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Head of Chemistry

Coombe Wood SchoolSouth Croydon

Career pathway for M3+ or UPS1-3 teachers

Ambitious, forward-thinking, flexible and self-motivated?   If you can combine these attributes with excellent teaching skills, now is the unique time to join the teaching staff at Coombe Wood School. During this key period of natural expansion as the school increases in cohorts, we offer this newly created role, a Head of Chemistry, requiring subject expertise, with the opportunity for integral involvement in shaping the curriculum structure and methodology for our new A-Level students. We offer scope to advance at our vibrant and heavily oversubscribed school (1335 applications for 180 x Y7 places in September 2021), situated in £35million state-of-the-art, brand new buildings.

Currently this role would suit an excellent class teacher or middle leader looking to develop their skills and support the growing Science Department.

With three year groups (Y7-9) currently on role, the commencement of GCSE courses along with the opening of the CWS Sixth Form in September 2021, bring with them a variety of promotion opportunities for dedicated and ambitious staff. CWS is a school with a growing track record of rewarding outstanding performance amongst current staff via internal promotions. By becoming part of the team at Coombe Wood School, your career will benefit from joining a future-focused group of schools within Folio Education Trust, offering access to high calibre CPD, which contributes to the recognised quality of learning within our schools.

There is a strong team spirit, which has contributed to a supportive learning environment for both staff and students at Coombe Wood School. Our staff are ready to overcome unexpected challenges, break fresh ground, encourage collaboration and share excellent teaching skills within our hardworking and dedicated group.

Our Science Department

The Science Department is made up of an enthusiastic, supportive and dedicated team who have worked hard to set a very strong KS3 foundation.  We are at the exciting stage of building on this and embarking upon KS4 and KS5. Your expertise will enable us to maintain and develop the skills and passion for science in our students in order to help our students to flourish into brilliant scientists. Our students love science and initial feedback has shown that a large percentage of Y9 students will choose to study Triple Science at GCSE. There has also been strong interest in the science A Level courses to begin next year.

About us – context, location and buildings

This fully inclusive secondary co-educational school was established to meet an urgent rising local demand. The site of our new building and extensive grounds is opposite Lloyd Park in South Croydon, with an excellent Tramlink service to and from East Croydon station (just 5-minute journey-time away,) and a short walk from several bus routes. Our £35 million new building and facilities offer specialist teaching spaces for all subjects including Music, Dance, Drama, Science, Design Technology and Art. In addition, students benefit from indoor and outdoor auditoriums, a brand new Health Related Fitness building offering dedicated health and well-being studios and competition-sized spaces for gymnastics, netball, football and basketball. The school is set in spacious parkland grounds which offer a range of outdoor learning opportunities across all subject areas.

Advantages include:

• Network of expertise and CPD support within CWS and Folio

• 9 INSET days per year

• Chance to join an innovative and supportive ground breaking team

• Opportunity of career progression with natural expansion of the school

• Catchment includes many aspirational, supportive families

• Working with students who use MyZone technology to track and improve their fitness, as a result increasing their focus and concentration in class

• Outstanding brand new £35M building, modern facilities and extensive grounds

• Free access to new sports amenities for staff.

Application Procedure

Please download the candidate pack and application form or visit Coombe Wood Career Opportunities . Any queries, please call Mrs Baker on 07891 671  226.

Please email your completed applications to careers@cws.foliotrust.uk    in compliance with safer recruitment guidelines CVs will not be accepted.

Closing Date: 9am Monday 25th January

Interviews: Week commencing Monday 1st February

Folio Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The recruitment process will include an enhanced DBS check, medical screening, confirmation of right to work in the UK and all other pre-employment checks in line with safer recruitment requirements.

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