7 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    1st September 2024 or 1st January 2025

  • Closing date

    24 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    6 June 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4


Biology, Chemistry

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

5 GCSEs including English and Maths


Higher degree or further professional qualifications


Evidence of involvement in continuing professional development activities

Classroom teaching leading to strong pupil progress (This may include during teaching practice)

Developing and implementing inspiring teaching materials

Setting goals that stretch and challenge pupils of all backgrounds, abilities and dispositions.

Managing challenging pupil behaviour

Contributing to successful improvement strategies

Monitoring, tracking and evaluating student progress

Developing strategies to improve pupil performance

Using a range of formative and summative assessment strategies to enhance learning.

Excellent organisational skills

Understanding of child-safeguarding issues and successful measures that promote and ensure the safe-guarding of children.

Knowledge of current legislation, guidance and developments relating to the subject area

Excellent communication skills

Excellent subject knowledge

Excellent classroom practitioner

Ability to form effective working relationships

Ability to use data effectively to analyse progress

Ability to use ICT to inspire and motivate pupils

Reflective practitioner

Commitment to cross-curricular initiatives to enhance pupil progress

Commitment to extra-curricular learning

Willingness to embrace new technologies and software to enhance pupil progress

High personal motivation

Ability to inspire and lead

Desire to innovate

Creative approach to problem solving




Honesty and Integrity

Strong team player

What the school offers its staff

We are a dynamic, innovative and outward-looking school.

We value every individual and seek the best possible outcomes for each one.

Our staff is highly qualified, exceptionally committed and continually learning.

We nurture mutually-beneficial partnerships which enhance our pupils’ opportunities and well-being.

We are sustained by collaboration, mutual support and trusting relationships.

We are an open, friendly school, where all people feel they belong.

We are proud to serve our community of Cambourne and want Cambourne to be proud of us
Teaching and Learning
We have the highest aspirations for all pupils and the utmost belief in each individual.

We deliver a rich and diverse curriculum, rooted in the needs of our pupils.

We strive to remove all barriers to learning and refuse to allow disability or social disadvantage to limit our expectations or the achievements of our pupils.

We inspire our pupils through excellent teaching.

We value the expertise of our subject specialists, entrusting them to hone pupils’ skills and to ensure access to powerful knowledge.

We access technology for optimum impact.

Our teaching is underpinned by meaningful data and rigorous, accurate assessment.

We work together and across departments, sharing good practice to enhance performance and relationships.

We create opportunities for research and professional learning for all members of staff, through our Teaching School and wider partnerships.

Our Pupils
Our pupils enjoy school. They engage actively in their learning, inspired by excellent teaching and a sense of shared purpose.

Our pupils are confident learners; they build self-esteem and are willing to challenge themselves, take risks and learn from mistakes.

Our pupils attain standards which reflect their full academic potential.

We foster imagination, adaptability, resilience and ambition.

We create opportunities for every pupil to build independence, teamwork and leadership.

Pupils treat each other and staff with respect and consideration.

Positive behaviour is an inherent expectation.

Our leadership teams guide the school with vision and discernment.

All leaders are role models: they act with integrity, are highly visible, and are approachable by all.

Teaching and learning is at the heart of all decision-making.

We believe in devolved leadership; middle leaders are highly trusted and empowered to have impact.

All staff have opportunities to contribute their expertise to strategic school decisions.

Communication across the school is direct and timely.

Our leaders know the staff, communicate how much they are valued, and seek to sustain their well-being.

We seek to engage with all parents in relationships based on mutual trust and respect.

We believe in frequent and open communication, aiming to work with parents to maximise each child’s school experience.

We have policies that are clear and easily understood, encouraging parental engagement and support.

We maximise the use of technology to ensure full and swift communication.

Community and Partnership
We are a Village College and embody this ethos.

We work in full co-operation with our Trust partners to enhance all our pupils’ education.

We build local partnerships across all phases of schooling to ensure cohesive educational experiences.

We engage with our local business community to sustain growth and opportunities for our mutual benefit.

We work with our Locality Team, social and health workers, and all other relevant agencies to integrate support and sustain our pupils’ well-being.
We seek international partnerships to widen our pupils’ understanding of their place in our world.

Further details about the role

Please use the website link to access the recruitment pack.

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.

Applying for the job

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About Cambourne Village College

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1305 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Email address
Phone number
01954 284000

Cambourne Village College, an academy of The Cam Academy Trust, opened in brand new premises in September 2013 with just five forms of Year 7 pupils. Serving one of the fastest-growing communities in the UK, we now have more than 1300 pupils on roll, with major further expansion planned, including the opening of our new sixth form centre in September 2024.

The College has enjoyed remarkable success since opening, gaining an early Ofsted Outstanding rating along with designation as a Leading Edge School. Our pupils achieve excellent results in public examinations via a curriculum designed to offer maximum breadth and opportunity for all abilities. Our extra-curricular offer is also outstanding: annual musical drama performances, termly concerts, a wide range of competitive and recreational sporting activities, and many further clubs and events are on offer. In 2019, we were granted the International School Award by the British Council and are looking forward to re-launching our programme of international visits and exchanges this year.

We strive to be a welcoming and inclusive school for our pupils and also to fulfil our Village College ethos in serving the whole community: we support an active adult education programme and more than 30 local groups and organisations make use of the school’s facilities, out of hours. This unusual commitment to our local community was a key factor in our winning a prestigious Silver Award in the ‘Making a Difference’ category of the Pearson School of the Year celebrations in 2018.

Arranging a visit to Cambourne Village College

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hr@cambournevc.org.

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