Queen Ethelburga’s is an independent Collegiate of four co-educational schools. Located in North Yorkshire between the towns of York and Harrogate, we offer outstanding facilities and motivated students who join us with a broad range of academic, social and cultural backgrounds. We pride ourselves on being a happy community where students can grow to reach their full potential, both academically and socially.
As a thriving day and boarding Collegiate, we have seen our numbers grow year on year, making us one of the largest school communities in the country. Our facilities are enhanced annually to help ensure that we have everything needed to allow our young people ‘to be the best they can with the gifts that they have’ (our Hill Standard).
The Science department offers Physics, Chemistry, Biology and is based in a suite of 11 modern science labs, 2 teaching rooms and a large prep room. Each lab and classroom is equipped with a Promethean interactive board, white board and computer. The science staff share the teaching across Years 7 – 13. As such, the successful candidate will be expected to teach all three sciences up to and including KS4, and at least one science in KS5. It will be a significant advantage if the applicants are able to offer Physics as their specialist discipline at KS5. The school delivers an AQA accredited course called “Activate” to pupils in KS3; AQA Combined Science: Trilogy, AQA single sciences in Physics, Chemistry and Biology. AQA A level and BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Applied Science with some single sciences or a medical science emphasis in the sixth form.
We currently have four full time specialist teachers of Physics. It is the largest science at A level. In the current academic year, we have over 50 A level students and approximately 100 at AS level. We teach the new linear AQA A level Physics syllabus with 6 sets in Year 12 and 4 sets in Year 13. Sets contain a maximum of 16 students. Each set is taught by 2 members of Physics staff. Many of our students go on to read science, mathematics and engineering courses at Russell Group universities.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Support with developing resources for the Science department
- Administer and assess routine tests and invigilate department exams
- Forge links with other areas that could benefit from cross curricular learning such as Creative Arts, Social Science, Mathematics
- Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person
- Organise and deliver an extra-curricular activity
- Supervise pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required
Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for further details.
All full-time teachers complete 30 directed hours per week, with approximately 23 hours of teaching, and the rest made up of duties, activities and form tutor responsibilities, as required.
The post holder’s responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons for whom s/he is responsible, or with whom s/he comes into contact will be to adhere to and ensure compliance with the Collegiate’s Child Protection Policy and Staff Code of Conduct at all times. If, in the course of carrying out the duties of the post the post holder becomes aware of any actual or potential risks to the safety or welfare of children in the school s/he must report any concerns to the Collegiate’s Designated Safeguarding Lead.