Salary: MPS/UPS – NQTs welcome to apply
To start: September 2018 or earlier
Horizon Community College, Barnsley, opened in September 2012. With nearly £50 million worth of investment, facilities in this new Community College are among the very best in the country. In July 2014, Ofsted judged that ‘Horizon Community College is a good school. Achievement has improved rapidly in all year groups since the college opened.’
In 2017, under the new grading system, 61% of Horizon students gained a grade 4 or above in English and Maths combined, with the college securing an unvalidated above average progress score of +0.17. This built on excellent performances in the college’s first four years and places Horizon’s results in the top 27% of schools nationally. 24% of our students also achieved the Strong Ebacc qualification, which was 5% above the national average and the best result within the Authority. The College is delighted to be able to offer the right candidate the opportunity to join a very ambitious department within this ambitious and successful school.
This is a very exciting time to join our Science department, who are focused on achieving the best possible outcomes for every child. There is an excellent mix of experience and talent within a team of staff who are passionate about their subject, enthusiastic about innovation, collaborative in their working practices and committed to raising standards. At Horizon, a Science teacher must be someone with a fierce love of their subject, who is talented, motivated and can inspire students to achieve their full potential. A particular benefit for staff that are new to the profession is the individually tailored support they will receive within the department from Science colleagues with designated mentoring responsibilities. As part of this dynamic and successful team, you must therefore be committed to achieving the highest standards and possess the creativity to maximise the use of our state-of-the-art resources and facilities. Applications from Physicists and Chemists are preferred, however we also welcome applications from Biologists.
Horizon also offers the successful candidate a whole-hearted commitment to professional learning that places individual development at the heart of its ethos. The College provides an excellent in-house training programme of Continuing Professional Development for NQTs, RQTs and beyond, enabling staff to benefit from excellent opportunities to enhance their practice and realise their career potential.
For full details, to discuss the role or to request an application pack, please contact our recruitment partner, Aj Blyth at Hays Education on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0114 217 1556. We welcome visits from potential candidates-please contact Aj Blyth to arrange this.
The closing date for this post is Monday 19th February 2018 at 12 noon. Please return your application at your earliest convenience as earlier interviews may be available.
Interview dates are to be confirmed.
Horizon Community College reserve the right to close this advert prior to the closing date above.
This College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A criminal records bureau check will be undertaken for the successful applicant.