Teacher of Chemistry – Specialist KS4-5

Budmouth Academy Weymouth, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 9SY

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  • Expected start date

    3 January 2023

  • Application deadline

    6 October 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    21 September 2022

Job details

Key stages

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


Additional allowances

Possibility of a TLR

Teacher of Chemistry – Specialist KS4-5 job summary

We are seeking to appoint a well-qualified, enthusiastic and dedicated Chemistry teacher who has a passion for teaching Chemistry at KS4 and 5, enabling the progression of our students. Chemistry is a popular A level option, and A level teaching will take up a large proportion of your weekly timetable. You will be committed to planning and delivering outstanding lessons that engage and motivate, building strong rapport with students and working with an enthusiastic and committed team to develop imaginative and forward-thinking resources. Budmouth is situated on the stunning Jurassic Coast, and new staff will benefit from a comprehensive induction programme.

We are looking for an individual able to fulfil a team role that will complement the dynamism and originality of thought present in our established team. This post would suit an ECT and as your professional development is important to us, there are highly supportive induction programmes and CPD opportunities during your time at the school. Aspirations Academy Trust now operates full time educational courses for free. Courses we offer include those at Level 6 and 7, degree level educational courses, as well as a full suite of NPQ qualifications.

Science is a large faculty within the school and operates in 14 purpose built laboratories teaching all sciences to KS5. A Level Chemistry, Biology and Physics are all very popular options. There are 16 teachers in the department that are passionate to raise achievement and work together to provide the best teaching and learning opportunities. The department is supported by an excellent team of technicians who provide support to aid lessons.

Budmouth Academy Weymouth is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We value the diversity of our workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

For specific information regarding the position, please contact the Subject Coordinator for Science Mr Matt Williamson; mwilliamson@budmouth-aspirations.org.

An information pack including the Application form, Job Description, Person Specification, and Statement of Child Protection summary can be found on the Budmouth Academy Weymouth website. https://www.budmouth-aspirations.org/news-dates/job-vacancies/

If you have not heard from us by 12th October 2022 then please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

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About Budmouth Academy Weymouth

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1521 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01305 830500

Budmouth Academy Weymouth is a large academy and we are fortunate to have excellent facilities. We offer an exciting curriculum and there are a wide-range of courses on offer. We also have the only Sixth Form in the Weymouth and Portland area, meaning that we have the privilege of taking children from aged 11 right through to 18, and our excellent provision ensures that they are ready for the adult world. We encourage high aspirations for all our students and every year we send students off to some of the best universities in the country.

About Aspirations
Across our 16 Academies, Aspirations educate more than 9,000 pupils across the ages from 2 to 19 years, covering an area from West London to the Southwest of England. Operating since 2011, we have a consistent track record of improvement and success and offer excellent Continuous Professional Development (CPD) opportunities. We are determined that children receive an excellent education that prepares them for success in adult-life and are looking for people to join us who share our ideals.

We welcome applications from people with disabilities and guarantee an interview for those with a declared disability should they meet the minimum criteria for the job. The Equality Act 2010 defines disability as “any physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities

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