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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    16 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    8 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Subject

Chemistry

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

Lead Practitioners Scale Point 5-9

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking a Lead Practitioner – Chemistry/Science for September 2024, and invite applications from experienced and enthusiastic educators who are passionate about science and dedicated to promoting exceptional progress among students.

Our ideal candidate will be an experienced practitioner in the field of science, with a specialisation in Chemistry. The successful applicant will possess a deep understanding of current advancements in science education and relevant examination standards. They will excel in delivering engaging and impactful lessons while maintaining high expectations for academic achievement and conduct. Collaborative teamwork, effective communication, and the ability to inspire learners are essential qualities for this role.

Ferndown Upper School is a very special place to work because we have well behaved students, who allow their teachers to teach, we focus on work life balance to ensure that staff spend their time on the activities that actually make a difference and we have a friendly and supportive staff body.

The Ferndown Upper School Science Faculty aims to create a centre of excellence for STEM. We have a strong reputation and a full team of experienced teachers. The Science Faculty is a friendly, collegiate team, who work hard together to achieve high standards and have achieved excellent results. It is a strong faculty with high levels of recruitment and success at A Level, with many going on to take these subjects at University. There are four teachers of biology in the department, four physics teachers and four chemists.

We have a sophisticated range of STEM enrichment in place, including the EPQ, green powered car and careers events. To further enhance our provision we are now running ‘Triple for All’, which means all our students will be entered for triple science GCSE. At FUS, we only teach our students in separate sciences and believe that they should have access to teachers with specialisms and high quality subject knowledge.

What the school offers its staff

What Ferndown Can Offer You:

  • Great students who behave – you can make a difference to their learning.
  • The opportunity to work with outstanding colleagues.
  • Tight, robust behaviour systems.
  • Centralised detentions, including homework detentions (you do not need to organise/run/chase), helping to underpin our excellent behaviour, so you are free to teach.
  • Ongoing ‘no-stakes’ feedback, helping you to continuously develop.
  • We believe that trusting our staff with autonomy helps to develop a strong staff culture.
  • Centralised, shared units of work and resources.
  • Excellent, ongoing CPD, career development and promotion opportunities.
  • A well-kept site and a very pleasant location in beautiful Dorset.
  • A tax efficient Childcare or Car Lease Scheme through salary sacrifice.
  • Private Healthcare Plan including 24/7 access to a GP by phone, gym discounts and cashback for optical, dental and other appointment expenses for employees and their children.
  • Access to the staff benefits and discounts portal through Dorset Council.

Commitment to safeguarding

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to have an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check (formerly CRB) in line with the Governments safer recruitment guidelines.
Ferndown Upper School values the diversity of our workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
This role is UK based and your Right to Work will need to be established as part of the appointment process.
The school will conduct online searches of shortlisted candidates.

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About Ferndown Upper School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 13 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1030 pupils enrolled
Age range
13 to 19
Phone number
01202 871243

Arranging a visit to Ferndown Upper School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email andreabaxter@fernup.dorset.sch.uk.

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