6 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    17 May 2021 at 10:00am

  • Date listed

    30 April 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Teacher's Main Pay Scale

Job summary

The Bishop Wand School is looking to appoint an inspirational Subject Leader of Chemistry for September 2021.

The role will include managing the delivery of Chemistry at KS3, GCSE and A-level across year groups 7 to 13. You will lead your subject to enhance provision and will get the chance to lead on exciting project work throughout the year. Project work may include revising schemes of work and ensuring the curriculum is engaging to all learners alongside projects that support student attainment, well-being, and engagement within the wider school. However, as Subject Leader you will have full autonomy to ensure your Department meets targets and exceeds needs of our learners. You will lead by example, supporting and empowering your subject’s teachers, staff and students to achieve to the best of their ability.

The successful applicant will join our large, supportive Science Faculty. We welcome applications from experienced teachers who are passionate about Science and believe that all students have the ability to learn and make progress across Key Stages 3-5.

The Head of Science Faculty will line manage the Chemistry Department, supporting the Senior Leadership link and Headteacher to ensure the Department achieves to its maximum potential.

This is an exciting time for the Science Faculty, we are going from strength to strength and have a team of high-quality practitioners that work well together and are keen to share ideas with each other and trainee teachers. Our team is innovative with a drive to introduce new and modern projects with enthusiasm. Our GCSE results have improved each year for the last 3 years and at A level all 3 Sciences had an ALPs score of between 1 and 3 placing us in the top 25% of schools nationally. We strongly value enhancing the learning of our students though extra-curricular activities and as a result student have the opportunity to attend Science Club, enter competitions and go on trips to widen their scientific understanding.

Our teaching colleagues at Bishop Wand are central to our continued improvement and for this reason we offer a very comprehensive professional development program to all teaching and support staff. Teachers are given additional time to plan and prepare exciting, differentiated lessons that meet the needs of each student.

Our School mission statement of ‘Realising God-given potential’ is very important to us and we enjoy a positive learning environment in which we develop our students. We are looking for a Chemistry Teacher with the ability and commitment to secure high standards of student achievement. It is vital to us that our students leave with the skills and attitudes required for further education and future employment.

Employee benefits

£2,873.00 per annum

Applying for the job

Please apply using the School's application form which can be accessed using the link below, and email to recruitment@bishopwand.surrey.sch.uk. Please note that CVs will not be accepted for this position.

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Supporting documents

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School overview

School type
Academy, Church of England
Education phase
School size
1037 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
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About The Bishop Wand Church of England School

The Bishop Wand Church of England School is an 11-18 Academy located in Sunbury on Thames, close to the borders of Surrey and the London Boroughs of Richmond and Hounslow. As a School we are proud of our reputation for academic achievement and exceptional pastoral care and are oversubscribed year on year with a thriving Sixth Form.

Our mission statement ‘Realising God-given potential’ enshrines our belief that every child has a God-given talent and it is our role to nurture and celebrate every success, building a community where the emphasis is on the achievement of the individual and where values of mutual understanding and respect are shared. High aspirations, challenge and a love for learning and personal development apply equally to both students and staff and a large investment is made by our School in developing and supporting staff at all stages of their career.

Relationships and community are vital elements of a successful school, and our strong Christian ethos, our care and genuine appreciation and understanding pervade all aspects of our School life. Staff colleagues are our greatest resource and we strive to support each other, share good practice and develop as professionals

School location

Layton's Lane, Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey, TW16 6LT

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