Teacher of Chemistry (fixed-term maternity cover) The Cooper School, Bicester, Oxfordshire

Job description

The Cooper School is currently seeking to appoint a dynamic and passionate Teacher of Science, specialising in Chemistry to join our highly successful Science department from January 2020 or earlier if available. This is a fixed-term appointment until 31st August 2020 to cover a period of maternity leave.

The applicant should be dedicated to raising the attainment of all students by developing a deep understanding and love of Chemistry. We are looking for applicants with experience of teaching Chemistry and a track record of leading students to achieve great results. They will share the academy’s vision that all children can succeed and be reflective practitioners that contribute to a high performing team.

The successful candidate will have excellent teaching skills and the ability to inspire and motivate The Cooper School’s students to achieve outstanding results.

Essential educational requirements

Well-qualified graduate with appropriate degree

Essential qualifications

PGCE/Qualified Teacher Status

Essential skills and experience

• Curriculum development work
• Experience across the age and ability range
• Ability to work in a team
• Excellent classroom skills
• Creativity and flexibility
• Commitment to developing teaching and learning
• Commitment to raising attainment

Employee benefits

• the opportunity to work with experienced and value driven colleagues;
• an innovative and supportive working environment;
• caring, well behaved and motivated students;
• a genuinely happy and friendly academy community;
• a commitment to Continual Professional Learning and Development;
• strong links with and support from the wider academy;
• an energetic, vibrant and diverse environment where everyone is valued;
• the opportunity to use Google’s GSuite for Education.

About The Cooper School

At The Cooper School, we pride ourselves on being forward thinking in terms of curriculum decisions which support our students; focused on improving learning through the use of new technologies and determined to continuously refine our approaches to teaching and learning. Investing in the Media Suite reflects a small part of our approach to making learning engaging, relevant and active for our students. Joining us as a member of staff at The Cooper School means being able to see the big picture for the students here. It means that whilst we always strive for academic excellence, we also place great value upon students becoming adaptable, resourceful and enquiring. These are the sort of skills that will enable them to become effective citizens, just as much as their academic results will. As such, we encourage independent learning, enrichment initiatives and House-based teamwork and co-operation. Working here is an opportunity to flourish as a professional. We ‘grow our own’ leaders. Many new staff have taken on additional responsibilities which is a mark of their quality and commitment to making progress in their own careers as well as their desire to become part of a successful and positive organisation.

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