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Teacher of Science

St John Fisher Catholic Comprehensive SchoolMedway

The Governing Board is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and well-qualified Teacher of Science to work as part of a well-established and successful Science team from September 2021. The candidate is required to be able to teach Physics to A level or have the correct qualifications and be willing to learn.

The Science department has seen lots of success in both pupil outcomes and Progress 8 in the past few years and would look to continue these positive trends. Time has been dedicated to upskilling the team in pedagogy and curriculum knowledge. This has resulted in an innovative and creative department who use evidence based practice to develop their teaching and curriculum design.

We are a team that seeks to find new and interesting ways to allow pupils to learn. This is based on a supportive team ethos where planning and ideas are shared between teachers and technicians to reduce workload. As a department we have successfully overseen massive changes to curriculum and assessment and are looking to continue to improve to ensure that pupils get the best possible grades and experience in science.

The successful candidate will be a Science specialist who has the ability to put their vision for teaching and learning into practice, supported by an able team of staff. They will work closely with the Curriculum Leader for Science and Computing as well as the second in Science to support in the development and delivery of an engaging and challenging curriculum for students of all abilities. They will model at least good teaching practice and inspire others through the delivery of effective and exciting lessons. A bespoke CPD programme will be tailored to meeting their needs.

St. John Fisher Catholic Comprehensive School is a non-selective coeducational secondary school for students age 11-18. A split site school with free parking, we are moving to brand new buildings in 2022. Our mission statement is that ‘St. John Fisher Catholic Comprehensive School educates students, spiritually and educationally forming them through Faith so that they can achieve their aspirations and contribute to their community’.  As a Catholic school, we are passionate about the formation of the whole student, making sure that we develop students into good people as well as ensure they get good results.

The school is in Medway, a 30-minute distance from London by road or high-speed rail link. Medway benefits from a multimillion-pound regeneration programme bringing new housing developments and facilities for its inhabitants; it also has the lowest council tax rates in Kent.  St. John Fisher also offers subsidised accommodation for employees and this will be offered to the successful candidate, should they be interested.

We are happy to offer visits and informal discussions of the role: please contact j.fisher@stjohnfisher.school  for further information.

Interviews will take place shortly after the closing date.

Shortlisted candidates only will be contacted for interview which will take place shortly after the deadline. St. John Fisher Catholic Comprehensive School is an Equal Opportunities Employer, committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all students. Any offer of appointment will be subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check will be required for all successful applicants. 


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