Teacher of Physics, Oxfordshire

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Cheney SchoolOxfordshire

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time / Part Time
Salary: MPS1 – UPS3 / £23,720 - £39,406 pa (with NQTs starting on M2/ £25,593, subject to successful professional review)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Cheney School is a popular, high-performing school located in the heart of Oxford serving a diverse community of students who are eager to learn and to be challenged. You can read the outcome of our recent Ofsted inspection here: Ofsted Report  and a welcome message from our Head of School here: Head's Welcome   

We are committed to continuous professional development and have wide-ranging training and development opportunities. We are also mindful of the competing demands people face in their lives and are happy to consider part-time applications. If you are not familiar with Oxfordshire, we would recommend that you take a look at: Living in Oxfordshire – Information for Teachers 

We have a large, thriving science department, with a deeply committed and supportive group of teachers and technicians working in excellent facilities. The department is motivated and ambitious for its students to achieve highly, and to continually improve the quality of teaching and learning. Our students make excellent progress – GCSE results are significantly above the national average and around 70% of students in the sixth form take science courses.

You will be a key member of the department, instilling a passion for science, and committed to the learning of all students across all key stages, regardless of their background, needs or prior attainment. You should be able to teach up to GCSE and A level physics.

Visits to the school prior to interview are warmly welcomed. To arrange a visit or if you would like more information about the role, please contact Ben Preston, Head of Science, at: bpr@cheney.oxon.sch.uk  

Payment on Teacher Main Scale or Upper Pay Scale depending on experience. The position comes with membership of a comprehensive Healthcare Benefits Plan.

How to Apply:

Please download an application pack from below.

In addition to your application form please email a letter of application, detailing reasons for your interest in this post and your relevant skills and experience to: vacancies@cheney.oxon.sch.uk  

Closing date: Tuesday, 18 June, at 8am

Interviews: Thursday, 20 June 

Oxfordshire Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.



More about Cheney School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Cheney Lane, Headington, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX3 7QH, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1865 765726
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Cheney School is a Secondary School in Oxford, a school that has been part of the life and education of Oxford since 1797. The school’s success is built on traditional values, as well as progressive thinking. We have high expectations of all students...