Teacher of Science (Part-time), Orpington, Kent

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Darrick Wood SchoolOrpington, Kent

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Darrick Wood require, from September 2018, a well-qualified and ambitious part-time Teacher of Science. You will be working in a forward looking and supportive faculty with successful and committed staff. 

There are twelve modern laboratories, most of which have been newly refurbished, to provide an efficient and pleasant working environment. All Chemistry laboratories have a fume cupboard and all laboratories are connected to the school’s computer network. All laboratories are fitted with Hitachi Interactive Whiteboards.

There are seventeen science teachers and three technicians with one assistant technician under the direction of three Heads of Department. The Head of Chemistry is also Head of Faculty. 

Although there are discrete Biology, Chemistry and Physics departments, the communal office and staff room ensure that there is a free exchange of ideas. This arrangement has done much to foster the hardworking, mutually supportive and friendly atmosphere that characterises the Faculty.

Darrick Wood is an oversubscribed and successful 11-18 eight form entry mixed comprehensive, housed in modern buildings on an attractive site in a pleasant catchment area. The School consistently achieves excellent results, was judged to be ‘outstanding’ in its last OFSTED inspection, and was designated a Teaching School in 2013. In 2015 we were proud to be awarded the World Class Schools Quality Mark. The School provides very good opportunities for career development and a full support programme for all new staff.

Darrick Wood School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its pupils.

The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. 

Closing date for applications: please submit by noon, Friday 20th April 2018

An application form and job description is available on our website via the apply button. Please note only applications submitted on the School’s application form will be considered.

Any queries please telephone Mrs Deborah Crockett, Human Resources.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Lovibonds Avenue, Orpington, Kent, BR6 8ER, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1689 850271
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Darrick Wood School is a mainstream, co-educational, non-denominational secondary academy for children aged 11-18. It is situated in Orpington, Kent, and there are currently 1,730 pupils on its roll. Darrick Wood School was rated as “outstanding” by ...