Science Teacher (Physics specialism an advantage)
Main Pay Scale. Additional responsibility allowances may be available for suitably qualified and experienced candidates
Our Vision: JCoSS is an academic, aspirational learning community, known and respected for our pioneering spirit, our humanity and our excellent outcomes.
Our Ethos: If you think you know what working in a Jewish school might be like, be ready to think again. Our outward-looking and pluralist Jewish ethos combines an embrace of open-minded values with a deep love of the varied riches of Jewish tradition. The staff and leadership team includes different faiths, and none, at all levels, and the school has a culture of purposeful good humour and humanity. We are a faith school like no other.
Our Results: Our early cohorts have achieved outstanding GCSE results, with 40% of grades at A*/A and just under a quarter of students achieving 9A or better. We have averaged +0.5 for Progress 8 in the two years so far and consistently achieved ALPS Grade 2 at GCSE and A level and were a top 100 non-selective school nationally in 2015. Our first full cohort has secured several places for Oxbridge, Medicine and Vet Science.
Staff Benefits: We appoint on potential as well as experience, and we are committed to supporting staff development. Several non-teaching colleagues have trained with us as teachers; our rich CPL programme includes full induction for new staff including NQTs, NPQH/SL/ML programmes and financial support for MA courses, Action Research projects and many other opportunities. Additional responsibilities are always considered for suitable candidates and we offer NQTs employment for the last few weeks of the summer term, and Our admissions policy includes priority places for the children of all staff.
Our Location & Community: The school is in beautiful new £48m buildings overlooking the Green Belt. It is easily accessible from Northern, Piccadilly and Overground rail links and buses run past the entrance. We attract students from eloquent and supportive communities across North London and Hertfordshire. We are planning an expansion in response to over-subscription.
This Role: We seek to appoint a dynamic and enthusiastic teacher to join our Science team. The School opened with a Science Specialism and it continues to enjoy a prime position in the JCoSS curriculum. The Faculty currently includes Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Psychology, and is housed in excellent facilities with ample resources and a strong sense of Faculty cohesion. Results are excellent: our first GCSE cohort achieved A*-C pass rates well over 90% in all papers. We currently teach the AQA Science specifications at both Key Stage 4 and 5. We need a well-qualified science teacher to teach general Science at Key Stage 3 and their specialism to Key Stage 4. There may be the opportunity for a suitably qualified candidate to teach their specialism at Key Stage 5. These possibilities would be explored at interview.
Additional responsibilities may be available for suitably qualified and experienced candidates, and we offer NQTs employment for the last few weeks of the summer term.
Closing Date: 9am Friday 28th April
Interviews: Thursday 4th May, however we reserve the right to interview before the closing date.
JCoSS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to satisfactory enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) clearance.
For information, including an application pack, please visit our website www.jcoss.org or to arrange a confidential conversation, please contact Lara Samuels on firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 8344 2220
Shortlisted candidates will be notified by email and only shortlisted candidates may receive feedback.