Teacher of Physics Burford School, Burford, Oxfordshire

Job description

Start Date : 1st September 2020

Contract : Full time

Term : Permanent

Reporting to : Head of Science

We have an exciting opportunity for a well qualified and enthusiastic teacher who is able to teach across the whole Science curriculum at Key Stage 3. The teacher will be expected to teach mainly Physics at KS4. There may be an opportunity to teach `A’ level Physics for a suitably qualified candidate.

This post is suitable for newly qualified teachers or more experienced staff. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic and hardworking individual who wishes to join a dynamic and innovative department.

The Science department is the largest in the school, consisting of a highly qualified and experienced group of teachers, well supported by three qualified technicians and a full-time subject-specific Higher Level Teaching Assistant. The examination results are well above the national average in 2019 were in the top 10% nationally. For further information or a discussion regarding the post, please contact the Head of Department, Mrs Clare Brown.

Burford is a popular, successful and oversubscribed school situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty. This is an excellent school, with a superb environment for learning demonstrated by exam results that are in the top 10% of all schools nationally for both GCSE and A Level. Our aim is to recruit colleagues who will be stimulated by the prospect of working hard to share in our success.

Burford School is committed to staff wellbeing - we offer bespoke professional development programmes, free flu vaccinations during school hours and we support our staff in maintaining a good work / home balance by having a sensible assessment policy, no written reports and a sensitive approach to requests for time to share family events.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed so you can see for yourself what makes Burford School such a special place to work – please contact Sarah Evans, HR Manager, to arrange this.


· Please download details and an application form from our Eteach page: https://www.eteach.com/job/teacher-of-physics-1081287


· Contact Sarah Evans, HR Manager, at the following email address: s.evans@burford.oxon.sch.uk or telephone the number above.

Burford School is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders in regulated activity are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced check.

Closing date: Monday 20th January 2020 (12:00pm)

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About Burford School

Burford School is a highly successful 11-18 rural comprehensive school with Academy status. Established in 1571, we currently have around 1400 students on roll with a strong Sixth Form of over 200 students. Situated high above the town of Burford, on the eastern edge of the Cotswolds, the school includes a Boarding House with just under 100 boarders from both the UK and abroad. We serve a widespread rural community and close links are maintained with our nine partner Primary Schools which provide two thirds of our annual intake of approximately 200 students. Some students travel considerable distances from beyond our catchment area, to take up places at the school due to its excellent reputation for academic success, extra-curricular activities and pastoral care, and the growing Sixth Form attracts new members each year. Our aim is to recruit colleagues who will be stimulated by the prospect of working hard to share in our success.

Cheltenham Road, Burford, Oxfordshire, OX18 4PL
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