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  • Job start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    13 October 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    13 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4



Working pattern

Full time, part time: Full time Full-time and part-time. Part time Full-time and part-time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


Pay scale

MPR/UPR depending on experience

What skills and experience we're looking for

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.

What the school offers its staff

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’.

Further details about the role

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 hr@crestwood.hants.sch.uk by 12pm on the closing date.

Application forms and a Person Specification can be found on the school website under School Information-Vacancies.

Commitment to safeguarding

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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About Crestwood Community School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1460 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
02380 641232

Crestwood Community School is one school, with two campuses serving central Eastleigh. Crestwood Community School had an Ofsted inspection in June 2018, which confirmed that we are a ‘good’ school. We also achieved outstanding gradings in Personal Development and Behaviour and Leadership. They also said that as a school we are “passionately committed to providing a first-class inclusive education for all pupils; tenacious in their pursuit of additional resources and approaches to continually improve provision.” This is a happy school, where staff and students want to be. The #Crestwoodfamily pervades through everything we do.

Arranging a visit to Crestwood Community School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email justine.sayers@crestwood.hants.sch.uk.

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