Teacher of Science, Reading

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Chiltern Edge SchoolReading

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Start date: 01/09/2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS £22917 - £38633
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Chiltern Edge School is a small, 11-16 Secondary set at the heart of its community in Sonning Common, South Oxfordshire. Currently in the process of academising into the highly successful Maiden Erlegh Trust, Chiltern Edge is rapidly improving to re-establish its place as the school of choice for parents in the area. 

Recently under new Leadership, there is a strong focus on Teaching and Learning across the school to ensure students at both KS3 and KS4 consistently receive high quality and inspiring teaching in the classroom to match the wide variety of extra-curricular opportunities available to them and the comprehensive pastoral support provided. 

Joining Chiltern Edge School you will:

  • Be welcomed by a close-knit staff and community
  • Be under the guidance of a strong Headteacher with proven record of school improvement
  • Supported by strong and forward-thinking Governors
  • Experience an extensive INSET programme
  • Work with students who are keen to learn and achieve
  • Receive excellent NQT support (if appropriate)

Chiltern Edge School is located in the foothills of the Chiltern Hills in easy reach of Reading, Henley-on-Thames, Didcot, Abingdon and Oxford. We have secured the opportunity of accommodation for teaching staff at Shiplake College, Henley-on-Thames. 

We are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated teachers who can show talent in their teaching practice and a strong desire to go above and beyond to help the students meet their potential. As the school continues to improve, develop and grow, we anticipate leadership opportunities for ambitious candidates becoming available

Teacher of Science

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and skilled teacher of Science. You will be confident in delivering Biology, Chemistry and Physics to KS4 as well as General Science at KS3. This role would be suitable for an NQT or more experienced teacher. There are opportunities for the right candidate to explore a Lead Practitioner role. 

The Science department are housed in 4 dedicated labs and are supported by a lab technician.  Students have the opportunity to study a Triple Science pathway at KS4, but most follow the Combined Science route, with teaching of the course commencing during Year 9.

As an Oxfordshire school, Chiltern Edge is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will also be expected to promote fundamental British values. All posts within the school involve the type of work with children and young people that requires a Disclosing and Barring Service check. All applications are considered confidentially and according to the nature of the role and information disclosed.

To apply for a position with us, or if you have any questions or why not arrange to pop in and see us, please call our Recruitment Manager Hazel Baxter on 01273 729465 or drop her an email at hazel.baxter@hays.com.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. We reserve the right to close the vacancy earlier than the closing date should we receive suitable applications.  Interested candidates will be invited for interview at a convenient time for them.




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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Reades Lane, Sonning Common, Reading, Berkshire, RG4 9LN, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 118 972 1500
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