We are looking for a positive and skilled Teacher of Science to deliver the
highest level of teaching & learning for our aspirational students.
Excellent subject knowledge and the ability to motivate students through
inspirational, personalised teaching is essential.
This is an excellent opportunity for a talented teacher to join a thriving
school and work with students who are committed to their learning and
passionate about their development. The successful applicant will lead a
department of nineteen specialist colleagues who are committed to ensuring that
each student achieves their full potential academically and personally. This
role will also open up career development opportunities in a Trust that values
staff progression and development.
The opportunity for personal development and progression at Arden is
enormous. An active commitment to staff
development through a strong and consistent focus and dialogue around teaching
& learning pedagogy makes this an ideal position for candidates committed
to being the best practitioner they can be.
Applicants should be able to
teach to GCSE and a specialism in either Biology, Chemistry or Physics will be
considered. The ability to teach A Level
in one any one of Physics, Chemistry or Biology is desirable but not
essential. If you do not have experience
of teaching A Level, but are keen to develop that expertise, we can support you
to develop the skills and knowledge required to deliver engaging and challenging
lessons at KS5.
Applications are welcomed from
ECTs and experienced practitioners.
Outstanding support is provided for ECTs through our very supportive and
structured ECT programme. Our highly
valued ECT programme is delivered both at school and Trust level, providing the
opportunity to meet and share experiences with ECTs across the Trust as well as
maximising skills and experience in delivery from across all of our schools.
outcomes below are excellent and demonstrate the success and engagement in
Science across Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5:
- A large uptake of pupils (typically between 35% to 45%)
opt for single Sciences at GCSE, around 50% of these each year go on to achieve
grades 7, 8 or 9.
- We were equally delighted with our Combined Science
cohort and their achievement of a positive +0.4 value added score in the Summer
- We have a consistently high uptake of Science at A level:
94 students in Year 13 and 81students in Year 12 are currently studying
either Biology, Chemistry or Physics with two or three teaching groups for each
subject in each year group.
- Last year 55% of Chemists achieved A*-B; we always have
5-6 students gaining places at medical school and have supported many students
to gain places at Oxford and Cambridge to study Science based degrees.
- Core Maths is offered to students in Year 12, many choose
to take it in order to support their Science A Level.
In every way the Science
Department mirrors the aims and beliefs of the school. All staff work hard, supported by a committed
leadership team, to provide a safe and encouraging environment for
learning. Arden students love to acquire
new knowledge and skills. Our teachers
relish the opportunity to deliver engaging, challenging lessons to committed
students, supported by caring families.
department currently has thirteen full time and six part-time members of
staff. It has a wealth of
experienced teachers who all work well together. Students study either AQA
Triple or Double Science (Trilogy specification) at GCSE and A Levels in
Chemistry, Physics and Biology are offered.
The school has an excellent record of success at GCSE and A Level.
- In summer 2023, the school’s Progress 8 score was +0.66, with an Attainment 8
score of 50.29, which shows the excellent attainment of our school. 64% of our students achieved a grade 5 in
both English and Maths, with 83% achieving this at grade 4. More than 35% of the GCSE grades awarded were
grade 7 and above, with 20% being awarded at grade 8 & 9.
A Levels - In 2023 students achieved an
average grade of a B. Our average points score of 39.38 demonstrates the
excellent outcomes that our students achieve.
35.5% of grades awarded were A*/A and 66% of grades awarded were A*- B.
In return we can offer you:
A positive and innovative
learning culture supported by students, staff, parents and governors.
Enthusiastic students who
enjoy learning and engage positively in all aspects of school life.
Access to high quality
continuing professional development and the opportunity for personal growth and
A collaborative and supportive
attitude amongst staff which promotes a sense of teamwork and unity.
A Senior Leadership team who
is committed to promoting the best environment and outcomes for staff and
Use of your own personal laptop.
Cycle to Work scheme.
Free on-site parking.
Arden Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexuality or religion. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS Disclosure and, in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education, will be subject to a social media online search.
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