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Science Teacher - Maternity Cover

The Park Community School, Barnstaple, Devon

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Science
Working pattern
Full-time only
MPS 1 - UPS 3

Job summary

We seek a full-time colleague for a maternity post who can add value to our science department. The successful candidate should be able to teach GCSE in their specialism including our most able separate scientists, inspiring and supporting them to fully achieve their potential. Alongside this specialism, the successful candidate will be able to teach across the science curriculum at KS3.

At Park, full-time main scale teachers deliver 27 95 minute curriculum lessons per fortnight from a timetable cycle of 30 lessons per fortnight. We support NQTs and RQTs with a reduced timetable

This role would suit either an experienced colleague seeking a new challenge and opportunity or equally a new entrant to the profession in a high attaining school with high expectations.

We expect all of our teachers to be reflective practitioners who are looking to develop their skills in the classroom, no matter the stage in their career.

Applying for the job

Please apply using The Park School Application form and send it to us at hr@theparkschool.org.uk

Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
1404 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact email
Contact phone number

About The Park Community School

The Park Community School is a mixed, mainstream, non-denominational secondary school in Barnstaple, Devon. It caters for students aged 11 to 16 and has approximately 1440 students enrolled.

The Park Community School was founded in 1910 and was first known as Barnstaple Grammar School. The school took its current name in 1973 when it became a comprehensive. Since then, the school has grown and has an enviable reputation within the local community. A new headteacher was appointed in September 2015 and with the new leadership came a renewed focus on staff development and Teaching and Learning. The school is oversubscribed for the rising year 7, this is a true reflection of the recent developments and school journey.

The school is organised around a traditional House system, comprising of 5 houses, each with two tutor groups per year. The house system promotes strong pastoral care balanced with a healthy level of competition.

The Park Community School’s main aim is to be the best educational facility in Devon and to earn itself a national reputation of excellence. To do this, the secondary school strives to ensure that every child discovers their passion for learning and understands that they can achieve their potential. The school aims to be a challenging, stimulating and supportive environment that allows each student to become a confident, resilient and adaptable learner.

The school provides a broad and balanced curriculum that emphasises the importance of literacy, numeracy and ICT. Students are taught how to work well in a team, as well as the importance of self-reliance and citizenship.

Ofsted report:

"Pupils are aware of their responsibilities as citizens and demonstrate this by their involvement in the life of the school."

"The behavior of pupils is good. They are polite and well mannered. This contributes strongly to the calm atmosphere in the school. Relationships between staff and pupils are positive and respectful."

"The school runs smoothly on a day-to-day basis because pupils know and adhere to the high expectations of staff."

"The headteacher provides strong, clear-sighted leadership. Since his appointment, he has raised expectations at the school"

Arranging a visit to The Park Community School

Please arrange by calling 012171373131

School location

Park Lane, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 9AX

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