Teacher of Science required for September 2022
Riddlesdown Collegiate is an outstanding school (OFSTED, May 2016) with a clear vision to deliver successful outcomes and positive futures for all of our students. They are bright, well-motivated and a pleasure to work with, whilst our staff are talented, hard-working and ambitious for themselves and others. Our superb facilities enable us to provide the very best learning environment and learning experiences for our students and it is the combination of these factors that leads to the high academic standards and enviable reputation that The Collegiate Trust is known for. We are very proud of what we do and what we have achieved at the Collegiate and, as a World Class School, I hold the highest aspirations for what we will do and achieve in the future.
Whether you are at the very beginning of your career or are looking to develop your experience, Riddlesdown Collegiate is a great place for professional growth. NQTs benefit from a paid induction period, prior to appointment, and a well-established programme of support throughout the year, whilst more experienced colleagues have many opportunities to develop skills and extend their professional learning through an extensive and varied programme of professional development. Our aim in all appointments is to appoint colleagues who will share our aspirations and make a major contribution to building the best life chances for our students.
The Science team is very strong and delivers very high standards; GCSE results are within the top 10% of all schools nationally for value-added, with A Level results also very strong.
The main aim of the Science teaching programme is to excite and inspire students, encouraging them to question the world around them and opening their minds to the possibilities afforded by learning to think in a scientific way. With this aim in mind, students are encouraged to become independent learners which enable them to become competent in the theory and practice of Science and to understand its relevance to everyday life. Students are expected to develop confidence in their ability to analyse evidence, think critically and solve problems in a practical way. Teachers are expected to ensure that students find their lessons enjoyable, interesting, stimulating and relevant. In time, students should be able to make informed, responsible decisions about scientific matters that affect such things as their health, their society and their future.