Thank you for considering King Edward VI Grammar School. We are seeking an enthusiastic and talented teacher of Chemistry who is ideally, either completing their PGCE or NQT year. The Chemistry Department here at King Edward’s is very successful and all students have the option to take Triple Science at GCSE thus enabling pupils to specialise in Chemistry at an early age in preparation for A Level studies. Each year approximately 2/3rds of the year group will study for the Triple Science route. At A Level Chemistry is popular with two or three sets in Year 12 slimming down to two, or occasionally three in Y13. The Department has a consistent track record of preparing students for University and the Science department as a whole has a strong regional reputation of excellence for preparing students for entry to Medicine and Veterinary courses. Given the numbers of students opting for Chemistry at A level there is plenty of scope for candidates who are keen to develop their A Level teaching or who are passionate about all things Chemistry. Finally, the ability to offer either KS4 Physics, or Biology would be useful, although not essential. Although selective and academic in our focus the School’s ethos is centred on the development of the whole child. We are exceptionally fortunate that our committed staff give of their time generously in numerous different ways to share or pursue a passion with our pupils. We have a flourishing debating society; creative writing groups; music; drama and sport are all strong. We are also unusual for a state school in having a large and active CCF who also help to run our Duke of Edinburgh programme. The desire to share a passion or simply get involved in the extra-curricular life of the school will be crucial. A relocation package may be available for outstanding candidates. Applications should be made on the School’s Application Form and should also include a covering letter and CV. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 22nd March interviews will be held on Monday 27th March.
With Kind regards