Deadline is tomorrow

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    12 April 2021 at 12:00 pm

  • Date listed

    22 March 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type

Job summary

We are looking to appoint a full time teacher of Science to join our outstanding team of 11 teachers. This post would suit either an experienced or newly-qualified teacher.

All students in year 9 have 6 hours of Science teaching per fortnight, which increases to 10 hours in years 10 and 11. At A level, we offer Biology, Chemistry, Physics as well as BTEC Human Biology, all taught by subject specialists, and recruit very well.

The ethos of the team is extremely positive, with a proven track record of excellent outcomes. We are aspirational, dedicated and innovative in our shared practice. We continually strive to achieve at the highest level. To this end, planning together and sharing resources is very important to us and contributes to our success.

The successful candidate will need to be flexible, show initiative and be willing to learn any new skills required to support the ever-changing needs of a modern, rigorous and challenging Science curriculum. You will be joining a highly successful team that provides a great deal of support, including training and career development opportunities.
We have brand new generously sized science laboratories, all equipped with projectors and white boards. The whole school is covered by a wireless network, which enables all teachers to use their school-provided laptops in any classroom and allows students to use their own laptops and wifi-enabled devices where this is appropriate within the curriculum. Every student and member of staff has their own e-mail account and full access to the internet and intranet.

Applying for the job

Please visit the vacancies page of our website and complete a Teaching Staff Application Form.

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
1099 pupils enrolled
Age range
13 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
01525 636717

About Vandyke Upper School

A high achieving school where everyone matters.
At Vandyke we believe that the ingredients for effective learning and high achievement include outstanding teaching, high expectations and an atmosphere within which relationships flourish. We pride ourselves on the school’s high standards and inclusive reputation.

Arranging a visit to Vandyke Upper School

We recommend a pre-application visit to the school or telephone conversation. If you would like to visit or speak to the Headteacher about the post and the school please email

School location

Vandyke Road, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 3DY

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