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Head of Chemistry

Head of Chemistry

Ranelagh Church of England School


  • Expired
TLR 2 (Potential recruitment incentive available to support re-location)
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
April or September 2018
Apply by:
1 December 2017

Job overview

Required for April or September 2018. This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and committed teacher of Chemistry, to join an outstanding team of practitioners. Candidates wishing to apply should have a passion for their subject and the ability to teach to GCSE and Advanced level.

Our students routinely achieve excellent results. In 2017, 82% of students achieved an A*-C grade in GCSE Additional Science, 93% in Biology, 88% in Chemistry and 93% in Physics. Biology, Physics and Chemistry are popular at Advanced level and many students go on to study Science at Higher Education.

Ranelagh is an 11-18 co-educational, Anglican Academy (converter) which is oversubscribed and has an excellent reputation for academic achievement and positive school ethos. The school has had four ‘outstanding’ OFSTED reports, with Grade 1 across all areas, but we are not complacent and as such the provision for professional learning and development is something of which we are all very proud.

If you have a very good knowledge and understanding of the subject and you are an excellent teacher looking to develop your career in a supportive and progressive environment, we would

welcome an application from you. The opportunities for professional growth development are excellent.

If you are interested in learning more about the position, please contact the Headteacher via, the School Office on 01344 421233 or by email, at Details of the post are also available on the school website.

Closing date: midday, Friday 1 December 2017 

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. All staff employed in the school must be aware that an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be undertaken.

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About Ranelagh Church of England School

Ranelagh Church of England School is a mixed Church of England academy secondary school and sixth form for pupils aged 1-18. It is located in Bracknell, Berkshire, and has about 990 pupils.

The school was founded by lord Ranelagh, and can trace its roots back to 1709. The school became a Church of England academy, supported by the diocese of Oxford, in 2011. It is also a “Beacon School”.


Mr Timothy Griffith

Values and vision

The motto of the Ranelagh School is: Coelitus Mihi Vires, which translates as “My Strength is from Heaven”. The school aims to develop the following characteristics in students: confidence, resilience, curiosity, empathy, creativity and independence.

Teachers at Ranelagh aim to use information, data and individual students’ classwork and homework to tailor lessons that will challenge and engage them. The school aims to intervene to challenge misunderstanding, extreme views and promote high moral principles.

Activities in lessons aim to be relevant, interesting and to spark curiosity. Students are encouraged to learn actively teachers aim to make learning memorable and meaningful

The school  has specialisms in visual arts, business and enterprise, and mathematics and computing.


“The excellent leadership and management of the headteacher, senior and middle leaders and governors support everything that the school is achieving. Their high expectations have led to continued improvements in teaching and students’ achievement. This is a continually improving school.”

“Students make outstanding progress. This means that they reach standards in their GCSE examinations that are significantly higher than the national average in a wide range of subjects.”

View Ranelagh School’s latest Ofsted report

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