The school is looking to appoint a committed, enthusiastic individual as a teacher of Science. Given the existing mix of staff in the department, a strong Physics background is desirable in the successful applicant. The Science department is one that has a clear vision for its development and has seen very strong outcomes for its students.
The Science Department consists of seven full-time teachers, a dedicated Science Teaching Assistant and two lab technicians. The department is on two levels of the building with three labs on each floor and a prep room and technician for each location. There is also an ICT suite for approximately 21 students which has been recently upgraded.
At KS4 there are seven classes in each year group, sitting AQA examinations. One group studies separate Sciences, the other groups sit the Trilogy Science. At KS3 groups are banded and there is a wider range of ability within each class.
The Science Department offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities such as Science Club for KS3 and various visits which enhance the curriculum which the successful candidate will be expected to participate in. Members of the Science Department have recently led a trip to Iceland and a Skiing Trip to the US as well as more traditional trips like the Big Bang or visits to the Science Museum in London. The Department also engage in a range of competitions such as the Science Olympiad and the Lego Creator Competition.
Staff at Balshaw’s have an hour per week of dedicated Professional Development time which takes place on a Monday evening. Balshaw’s is also a member of a number of local Teaching Alliance networks and staff both deliver training and are able to take part in training across these networks.
All staff are provided with laptop computers, have a dedicated staffroom, staff silent working room, CPD library, Staff Health and Wellbeing Resource Library and various kitchen areas and departmental offices. Staff also benefit from the use of a fully-equipped fitness suite.
As you can see, this is a strong, dynamic department to work in. We are looking to recruit the best teacher possible to this role whether they are an NQT or an experienced teacher looking for the opportunity to work in an outstanding department in an outstanding school.
The closing date is midnight on Sunday 17th March