Deadline is tomorrow

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    16 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    10 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

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Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

MPS/UPS + TLR2 (2) £5349 plus R&R £5000

Assistant Subject Leader - Science job summary

Assistant Subject Lead - Science TLR 2(2)£ 5,349 p.a PLUS R&R £5,000

Required for September 2024

Are you an ambitious and reflective teacher who wants to make a difference to the life chances of our young people by joining our incredibly well established Science team? The Sciences are popular subjects at A Level and the school is on the DFE Schools Rebuilding Programme, which means that the successful applicant can be part of shaping the future of Science in our new school building which will open in 2026. You will need to be able to teach Science to students in all Key Stages 3-5.

A £5000 recruitment incentive (R&R) payment for successful candidates applying directly to RLT for this role, is payable after a qualifying period of two full terms in this role. This includes a 2-year retention period. Please see our attached information sheet for more details.

This is a ‘Good’ school (Ofsted 2022) with great students and ambitious, talented staff, who aim to develop students who have the belief in themselves that anything is possible. We want each one of them to aspire to be the best they can be without any limitations and it’s important to us that our teachers feel the same.

Do you want to work in a school that:

  • is friendly and community centred, where staff genuinely feel part of a team;

  • places staff well-being at the heart of everything we do;

  • has excellent student behaviour so teachers can teach and students can learn;

  • prioritises high quality bespoke CPDL as well as opportunities for collaboration and support across a successful and highly respected multi academy trust;

  • is well resourced and where each teacher has their own classroom complete with Clevertouch interactive screen, visualiser as well as a Chromebook.

We want you to apply if you are aspirational to grow and learn yourself, have a keen interest in becoming the best teacher you can be, building effective relationships and transferring to students the same love for your subject that you yourself will have.

All teachers have the opportunity to develop their own teaching and leadership qualities, through our own bespoke CPDL programme, following a relevant master’s course, NPQs, or off-site training of their own choosing through our bespoke professional learning programme. You will also have the opportunity to engage with good practice across Oxfordshire as we play a significant role within the River Learning Trust and engage with teaching colleagues outside our four walls. Through this partnership, we have a strong focus on educational research to inform our practice, and we link closely with other schools.

Our staff tell us they genuinely feel like part of a team; a team who are striving to help each student flourish both academically and personally. That’s important to us, if we are going to embody our vision and if you are our kind of teacher, it will be important to you too.

If you are interested in the post, please complete an application form outlining your reasons for applying and your suitability for the post. The closing date for receipt of applications is midnight on Sunday 16th June 2024 however, we reserve the right to close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date if we receive applications that meet the criteria. Once a vacancy has closed, we are unable to consider further applications, so please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. The interviews dates to be confirmed

Gosford Hill School is situated in Kidlington, on the northwestern edge of Oxford near to the new Oxford Parkway Station (a 50-minute journey from London). We are also fortunate to be at the gateway to the rural Cotswolds.

River Learning Trust

OUR VISION is for our schools and SCITT to improve rapidly, continuously and sustainably: to be better faster together.

OUR ‘WHY?’ is that children and young people ‘only get one go’ in school and therefore as part of RLT we aim to ensure the best possible ‘go’ for our pupils.

OUR ‘HOW?’ is through the highest support and challenge for our schools and each other, underpinned by our principles.

Our employees benefit from a wide variety of support including extensive continuing professional learning and development opportunities, wellbeing and staff networks and access to Defined Benefit Pension Schemes (TPS and LGPS) for all staff. For more information on what it is like to work for the Trust, and the benefits you could access, please see our “Working in RLT” guide.

This role includes regulated activity relevant to children.

The River Learning Trust and Gosford Hill School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and preventing extremism. The Trust is required to conduct a variety of checks and online searches about you as part of their recruitment process in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. It is an offence to apply for certain roles within schools if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

For all RLT Safer Recruitment Documentation candidates should click on the following link RLT Safer Recruitment Documents for Candidates. Please see our website for up to date policies including our Child Protection and Behaviour Policies.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. For further guidance for applicants click on this link List of offences that are not filtered

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Gosford Hill School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
838 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

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