King James' School


Posts Currently Recruiting Date Advertised Closing Date & Time
Teacher of Design & Technology
Full Time. Permanent. April or September 2020 start
17 Jan 2020 31 Jan 2020 08:00AM
Teacher of English
Temporary for up to 3 terms . April or September 2020 start.
17 Jan 2020 31 Jan 2020 08:00AM


Candidate Information - Note from the Headteacher about working at King James´s School.

For general vacancy enquiries, please feel free to contact our recruitment team on 01423 866061 or via email



Gaining school experience at King James´s School

King James´s School, has experience in all departments of hosting visitors who are considering teaching as a career. On a visit day, school experience visitors receive a brief induction to the school & the White Rose Alliance, followed by the opportunity to observe lessons, meet staff & current trainees informally (dependent on staff/trainee timetables & availability). Our departments always extend a warm welcome to visitors & staff are generous in sharing their knowledge & experience.

As King James´s School is the lead school for the White Rose Alliance, visits are restricted to those who are potentially considering applying to White Rose Alliance for training & fulfil the following criteria. Applicants for experience visits:

  • must not already have accepted a place for teacher training with another provider
  • must be interested in training to teach a subject in which the White Rose Alliance runs a course (where places are still available) & have appropriate qualifications 
  • should have an Honours degree (2:2 or above or equivalents) or be studying for an Honours degree, either in the subject they are considering applying to train to teach in, or it must have significant elements of the subject they are applying to train to teach in
  • must have GCSE Maths & English Grades A*-C or equivalents
  • if visiting Languages, should have qualifications in French &/or German

During 2019/20 King James´s School will be offering initial one day experience visits on Wednesdays & Thursdays from October to May whenever operationally possible (depending on department timetables, school events, other visits, etc). 

Please note that we will not be able to arrange experience visits for subjects where the White Rose Alliance course is full & has been closed. Whilst experience visits are usually within the department of the applicants´ first subject choice, on occasions due to operational reasons (ie. department timetables, staff availability, school events, etc), it may be necessary for us to arrange for visitors to observe one or more lessons in a different department.

Enquiries for visits can made through the School Experience Programme which you can access once you have registered on the Get into Teaching website

For further information about school experience visits at King James´s School, please email


White Rose Alliance

Secondary School Direct Teacher Training
The White Rose Alliance (of which King James´s School is the lead school) runs unsalaried graduate secondary teacher training courses through the School Direct programme in most subjects. Applications for our 2020/21 courses, starting in September 2020, are open now & all applications must be made through UCAS.

For further information about the subjects on offer and the White Rose Alliance, please see the White Rose Alliance website.

You can contact the White Rose Alliance for further information via

or 01423 866061.   

You can also keep up to date with the White Rose Alliance on Twitter (@WRASchoolDirect).