Teacher of Science, Purley

Thomas More Catholic SchoolPurley

Date posted:
Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time / Part Time
Salary: Main Scale/Upper Scale (Outer London) - negotiable and dependent on experience.
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational and passionate Science Teacher for KS3-5. Our aim at Thomas More is to ensure all our pupils are scientifically literate and can make well-informed choices on the complex issues they will face, both today and in the future. If you are a hardworking teacher who is interested in making a difference to students’ lives through Science, we would welcome your application. 

The Science Department at Thomas More is extremely well resourced and established, located in its own building which houses several laboratories and ancillary facilities. We have a dedicated team of 8 specialist teachers and two full-time technicians. Progress at KS4 Science is significantly above National Average in both the combined and the separate science pathways. 

About the school

Thomas More Catholic School is an above national average, popular 11 - 19 inclusive Catholic school situated in Purley. We pride ourselves on having excellent student leadership and high staff retention rates. We ensure that teaching and learning is of the highest quality; rigorous, challenging, differentiated and engaging. Our aim is for educational excellence in all areas. 

What we can offer you

We have a strong focus on student and staff wellbeing which is evident from the moment you step into our community. When joining us, you can expect to enjoy excellent professional development to help you further your career, as well as support and challenge from our highly strategic Senior Leadership Team to help you 'Bring out the Best' in our staff and students. We also offer a range of excellent staff benefits, including:

  • Lunch provided in return for duties
  • Historic building in a beautiful setting, with multiple sports facilities and a swimming pool 
  • Forward thinking and vibrant place to work
  • High staff morale and a happy team culture amongst all staff
  • Free parking on-site. Situated a 10-minute walk from Purley train station with fast train links to Central London and the South East


How to apply

For more information about the school, please visit www.tmore.org.uk 

Note: you do not need to be Catholic to apply.

To apply, please click the 'apply' button where you'll be able to complete our online application form.

Closing date: 4pm on Monday, 28th October 2019.

Interview dates will be decided upon Shortlisting.

The Governors of Thomas More Catholic School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The appointment is subject to the normal pre-employment clearances (e.g. satisfactory references, medical clearance and a satisfactory outcome to your Enhanced DBS Disclosure).



More about Thomas More Catholic School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Russell Hill Road, Purley, Surrey, CR8 2XP, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 86686251
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