Teacher of Science
Applicants are welcome from experienced staff. This is both a challenging and exciting time to be working at Coundon Court School. I hope that you will be enthused and excited by the prospect of working in a highly oversubscribed school where student behaviour is excellent and levels of attainment exceed national benchmarks in a very challenging educational climate.
The school has made excellent progress since its 2014 inspection and “RI status”. We were re inspected in November 2016 and our hard work has now secured “Good” status.
As we seek to deliver an “outstanding” school the challenge is to ensure excellence at all levels of operation and maintain high levels of drive and ambition as we encounter a sequence of changes to public examinations and accountability measures. Our main focus is to secure great teaching across the school and as a consequence develop resilient learners. Your growth as a teacher is at the fore of all that we do.
We require an ambitious and dynamic person to increase leadership capacity within Science at Coundon Court as we expand as a successful and popular school. We seek to recruit a candidate with the potential to lead effectively and manage high expectation through robust challenge and engaging support.
The Science Team enjoyed continued examination success in 2016 with 60% of the Y11 cohort achieving a C grade or better in Core Science and 59% in Additional Science. Science is a rapidly improving team with new leadership as of September 2015 and we fully expect both Core and Additional Science to achieve close to 70% plus in this summer’s examinations.
The team is at the forefront of raising standards at Coundon Court with a large, dynamic and committed group of experienced staff. There are 16 staff within the team and scope exists for you to work alongside excellent practitioners in all disciplines to ensure you make excellent development as a teacher.
You will be exceptionally well supported by a driven senior leadership team and a wider committed team or middle leaders, as you work to develop your teaching skills and further raise attainment levels.
We offer a great opportunity for you to develop your career in a dynamic and forward thinking school. As a large school with over 120 teachers you will be exceptionally well supported as we drive to secure consistently outstanding levels of achievement. Successful candidates should look forward to a challenging but productive context within which to work where there is every opportunity to flourish and to lay excellent foundations for career progression. Our pay policy allows for reward where staff generate outstanding outcomes.
Please visit our website www.coundoncourt.org or come and visit our school to see for yourself the potential that exists. Please contact Mrs Linda Phillips who will arrange for a mutually convenient time for your visit. Mr. Alan Scott, Deputy Headteacher is also available to speak to prospective candidates on an informal basis over the telephone.
To obtain further details please contact Mrs Linda Phillips on 024 7633 5121 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply for this position please complete and email the application form to email@example.com. You will also need to respond to the following question, on no more than two sides of A4, font size 11:
“How will you use your subject knowledge, pedagogical expertise and wider experiences to become a successful teacher of Science at Coundon Court”
Coundon Court is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful application will be required to apply for an enhance DBS disclosure.
Closing Date: Friday 30th June 2017 (Midday)
Start Date: September 2017