This job expired on 22 April 2024

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    22 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    28 March 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4



Working pattern

Part time: 0.8, - 26 hours per week

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - Two terms in the first instance

Pay scale

MPS or UPS, depending on experience

What skills and experience we're looking for

Teacher of Science

0.8 (26 hours per week), from September 2024

Maternity cover from September 2024 to Easter 2025 (dependant on candidate’s planned return – some work in the summer term may be required)

The Directors of Blackdown Education Partnership are seeking to appoint a Teacher of Science to join our Outstanding school from September 2024. This vacancy would be particularly suitable for an ECT, but RQTs and more experienced teachers are also welcome to apply.

What the school offers its staff

Uffculme is a flourishing, popular, high performing School located on the beautiful Devon/Somerset border with easy motorway access to the regional centres of Taunton and Exeter. We are fully comprehensive and committed to inclusion. The February 2014 OfSTED inspection classed the School as ‘Outstanding’. In 2022 our Progress 8 score was +0.51 when all qualifications were counted (inc those from early entry in 2021) and our Basics E&M 9-5 was 73% and Basics E&M 9-4 was 87%, maintaining our track-record as being one of the highest performing non-selective schools. Consequently, we have received many national awards and accolades over recent times in recognition of the quality of the education provided here at Uffculme.

Within this context, the Science Department is one of the flagship departments of the school with typically over 70% of students opting to study separate sciences and 80% of students achieving Grades 9-4.

Whilst our examination results speak for themselves, they don’t tell the whole story. They are based on a culture of high expectations; exceptional levels of student participation and active involvement in the life of the school; and great relationships between staff and students. We make no apologies for wanting it all as a school: happy staff, happy students, outstanding results, amazing opportunities, and a culture which rewards and values success in all its forms.

Commitment to safeguarding

Uffculme School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

As part of our due diligence process when shortlisting, we may carry out an online search of publicly available material to identify any incidents or issues which we might want to explore with the applicant at interview.

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About Uffculme School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1069 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

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