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Teacher of Science (Chemistry and/or Physics)

Giggleswick SchoolSETTLE

Giggleswick School, based in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, is seeking to appoint an outstanding and inspiring Teacher of Science, with Chemistry and/or Physics, who will have the passion and expertise to deliver first class teaching which will stimulate pupils of all abilities, ensuring that they make excellent progress. The candidate should be able to teach up to KS4.  The ability to teach either Chemistry and/or Physics to KS5 would be an advantage

They will have the passion and expertise to deliver first class teaching which will ensure all pupils make excellent progress.

This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate who can bring energy, excitement and innovation to the classroom.   The role will also offer an opportunity for the candidate to develop their skills in other areas of the department depending on their skills and previous experience.

With 340 pupils aged 11 to 18, the Senior School is large enough to offer a wide variety of teaching and learning across a six-day week, but small enough to offer close tutorial support, small classes, and opportunities for everyone to get into teams or to take part in music, art, drama, outdoor pursuits and all the other activities we offer. Our academic standards are high across a broad curriculum and we embrace a breadth of ability, supporting each child to achieve their personal best. At Giggleswick, success is not just about grades and academic skills. We put an equal emphasis on personal development, helping young people to build confidence, resilience and independence, and to take responsibility and initiative.

The School has seven boarding houses, each with Senior House Staff, Matrons, and a full team of Tutors. As a modern boarding and day school we offer a wide range of options tailored to fit the needs, lifestyles and budgets of families based locally, nationally and internationally. Students can choose to be a day pupil, a full boarder, 3 or 5-night flexi boarder or board occasionally if there is an activity in school that’s not to be missed.

Any prospective candidate must show an active commitment to the values and expectations of our boarding community and to the welfare of the pupils within it. Enthusiasm to assist in a strong co-curriculum is an important quality of all who work at Giggleswick.

Competitive salary in line with qualifications and experience.  Remission of fees for Junior and Senior School aged children.

For further information please refer to the Candidate Information Pack.

To apply, please complete a School Application Form (no CV's please) and Cover Letter, for the attention of The Headmaster to; hr@giggleswick.org.uk

Closing date for applications is Friday 24 September 2021.  Interviews to be held w/c 4 October 2021.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early, subject to receiving suitable applications. We therefore encourage you to apply at your earliest convenience.

Equal Opportunities Employer

Giggleswick School is committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst our workforce. We aim to provide quality and fairness for all job applicants and employees and not to discriminate, or to receive less favourable treatment, on grounds of age, disability, race, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.

Employment decisions will be made on the basis of each applicant’s job qualifications, skills, experience, and abilities. Applicants or employees with questions or concerns relating to discrimination for any of the reasons listed above should contact Rachel Atack, Human Resources Manager, reatack@giggleswick.org.uk

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

Giggleswick School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment by complying with the School’s Child Protection Policy and Staff Code of Conduct at all times.  Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and The Disclosure and Barring Service.

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