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  • Job start date

    2 January 2024

  • Closing date

    6 October 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    25 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term - 12 months

Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

The ability to teach any Science to GCSE level is essential. You will have excellent communication skills and be proficient using presentation software to help deliver lessons. You will ensure equality of opportunity, irrespective of starting points, to enable all learners to make good progress. You will also be personable and approachable and be able to quickly build effective relationships with students, and colleagues in the School and across the Trust. Importantly, you will be a positive role model for all students.

What the school offers its staff

  • Commitment to CPD and development of all staff including collaborative support and instructional coaching to allow teachers to thrive
  • A clear curriculum vision and focus on evidence-based practice
  • A commitment to inclusivity and fostering of diversity
  • Values and vision that are lived not laminated
  • An open and honest culture
  • A commitment to the health and wellbeing of our staff
  • Up to 30% discount with Microsoft & Dell
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Life Assurance - 3 x Death in Service
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Dedicated counselling service

Further details about the role

You will be joining a Science department that aims to provide students with a varied and stimulating curriculum that encourages students to be inquisitive and independent thinkers. Our aim is not only to help students achieve great outcomes but to spark their interest and engagement so that they have the qualifications and desire to pursue further study in Science at A Level and degree level. For those students who pursue other passions in life we aim to equip them with the powerful knowledge to understand and question references to Science that occur in their daily lives.

The Science Faculty is composed of an experienced team of 12 teachers and 4 technicians. Teachers work in a collaborative way, and as a result we have high standards of Teaching and Learning, subject knowledge and curriculum knowledge within our team. Outcomes in Science at KS4 are strong across all ability ranges and around 40 students follow the Separate Science pathway in Years 10 and 11. At KS5, student numbers in Science subjects are increasing, with one class each of around 20 students in Year 12 this year. We offer A Level Biology, Chemistry and Physics in our Sixth Form.

Commitment to safeguarding

CSET is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates are subject to child protection screening appropriate to the post, which will include an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check for the children’s workforce and a Children’s Barred List check.
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About Downend School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1361 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Downend School is an exciting and vibrant learning community where every student is supported to achieve their absolute best and every member of teaching and support staff play their part in creating this ethos. We are proud of the exciting curriculum, outstanding pastoral care and excellent opportunities for enrichment that Downend School provides. Downend School is situated in leafy South Gloucestershire, but is less than 25 minutes away from the heart of the cosmopolitan vibrancy of Bristol City Centre. We offer the benefits not only of working in an exciting and supportive school, but also from being part of Castle School Education Trust.

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