Science Teacher - KS3 and KS4, Wokingham

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Holme Grange SchoolWokingham

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Start date: 1st January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Dependent on experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

A wonderful opportunity to join our school as we continue on the exciting venture of extending our provision to Year 11. 

We are seeking to employ a dynamic and enthusiastic teacher who is willing to teach all three sciences to Key Stage 3 with the ability to teach at least one science at Key Stage 4. There may also be a requirement to teach science at Key Stage 2.

The successful applicant will be an exemplary practitioner with excellent interpersonal and team-working skills and a strong interest in pastoral care. Our teachers set high standards of themselves and their pupils. If you are dedicated and energetic we offer a delightful working environment. Our fully resourced science laboratories and extensive outdoor facilities support a varied and exciting curriculum. Professional development opportunities are available and encouraged. The position would appeal equally to a teacher beginning his or her career, or to an experienced professional seeking a new challenge. 

A willingness to play a full part in the extra-curricular and pastoral life of our happy and vibrant school is essential. Holme Grange has its own salary scale. The salary depends on age and experience.


Holme Grange School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and Prohibition Check.

Pre-application visits welcomed. Full details and application forms are available and can be obtained from the school website at or by telephoning 0118 978 1566. Applications will only be accepted by application form which should be submitted with a hand written letter of application to the Headteacher – Mrs C Robinson.

The Department 

Science is an energetic and growing department led by the Head of Science. The successful candidate will have a genuine enthusiasm for all the sciences and be well placed to generate and sustain a high degree of motivation in all pupils. Science has a high profile in the school and investigative work forms a large proportion of lessons.

Biology, Physics, and Chemistry are the core subjects and teaching will take place in a one of three well- resourced laboratories. Currently science is taught up to 13+ CE and with the extension of the school age range will be taught up to GCSE, both double and triple award having completed a preparatory Physics and Chemistry course in years 7, 8 and 9. Our GCSE classes will be small, as are all our senior science groups. 

Newly Qualified Teachers 

The School is fully accredited to participate in the Independent Schools NQT Induction Programme in order to provide qualified teacher status. 


Candidates will be invited to attend an interview at the School and to meet the Head and Assistant Heads as well as the Head of Science. Candidates will be asked to teach a lesson as part of the selection process and further details will be available from the Head of Science.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 21st June 2018 and interviews will take place the w/c Monday 25th June 2018.

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More about Holme Grange School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 16 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Heathlands Road, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 3AL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 118 9781566
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