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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    17 May 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    17 April 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5


Biology, Physical education, Physics, Science

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours a week

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - 1 year

Pay scale

M1 to UPS3

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding, passionate and inspiring teacher of PE and Science to join our team and teach both subjects at all levels. This is a 1 year fixed term post for maternity cover.

This post could suit an ECT as well as a more experienced candidate. You will be working in very cohesive and supportive departments, committed to providing an outstanding education for all of our pupils.

The Arnewood Science department is a vibrant and dedicated team who work closely together to deliver an exciting and challenging curriculum to develop and inspire ambitious Scientific learners. The Science department is comprised of 11 passionate scientists, supported by 3 specialist technicians and housed in well-appointed labs.

We are a strong team that is motivated to achieve positive pupil experiences and outcomes and has a strong history of providing STEM opportunities for students. At GCSE, we teach both AQA Combined Trilogy and AQA Separate Science courses. The successful candidate will have an affinity with young people and will have a desire to develop the science opportunities available for students.

The school possesses excellent facilities for the teaching of Physical Education. In addition to the gymnasium, Astroturf and the extensive playing field on and off site the school enjoys the use of the adjacent recreation centre. This is built on the school grounds and includes a sports hall, fitness suite and a swimming pool.

The Physical Education Department teaches both mixed and single sex classes. In Key Stage 3 and 4 students experience a broad and balanced programme in line with the National Curriculum requirements. At Key Stage 4 students also have the option of following the GCSE Physical Education Programme. Advanced level PE and BTEC Sport have been running successfully for many years within the school.

The department has an extensive programme of extra-curricular activities with many of the traditional games running all year. Regular fixtures and competitions involve numerous school teams from Year 7 to Year 13.

This post offers an excellent opportunity for you to gain experience in teaching across all age levels and abilities as part of the core curriculum, including teaching students in the sixth form.

The successful candidate will be expected to have the potential to teach science and PE at KS3 to KS5.

The successful candidate will demonstrate: -

  • a passion for science and physical education with an excellent subject knowledge and pedagogical understanding.
  • the ability to teach science and PE within high-performing and well-established departments.
  • they are an excellent classroom practitioner, who is experienced in teaching science and PE at key Stages 3, 4 and, preferably key stage 5.
  • success in achieving consistently good results in science and PE, at least, at key stage 3 and key stage 4, or as an ECT to establish this pedigree.
  • they can deliver exceptional extra-curricular opportunities within and beyond PE.
  • the ability to create and facilitate highly challenging and engaging lessons.
  • the highest aspirations and expectations for all students whatever their ability and starting point.
  • an aspiration to progress their career in the future.
  • they are optimistic, positive, and cheerful.

Please complete an application form which can be downloaded from our websitewww.arnewood.hants.sch.uk/vacancies. The closing date for applications is 9am on Friday 17th May with interviews being held shortly thereafter

What the school offers its staff

We offer: -

  • well-considered professional development and a wide range of professional opportunities, including significant leadership development opportunities at the right time.
  • excellent career progression opportunities given our strength in partnership working
  • a supportive, committed and experienced team of science specialists to work alongside
  • sound mentoring for all new staff from a stable and experienced senior team
  • excellent accommodation refurbished in science last in 2020
  • exemplary personnel practice including salary progression and pension contributions
  • a work life balance that values individual happiness and fulfilment.

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 The Arnewood School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1000 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number

The Arnewood School offers a welcoming, professional, and supportive atmosphere for new colleagues.
Our academic record over a long period of time shows us to be a consistently high performing school, with impressive examination results at all key stages, including our vibrant sixth form.
We aim to meet individual students' needs and help every child fulfill their potential placing great emphasis on a healthy balance between academic work and all-round social development. The school is ideally situated in New Milton at the gateway to The New Forest National Park with easy access to recreational activities by the sea and in the forest.

Arranging a visit to The Arnewood School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email l.harper@arnewood.hants.sch.uk.

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