Teacher of Science (inc Physics/Chemistry) required to join our Science team. An exciting, varied and interesting role for those who love their Sciences. Would suit well qualified teacher or NQT who can teach across the full age and ability rnage up to and including Sixth Form in this highly successful Academy.
Highcliffe is a remarkable school with a special atmosphere. We are very highly respected in our community, with whole generations of families coming here. Former students, current students and their parents frequently speak of their powerful, emotional bonds to our school lasting a lifetime. This is a result of our caring and aspirational ethos combined with our engaging curriculum and excellent package of extracurricular opportunities.
We are ideally siutated minutes from Highcliffe and Avon beaches, Mudeford and Christchurch Quays. A few minutes drive away are the beaches of Bournemouth, while Poole Harbour, a mecca for watersports is approximately 12 miles away. Highcliffe is also on the doorstep of the New Forest, meaning that equestrian sports, cycling, walking and running are also prominent features of local life. London, the South East and South West are easily reached by road or rail links. The European mainlan is easlily reached by ferry from Weymouth, Poole and Portsmouth, while Bournemouth and Southampton aiports offer continential and worldwide flights.
Why Work for us?
Our teaching staff are highly experience, knowledgeable professionals who work together superbly. Our SEN, pastoral, clerical, financial, technical and site staff are also extremely good at their jobs and committed to the school's success and form a great team. We are a friendly, welcoming and supportive environment in wich to work or learn. Our strategic plan aims to improve examination results still further by developign more effective ways of tracking and intervening on student process, by further developing our teachers professional skills through our extensive in-house staff CPD programme and by deepening our distrinctive Highcliffe teaching and learning pedagogy.
We welcome applicants who share our ethos, bring outstanding professional skills and personal qualities, and believe in their ability to make a difference to young lives through education. We also need you to have passion for Science and inspire our students. Energy and presence to lead by example, in terms of both departmental development, classroom management and organisation.
What we want from you.
Commitment to raising achievement
Commitment to staff development
IT skills appropriate to the role
Ideas for implementing the schoo's vision
The ability to develop good relationships with students, staff, colleagues and community members.
Manage time effectively and be highly organised.
Good interpersonal skills, communicate effectively (both orally and in writing) to a variety of audiences.
Create a happy, challeninging and effective learning environment.
Plan for changing needs and circumstances and be able to adapt quickly
Report clearly and thoroughly on work completed.
Ability to influence others
Have the drive, determination and enthrusiasm to work effectively.
Ensure that issues of equality are addressed in all aspects of work.
Commitment ot the success of an extracurricular programme.