Chemistry Teacher

Howard of Effingham School, Leatherhead, Surrey


Job details

Subject Chemistry
Working pattern Will consider full-time, part-time
Salary £25,543 to £41,635 per year (full-time equivalent)

Job summary

Start Date: 1 September 2020

We have an exciting opportunity for a passionate, dedicated, motivated and innovative Teacher of Chemistry at the Howard of Effingham School. We are looking for an inspirational teacher with the ability to create a nurturing learning environment, together with a commitment to bringing out the best in every student, and meets Teacher Standards. The ability to teach to A level is desirable but not essential.

You will be fully supported both within the faculty and by the senior leadership team. Our outstanding staff and students make us a great place to work. When you join us you will be supported and developed through our extensive CPD programme and given effective PPA allocation to allow for a better work/life balance. Working in our school within The Howard Partnership Trust provides a wealth of opportunities to include excellent career progression options. Regardless of your experience or level of responsibility you will have a range of exciting opportunities to ensure you are improving your craft.

We offer an excellent NQT Welcome Bonus of £2000 (conditions apply) and a supportive programme with a mentor and reduced timetable.

Howard of Effingham is a high-performing school and is the lead school in our Multi-Academy Trust. It offers maximum opportunities for young people to develop academically and socially in an environment that is stimulating, caring and supportive. The school sets high standards that instil values which enable students to develop into confident and responsible young adults.

The Howard has a well-deserved reputation for academic excellence. Each year our GCSE results have placed us among the top comprehensive schools in Surrey. Our A Level results are similarly excellent and success at this level allowed the vast majority of our students who applied to University to secure one of their chosen places each year.

What Ofsted said: Pupils value the educational opportunities they receive at this school. They are ambitious and want to succeed. They engage well with their teachers and peers and behave well in classes and around school. Leaders have the highest ambition for pupils to succeed. They are determined to help all pupils achieve the best possible outcomes by the time they leave the school. Ofsted 2019

THPT value their staff very highly, as reflected in the excellent retention rates across the Trust. THPT also operate an extensive Rewards and Benefits Scheme that includes Loyalty & Service Awards, consideration of relocation packages, travel allowances and grants, access to discount schemes and membership of the Teacher Pension Scheme.

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If you would like to request a tour of the school, or meet with us informally before applying, then please contact the Recruitment Team on 01372 455796.

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Interviews may happen earlier than the closing date by mutual agreement, early applications are encouraged.

Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

The Howard Partnership Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Essential educational requirements

Relevant specialist qualifications in your subject
Commitment to CPD and improving practice through reflection
Thorough knowledge and understanding of curriculum requirements and developments within your own subject specialism

Essential qualifications

Qualified teacher status

Essential skills and experience

To be able to teach lessons which consistently meet the Teacher Standards
To use a variety of strategies to engage students and promote a stimulating environment
To work well in a team, contributing ideas and supporting faculty/department procedures
To be a confident user of IT as a teaching tool
To contribute to the wider life of the faculty / department and whole-school, supporting extra-curricular and intervention initiatives

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1572 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Howard of Effingham School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

School location

Lower Road, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT24 5JR