Situated in a beautiful area of North Dorset, with easy road access to London, Bath, Bristol, Exeter and the glorious Dorset coast, The Gryphon School is a highly over-subscribed 11-18, inclusive, Church of England school that welcomes those of all faiths and of none.
Our students come first and we encourage every student to strive for the highest possible levels of academic achievement alongside developing the personal attributes and qualities to thrive and make a positive contribution throughout life. We also pride ourselves on our support and care for everyone and each other.
We are seeking to appoint an ambitious, creative and inspiring teacher or NQT with energy, enthusiasm and a love of Chemistry. This is a wonderful opportunity to join a large, successful and dedicated team of specialists who work hard to enthuse our students, instil high standards and provide them with the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Large numbers take A level courses in Physics, Chemistry and Biology as well as AGQ Science. We offer Combined Science, Biology, Chemistry and Physics GCSE at KS4.
The successful candidate will:
- have a real passion for Science and in particular, Chemistry
- have excellent communication skills and the ability to celebrate and promote high quality teaching and learning
- have the ability to embrace and contribute to the vision of the Department and school
- be able to build relationships quickly
- show respect to others and be able to embrace the ethos and values of the School
- be positive, optimistic, caring, kind and approachable
- be willing to be immersed in the life of a busy and successful school
- have the ability to support, challenge and inspire our students, encouraging them to achieve the best they can through the promotion of outstanding teaching and learning
The Gryphon School is successful in gaining high results for its students at both GCSE and A-level. The large Sixth Form of 430 students is exceptional. Its students have an excellent record of success in gaining university entrance, including to Oxbridge and the Russell Group, and in the most challenging courses. We are a very proud school which attracts students from around North and West Dorset as well as South Somerset.
The Gryphon is a wonderful place to work and has a special atmosphere and feel. It became an academy in August 2012 to sustain the quality of our outstanding provision. You will find Sherborne to be a centre for educational excellence as well as a beautiful rural country town. We are an outward looking school with excellent community links as well as strong relationships with other good and outstanding schools across the South West and England.
Teaching is often outstanding. Teachers make lessons stimulating and practical. They have excellent subject knowledge.
The Good Schools Guide described pastoral care and discipline as ‘exceptional’. Students are reflective, behave with great courtesy, and are heavily involved in working with staff to improve the school and the welfare of others. We are a comprehensive school serving a diverse community. The high quality support staff make a real difference. Our special culture and ethos focuses on high achievement both personally and academically which comes from the tremendous work of all our staff and the great achievements of our students.
The Gryphon School has an absolute commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced criminal record check via the DBS. The Gryphon School values the diversity of our workforce and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. The Gryphon School: A Company Limited by Guarantee
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