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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    13 March 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    26 February 2024

Job details

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4



Working pattern

Full time: The school day is 8.25am-2.55pm

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint a well-qualified, highly motivated and inspirational teacher of Science who is passionate about the subject and enabling students to achieve their very best.

The Woodlands Science department is extremely well resourced with a dedicated team of seven teachers supported by three technicians. In recent years, the department has shown significant improvements in curriculum design, effective and purposeful assessment and quality of teaching and learning - all contributing to an improvement of student outcome and an increase in numbers of students moving on to study the sciences at FE. We offer a full range of qualifications across KS4 including entry level, Combined Science Trilogy and Separate sciences. The department is highly collaborative, supportive and has established strong working relationships with professional bodies such as the IOP and Royal Society of Chemistry alongside Southampton University and Lifelab where our involvement continues on a number of educational projects. We run numerous extra-curricular activities including trips, Science Study Club and Science Club which is very well attended.

Woodlands is a small 11 to 16 school of great diversity, energy and creativity and is typified by its caring and supportive ethos. Our students enjoy school, the high-quality education they receive, the first-class facilities in our modern building and the strong relationships they form with the staff - we are proud that our recent Ofsted judgement of ‘good’ in all areas, also recognises this. We are a community that believes in lifelong learning and personal achievement. Our aim is to ensure that all students leave Woodlands successfully prepared and confident in exploring their next steps in their own journey. Our core values are “Respect, Responsibility and Resilience” and these underpin everything we do.

What is Woodlands is looking for?

  • A capacity for hard work and resilience and a belief that this is at the core of success
  • An exceptional and innovative practitioner with an ability and determination to secure high-quality outcomes for all students
  • A desire to drive quality improvements across the department and in other, less experienced practitioners

  • Share the school vision for ensuring our values of respect, responsibility and resilience are at the heart of all practice

What the school offers its staff

What can Woodlands offer?

  • Opportunity to make a difference to the life choices of our students in a stimulating, challenging and friendly place to work
  • To be an integral part of a collaborative and forward-thinking Science team
  • Extensive opportunities for professional development with educational research at its centre
  • Support and strategies to maintain positive well-being

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)
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 Woodlands Community College

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
844 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
02380 463303

Woodlands Community College is a mixed, comprehensive, non-denominational secondary school without sixth form situated in Southampton, Hampshire. It is a community state school within the Southampton Education Authority. A secondary school with places for 900 students between the ages of 11-16, currently oversubscribed with 905 students currently on roll.
The school was opened by then-minister for schools David Miliband in 2003.
Jim Henderson
Head Teacher
The 3 Rs
respect, resilience and responsibility
Woodlands we show respect by:
· Taking care of everyone and everything in our school building and
school community
· Being open minded and accepting of people’s feelings, opinions and
· Communicating, co-operating and listening politely and positively
At Woodlands we show resilience by:
· Accepting and learning from our mistakes by responding positively
to feedback
· Taking control of our own learning
· Embracing challenges with emotional strength
At Woodlands we show responsibility by:
· Contributing and engaging fully in all aspects of school life
· Taking pride in our appearance, attitude and work ethic
· Being honest and willing to be held accountable for our own actions

Arranging a visit to Woodlands Community College

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email nicola.purse@woodlands.southampton.sch.uk.

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