The Royal School is seeking a highly motivated and innovative Science Teacher to join the department from Easter 2020 in this heavily oversubscribed day and boarding free school. STEM subjects are at the heart of our education philosophy and student uptake in A-level and triple science subjects is high. The aptitude to teach a range of abilities from ages 11-18 is therefore essential. The ability and enthusiasm to teach across the science disciplines with a flair and passion is crucial as well as a flexibility to contribute within the department and to the development of a love of science from Reception to Y13. We are looking for the best candidate to join the team so applications are welcome from biologists, chemists and physicists and the ability to teach up to A level would be desired.
Are you the person to stretch, challenge, support and inspire our students in and outside of the laboratory?
The school’s distinctive ethos and culture where a truly holistic view of the personal development of the child is central to all that we do. The wider ‘enrichment’ programme at this all-through 4-19 boarding and day school is essential and helps develop confident pupils well equipped for life beyond the school. All staff contribute to this extensive programme with their personal interests and to join in with existing activities.
The Science department strives for the highest standards of learning and teaching. The department has a suite of dedicated laboratories and prep rooms, all of which will soon be completely transformed due to capital investment as a result of our free school status. Our students participate in a balanced, practical-driven key stage three programme before choosing GCSE options where triple science uptake is high. Many of our students choose A-level sciences and numbers across all A-level courses are above average. Students opt for many of our STEM based extended day activities, which range from science clubs, CREST awards, go-kart engineering club and practical science presentations.
The Royal School is at an exciting time of development. The free school is an all-through (Reception to Y13) ‘independent’ school without day fees whilst still providing excellent boarding at affordable fees. Alongside the growth in pupil numbers, there will be an expansion in the curriculum, enrichment activities and improved facilities, enabling us to extend and enhance still further the range of opportunities for all our young people.
As a result of The Royal School’s excellent CPD programme and the supportive Science team, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to: develop professionally; improve and extend their knowledge; develop skills and experience; share outstanding and innovative practice; and contribute to the development of an exciting, challenging and supportive learning environment in and outside of the classroom
The Royal School has achieved excellent academic results throughout its history and has an outstanding reputation for nurturing and developing confident, well-disciplined and successful individuals who progress successfully to the next stage of their life and career. We relish this next phase in its existence which enables us to review and build on our current success in preparing our young people for a rapidly evolving world. We hope that you will share in this passion for a broader educational opportunity.
Please, visit The Royal School website for further information and details of how to apply and we welcome personal visits to the school to see for yourself this vibrant, heavily oversubscribed school community