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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    3 May 2024 at 1pm

  • Date listed

    26 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

Visa sponsorship

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Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£30,000.00 - £46,525.00 Annually (Actual) R&R £1,000pa (reviewed after two years)

Science Teacher – STEM job summary

At Deer Park School, we don't just teach Science; we ignite passion, curiosity, and wonder in every student. Our mission is to cultivate the next generation of innovators, explorers, and problem solvers. We believe that science is not just a subject - it's a journey of discovery that sparks creativity and shapes future careers. Every student will leave Deer Park equipped with the knowledge and skills for STEM pathways and an ability to access the natural world around them in their adult lives.

With your passion for science and dedication to student success, you'll transform state of the art classrooms into dynamic laboratories of exploration, where hypotheses are tested, theories are challenged, and breakthroughs are celebrated. Join us in inspiring the next generation of scientists, engineers, and visionaries as we continue to push the boundaries of knowledge and imagination. If you're ready to make a difference, build foundations of excellence and leave a legacy that will resonate for generations to come, then this is the opportunity for you.

We are delighted to be offering an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, innovative and passionate practitioner to join our Science Department at Deer Park School. You must have Qualified Teacher Status in the UK, or an equivalent overseas qualification with UK teaching experience.

What is it like to teach at Deer Park?

"There is an extremely positive culture here based on the values of inclusion, kindness and community. This culture can be felt throughout the whole school and the values can be seen in pupils’ excellent behaviour and positive relationships with each other, and with staff. Parents are also extremely supportive of the school which many describe as a ‘family’.

The school’s curriculum is ambitious for every pupil. In all year groups, pupils take a broad range of subjects. Staff ensure that all pupils produce work of a high standard." - Ofsted - Nov ‘23

At Deer Park we:

  • Give staff the freedom to be creative and passionate about their subject areas.
  • Strive to stimulate each student’s enjoyment and love of learning. We bring joy to our curriculums.
  • Work as a team to ensure that each child has an enriched experience.
  • Ensure that all learners are supported and challenged to become polite, independent, resilient, confident and articulate individuals who are aspirational and ambitious.
  • Insist on a culture of rights, respect and responsibility. We’re a kind school – and we are proud of how our students uphold these values and they are working towards their Silver UNICEF accreditation.
  • Have an ethos that is inclusive, where each individual in the school community is valued and there is a focus on well-being and achievement.
  • Deliver high quality professional learning for staff, developing strong and sustainable partnerships where innovative practice is jointly developed and linked to educational research and evidence informed practice.
  • Commitment to invest in staff development and support with internal and external professional development.
  • Promote outstanding leadership at all levels to realise our vision.
  • Have a strong partnership with the Ogden Trust to enable outreach and partnership with our local schools.
  • Deliver STEM opportunities with trips and clubs.
  • Support our young STEM leaders to take on outreach projects to develop their own skills as well as raising the profile of STEM in our feeder primary schools.
  • Supportive and innovative technicians to help you realise your practical ambitions with brand new equipment in our well stocked prep room.
  • Constant review of teacher workload and wellbeing.
  • Staff wellbeing and staff unity encouraged with a range of activities and staff clubs.

We will ensure that the successful candidate has:

  • Comprehensive induction including a dedicated mentor.
  • Continuous professional learning, development and improvement.
  • The opportunity to contribute to raising standards for all our student

Benefits of working for our Trust include:

  • Exceptional team environment where all staff are valued.
  • Excellent Continuing Professional Development with high quality CPD programs.
  • Many opportunities for career progression.
  • Extensive department resources and facilities.
  • Enrolment in the Teachers’ Pension Scheme.
  • A tax efficient Cycle-to-Work scheme through salary sacrifice.
  • Staff membership rates to our modern Leisure Centre at Wildern School

“If you are looking for a career defining opportunity to shape the ethos, culture and legacy of a state of the art school in the heart of a wonderful community then Deer Park is the right opportunity for you.”

For more information on our school please visit our website https://www.deerparksecondary.org/

If you currently work in a school, please ensure one of your references is from your current Headteacher.

Please submit your application as soon as possible as we may invite candidates to interview before the closing date. Closing Date: Midday Friday 03rd May 2024.

Disclaimer: Please note due to the high volume of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date if we receive applications that meet the criteria. Therefore, advised to submit your application as early as possible as some interviews may take place, and the appointment may be made before the closing date is reached for the post. Once a vacancy has closed, we are unable to consider further applications

Wildern Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects 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.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
medical
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Deer Park School

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
278 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Deer Park School is a new seven-form entry secondary school which opened in September 2021 initially with four forms of Year 7 and growing to full capacity of seven forms of entry over the next seven years.

We are part of the Wildern Academy Trust which comprises of Wildern School, Deer Park Secondary School and Boorley Park Primary School.

This is an exciting time for the trust and all colleagues joining us.

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