Teacher of Science, Leatherhead

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Therfield SchoolLeatherhead

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: TMS or Upper as appropriate
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We seek an enthusiastic and innovative Science teacher to join Therfield’s vibrant and forward-looking Science Faculty. The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic and dynamic classroom practitioner able to engage students with their passion for Science. This post would suit either a NQT, or someone who is looking for opportunities to further opportunities for career development.   The successful applicant will be expected to teach all Sciences to GCSE with opportunities to teach their specialism at A-level. With 11 laboratories, each teacher has their own classroom to assist the personalisation of their learning environment. This includes a separate block of labs resourced for 6th form teaching. All classrooms have interactive whiteboards and we are well resourced to cover all needs for a broad curriculum coverage. Students achieve well at GCSE where both double and triple award qualifications are made available and A-level where all three Sciences are offered.   

Attributes and Experience.  

• An enthusiastic and motivated teacher with a record of outstanding classroom practice • Experience of A Level teaching is desirable

• Potential to be a strong leader and team player • An innovator with drive and determination

• All staff are expected to be a tutor as we see this as a vital part of promoting student progress.

• A commitment to providing outstanding opportunities for all young people to develop the character and resilience they need to succeed in modern Britain.

Therfield is a mixed 11-18 School at the heart of the community where “teachers have high expectations of students, attainment is significantly above the national average, students enjoy their learning and are proud of their school.”  Ofsted 2013. Our School Vision and Aims reflect our ethos, which is to strive for the highest possible academic standards in an environment of exciting learning opportunities, where individuals can develop their talents in safe and friendly surroundings. These aims are reflected in our ethos of “The Best for All: Excellence, Leadership, Opportunity.”  Leadership development for staff and students is a key focus of the school and we have a highly positive reputation for staff development. 

Therfield has recently been selected as one of the first 3 schools in South East England to receive the prestigious National DfE Character Awards.  This award celebrates excellence and diversity in this field, recognising that character is already being encouraged, nurtured and developed alongside academic rigour through a variety of programmes in and outside the school.  This means that the successful candidate will need to be able to deliver high academic standards, but also a commitment to providing outstanding opportunities for all young people to develop the character and resilience they need to succeed in modern Britain.  

The next steps:

If you are interested in the post please contact the school for further information.  If you believe you can meet our requirements please apply.  We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion. You can download an application pack from www.therfield.surrey.sch.uk, or alternatively email chughes@therfield.surrey.sch.uk for more information. 

Closing date for applications is 9am Wednesday, 7th February 2018.

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



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Dilston Road, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 7NZ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1372 818123
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