Caldicot School is an 11-18 co-educational comprehensive serving the local and wider community. The school has over 1300 students and is situated between Chepstow and Newport, with easy access via the M4 corridor and on the northern side of the Severn Estuary.
The school is at an exciting stage in its history. In September 2017, the school moved to a new £36m purpose-built site and now boasts some of the finest facilities in the country. In June 2019, a formal partnership between Caldicot School and The Bishop of Llandaff CiW High School in Cardiff was established, with a shared executive model of leadership. Since this time, there has been a significant number of changes at the school which has supported rapid improvements in provision and outcomes. This includes a new staffing structure, with clear career progression routes for staff, as well as a refined curriculum, designed to strengthen knowledge, understanding and skills. Students take part in a broad range of activities that help them become "well-rounded" and the school's commitment to a values-driven education helps shape students to become positive role models in our society. It genuinely is a happy place to learn and work!
About the role
As a core subject, all students follow Science up to and including GCSE level. Science is a popular subject at Caldicot School. Standards at all key stages are consistently strong and students are enthusiastic about the subject. At post-16, each science discipline has good student numbers. Here achievement is also strong. The science team is situated within its own designated area of the school site, which is based over two-floors and includes a ‘super lab’. All classrooms are equipped with up to date technology including interactive boards and visualizers.
The successful applicant would be joining a dedicated team of science teachers. All new members of staff receive a very strong programme of induction, which includes an allocated member of staff to support with the operational elements of joining a new school, as well as a tailored support package to meet individual needs. All teaching staff are also issued with a school laptop. The role would suit a newly qualified teacher searching for their first position or an experienced teacher looking for a fresh challenge in a different context.
Closing date for applications: 18th January at 12 noon.
- Mainstream school with state funding
- Secondary School
- Students of mixed gender, age 11 - 18 years