Main Scale Chemistry Teacher

Ferndown Upper School, Ferndown, Dorset, BH22 9EY

2 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    4 December 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    11 November 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£28,000 to £38,810.00

Pay scale

M1 to M6

What skills and experience we're looking for

Required for September 2023 a teacher of Chemistry at GCSE and A Level.

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 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, three physics teachers and three 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.

We welcome applications from both trainees/ECT’s and more experienced teachers of Chemistry.


What the school offers its staff

What Ferndown Can Offer You:

  • Great students who behave impeccably – you can make a difference to their learning.
  • The opportunity to work with outstanding colleagues.
  • Tight, robust behaviour systems.
  • Highly visible and supportive senior leaders who have your back.
  • Centralised detentions, including homework detentions (you do not need to organise/run/chase), helping to underpin impeccable behaviour, so you are free to teach.
  • A feedback policy focused on whole class feedback – you do not need to mark exercise books – we do not have onerous or impossible marking policies.
  • No formal graded lesson observations – just 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.
  • Really well-kept site and a very pleasant location in beautiful Dorset.

Further details about the role

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.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974. The amendments to the ROA 1974 (Exceptions Order 1975, (2013 and 2020) provide that when applying for certain jobs and activities, certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. The MOJ’s guidance on the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Exceptions Order 1975, provides information about which convictions must be declared during job applications and related exceptions and further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.

Ferndown Upper School will conduct online searches of shortlisted candidates. This check will be part of a safeguarding check, and the search will purely be based on whether an individual is suitable to work with children. As care must be taken to avoid unconscious bias and any risk of discrimination, a person who will not be on the appointment panel will conduct the searches and will only share information if and when findings are relevant and of concern.

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.

Applying for the job

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to personnel@fernup.dorset.sch.uk

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About Ferndown Upper School

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

Arranging a visit to Ferndown Upper School

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