Teacher of Chemistry (Secondary)
To work in collaboration with all staff to:
• promote the general progress and well-being of individual students through ensuring the maintenance of good order and discipline among all students and safeguard their Health and Safety, both on school premises and when they are engaged in authorised activities elsewhere;
• plan engaging lessons and home learning according to the educational needs, abilities and achievement of individual students which develop a culture of enquiry and dialogue within a knowledge based curriculum;
• assess, record and report on the progress, attainment, attendance and behaviour of students;
• ensure teaching builds on the success of the primary phase, working with primary teachers both inside and outside the classroom;
• promote high standards of learning, teaching and student achievement and progression through active engagement in and contribution to the schools’ CPD program;
• work with the Senior Leadership Team and SENDCo, ensuring that the needs of all children are met;
• fully engage with the school’s pastoral system within lessons and as a form tutor;
• ensure regular and effective communication with parents, governors and other key stakeholders in supporting and improving students’ achievement and personal development;
• create and promote positive strategies for challenging all forms of prejudice and harassment and promoting British values.
• delivering an exciting, cohesive and integrated curriculum that bridges the gap between KS2 and KS3, eliminates transition regression and ensures continued relevance to the needs of the students and the school’s values;
• developing the KS4/5 curriculum, instilling a love of Science and ensuring sustained and accelerated progress in order to best prepare students for the demands of the examining and awarding bodies;
• developing the school’s partnerships with parents, the local community, businesses, other organisations and schools, to enhance and enrich the school and its values to the wider community;
• building a school culture and curriculum that takes account of the richness and diversity of the school’s communities;
• promoting the concept of lifelong learning and family engagement with learning through partnership.
We are looking to appoint an outstanding teacher and creative leader to join our evolving team and be fundamental in shaping our all-through school. You will lead the strategic direction and development of an inspiring, cohesive, curriculum which will excite and prepare pupils for the next phase in their learning journey.
- School visits for prospective applicants are warmly welcomed and encouraged - please contact Androulla Oritis, HR Manager on 0208 764 1825 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Essential educational requirements
Educated to degree level, QTS
Qualified Teacher Status
Essential skills and experience
• Proven successful teaching and achievement of outstanding student progress.
• Ability to teach across all key stages, building on the success of the primary phase by working with primary teachers both inside and outside the classroom.
• Ability and flexibility to teach and support in other areas of the curriculum.
• Ability to contribute to professional leadership and management of a staff team to secure high quality teaching,
effective use of resources and improved standards of learning and achievement for all students across the school.
• Ability to analyse data to monitor progress towards challenging targets.
• Knowledge of current educational issues beyond current school.
- a creative and innovative approach to school improvement;
- the ability lead on the educational progress, achievement and enrichment experience (including trips, rewards and clubs) of all pupils across the school.
As a Woodmansterne staff member, you can expect regular and relevant professional development, opportunities to work across phases, be creative and risk taking in your teaching, work closely with colleagues in planning and training. You will be an integral part of this wonderful school and supported by an experienced and supportive leadership team.
Why should you come and work with us?
- we have fantastic children and families (many schools say that, but we really do);
- we have amazing new buildings with two fantastic libraries, dedicated ICT suites, specialist food rooms, science labs, music provision and well-resourced, ICT rich learning spaces and a huge playing field;
- our exciting, enriched, curriculum is pupil-centred aimed at capturing every child’s full learning potential;
- we are committed to staff well-being alongside professional and career development;
- we are a cohesive, friendly, highly skilled and passionate staff body, committed to Woodmansterne’s values and ethos;
- the uniqueness of our all-though provision means exciting opportunities for cross-phase collaboration, leadership and management;
- our strong partnerships with families, the local community, other Lambeth schools and Teaching Alliances.
- you will be joining our team at an exciting stage of our journey as an all-through school;
TLR available for the right candidate.
About Woodmansterne School
Working at Woodmansterne is never dull. Creative ideas are listened to and considered and challenge is encouraged. Staff here are keen and confident to go the extra mile, knowing that their input is valued and respected. Woodmansterne is a special place, ask anyone who has walked through our doors, the learning environment is calm and enriched; pupils, staff and parents are happy. Our goal is simple, to ‘achieve excellence together’, we do this by supporting each other and a relentless focus on inspiring our young people (and each other) to be the very best version of themselves that they can be. Woodmansterne has a diverse and vibrant community and as a school we benefit from this rich variety of cultures and traditions . Woodmansterne is at very exciting stage of its development, we have recently moved into our new secondary building. Working closely across phases has ensured cohesion between staff, a greater understanding of effective transition and how children learn and flourish. Our children aged 3 to 13 have been able to share experiences and develop a strong and united voice. It has been a pioneering journey, one that we have embraced as a community, we have learnt from each other, risen to challenges and overcome obstacles together. As we move to the next stage of our development we intend to protect and the uniqueness of our cross phase community and all-through provision. Working closely with our families and the wider community is something we are passionate about, we have links with the local food bank, run a community fridge, host community events for local elderly residents and in the future will be sharing our wonderful new facilities with the local community. As a Woodmansterne staff member, you can expect regular and relevant professional development, opportunities to work across phases, be creative and risk taking in your teaching, work closely with colleagues in planning and training. You will be an integral part of this wonderful school and supported by an experienced and supportive leadership team. Prospective applicants are always welcome to come and visit, please contact the HR Manager, Androulla Oritis via The School Office to arrange a tour, or email: email@example.com
- Woodmansterne Road, London, SW16 5UQ
- All Through
- LA Maintained School
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