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The Petersfield School

Petersfield, Hampshire

  • Expiring soon
Main/Upper Pay Scale plus TLR1 (£7,699 - 9,470, dependent upon experience)
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
1st January 2018
Apply by:
10 October 2017

Job description

  The Petersfield School Science Department seeks an enthusiastic and imaginative person with an excellent understanding of how children learn to take on the challenge of continuing to improve our outcomes beyond their current high standard.

 At present we put around fifty percent of each year group through the separate sciences and have a track record of achieving excellent results well in excess of national averages despite the large cohort. This is achieved through a team of hard-working science specialists who embrace a truly collaborative and solutions focussed approach to improving teaching and learning year on year. The challenge for the role is to build on this standard and help guide the development of the team to even greater success, particularly in respect of those following the combined science pathway. 

You will have the opportunity to work closely with, and be supported by, two Key Stage Co-ordinators, a Lead Teacher and Head of Faculty within school to effect this change. As TPS is part of the Bohunt Education Trust you will also be part of a wider science team, led by a Trust Director and will be able to collaborate with other Heads of Science to share and develop best practice in all our schools. We have already developed a new KS4 SoL in house and with the Trust for the reformed GCSE and are now turning our eyes to developing the KS3 curriculum so that students have a coherent and joined up experience.

As well as providing students with exceptional outcomes in their examinations we also pride ourselves at TPS with providing students with an unrivalled school experience. To this end we encourage staff to get involved in co-curricular activities and share their passions with our students. This could be anything from being a part of our growing STEM club, helping lead a sporting activity or leading a DofE team (TPS is the largest DofE provider in Hampshire).

The school is a wonderful place to work with the last Ofsted report commenting specifically on the outstanding relationships between the student body and with the staff who teach them. Additionally, student behaviour has consistently been judged to be outstanding.  The school also takes staff development seriously and provides well led CPD opportunities for people at all stages of their careers. If you want to work in a place where good ideas and teachers are allowed to flourish then we would love to hear from you

TPS is a heavily over-subscribed, mixed, Academy in the desirable market town of Petersfield. It is a rewarding place to work, with delightful students and staff and an ethos of exceptional student outcomes and an unrivalled student experience. Ofsted has consistently found Behaviour and Leadership and Management at TPS to be outstanding.

The Petersfield School has recently joined the highly successful Bohunt Education Trust. More information on this can be found at www.bohunttrust.co.uk.

The Petersfield School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to DBS checks along with other relevant employment checks.

For further information please email recruitment@petersfieldschool.com

Application packs are available on the “Vacancies” section under “Information” on our website


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The Petersfield School (TPS) is a happy, thriving 11-16 mixed Academy with a commitment to securing exceptional student outcomes and an unrivalled student experience.  Standards, stability and success characterise our successful Academy where over 1300 students thrive in an environment where behaviour is outstanding, relationships are excellent and opportunities are plentiful.

The school joined the highly successful Bohunt Education Trust (BET) Multi Academy Trust in September 2016.  Our BET partner schools are located primarily in Hampshire and we are a community of education professionals whose approach is one which combines the highest expectations with a sensitivity to learners’ individual needs; concentrates on maintaining the very best standards of learning and teaching and takes every opportunity to recognise and reward achievement.  Our ethos is encapsulated by three simple words: enjoy, respect and achieve. (www.bohunttrust.co.uk)

Examination results at TPS are high – consistently well above national averages – and we focus on the individual success of every child.  Our recent student intakes are above the national average and bursting with potential.  

Perhaps belying its rather comfortable setting in a peaceful Hampshire market town, TPS is a dynamic, innovative and ambitious school – well known for its developments in curriculum provision, professional development, leadership and student voice.

We have 140 Teachers and Associate Staff who combine effectively as a cheerful, supportive team.  New staff are made to feel very welcome.  Behaviour has been consistently judged to be outstanding by Ofsted and TPS is a school where you can really teach without distraction.  Staff training and new staff induction has been highly commended, with our model adopted by several other local schools.  We have an excellent reputation for the quality of our professional development including for Newly Qualified Teachers.

We currently operate a two year Key Stage 3 (Year 7/8) and a three year Key Stage 4 (Years 9-11).  At age 16 many students move on to our joint Sixth Form provision in Liphook and there are opportunities for staff to teach A-Level there.  Every year, ex-students gain admission to the most competitive Universities, including Oxford and Cambridge.

Our site is a lovely green campus with dedicated blocks for each subject and we have several state of the art areas including TheStudio@TPS and our floodlit 4G Astroturf pitch.

The school offers students a wide range of extra activities, which staff are happy to organise and attend.  This includes Sport, our specialism of Performing Arts and the Duke of Edinburgh Award where we are the largest centre in Hampshire.  New staff will be expected to make their own contribution to this programme.

Access to Petersfield is swift via the A3(M) or via Petersfield train station which is a short walk away, making it entirely possible to commute comfortably from Surrey in the north or from all points South.

If you would like to join an ambitious, exciting school where teaching is still a joy, we’d like to hear from you.

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