Teacher of Science (Head of Department considered)
Required an enthusiastic and inspiring teacher of Science. The possibility exists to be appointed to Head the department although this is not a requirement. The ideal candidate will be able to offer Science in the Prep and Senior School and teach up to Year 11 (GCSE). St Edmund’s is an expanding and successful school of over 400 girls and boys aged 2 to 16. The position is offered full-time although substantial part-time may be considered. Early applications are encouraged.
St Edmund’s is thriving with numbers the highest in its 140 year history. Average class sizes are small, circa fifteen pupils. The 2017 Year 11 science GCSE results are 100% A*/C in triple award and 85% A*/C in double award. This is an interesting and challenging opportunity to join a successful team. Further general information on the school may be found on the website www.saintedmunds.co.uk.
The school was inspected by ISI in January 2014 and all academic and pastoral areas were graded “Excellent”. Extracts included: … “pupils make a high rate of progress in relation to others of similar ability. Pupils with SEND make excellent progress and achieve as well as their peers … the progress of those identified as academically able is high”; … “small class sizes enable teachers to give pupils individual feedback and support as the lesson is progressing and helps the pupils to move their learning forward”; … “relationships amongst pupils, and between pupils and staff, are excellent with high levels of respect, understanding and regard for each other”; … “The teaching demonstrates the teacher’s secure subject knowledge, using clear learning objectives. It exhibits fun, pace and challenge and an imaginative range of methods is used to keep pupils interested and engaged”; … “Pupils’ high levels of achievement are attained largely as a result of the excellent teaching that is highly effective in promoting pupils’ rapid progress.” The full report is available via our website.
A material change inspection by DfE in May 2015 rated the academic provision and planning for the senior years to be excellent.
A combined information and application form may be obtained from Richard Taylor (Deputy Head Academic) by email at email@example.com or by phone on 01428 604808.
The closing date is Monday 30 October 2017 although earlier applications are encouraged. Applications by email are preferred and interviews will take place in the second half of term.
Please note that the school takes very seriously its responsibility for safeguarding the children in its care and the successful applicant will be required to undergo enhanced CRB/DBS vetting.