Teacher of Science, Surrey

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Merstham Park SchoolSurrey

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Start date: 1st September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPR (Fringe)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Are you an inspiring Science Teacher looking for a position in a growing secondary school?


Your opportunity

We are looking for a dynamic and highly-skilled teacher to join the Science faculty at Merstham Park School.

We are seeking to appoint a skilled and proficient Science Teacher, to deliver high quality lessons initially at KS3 only (up to year 9), increasing year on year as the school grows. You will have a confident understanding of the curriculum and the ability to explain scientific concepts clearly. As a Science teacher at Merstham Park School, you will have plenty of CPD opportunities for professional development and growth. Working as part of the GLF Trust comprising of 40 schools, we can support you with career pathways for progression.

We are interested in hearing from all candidates, no matter what point in your career you are currently at, and welcome flexible working arrangements. NQT candidates are encouraged to apply.


About Merstham Park School

At Merstham Park, our ethos is simple - igniting a passion for learning. We are proud to be a values driven school which encourages its staff and students to embrace these values in all that they do. This approach provides everyone with the opportunity to exceed beyond their potential.

As a growing school we are excited for the opening of our brand-new state of the art facilities that will benefit both our staff and the community. Our new build will be tailored to enable our staff and students to develop unique skill sets in a truly first-class educational setting through the creation of inviting and interactive learning environments. As the school grows the career progression for our staff is endless. We will be looking to enhance the opportunities for staff to grow in their roles and take on additional responsibilities/lead on key subjects. 

Our team of passionate staff are committed to providing children with the very best educational experience. We recognise the importance of academic success whilst embracing our wider role in preparing students for their adult life beyond the formal examined curriculum.

To review the Job Description and Personal Specification for this role please download the attached Recruitment Pack.


Why work at Merstham Park School

The welfare of our staff is of the utmost importance. The list below details some examples of how we support the wellbeing of all of our colleagues. To see our full offer, please refer to the attached recruitment pack.

• Comprehensive CPD: we invest in your professional learning

• Senior and Middle Leader programmes to develop teachers into future school leaders

• Regular career development opportunities, both pastorally and academically, in a growing forward-thinking school

• An appraisal system focused on professional learning and developing high quality teaching; all within an embedded culture of collaboration and sharing best practice

• No written reports; we want you planning great lessons not doing paperwork

• A comprehensive development programme for trainee teachers and NQTs

• Career development meetings with the Head regularly offered

• A culture of coaching - staff collaborate, support and develop one another

• A school that values everyone and firmly believes that a culture of positive relationships should be the bedrock of an organisation; we want you to love teaching and our students to love learning


What we are looking for

• An outstanding classroom practitioner.

• Excellent leadership and communication skills.

• Be enthusiastic and committed to working as part of a team.

• Be passionate about the students’ learning and welfare.

• Be keen to be part of the wider school community, participating in extra-curricular clubs.


Thrive in a Career at GLF

GLF Schools is a dynamic, forward thinking and rapidly expanding Academy Trust with many career opportunities for new and existing staff. Each school in our Trust has its own individual identity, while benefiting from the expertise that comes from dedicated and experienced regional and Trust teams. Our schools serve to meet the needs of its own local community, yet all are united in their core purpose of providing an outstanding educational experience. GLF Schools has a generous employment offer, which allows our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish. Our offer includes:

• Continuous Professional Development

• Work life and family friendly policies

• Flexible Working

• Staff Wellbeing

• Career Pathways and Talent Management

• Staff Benefits

• Community and Collaboration

• Valued worker scheme


The Details:

Start date: September 2020

Contract type: Permanent

Pay Scale: MPR (fringe)

Closing date: 26th March 2020

Interview date: 1st April 2020


Safeguarding Statement:

GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

As a Trust, we are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities. We particularly welcome applicants from under- represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

We also reserve to right to interview shortlisted candidates ahead of the closing date.

Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place.



More about Merstham Park School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Taynton Drive, Merstham, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 3PU, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1737919491

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