Student achievement and well-being is at the heart of everything we do at Whickham School. We combine outstanding teaching with a rewarding, enriching curriculum which broadens students’ horizons and encourages them to believe in their abilities.
We are seeking to appoint an outstanding Science teacher, who has the ability to teach Chemistry or Physics to A Level standard. You should be passionate about the teaching and learning of science, and have the vision, commitment and determination to continue raising standards across all levels and abilities in your faculty.
In this role you will be leading the KS5 curriculum across our faculty of 12 teachers. We currently offer biology, chemistry, physics and applied science courses at KS5 and our subjects are popular choices for pupils at Whickham. This is a great opportunity for the right candidate to build on the already excellent results at KS5 science, by leading teaching and learning and developing a fulfilling enrichment programme to prepare our scientists for their future. Middle leaders within science work as part of a team; you will work closely with the KS3 and KS4 leaders to ensure excellence in all key stages.
This is an excellent opportunity to join our over-subscribed 11 – 18 school with a vibrant, forward thinking philosophy and a positive, friendly atmosphere. We can offer an exciting opportunity to make a real impact.
In return, we can offer:
- A school that will allow you to be inspirational, creative and play an active role in our journey to become outstanding
- Professional development programmes, with a commitment to support your career ambitions
- An academy which welcomes new ideas with energy and enthusiasm
At Whickham School we understand that schools are about people and that staff who are happy and enjoy their work are more productive. Therefore, we are committed to ensuring we provide outstanding CPD and an environment that enables exceptional staff well-being. We will support you in your personal and professional development, enabling you to contribute fully to the creative and dedicated teams of dynamic and ambitious staff you will be joining.
Whickham School is a large and successful school in Gateshead with over 1500 students including approximately 300 in the sixth form, which is one of the most successful in the region with 58% of grades being A* or A grade in the 2017 exams. Pupils do very well in science making excellent progress from GCSE. Value added in 2017 for biology, chemistry and physics was +0.1, +0.8 and +0.8 respectively.
Behaviour is good at Whickham School and we have eager students who also engage in our wide range of extra-curricular enrichment opportunities. Many of our students progress into our 6th form and performance in academic and vocational qualifications in KS5 is a real strength.
If you think you have the passion, energy and drive to help us become even better, please apply. Informal visits are welcome and encouraged. Please contact Nicola Graham, HR & Administration Manager on (0191 4960026 ext 205) to arrange this.