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Science Teacher KS2/3 (Part time 0.5 FTE)

Lancing College Preparatory School at HoveHove East Sussex

The Head Mistress of Lancing College Preparatory School at Hove Kirsty Keep, invites applications for the post of part time (0.5FTE)  KS2/3 Science teacher, which becomes available in September 2021.  

Key Tasks & Responsibilities

These duties are not intended to be comprehensive and other tasks and projects will be undertaken at the request of the Head. 

• Foster a love of learning in all children throughout the school, delivering innovative lessons 

• Deliver general Science teaching with an emphasis on practical Science at KS2 and Biology, Chemistry and Physics in Years 7&8

• Set and maintain good standards of discipline and behaviour inside and outside the classroom, encouraging the children to be kind and thoughtful

• Plan, present and mark work in a professional manner and in accordance with school policies

• Track and monitor pupils’ progress, developing programmes of support or extension for those who need it

• Ensure differentiation is appropriate, including provision for AG&T and SEND

• Maintain a thorough and up-to-date understanding of curriculum developments and pedagogy

• Run a weekly Science Club for KS2

• Support the Head of Science with all academic requirements, including catch-up clinics, book monitoring, lesson observation and scheme of work updates

• Liaise with colleagues to develop cross-curricular opportunities, including trips and on-site events

• Be a form tutor at KS2 or KS3, taking registration and overseeing the children’s pastoral care

• Play a full role in the extra-curricular life of the school

• Contribute to the school’s VLE

• Be an excellent role model for the pupils

• Fully support the ethos and aims of the school

• Complete any other tasks which the Head reasonably requests of you


Skills and Qualifications

Essential

• Graduate and qualified teacher of Science

• Inspirational classroom practitioner 

• Good understanding of independent schools and their rationale

• Good manner with parents

• Evidence of CPD

• Commitment shown in other areas, e.g. STEM initiatives 

• Good communication skills

• Strong organisational skills 


Desirable

• Experience of teaching both Key Stages 2 & 3

• Ability to be involved with the Games department (boys and / or girls)

• Experience of teaching Common Entrance / Academic Scholarship


Personal Characteristics

• Commitment and passion for teaching in general and Science specifically

• Resourcefulness and flexibility

• Desire to be fully involved in the life of the school

• Ability to lead from the front and by example

• Ability to see task through to completion

• Ability to work under pressure of deadlines



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