Second in Science Department

Waddesdon Church of England SchoolBuckinghamshire


You are warmly invited to apply to co-lead our outstanding department as one of two Seconds in Department.

About us

Waddesdon Church of England School welcomes young people into a safe and secure community where students are encouraged to succeed according to their unique abilities. Standards and expectations are high and learning is developed through a wide range of engaging educational opportunities. Our ethos is rooted and grounded in traditional Christian values which foster dignity and respect for all and compassion and sensitivity towards others. Self-confidence is nurtured through praise, encouragement, acknowledgement of success and celebration of achievement. Our learning culture enables our students to fulfil their potential as responsible and productive citizens, to be keen life-long learners and to be proud to claim that they are a part of the Waddesdon tradition, the "Waddesdon Way".

Waddesdon is an oversubscribed all ability 11-18 school, set in rural Buckinghamshire. The school is 30 minutes away from Oxford and also within easy commuting distance from Milton Keynes. There are just under 1000 students on roll, including 290 in the Sixth Form. The school has an excellent reputation for CPD and recognises and values the contributions of all staff.MP

There are realistic expectations regarding balancing family and leisure time and workload. Governors have recently changed the Admissions Policy to include children of staff members.

For further information on the school, please visit

About the role

Please see the full job description and Person Specification attached.

Other information

We encourage you to contact the school (01296 651382) for a phone conversation and to discuss your interest in the post.

The description of the department, the full SIAMS report, and our termly newsletter, The Waddesdon Voice, will give you a flavour of the culture and ethos of our school and the department.

Testimonials from our staff about the culture and ethos of our school can also be found on our website in our 'Working at Waddesdon' section. 

Application forms should be sent to by

the closing date of Monday 19th April 2021 (9am).

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 is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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