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Teacher of Science (with additional responsibility available)

Wolsingham SchoolDurham, County

Located at the heart of Weardale, an area of outstanding natural beauty, Wolsingham School is just a short drive west of Durham. Based on our four pillars of academic excellence, a rich extracurricular life, character and citizenship, and exceptional pastoral care, we are committed to helping every child fulfil their true potential. 

The school has grown and we are now seeking to appoint an additional full time Science teacher who is passionate about teaching Science, is an excellent practitioner and is committed to bringing out the best in our students. An additional allowance is available to candidates whose experience shows they can successfully take on further responsibility, either in Science or across the school in the academic, pastoral or ‘personal development’ areas.

Our Science Faculty is committed to teaching students to ‘think like scientists’ and complements its lessons with a wide range of activities outside the classroom, with students participating in the ‘Celebrate Science’ event at Durham University, the Faraday Challenge Days, our Science Club, an ‘Eco-warriors’ club and the Asto- and Nuclear- Physics Days. Well-resourced and supported by a full time Science Technician, we include regular practical lessons in all our schemes of learning.

Our school has a supportive, family atmosphere. Students are well-behaved and their relationships with staff are excellent. We run 10-15 extracurricular clubs each term and a huge range of educational visits throughout the year. In 2018, Ofsted warmly confirmed our ‘Good’ rating saying, “Pupils are very happy at school and wear their uniform with pride.” Our staff and Leadership Team are also extremely supportive and we provide excellent professional development opportunities. 

We are a member of the Advance Learning Partnership, an Equal Opportunities Employer, and we welcome applications regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity or religion. Applicants with disabilities will be invited for interview if the essential job criteria are met. Our school is also committed to the protection and safety of its students; any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory enhanced DBS check and appropriate references.

The Head Teacher, Mr Jonathan Ferstenberg, and the Faculty Lead for Science, Dr Katherine Wake, would be very happy to answer any questions you have or to meet with you virtually.  To arrange this or to ask any other questions, please contact Miss Laura Percival, our Academic Logistics Officer, on 01388 527302 or email info@wolsinghamschool.net.  Applications may be downloaded from our website, which includes a video and virtual tour of our school as well as other helpful information.  

We look forward to hearing from you.

Closing Date: 9AM Wednesday 27 January

Interviews: Wednesday 3 February

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