Lead Practitioner of Science - Chemistry/Physics, Preston

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Wellfield High SchoolPreston
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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Teachers Pay Range
Contract term: Permanent

Required September 2018  at Wellfield High School, Yewlands Drive, Leyland, Preston, Lancashire, PR25 2TP (352 on roll)  Wellfield High School is a close-knit community school where we strive to get the balance right between support and challenge, so that every individual student achieves their personal best.   We are currently enjoying an exciting new phase at the school and we are now seeking a Lead Practitioner of Science able to teach either Physics or Chemistry to GCSE who is interested in joining our team.  

  • Have you a passion to help young people make progress?  
  • Have you high aspirations for yourself which will help you to inspire and motivate our students to believe they can be what they want to be, helping them to increase their self-esteem?  
  • Can you engage students with a positive mind frame, empowering them to take on challenges and activities? 
  • Do you have a track record for engaging in research based CPD and a thirst for reviewing and developing teaching and learning strategies? 
  • Do you want to work towards Lead Practitioner Accreditation or become a Specialist Leader of Education?  If so, why not become part of our new exciting future at Wellfield High School, in an executive partnership with Tarleton Academy, which is already providing opportunities for both our staff and students and transforming our school to make rapid progress.   We are a small community school in the centre of Leyland where staff, students and parents are known for our family ethos and nurturing environment. It is within this context that we strive to get the very best out of our students and ourselves, so that everyone thrives.  As part of the interview process candidates will be required to teach a sample lesson. This will be 45 minutes long on a topic of your choice, designed to inspire and challenge a mixed ability group of Year 9 to develop an enthusiasm and curiosity for your specialism, chemistry or physics.   Candidates should ensure that they and their referees are easily contactable, with the correct phone number and email address and able to reply promptly if references are requested.  The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'. Information provided by you or the Disclosure and Barring Service will be dealt with in a confidential manner in accordance with the DBS's Code of Practice.  You may view the Code of Practice on the DBS website at www.gov.uk/dbs  or alternatively a copy is available on request. Lancashire County Council has a Handling of DBS Certificate Information Policy this is available from the recruiting manager to applicants who are asked to complete a DBS application.  Lancashire County Council has a Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-offenders this is available to all applicants upon request.    Informal discussion: We encourage prospective candidates to contact the school for a tour prior to their final application, please contact vacancies@whs.lancs.sch.uk  or phone the school, 01772 421303 to arrange.   Rehabilitation The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'. Information provided by you or the Disclosure and Barring Service will be dealt with in a confidential manner in accordance with the DBS's Code of Practice.  You may view the Code of Practice on the DBS website at www.gov.uk/dbs  or alternatively a copy is available on request. Lancashire County Council has a Handling of DBS Certificate Information Policy and a Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-offenders this is available from the recruiting manager to applicants who are asked to complete a DBS application.   Interview date: 25 May 2018


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Address: Yewlands Drive, Leyland, Lancashire, PR25 2TP, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1772 421303