Crestwood Community School is one school, with two campuses serving central Eastleigh. We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and ambitious person as a Teacher of Science from January 2024 or sooner. The department is exceptionally upbeat, forward-thinking, and innovative and one which is cohesive, team spirited and very well led. We are looking for someone who can play an active role in contributing to the already high standards within the department.We are seeking someone who will be ambitious for our students and has a vision for the development of Science in our curriculum. The challenge for the successful applicants will be to contribute to further developing an already strong subject and continue to raise standards at both KS3 and GCSE.
or the successful candidate, a commitment to raising standards and a passion for developing young adults is essential: this entails a commitment to all learners, to excellence for all, and a belief that a good school makes a significant difference to learners’ life chances, levels of attainment and the wellbeing of the community as a whole.
In 2023 the faculty's GCSE results were close to the national average for Combined Science. Separate Sciences continue to excel with Chemistry and Physics in particular exceeding national averages in each measure. 48% of all Separate Science grades awarded were grade 7 or higher with 13% being a grade 9.
The Achievement Leader of Science is an experienced teacher and school leader. He is working tirelessly to help further improve the teaching and learning that takes place in the department. His vision for the department is that pupils are challenged to gain valuable scientific knowledge, are able to apply their knowledge in novel contexts, are able to communicate their ideas effectively and are engaged in Science beyond the classroom.
The department comprises of; an Achievement Leader, three Assistant Achievement Leaders, eight main scale teachers, and four technicians (one a qualified teacher). They are highly professional and dedicated to continually improving their subject knowledge and sharing best practice. Science is enjoyed by students. You will be joining a team who are committed to continuous improvement in Science pedagogy and hold regular collaborative training sessions.
The department is housed in five laboratories on each of the Shakespeare and Cherbourg campuses. The profile of Triple Science continues to rise so much that pupils are choosing it as one of their GCSE options and we run one AQA Triple Science class on each campus. All other pupils follow the AQA Combined Science course.
As a new member of staff you will be well supported: we have a comprehensive induction process, and you will be given an Induction Mentor and a ‘professional buddy’.
Your application should comprise a completed Hampshire teaching application form, and a letter in which you should outline your experience to date, the reasons for your interest in the post and your suitability for it. Please include a paragraph on your philosophy of teaching Science and what specialisms you could bring to Crestwood Community School.
Applications, with the names and addresses of two referees, should be returned to me, Krista Dawkins, Head Teacher at firstname.lastname@example.org by 12pm on the closing date.
Application forms and a Person Specification can be found on the school website under School Information-Vacancies.
Crestwood Community School and Hampshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.
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