Teacher of Science - potential 2nd in charge FT position

Therfield SchoolSurrey

This is an opportunity for a passionate and enthusiastic Science teacher to take up a position within our team. The candidate would be joining a strong, friendly, hard-working, and supportive team. The Department takes a collaborative approach and values each individual’s skills, interests and strategies for teaching and learning. We welcome new ideas and look forward to the involvement of the person appointed in our on-going drive to raise standards even further.

At Therfield School Key Stage 3 students are taught Science as one subject with specific units on biology, chemistry, and physics topics. At Key stage 4 students follow one of two pathways: separate science GCSE’s in biology, chemistry and physics or combined science. For both pathways’ students are taught biology, chemistry, and physics as individual subjects by specialist teachers.

At Key stage 5 we offer A level’s in biology, chemistry and physics.

For a candidate of suitable experience or those who are looking to further develop their leadership skills there is the opportunity to apply for the role of second in charge of Science. This role is available as a one year fixed term TLR as part of a maternity cover. This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual to contribute to the overall development of the department. If you have any further questions regarding this role, please contact:

Assistant Headteacher, Mr Matt Houghton - mhoughton@therfield.sch.uk

Head of Science, Mr Gareth Abramson  - gabramson@therfield.sch.uk

Therfield School Vision and Aims

Therfield is a mixed 11-18 Community School where “There are strong relationships between staff and pupils that underpin a positive atmosphere in which pupils want to learn…[pupils] work well together and are confident to express their ideas…The school is characterised by a nurturing and caring ethos.” Ofsted 2019. 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” and are underpinned by The Therfield Way; A Culture of Achievement. Leadership development for staff and students is a key focus of the school and we have a highly positive reputation for staff development.

Why Work at Therfield School?

We asked our current Science Team to comment:

“I enjoy working at Therfield because the staff are incredible supportive and helpful. There is a real family feel to working within such a wonderful team full of caring, passionate individuals”.

“I’m so proud to work at Thefield School. This is a place where teachers go above and beyond for every student in the school and a place where there are always opportunities to grow and develop your own skills. I have worked here for 20 years and have taken on a huge range of challenges and opportunities and always feel so supported by senior members of staff.”

“Therfield has always encouraged and supported my professional development through a range of career opportunities and experiences”.

“It is a really supportive environment; we work as a team sharing best practice and supporting in each other with all the challenges that teaching brings.”

“Therfield is a fantastic place to work. You really feel like you are part of a family within Science. Everyone is very caring and supportive of each other. The students are a pleasure to teach and really appreciate the work staff do for them”.

“The comradery and community shown by staff and students – everyone sharing ideas and resources without being asked to and pitching in to help where they can.”

“There are many exciting opportunities for Science teachers at Therfield, and it is a great place to develop as a teacher. We are a hands-on department and spend a lot of time-sharing ideas and best practice.”

We offer a number of great benefits to our staff, please see our benefits page included in the Candidate Pack.

What we are looking for?

• An enthusiastic and motivated teacher

• A committed 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.

The Next Steps:

If you are interested in the post and you believe you can meet out requirements, please click the 'Apply Button'.

If you have any questions or would like to arrange a school visit, please contact jkelly@therfield.surrey.sch.uk.

Closing date for applications is 9am on Monday, 17th May 2021, however, we reserve the right to appoint before the closing date.

Therfield School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and an enhanced DBS disclosure. It is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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