Part Time (Temporary) Teacher of Biology and Chemistry, Chester

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Abbey Gate CollegeChester

Date posted:
Start date: 01/09/2018 or by January 2019 at the latest
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Temporary
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

An enthusiastic teacher is required to teach Biology and Chemistry to GCSE Level and Science in Key Stage 3. The role is part time working 20 out of 23 lessons per week and required until 31 August 2019. 

We are looking to fill the post as soon as possible therefore a start date of 1 September 2018 would be preferable, alternatively a start date by 2 January 2019 would be required. 


In Years 7, 8 and 9 the National Curriculum Key Stage 3 is taught, based on the ‘Science Works’ scheme; in Years 7 and 8 as Combined Science and in Year 9 as Separate Sciences. 

At GCSE, pupils have a choice of either the AQA GCSE Separate Sciences or AQA Combined Science: Trilogy.

In the Sixth Form, all three Sciences are studied at A-Level (AQA).

The department achieves outstanding public examination results (nearly 100% pass rate at both GCSE and A Level in recent years). The department has received awards for pupils’ work, both at national and local level, and initiatives in curriculum development and school/industry links. The department enjoys the benefits of strong links with local industry.


The successful applicant should be passionate about their subject and have excellent communication skills in order to enthuse our pupils in teaching Biology and Chemistry throughout the school and should demonstrate the following skills and qualities:-

· Have outstanding professional and personal qualities.

· Provide pupils with high-quality teaching and a vibrant, stimulating learning environment.

· Raise the profile of the Science Department throughout the College and help drive the development of Biology and Chemistry as curriculum subjects.

· Be enthusiastic, innovative and willing to share creativity and positivity in both the classroom and the department.

· Be committed to raising standards and monitoring pupil progress.

· Be caring, supportive and willing to adapt their teaching to suit the needs of the pupils.

· Be proficient with the use of ICT in the classroom.

· Contribute fully to the life of the College, in addition to teaching, participating in the normal supervisory and co-curricular duties undertaken by all members of staff, including fulfilling a commitment to the ‘extra-curricular’ sporting and pastoral life of the College.


The salary for this position will depend upon the qualifications and relevant experience of the successful candidate.

Child Protection

Abbey Gate College regards as paramount the welfare and safety of children. Whilst criminal convictions are not necessarily a bar, this safety consideration will be key to all decisions regarding the employment of staff, approval of volunteers and standards of external contractors.

Equal Opportunities

We are committed to treating all employees with dignity and respect regardless of race, ethnic background, nationality, colour, gender, transgender status, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief. We therefore welcome applications from all segments of the community.

Please see job description for more information about the role and College. 

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More about Abbey Gate College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Senior School, Saighton Grange, Saighton, Chester, Cheshire, CH3 6EN, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1244 332 077
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