Teacher of Science Thamesmead School, Shepperton, Middlesex

Job description

Purpose of the Post

To contribute to achieving the aims and objectives of the Curriculum Area and of Thamesmead School and to develop and teach an effective and stimulating curriculum, so maximising the attainment of the students.

Accountable to: Curriculum Leader
Agreed Line Manager

Accountable for: Students within teaching area

Key Accountabilities

1. To plan, prepare and teach lessons of the highest quality.
2. To use the resources of the subject in an effective and imaginative way.
3. To motivate, enthuse, excite and challenge students to produce the highest quality work.
4. To contribute to the writing and implementation of the subject’s Development Plan.
5. To respond to professional development opportunities and work within the school’s Continuing Professional Development Framework, including ICT developments.
6. To support departmental and school approaches to assessment, recording and reporting.

Key Tasks
1. Work within the subject’s schemes of work and contribute to their review and development.
2. Attend subject and other school meetings and so contribute to departmental and whole school improvement.
3. Monitor individual student progress by using data and assessment procedures and by giving appropriate feedback to students, parents and line managers.
4. Promote the school’s ethos and behaviour management approach.
5. Exploit opportunities to develop students’ skills in ICT, literacy and numeracy and to contribute to students’ personal, spiritual, moral, social, cultural development and race awareness.
6. Contribute to the departments programme of events.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to demonstrably share this commitment. Any successful applicant will be required to undertake a Disclosure check by the Criminal Records Bureau at an appropriate level for this post.

Essential educational requirements

• Qualified Teacher Status.
• Graduate or equivalent in appropriate subject.
• Evidence of continuing professional development

Essential qualifications

• Qualified Teacher Status.
• Graduate or equivalent in appropriate subject.

Essential skills and experience

• Good oral and written communication skills.
• The ability to prioritise, plan and organise.
• The ability to solve problems and make decisions.
• The ability to take responsibility for continuous professional self-development.
• The ability to inspire students and staff.
• The ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines.
• The ability to analyse, understand and interpret relevant information and data.
• The ability to use ICT appropriately.
• Successful teaching practice or experience teaching Science to students aged 11-16.
• Up to date knowledge and understanding of current educational issues.
• ICT competence and interest in using ICT in the classroom.

Employee benefits

Extensive CPD programme, on sight subsidised gym, cycle to work scheme and a wonderful supportive and friendly environment.

About Thamesmead School

Manygate Lane, Shepperton, Middlesex, TW17 9EE
Thamesmead School website (opens in a new window)