The role of Teacher of Science at Hinchingbrooke would be ideal for either an experienced practitioner or a NQT looking for their first role in teaching. You will be supported by the department, several Science Leaders, and the department head. This is a great opportunity for the right candidate to lead a dynamic department and be pivotal in shaping the department on its journey to outstanding.
We seek to appoint a well-qualified, professional and enthusiastic Teacher from September 2017.
The successful candidate will work in a larger than average 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. Science sits in the is STEM Faculty. We are keen to hear from all subjects: 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 an A grade 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.
The successful candidate will be expected to be an excellent classroom practitioner. As a school we value highly the development of new and existing materials and the post will involve the opportunity to work on the review of existing materials and the development of new ideas.
Above all else, the successful candidate should be enthusiastic about their work with young people and have a genuine concern for their development as individuals.
The school sees the form tutor as a key role in the support, development and welfare of the students and teachers are expected to undertake this role with the same standards and commitment as their subject role.
The role of Teacher of Science at Hinchingbrooke would be ideal for either an experienced practitioner or NQT looking for their first role in teaching. You will be supported by the department, several Science Leaders, and the department head. This is a great opportunity for the right candidate to lead a dynamic department and be pivotal in shaping the department on its journey to outstanding.
Hinchingbrooke School is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of all students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.