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Chemistry Teacher - Maternity Cover

Malbank School and Sixth Form CollegeCheshire East

th Form College 

Full Time (1.00fte) Maternity cover contract commencing 01.11.2021. 

We are looking to appoint an outstanding teacher to join our excellent Science team with a specialism in Chemistry. The successful candidate will be an outstanding classroom practitioner with a track record of facilitating students effectively to ensure that they make excellent progress.  Alternatively, we would welcome any outstanding NQT’s who have the potential to become excellent teachers.  

The Post 

We are looking for a candidate who is: 

  • An outstanding and inspirational teacher with high expectations of students and themselves. 
  • Able to prove they have a successful track record of securing good outcomes for students. 
  • Able to teach science to Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. 
  • Able to teach up to Key Stage 5 - desirable but not essential. 
  • Willing to generously give their time outside of lessons to students and colleagues. 
  • Actively supportive of the learning culture and values of the school. 
  • Skilled in inspiring staff and pupils.  
  • Committed to their professional development 
  • Resilient, has presence, boundless energy and a good sense of humour. 

Facilities and Resources 

The Science Department is housed in its own block of eleven well-equipped laboratories with associated preparation and staff work areas. We also have a discrete ICT facility within the department. Staffing currently stands at five full-time posts and six part time posts. All science teachers contribute to the teaching of A-level. The teaching of Science is enhanced by the excellent support of three technicians.  

Teaching and Learning 

In Key Stage 3, the Science Department uses its own scheme of work that is supported by a series of KS3 resources. In Year 7, classes are taught in mixed ability form groups. In year 8 onwards, science is taught in ability groups. In Key Stage 4 our students have the options of studying AQA Trilogy, Foundation or Higher or separate Sciences which is part of our Options provision. Each group has its own assigned tutor who reports regarding pupil data for the group.  

At A-level, the Sciences are both popular and successful. We offer courses in Biology, Chemistry and Physics (AQA). The number of groups in the sixth form varies from year to year. Groups are usually shared by staff.  

Career development 

The school has a track record of nurturing the professional development of staff.  The successful candidate will therefore be offered excellent professional development experiences.  

Breakdown of GCSE Science results for 2019. % grades 9 - 4: 

GCSE Combined Sciences: Trilogy 45.4%  

GCSE Biology 97%     

GCSE Chemistry 90.6%  

GCSE Physics 89%  

How to apply: 

Please include, with your application form, a concise letter describing the qualities and experiences that will enable you to be successful in this post. 

The closing date for all applications will be at 12 noon on Wednesday 29th September 2021.  Please send applications to lcc@malbank.cheshire.sch.uk  

I hope that this information has encouraged you to apply, and if so I look forward to reading your application. If you have any specific questions, please don’t hesitate to call us at school. 

Mr J Harrison - Headteacher  

Miss H Jones - Head of Science 

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