The Chemistry Department comprises of three full time Chemistry staff undertaking teaching over the full range of ages from 11 to 18. Chemistry is a popular subject to GCSE and there is an increasing number of students looking to take A Level Chemistry. Currently we have 20 students studying A-Level Chemistry and are looking to expand our numbers further. Pure and applied Science, Medical and Vocational Sciences are a popular choice for students to study at University. At GCSE all students are taught separate sciences and we follow the AQA Specification. We teach the GCSE course over three years which enables us to combine academic rigour with a strong emphasis on practical work. In the Lower School (Years 7 & 8) we follow an inhouse course in Chemistry which aims to enthuse students to develop a genuine love of and interest in the subject, and to develop their skill level to ready them for GCSE.
A teacher is sought to deliver Chemistry throughout the school. The post will require teaching Chemistry up to A-level. An ability to teach in the wider science faculty and/or in another STEM subject would be an advantage. Applications would be welcome from recently qualified or experienced teachers.
The successful candidate will be expected to undertake a full teaching timetable, and become fully involved in the life of a busy boarding school, including an involvement in extracurricular activities.
• To be an inspirational teacher of Chemistry. Leading the teaching and learning through example to ensure an enthusiasm for the subject and high value-added results for students in external examinations.
• To lead curriculum development to ensure both knowledge and skill acquisition.
• Ensure that a safe working environment is maintained within all aspects of the work of the Chemistry Department.
• Maintain existing resources and explore opportunities to develop new resources.
• Utilise the Department's accommodation to create an effective and stimulating environment for teaching and learning.
• Promotion of Chemistry and science throughout the school and wider community.
• Play an active role in the extra-curricular life of the Department, including contributing to off-timetable workshops, extension programmes, competitions, trips, open days etc.
• Excellent academic qualifications (including a degree in Chemistry or a closely related subject)
• A history of successfully preparing students for external examinations.
• Inspirational teaching and learning practitioner with experience of teaching Chemistry, and able to develop a strong positive rapport with students.
• A confident user of IT for administration and lesson delivery.
• A high level communicator with the skills and ability to work with colleagues as part of a team and to liaise with pupils, parents, teachers, and support staff.
• A well-organised and self-motivated individual.
• In sympathy with the ethos of the school.
• Committed to boarding school life and willing to engage in a range of Chemistry and science related extracurricular activities.
Interview Date: Wednesday 11th December 2019