Coundon Court
Northbrook Road
Tel: 024 7633 5121
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Headteacher: Mr Andrew Clay

NOR: 1620 (Mixed 11-19, 230 in Post 16)

Coundon Court is a successful and popular school that is routinely oversubscribed. This desire for parents to place their children in our hands is a measure of the trust that the local community is prepared to invest in our school. We take this responsibility very seriously indeed.

We work hard at involving students in the life of the school. Student leadership, involvement and ownership are major contributors to achievement and progress and are evidenced in many ways.

The key to the success of any school lies in the quality of the staff. Coundon Court prides itself on having highly qualified, highly motivated professionals, whose flair and imagination inspire young people in every way.

We are a team of staff who work well together. Our strength stems from the knowledge that we are all part of the same team and our success as a school drives from us all working to a common purpose, in an open and collaborative way.

Coundon Court believes in delivering the very best outcomes for all of our students. It is not enough to offer equal opportunity, it is much more significant to deliver high equity; we work to ensure that all students actually succeed.

The school has three phases of learning:

Phase 1 - a balanced and broad Key Stage Three curriculum in Years 7 and 8 that provides students with a strong foundation for examination study in Years 9 to 13.

  • Students receive 25, one hour lessons per week. This is proportionally allocated across a broad range of subjects to prepare them for examination study at Key Stage Four and also prepares them for the wider world and its challenges.

Phase 2 - a Key Stage Four examination based curriculum beginning in Year 9. This provides students with a three year window in which to secure their best possible outcomes and to be stretched as aptitude and ability allow.

  • All students pursue a core curriculum of English, Maths, Science and Religious Education. Students then select a range of subjects from the Arts, Design, Sport, Languages, Humanities, Social Science and ICT.

Phase 3 - a two year Sixth Form, offering both academic and vocational pathways for 16 - 18 year olds. The courses available offer excellent progression from GCSE and BTEC success in Year 11 and allow for progression onto university education or high level employment and training.

We have an incredibly extensive range of other activities for young people to engage with which will complement their social, academic and cultural development. These opportunities enable youngsters to grow into confident individuals as well as developing a range of very important social skills. They vary from gardening groups or debating societies to equestrian groups or community volunteers. All staff are strongly encouraged to participate and share in our enrichment programme.

Current Vacancies


Teacher of Design and Technology – TMS/UPS

Part Time (3 days per week)

Applicants are welcome from both NQT’s and experienced staff.

This is both a challenging and exciting time to be working at Coundon Court School. I hope that you will be enthused and excited by the prospect of working in a highly oversubscribed school where student behaviour is excellent and levels of attainment exceed national benchmarks in a very challenging educational climate.

The school has made excellent progress since its 2014 inspection and “RI status”. We were re inspected in November 2016 and our hard work has now secured “Good” status.

As we seek to deliver an “outstanding” school the challenge is to ensure excellence at all levels of operation and maintain high levels of drive and ambition as we encounter a sequence of changes to public examinations and accountability measures. Our main focus is to secure great teaching across the school and as a consequence develop resilient learners. Your growth as a teacher is at the fore of all that we do.

We offer a great opportunity for you to develop your career in a dynamic and forward thinking school. As a large school with over 120 teachers you will be exceptionally well supported as we drive to secure consistently outstanding levels of achievement. Successful candidates should look forward to a challenging but productive context within which to work where there is every opportunity to flourish and to lay excellent foundations for career progression. Our pay policy allows for reward where staff generate outstanding outcomes.

Please visit our school to see for yourself the potential that exists. Please contact Mrs Linda Phillips who will arrange for a mutually convenient time for your visit. Mr. Samuel Mohomed, Deputy Headteacher is also available to speak to prospective candidates on an informal basis over the telephone.

To obtain further details please contact Mrs Linda Phillips on 024 7633 5121 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To apply for this position please complete and email the application form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You will also need to respond to the following question, on no more than two sides of A4, font size 11:

“How will you use your subject knowledge, pedagogical expertise and wider experiences to become a successful teacher of Design and Technology at Coundon Court”

Coundon Court is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful application will be required to apply for an enhance DBS disclosure.

Closing Date: Friday 2nd November 2018 (Midday)

Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Description

Person Specification

Letter from the Headteacher

School Prospectcus

Application Form