This job expired on 21 March 2023

  • Earliest start date

    5 June 2023

  • Latest start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    21 March 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    3 March 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

ECT/TMS - £28,000 to £38,810 per annum

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated professional to work in a successful and innovative Science department held in high regard by students, staff and governors. We are looking to appoint a great classroom practitioner regardless of age/stage. A specialism in Chemistry would be an advantage but not essential. Applicants must be able to teach KS3 and KS4. The successful candidate can look forward to joining one of the best Science departments in the County

What the school offers its staff

The science department has access to 5 laboratories which are all well-equipped. The successful applicant will have their own lab and the support of an excellent science technician to help with the day to day running of things. Each lab has an interactive white board, projector and visualiser; we have recently purchased a Motic Microscope that has wireless capabilities and has really enhanced our microscope lessons. We are also just about to get a laptop trolley full of chrome books to enhance our curriculum and support for packages for our students in Science. Science staff benefit from a dedicated science base room which is the hub of all ideas and central to the workings of the department.

Commitment to safeguarding

Sir James Smith's School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to all pre-employment checks necessary to meet Safer Recruitment requirements, including a satisfactory enhanced DBS check and references.
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About Sir James Smith's School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
575 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
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Sir James Smith’s is part of North Cornwall Learning Trust. Apart from being a ‘Good’ school, Sir Jim’s is also a great place to work. Visitors, including Ofsted, comment on the friendly and supportive atmosphere. Staff and students are happy and enjoy their time at school. We are a smaller than average co-educational comprehensive school, serving a large rural hinterland in North Cornwall. It’s a fantastic place to live if you like the outdoors. Our extensive rural catchment area of 100 square miles includes 8 partner primary schools though we attract students from many others. The dispersed settlement pattern means approximately 70% of students travel daily by bus. North Cornwall is one of the least sparsely populated areas in England and Wales thanks to the glorious Bodmin Moor. At present we have 30 teachers, and 34 non-teaching staff including 6 technicians, 1 Librarian, 7 clerical assistants and 7 classroom assistants. Governors work closely with staff, as do various support agencies. The small size of the school means that we all know the students very well and staff work together effectively. This is a school on a humane scale where personal relationships matter. We have a "continental day". This means an earlier start - at 8.10 am for staff and 8.25 am for students. Students have one year assembly per week. There are 5 one-hour lessons and 2 breaks of 20 and 30 minutes. The main part of the day ends at 2.30 pm. On Mondays there are meetings; on Wednesdays and Thursdays, extra-curricular activities and late buses; on Fridays many staff go home a little earlier!

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