Teacher of Science - Permanent, Birmingham

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Bishop Walsh Catholic SchoolBirmingham

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Teacher of Science – Permanent

 We are looking for a well-qualified and passionate teacher to join the Science Department at our popular, oversubscribed school which enjoys an excellent reputation for academic success and pastoral care. 

The successful candidate will have excellent subject knowledge and will be able to use their creativity and enthusiasm to motivate pupils. This is a rare opportunity to join our supportive team of ten specialist science teachers and two technicians and work right across the curriculum. The science department has excellent results and dedicated staff. As a result we have high numbers of students who choose to study the sciences at KS5. Physics students at Bishop Walsh consistently achieve outstanding results at A-Level; for the past four years over 50% of our students have achieved A*-B Grades, with 100% achieving Grades A*-D. For the past 2 years one third of grades in A level chemistry were an A*-A, and at GCSE 30% of chemistry grades were at a grade 7 or above. Department staff are open to trialling different teaching and learning techniques to inspire pupils and raise achievement. 

Our students study either Triple or Combined Science (trilogy specification) at GCSE and A Levels in Chemistry, Physics and Biology are all offered as well as BTEC level 3 Applied Science.  

The successful candidate will teach KS3, KS4 and if suitably experienced KS5. We also encourage applications from NQTs. 

Within the department educational visits are annual events e.g. Big Bang Fair and there is a weekly KS3 science club. We also have a very popular CREST award scheme to promote STEM, as well as a range of trips run by our STEM coordinator. In the recent past we have organised trips for our Physics students to Jodrell Bank, the JET Facility, Physics Outreach events at Birmingham University and chemistry events at the University of Warwick.

The post is effective from September 2019.

The school became part of The John Paul II Multi Academy Company with its Catholic partner primary schools on 1st January 2014.

The deadline for applications is 4pm on Tuesday 21st May 2019 interviews to be held on Thursday 23rd May 2019.

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you please contact Mrs D. Whitehouse for further information or an application form on: 0121 351 3215 (Ext.2223) – email: d.whitehouse@bishopwalsh.net   or follow the links on our website. We do not accept CV’s.

More about Bishop Walsh Catholic School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Wylde Green Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B76 1QT, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 121 351 3215