Teacher of Science, Huntingdon, Cambridge

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Hinchingbrooke SchoolHuntingdon, Cambridge

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Teacher of Science

We seek to appoint a well-qualified, professional teacher of Science who is capable of teaching both A-level and GCSE from September 2018. The role will suit either newly or recently qualified, enthusiastic and aspirational teachers or those with good and outstanding practice who wish to share their expertise and make a difference. Possible Head of Year role for a suitably qualified candidate which would attract a TLR payment.

The successful candidate will be expected to be an excellent classroom practitioner. Above all else, the candidate will be enthusiastic about their work with young people and have a genuine concern for their development as individuals. 

The science department is larger than average with a team of around 25 staff (teaching and support) on their continued journey to become an outstanding department.  Science results have improved in recent years and are on track for continued improvement this year; the challenge is to continue this momentum and build on the foundations already in place.   


Science is taught throughout the 11 - 18 age range and at all levels of ability. It is taught in mixed ability groups in Years 7 and 8, with setting in Years 9 to 11. In KS4, we offer both Triple Science and Combined Science (Trilogy) and we follow the AQA syllabus.  In the Sixth Form, students can follow courses in OCR A Biology, OCR A Chemistry, OCR A Physics and BTEC Level 3 Applied Science. Usually, we have a minimum of two classes in Years 12 & 13 for each Science subject and the entrance criteria for each Science is an A grade at GCSE. 

The Science Department (a member of the Princes Teaching Institute) is well resourced and is committed to extending and improving its range of opportunities for students. Practical experiments are a key part of the curriculum in Science, as we place great emphasis on enquiry in lessons. Our team is dedicated in maintaining curiosity and enthusing passion for our subject with all students. Teachers are well supported by our science technician team, and we have an established mentoring programme within the Department for new and recently qualified teachers. We have well established systems for tracking student progress, and all teachers benefit from being part of such a friendly and collaborative department 


The successful candidate will be expected to be an excellent classroom practitioner. As a school we value highly the development of new and existing materials and the post will involve the opportunity to work on the review of existing materials and the development of new ideas. 

Above all else, the successful candidate should be enthusiastic about their work with young people and have a genuine concern for their development as individuals. 

The school sees the form tutor as a key role in the support, development and welfare of the students and teachers are expected to undertake this role with the same standards and commitment as their subject role. 

The school offers a bespoke CPD programme, research and development, links and networks with other outstanding schools as well as a plethora of extra-curricular and cross-curricular working opportunities. 

Why come to Hinchingbrooke?  

This is a fantastic school to work in: on interview, we ask candidates for their impressions of the school and without fail they comment on how wonderful our students are, the positive team ethos amongst staff and how friendly and welcoming the school is.   

As a result of our success and popularity, we are growing!  We are over-subscribed and expanding, hence the need for additional high quality staff to add to our excellent teams.  

If you are an outstanding teacher it really is worth applying for this post and joining somewhere special.  We are seeking to appoint a candidate who is passionate about their subject area; a team player who will thrive on collaboration and team work; someone who really wants to make a difference!  

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.   

Hinchingbrooke School values the diversity of our workforce and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.  

Closing date: 23 March 2018 (12 noon) 

Interviews: w/c 26 March 2018 

Full details including application packs for all of our current posts can be found on the website visit: www.hinchingbrookeschool.net/jobs  

email: recruitment@acesacademiestrust.co.uk

call 01480 375675 or dw@hinchbk.cambs.sch.uk for enquiries 

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More about Hinchingbrooke School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Brampton Road, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE29 3BN, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1480 375 700
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Hinchingbrooke School is a large co-educational secondary school and sixth form in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. At its most recent inspection there were 1,872 students aged 11-18 on the school roll, including 387 in 16-19 study programmes. The school ...