Teacher of Chemistry Ulverston Victoria High School, Ulverston, Cumbria

Job description

“As an exceptional school we give children the confidence, skills and security to be the authors of their own life stories, whilst sustaining our core values and moving forward dynamically and collaboratively to become a school of national and international repute”.

“A wealth of opportunities for pupils enabling them to achieve well across the highly challenging, rich and engaging curriculum” – HMI Ofsted, October 2018.

TEACHER OF CHEMISTRY
Permanent Post
Suitable for NQTs and experienced teachers
Full Time (1.0 fte) - Teachers Pay Scale - Required from 1st September 2020

Ulverston Victoria High School is a happy and thriving 11-18 school and sixth form and is at the heart of the community in the picturesque South Lakeland market town of Ulverston.

An exceptional school, which is defined equally by its high academic achievements and its warmth and inclusivity, our students and their teachers work hard, seek to achieve the very highest standards in all they do and are respectful of each other and of their community.

The Governing Body is seeking to appoint, with effect from 1st September 2020, an outstanding and motivated teacher of Chemistry. The successful candidate will have an essential ability to teach Chemistry at Key Stages 3, 4 and 5.

We welcome applications from professional, effective and motivated NQTs and experienced teachers, who are keen to join our high performing team at Ulverston Victoria High School. A full and appropriate induction programme is available for all NQTs.

The successful candidate will share our passion for education and demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills. He or she will be clearly in tune with our values and our ethos of “children first” and be totally committed to providing a deep and rewarding experience in Chemistry for all our students regardless of their academic ability. This is a great opportunity for an exceptional and vibrant practitioner to join and contribute to a high-performing department. GCSE science results for progress have consistently been in the top 20% of the country across both combined science and separate science. A-level numbers are healthy and Chemistry is a very popular choice with five groups in the sixth form. During the 2018 Ofsted inspection, the inspectors took time to note in their report that ’students make exceptional progress in science’.

UVHS is a brilliant place to be a student or teacher. There is a dynamic, caring atmosphere that pervades the whole school and a real desire to inspire and achieve. The faculty thrives on exploring new ways of teaching and there is a real buzz of enthusiasm for the subject in the school.

If you are a candidate committed to high quality teaching and learning who wants to develop your career in an exceptional school, working closely with colleagues who share that passion, then we would be pleased to hear from you.

Closing date for applications: Friday 24th January 2020 at 9.00 am.

Interviews will be held on: Tuesday 4th February or Wednesday 5th February 2020.

Please see the introduction and applicant guidance notes, view the person specification and department information on our school website www.uvhs.uk for further details.

Please note that UVHS does not accept CV applications.

Please email applications for the attention of the Headteacher, Mr M Hardwick, at recruitment@uvhs.uk

If you have any questions or queries relating to the application procedure, please do not hesitate to call Andrea Herman on 01229 483900 or email recruitment@uvhs.uk

Ulverston Victoria High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, in line with statutory guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education, Revised September 2019, and expects all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment.

All offers of employment are conditional upon satisfactory completion of employment vetting checks including an enhanced check through the Disclosure and Barring Service, Teacher Prohibition Checks through the Teacher Regulation Agency, suitable references, Proof of Right to Work in the UK, pre-employment health check and professional qualifications.

Essential educational requirements

Ability to teach Chemistry to A-level standard
Ability to teach Chemistry to at least higher GCSE standard

Essential qualifications

Academic degree(s) or other professional qualification(s) relevant to secondary phase
QTS

Essential skills and experience

Proven record of excellent classroom practice
Evidence of continuing professional development or relevant PGCE training
Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge students
Successful teaching record (in current school or on teaching practice at KS3-KS4 / KS5)
Knowledge of the KS3, GCSE and A level Chemistry curriculum
Knowledge of best practice in assessment
Knowledge of Able, Gifted and Talented strategies
Understanding of self-evaluation processes


About Ulverston Victoria High School

Oversubscribed Secondary Community School with Sixth Form on the edge of the Lake District, Cumbria.

Address
Springfield Road, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 0EB
Phase
Secondary
Type
LA Maintained School
Website
Ulverston Victoria High School website (opens in a new window)