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  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    22 April 2021 at 9:00 am

  • Date listed

    31 March 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher
Subjects
Chemistry, Science
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
Competitive (based on skills and experience)

Job summary

School 21 is one of the most exciting schools in the country, pioneering a range of powerful approaches to the curriculum and teaching. This is a great time to join a science department that teaches science from 4 to 18 and combines discrete science lessons with rich STEM projects. Whether you are teaching sixth form chemistry, or developing deep thinking in our secondary school, School 21 is a place where there is a rich and exciting mix of ideas about the best pedagogies and curriculum. Ideally, you will be an experienced A-level and GCSE chemistry teacher and it is essential that you have a passion for developing the best pedagogies for that age range.

Science comes alive at School 21 as students grapple with the big ideas that underpin the world around us. Teachers plan challenging and exciting projects, develop thinking skills to a high level and foster collaborations with other subjects across the curriculum.

School 21 is a very special and different kind of place to work in. We empower staff to find their voice and their creativity. We offer collaboration and learning across ages and subjects. All staff have a tailored programme of professional development and we offer multiple routes to progression through subjects and pedagogies. We believe strongly in developing the full potential of all staff.

Our aim in the sixth form will be for students to achieve the strongest possible academic results so that they can go on to university or other pathways they want to explore. We also want students to be stretched beyond the A-level course and to have the opportunity to experience science at the cutting edge of discovery. You will work alongside the other science teachers in an inspirational department to develop the curriculum and schemes of work. You will analyse student data to identify underachievement and develop intervention strategies to ensure all students make outstanding progress.

The successful candidate will be:
● An excellent teacher and subject specialist
● Have experience of teaching Chemistry at A-Level
● Skilled at fostering independent, student-led learning
● A creative and deep thinker about pedagogy
● Innovative in using new technology to enhance learning
● A collaborative planner, able to work across subject disciplines
● Interested in developing the growth of every child – head, heart and hand

WE OFFER:
● Outstanding career development and exceptional CPD
● The chance to network with outstanding practitioners and learn from the best
● Collaborative working across the 4 to 18 school
● Leadership training and development opportunities
● A strong feedback culture so that teachers can develop in areas of their practice that are important to them
● Every teacher being part of a team/circle that develops strategic practice

Applying for the job

For more information or for a candidate information pack please see www.school21.org.uk or e-mail Anne Shaker, HR Manager, at careers@school21.org.uk.

To apply: Please visit the careers page on our website www.school21.org.uk and complete an online application.

School 21 is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding children.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type
Free School
Education phase
Primary, Secondary, 16-19
School size
1206 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact email
careers@school21.org.uk

About School 21

School 21 is a pioneering 4 to 18 school in Stratford, East London, for girls and boys and children from all starting points and backgrounds. We are looking for the next cohort of teachers who want to continue to shape the school so that it stays at the forefront of innovation in education.

School 21 is a very special and different kind of place to work in. We empower staff to find their voice and their creativity. We offer collaboration and learning across ages and subjects. All staff have tailored programmes of professional development which results in extraordinary outcomes for the students. We offer multiple routes for progression through subjects and pedagogies. We believe strongly in developing the full potential of all staff.

The mission of School 21 is to empower young people to take on the world. Through a rich curriculum of ‘head’, ‘heart’ and ‘hand’ we want children knowing a lot, understanding themselves and making things happen. Our ‘dialogic approach’ to teaching helps children learn through talk and learn to talk and give everyone a voice.

We think schools should be places where children craft stunning work with real products, for real audiences and as a result of real teacher collaboration. Over the past few years our students have created immersive theatre productions depicting the French and Russian revolutions, built mechanical toys bursting with scientific craft. They have spoken out about human rights, ran campaigns to improve the biodiversity of Stratford and charted local history through photographs and poetry. Student work has been critiqued by directors and historians, professors and artists. All work is displayed, celebrated and challenged at termly Exhibitions of Beautiful Work where children tell us their stories of learning, drawing on their deep wells of oracy and well-being.

School location

Pitchford Street, Stratford, E15 4RZ

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