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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    30 January 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    5 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

M1 - UPR3 as appropriate to experience

What skills and experience we're looking for

This is an exciting opportunity to join a successful and supportive team of specialist teachers who share a love of the Sciences and the central role they play in all our lives.

The post will be of interest to newly qualified, as well as experienced, teachers who wish to develop professionally and personally in a supportive and happy environment. The team works exceptionally well together, ably led and supported by experienced leaders. There are schemes of work in place for all Key Stages and the department is well-resourced. The ideal candidate will have the ability to teach to teach Key Stages 3, 4 and 5.

Due to the outstanding teaching, supportive systems and positive learning culture, students achieve highly at Waddesdon, with Progress 8 score of +0.65 (Well Above Average) and an exceptionally high Science Valued Added score of +0.85.

You will be:

  • a confident Chemistry teacher (in training, or already established)
  • keen to develop further as a teacher in a supportive, evidence-informed environment
  • passionate about the value of Science for all young adults, whatever their background, or ability

This vacancy is a full-time, permanent position. Serious consideration will be given to requests for part-time teaching as per the details of the advert.

What the school offers its staff

Several reasons staff enjoy working at Waddesdon include:

  • High levels of expectations and discipline
  • Generous teaching/non-contact allocation per fortnight (42/50)
  • Positive relations between staff and students

The school’s SIAMS inspection celebrated our unique culture in the following way:

“Relationships are shaped by the focus on the twin values of dignity and respect. There is a palpable sense of Waddesdon being a safe and secure place to be, of a community built on good humour, mutual support and love of self and neighbour; this is seen in lessons and around the school.”

Waddesdon School is an oversubscribed all ability 11-18 school, set in rural Buckinghamshire. The school is 30 minutes away from Oxford and also within easy commuting distance from Milton Keynes. There are just over 1000 students on roll, including 300 in the Sixth Form. The school has an excellent reputation for CPD and recognises and values the contributions of all staff.

There are realistic expectations regarding balancing family and leisure time and workload. Governors have recently changed the Admissions Policy to include children of staff members.

We encourage you to contact the school for a phone conversation and to discuss your interest in the post. Testimonials from our staff about the culture and ethos of our school can be found on our website in our ‘Working at Waddesdon’ section.

We are an Equal Opportunities and Disability Confident Employer. We were awarded a Gold Award by MIND for Workplace Well-being in 2020 and have a Silver Award for our work with Race and Conscious Equality.

Further details about the role

We encourage you to contact the school for a phone conversation and to discuss your interest in the post. The description of the department, the OfSTED and SIAMS reports, and our termly newsletter, Waddesdon Voice, will give you a flavour of the culture and ethos of our school and the department.

Commitment to safeguarding

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check, and employment will be conditional upon completion of satisfactory pre-appointment checks.

Applicants are invited to view the school’s Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy via https://www.waddesdonschool.com/safeguarding

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About Waddesdon Church of England School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1014 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01296 651382

Waddesdon School is an oversubscribed all ability 11-18 school, set in rural Buckinghamshire. The school is 30 minutes away from Oxford and also within easy commuting distance from Milton Keynes. there are just over 1000 students on roll, including 300 in the Sixth Form. The school has an excellent reputation for CPD and recognises and values the contributions of all staff. The school was rated 'Outstanding' in all categories during its December 2021 OfSTED inspection.

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