Teacher of Science (fixed-term maternity cover), Bicester

Closing date:

The Cooper SchoolBicester

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

The Cooper School is currently seeking to appoint a dynamic and passionate Teacher of Science to join our highly successful Science department from January 2020 or earlier if available.  This is a fixed-term appointment until 31st August 2020 to cover a period of maternity leave.


The applicant should be dedicated to raising the attainment of all students by developing a deep understanding and love of science.  We are looking for applicants with experience of teaching science and a track record of leading students to achieve great results. They will share the academy’s vision that all children can succeed and be reflective practitioners that contribute to a high performing team.


The successful candidate will have excellent teaching skills and the ability to inspire and motivate The Cooper School’s students to achieve outstanding results.


We can offer you:

  • the opportunity to work with experienced and value driven colleagues;
  • an innovative and supportive working environment;
  • caring, well behaved and motivated students;
  • a genuinely happy and friendly academy community;
  • a commitment to Continual Professional Learning and Development;
  • strong links with and support from the wider academy;
  • an energetic, vibrant and diverse environment where everyone is valued;
  • the opportunity to use Google’s GSuite for Education.


For an informal discussion of the post please contact Miss Harriet Hurdle, Head of Department by email hhurdle@thecooperschool.co.uk.  Visits to our school are warmly welcomed.  Please contact Human Resources to make arrangements by telephone on 01869 362697 or email recruitment@bicesterlearningacademy.co.uk.


Closing date for receipt of applications: Monday 18th November 2019, 9am


Bicester Learning Academy have the right to interview and appoint at any time throughout this recruitment process.  All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.


Applicants must hold a UK recognised teaching qualification i.e. QTS.  Applicants from outside the EU will need to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK.


Bicester Learning Academy is committed to safeguarding children. The successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check (formerly CRB) in line with Section 115 of the Police Act 1997.


Details of the Academy’s policies relating to the Employment of Ex-Offenders and the Secure Storage, Handling, Use, Retention and Disposal of Disclosure and Barring Certificates and Disclosure information are included within the recruitment pack.



More about The Cooper School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Churchill Road, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX26 4RS, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1869 242121
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Bicester Learning Academy

Bicester Learning Academy is a multi academy trust currently comprising The Cooper School and Glory Farm Primary School.  The academy is run by a board of members supported by a board of trustees.  Both schools ope...