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.
staff enjoy working at Waddesdon include:
- High levels of expectations
- Generous teaching/non-contact allocation per fortnight (42/50)
- Positive relations between
staff and students
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.
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.
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.
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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