Teacher of Science, Bedford

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Bedford Free SchoolBedford
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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Up to £40,490
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Teacher of science - biology, chemistry or physics - to start in January 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Salary: £24,373 – £40,490 depending on experience

Do you believe in academic rigour and traditional values? Do you want to teach pupils who behave impeccably at all times? Do you want an SLT that visibly support staff? 

Are you fed up of marking for hours every night? 

Then you will be interested in our oversubscribed 11-16 school in the centre of Bedford, just 30 minutes from London. We are recruiting a science teacher, and welcome applications from colleagues who specialise in physics, chemistry or biology. 


At BFS our values drive everything that we do and as a result our teachers enjoy impeccable behaviour in lessons and hardworking, highly motivated pupils. Open for just 7 years, Bedford Free School is a genuinely comprehensive school that provides a knowledge-based education for pupils of all backgrounds. We teach an unashamedly academic curriculum consisting of the best that has been thought and said, and as you would expect, physics, chemistry and biology are all at the heart of this. 


With waiting lists in each year group and GCSE results placing us amongst the top schools in the country, we have quickly become a very  popular school locally. Demand for places is high as parents want the combination of a BFS education and our distinctive small school feel for their children. 

We’re looking for people who want to be the best. You will be excellent in the classroom and an inspiring character who is willing to lead by example, but will also contribute positively to wider school life. Most of all, you will be clear that education is a great leveller and work hard to help us achieve our goal of preparing every pupil to go to university. 


This is a high-performing department. You will be joining a team of subject specialists with biology, chemistry and physics covered by subject-specialists where possible. Science is housed in 3 dedicated labs and an additional classroom, all of which are equipped with interactive whiteboards and projectors. There is a science office which allows the team a quiet place to work and the opportunity to come together regularly. The teaching staff and technician are a close knit and friendly group. Each year a significant number of pupils in key stage 4 study Triple Science and all others complete the new Combined Sciences GCSE. 


As a new member of staff you’ll be supported each step of the way. 

NQTs benefit from a bespoke programme of CPD, a reduced teaching load and a generous starting salary. 

For more experienced colleagues career development is made a priority - there will be opportunities to work on whole-school priorities and gain the experience required to progress into middle or senior leadership in due course. 

Additionally, we offer financial assistance for relevant post graduate study and support for middle leaders wishing to apply to become Specialist Leaders of Education or to do an MA. We have partnerships with a number of local training providers and with Inspiration Trust in Norfolk. 

There are no unwieldy and impossible marking policies, our pupils’ behaviour is impeccable, supported by same-day whole-school sanctions where necessary, and Senior Leaders have a very high profile to ensure that you are supported to teach develop. 

If our traditional approach and values of Respect, Honesty and High Expectations match yours, then we welcome visits to the school at any time and would encourage you to apply. For a confidential discussion about the position contact Esther Logan, PA to the Principal, on 01234 332290 or email elogan@bedfordfreeschool.co.uk to arrange an appointment.

Closing date: 16th December 2019 at 09.00 am

Interview date: Week commencing 16th December 2019

We reserve the right to close the process early should a suitable candidate apply.

More about Bedford Free School
Address: Cauldwell House, Cauldwell Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 9AD, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1234 332299