This post offers an exciting opportunity to join an enthusiastic staff and very supportive department whose members are committed to making a real difference. The school was last fully inspected by Ofsted in May 2011 and we were awarded Outstanding.We are very proud of our achievements and for the last 4 years we have been congratulated by the Minister of State for Schools on our achievements at GCSE level placing us in the top 100 non-selective state-funded schools in England. In addition, we were in the top 100 for pupils achieving the English Baccalaureate. We have also regularly been in the top 10% nationally (out of over 2,500 schools and colleges) for our A level performance assessed by ALPS. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to help us to ensure that in every way Bullers Wood remains an outstanding school at our next Ofsted inspection, and that every one of our students achieves and exceeds both their targets and expectations.
This post is Techer of Science role with responsibility for KS4.
There is a strong tradition of Science teaching at Bullers Wood. All three Sciences are very popular A level choices and a consistently high number of students continue to study Science based courses at university.
The department is lively and forward-looking and is committed to achieving success for all its students.
Pupils are taught in ability groups throughout Key Stages 3 and 4 which are reviewed annually based on pupil progress in Science. Key Stage 3 Students are taught a condensed two year national curriculum programme which cover topics from all three sciences in each term. Classes are either taught by one teacher or are shared between two different specialists.
At KS 4 students currently study AQA Combined Science: Trilogy or AQA separate sciences. From a cohort of approximately 220, 2 groups will usually choose to study the separate Sciences with the remainder studying Combined Science. Specialist subject teachers deliver the content for each science. Sixth Form Science subjects are a very popular choice at KS5 both with internal candidates and in attracting students to the school at KS5. We follow Linear OCR Biology and Chemistry and EdExcel Physics specification.
Purpose of the post is to co-ordinate the delivery of KS4 across Science.
Make judgements about standards of students’ achievement, rate of progress and personal development
•Analyse and interpret data on students’ achievement in the subject and ensure student performance data is used effectively and is in line with departmental targets
•Review with teachers their assessments of progress for classes.
•Oversee the setting of students into appropriate ability groups.
•Sample students’ work.
•Moderate and review judgements about standards, including coursework.
•Discuss work, progress and attitudes with sample groups of students.
•Ensure procedures for both internal and external exams are carried out according to the School’s procedures and the Boards’ regulations as appropriate. Evaluate teaching and learning
•Be accountable for the quality of the teaching of the subject
•Monitor and review the planning of KS4 teaching
•Keep abreast of current initiatives by regular review.
•Review schemes of work annually and amend where necessary to ensure they focus on effective teaching and learning, meet Government guidelines. •