Teacher of Science
We seek to appoint a well-qualified, professional teacher of Science who is capable of teaching both A-level and GCSE from September 2018.
The successful candidate will be expected to be an excellent classroom practitioner. Above all else, the candidate will be enthusiastic about their work with young people and have a genuine concern for their development as individuals.
The science department is larger than average with a team of around 25 staff (teaching and support) on their continued journey to become an outstanding department. Science results have improved in recent years and are on track for continued improvement this year; the challenge is to continue this momentum and build on the foundations already in place. The department also has dedicated people in charge of KS3, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
Science is taught throughout the 11 - 18 age range and at all levels of ability. It is taught in mixed ability groups in Years 7 and 8, with setting in Years 9 to 11. In KS4, we offer both Triple Science and Combined Science (Trilogy) and we follow the AQA syllabus. In the Sixth Form, students can follow courses in OCR A Biology, OCR A Chemistry, OCR A Physics and BTEC Level 3 Medical Science. Usually, we have a minimum of two classes in Years 12 & 13 for each Science subject and the entrance criteria for each Science is a 7 at GCSE.
The Science Department (a member of the Princes Teaching Institute) is well resourced and is committed to extending and improving its range of opportunities for students. Practical experiments are a key part of the curriculum in Science, as we place great emphasis on enquiry in lessons. Our team is dedicated in maintaining curiosity and enthusing passion for our subject with all students. Teachers are well supported by our science technician team, and we have an established mentoring programme within the Department for new and recently qualified teachers. We have well established systems for tracking student progress, and all teachers benefit from being part of such a friendly and collaborative department
Deadline for applications: Tuesday 15 May
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