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  • Job start date

    20 August 2024

  • Closing date

    16 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    28 March 2024

Job details

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Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£30,500-£47,133

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Degree in a Physics of Physics related discipline
  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • Experience
  • Experience of teaching A-level Physics
  • Experience of teaching another related subject
  • Experience of working as an examiner for Physics
  • Experience of working in a demanding environment where high levels of organisation are required

What the school offers its staff

You will be joining a highly successful, innovative and nationally recognised sixth form College. The College is currently College of Year awarded by Educate and has been graded outstanding in all areas by OFSTED in December 2016. All staff play a vital role in the experience that students have with us and ultimately their success.

The College currently has a 16 to 19-year-old student population of 1550. Demand for places for places at the College is very high and as a result the College has recently expanded with two new state of the art teaching blocks in September 2021. A further brand new 3 storey classroom block opened in April 2023 as part of the College’s expansion project.

In response to the pandemic and disruption to the learning of students the College introduced a new timetable in 2021/2022 to combat the deficits that students have. This includes teaching time increasing by 60 minutes each week we are confident that the 5.5 hours students receive each week is one of, if not the highest in the country. Whilst student teaching time has increased the new timetable has reduced the overall teaching time for teachers each week. Full time teachers will teach a maximum of 4 classes, 4 times a week and teachers have their own groups, we do not have shared teaching groups at the College.

The College is committed to its core values of Positivity, Ambition, Resilience and Thoughtfulness, and these values shape everything we do. Our ethos is centred on the scientific evidence that tells us that everyone can achieve success through purposeful hard work as opposed to the talent myth, and this enables learners to make rapid progress unshackled by any limits previously placed upon them.

Further details about the role

This is an exciting opportunity to join a successful Science Department at a highly regarded Sixth Form College. We seek to appoint a committed and hardworking Physics teacher who is keen teach exclusively at Post 16 level. Experienced teachers and NQTs are encouraged to apply. Whatever your experience you will be supported in a way that best supports your development in a College renowned for its innovation as well as the exceptional progress of its students.

The role is to teach A-level Physics, OCR Specification. This is a part time position with a 0.5 FTE, you will teach two A-level Physics classes over 4 days. However if you are able to offer an additional subject then a full time position will be considered.

The A-level Physics Course is a well-established course at the College which is becoming increasingly popular with over 70 students currently studying the subject. We seek to appoint a hard-working, committed Physics specialist who has a passion for the subject and is a positive role model for scientists of the future.

Within the department there is a real team ethos with regular opportunities for collaboration and dialogue with colleagues. The department has 8 fully equipped laboratories and has a team of 5 dedicated technicians to support with practical work and resourcing.

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 Birkenhead Sixth Form College

School type
Academy, ages 16 to 19
School size
0 pupils enrolled
Age range
16 to 19
Email address
haw@bsfc.ac.uk
Phone number
01516525575

You will be joining a highly successful, innovative and nationally recognised sixth form college. The College was awarded the UK Sixth Form College of the Year by the TES in 2018 and this followed being graded outstanding in all areas by OFSTED in December 2016. All staff play a vital role in the experience that students have with us and ultimately their success.

The College currently has a 16 to 19-year-old student population of 1450. Demand for places for places at the college is very high and as a result the college has recently expanded with the opening of a 1.7m new state of the art teaching facility in September 2021. A further brand new 3 storey classroom block is opening in April 2023 as part of the college’s expansion project.

In response to the pandemic and disruption to the learning of students the college introduced a new timetable in 2021/2022 to combat the deficits that students have. This includes teaching time increasing by 60 minutes each week we are confident that the 5.5 hours students receive each week is one of, if not the highest in the country. Whilst student teaching time has increased, the new timetable has reduced the overall teaching time for teachers each week. Full time teachers will teach a maximum of 4 classes, 4 times a week and teachers have their own groups, we do not have shared teaching groups at the college.

Arranging a visit to Birkenhead Sixth Form College

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email haw@bsfc.ac.uk.

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