of School

The GFC School

Priestfield Stadium

Redfern Avenue


Kent. ME7 4DD

Tel: 01634 623420

Closing Date: 31st December 2017

Job Reference: GFCCTISEALD15

You can also apply via email to

Gillingham Football Club, Community Sports & Education Foundation actively promotes Equal Opportunities in employment, and welcomes applications from all parts of the community. If you have any particular requirements in respect of the recruitment or interview process please mention this in your covering letter.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £20,000.00 to £25,000.00 /year