Teacher of Science (2 posts), Chippenham

Closing date:

Sheldon SchoolChippenham
Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Required for September 2018  


The Role

We are seeking suitably qualified and enthusiastic teachers of science.  The people appointed will be excellent classroom teachers who set high standards, use innovative practice and inspire students to learn.  The posts involve teaching all sciences at KS3 and KS4 and at least one science at KS5.  The ability to offer Physics at A Level for one of the posts is desirable but not essential. The posts are suitable for either NQTs or more experienced teachers.  A full programme of induction and support is offered. 

Our Science Department

Our friendly and supportive department consists of 11 full-time teachers, 6 part-time teachers and 6 technicians, we consider teamwork to be a key feature of our success.

Why work for us

- We are situated in attractive parkland on the edge of the rapidly growing market town of Chippenham, surrounded by beautiful countryside.  

- There are good rail and road links to London, we are 5 minutes from junction 17 on the M4 and a 10 minute train journey to the beautiful Roman City of Bath. 

- Access to staff gym

- On site canteen & other food refectories

- Free parking

- Cycle to work scheme

- Childcare voucher scheme 

Our Department

Management of the faculty is organised through the Head of Faculty and four other staff with responsibility allowances which include KS3, KS4, Intervention and enrichment. Other members of the faculty have non-remunerative responsibilities. All members of the faculty contribute fully to developments through all key stages, particularly advising colleagues concerning their specialist areas of science. 

The team has a great mix of experienced teachers, all open to new ideas, who are very sociable and supportive of each other. We are keen to appoint a highly motivated, talented teacher to maintain and build upon our current high standards and performance. Our consider teamwork to be a key feature of our success at Sheldon School. 


The department is housed primarily in one level area of the school, which includes 12 well equipped and modern laboratories with an additional A level laboratory in the Sixth Form block. The department has invested heavily in ICT and is supported with a vast range of multimedia software for extended learning opportunities, two laptop trolleys, 2 IPAD trolleys and an ICT suite. All 13 laboratories are on the school’s network and have an interactive white board and ‘magic eye’ projector. 

Our School

Sheldon has a strong record of success, and an outstanding local and national reputation.  All new colleagues benefit from a comprehensive programme of induction and support. 

It is a very happy school and staff morale is high.  Our vision is to be a forward-thinking and outward-looking school, where aspirations are high and ambitions unlimited.  A confident community where teaching is inspirational, every individual valued and students are resilient, successful and proud of their school.  

“The all-pervading caring ethos ensures that pupils are happy and able to thrive from the moment they arrive at school.  The vibrant atmosphere created reflects the commitment to pupils’ enriching and positive school experiences.” Ofsted June 2017.  

Application process:  

Please click ‘Apply Now’ and download our application form and submit, together with a letter of application to hr@sheldonschool.co.uk   

Further details are available from the Headteacher, Mr N Spurdell, by telephone, email or fax, or from the school website, www.sheldonschool.co.uk   

Closing date for applications:   26th April 2018  (12 noon)

Sheldon School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post requires a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure. 

Job location

More about Sheldon School
Address: Hardenhuish Lane, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 6HJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1249 766020