Teacher of Science, Swindon

Closing date:Expiring soon

The Ridgeway School & Sixth Form CollegeSwindon

Date posted:
Start date: 01 September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We are looking to recruit an excellent Science teacher who will add value to a high performing team. Applications are welcome from those with any specialism. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to our committed and enthusiastic faculty: we pride ourselves on our innovative and forward-looking practice.

The Science Department is located at the centre of the school in well-resourced laboratories and our faculty of 15 teachers and 4 technicians work together to deliver inspiring lessons. All members of the team teach across the age and ability range. Science is a popular subject; around half of KS4 students take separate sciences and over a third of KS5 students study one or more science subjects.

A comprehensive programme of support and training will be made available to the successful applicant.  Any NQT appointed will be supported with a reduced timetable, a mentor and a strong commitment to his/her professional development.

The Ridgeway School & Sixth Form College is committed to ‘Inspiring learners for their future’. We are an ambitious 11-18 school with 1590 students, 185 of which are Sixth Form. The school lies just south of the M4 between junctions 15 & 16, and within easy travelling distance of Bath, Bristol and Reading. The Ridgeway School and Sixth Form College is part of The White Horse Federation Multi-Academy Trust. 

Our ideal candidate will be:

A dynamic, inspirational and enthusiastic classroom practitioner with high expectations in your own classroom.

Fully committed to learning, high quality teaching and raising standards of all students.

Passionate about your subject; able to inspire and motivate students and staff.

Committed to ensuring all students reach their potential.

Able to recognise opportunities and face challenges, whilst maintaining your sense of humour and care for young people.

Capable of promoting partnerships and collaborative working.

A role model for our students and staff.

We can offer you:

An attractive working environment with excellent facilities and supportive families;

A committed, hardworking and supportive team;

100% focus on improving outcomes for the children in our school;

A group of children with a passion for learning.

More information about the school can be found on our website www.ridgewayschool.com/

Benefits:

We know that your role requires you to put a lot of time and effort into it and because of this we believe you should be rewarded. As a White Horse Federation employee you will have access to benefits listed below.

Some benefits are accessible by all staff irrespective of their contract type (T). Some are only eligible to permanent (P) employees following a successful probation period as noted:

Car Purchase scheme (P)

Perkz discounts (P&T)

Cashback healthcare plan (P)

Discounted gym membership scheme (P&T)

Hire purchase Cycle to Work scheme (P)

Childcare vouchers (P&T)

Free and confidential advice, information and counselling service (P&T)

Excellent Pension scheme (P&T)

Why Work With Us:

The White Horse Federation

The WHF is a Multi-Academy Trust which supports Primary, Secondary and Special schools in the south of England. At its heart is a belief that we want to develop the type of schools that we would be proud to send our own children to. We do this with a relentless drive for academic excellence blended with a shared moral purpose and shared values but also with an awful lot of fun and happiness in our schools. We genuinely believe in partnership working with our schools, the pupils and their parents and the wider community each serves to create the best possible outcomes for our children.

We also believe that our colleagues are among the finest in the country and we are proud to empower them through support, training and career opportunities. With such outstanding staff we are able to ensure every student achieves all that they are capable of and more, regardless of background, culture, heritage or ability.

The White Horse Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  If successful for this position you will be expected to apply for a disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service before appointment is confirmed.  References will be sought on shortlisted candidates before interview.



More about The Ridgeway School & Sixth Form College
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Inverary Road, Wroughton, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN4 9DJ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1793 846100
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