Teacher of Science
Main/Upper Pay Range with a potential TLR2C
Required Easter/September 2018
Teaching is the most rewarding job in the world. We have the opportunity to change students’ lives for the better and you could make a positive impact at St Peter’s School. As a forward thinking and rapidly improving, “good” school that is creating a legacy of learning for our community our students Learn, Aspire and Exceed as they work with our highly skilled teaching and associate staff that support and guide them.
Working with the CAM Academy Trust, we offer students and staff the potential to collaborate, share and develop a wide range of teaching and learning across the schools in the trust. As a family of schools, we support, share and challenge each other to improve the future lives of all our young people.
We are currently seeking to develop our existing Science department by employing a dynamic and inspiring Teacher of Science to join our team in motivating and supporting our students to ensure outstanding attainment. For the right candidate, we are able to offer the opportunity to teach lessons across the age and ability range from highly aspirational sixth form students getting ready for University to students just starting their secondary school careers. This position attracts a TLR2C to develop science in local primaries with responsibilities that include staff training, schemes of work and the delivery of lessons.
We are based in Huntingdon, just 12 miles north of Cambridge with its own mainline station connecting with London in less than an hour.
The Science department has shown sustained success in driving forward results, in KS4 actual results 100% A*-C in Biology, Chemistry and Physics with 75% making at least 4 level of progress in the Triple Sciences. We offer five A-level options, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology and Applied Science, which again have a strong achievement record, with most already showing a positive value added score. The opportunity to teach KS5 would be available for the right candidate.
We work closely with the other science departments in the trust, sharing resources and supporting each other with any training requirements. St Peter’s prides itself in the professional development available to staff, we have had a number of staff complete a wide range of courses including: NPQML, physics enhancement courses and training with exam board providers as well as in house training.
We are a supportive, hardworking and friendly team of staff with a desire to raise student achievement beyond expectation. We have extensive resources, including some newly refurbished labs and new practical equipment, to support teaching and learning and are constantly reflecting on our curriculum to make further improvements. In science, teamwork is key to everything we do, we work collaboratively together to improve our teaching and the experience every child has in science. We are seeking someone who will show their enthusiasm and be able to demonstrate their commitment by contributing to the innovation of pedagogy in our flourishing Science team.