IDENTIFIED BY OFSTED AS “OUTSTANDING”
TEACHER OF SCIENCE
This is an exciting opportunity to join a successful and supportive team of specialist teachers who share a love of Science and the central role it plays in all our lives.
The post will be available from September 2019 and will be of interest to newly qualified, as well as experienced, teachers who wish to develop professionally and personally in a supportive and happy environment. The team works exceptionally well together, ably led and supported by an experienced Head of Department. There are schemes of work in place for all key stages and the department is well-resourced, with a large range of equipment to support practical work, managed by an excellent team of specialist technicians. The Science laboratories have been refurbished recently and are in very good condition.
The ideal candidate will have the ability to teach up to at least KS4 and be a passionate advocate for the teaching of Science.
Relationships between students and staff are excellent at Waddesdon. The most recent SIAMS inspection (March 2018) celebrated this in the following way:
“Relationships are shaped by the focus on the twin values of dignity and respect. There is a palpable sense of Waddesdon being a safe and secure place to be, of a community built on good humour, mutual support and love of self and neighbour; this is seen in lessons and around the school.”
The school is equally strong in terms of results, with a Progress 8 score of 0.73 (Well Above Average) in 2018. In the same year 94% of Science students achieved grade 4 and above and 85% achieved grade 5 and above. The value added score for Science was 1.0 for all students, including Disadvantaged Students.
Waddesdon School is an oversubscribed all ability 11–18 school, set in rural Buckinghamshire. The school is 30 minutes away from Oxford and also within easy commuting distance from Milton Keynes. There are just under 1000 students on roll, including 250 in the Sixth Form. The school has an excellent reputation for CPD and recognises and values the contributions of all staff.
There are realistic expectations regarding balancing family and leisure time and workload. Governors have recently changed the Admissions Policy to include children of staff members.
We encourage you to contact the school and to arrange a visit or phone conversation to discuss your interest in the post. Please see the attached description of the department, the full SIAMS report, and our termly newsletter, The Waddesdon Voice. Testimonials from our staff about the culture and ethos of our school can be found on our website in our ‘Working at Waddesdon’ section.
Closing date for applications: Wednesday 24th April (12pm)
Waddesdon School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service.