The advertised post is for a full-time teacher, able to teach both Chemistry and Biology to a high level. Ideally the candidate will be suitably qualified and experienced to teach both subjects at A Level, but an ability to teach either Chemistry or Biology to A Level and both subjects at key stages three and four, to GCSE Level, would be acceptable.
The post and departments
This is an opportunity to join a successful and thriving science department, teaching initially in d’Overbroeck’s Sixth Form and International School. The appointment is due to growth in student numbers and we are expecting to need additional teaching capacity both at A Level (in both subjects) and at IGCSE in the International School. In the Sixth Form, maximum class size is 10 students and we typically have about five groups in each of Biology and Chemistry in Year 12 and four in Year 13. (Students start the sixth form taking four A Level subjects and usually drop to three at the end of the lower sixth.) Results are very strong, with around 80% of students gaining A*-B grades at A Level in both subjects. In the International School, we teach general science in years 9 and 10 and in Year 11 both Biology and Chemistry are popular options as one year IGCSE courses. Maximum group size at this level is also ten.
Small class sizes enables teachers to gain a detailed understanding of each individual student’s strengths and needs. We value independence of thought above mere acquisition of skills, and although we seek to provide the best possible preparation for public exams we aim to do so in such a way as to foster real understanding and enjoyment of the material being studied.
We are looking for a talented and passionate scientist, able to teach Chemistry and Biology at all levels offered by the school. The ability to stretch and extend students in STEM activities and trips will be welcomed. The post is equally suited to an experienced teacher or to an NQT or a suitably-qualified person seeking to enter the teaching profession.
If you would like any further information at this stage, please feel free to telephone Alastair Barnett on the main school number 01865 688600
Applicants should complete the Form entitled Application for a Teaching Post which can be downloaded from www.doverbroecks.com/posts.
The Application Form, full Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter should be emailed to HR@doverbroecks.com and a signed copy sent to:
333 Banbury Road
Applications will be processed on receipt. Please apply as soon as possible, but no later than Monday 25 February. Please note, however, that we reserve the right to shortlist and invite candidates in for interview prior to this date.