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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    26 June 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    1 June 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Subjects

Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Science

Working pattern

Full time: Full time post (Mon-Fri)

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

WC Payscale/UPS

What skills and experience we're looking for

The College is seeking to employ a well-qualified, enthusiastic and motivational teacher to teach Science. The successful candidate will have the capacity to bring innovative ideas to the classroom and show a strong record of raising student attainment through their teaching.

They will also be able to teach either Biology, Chemistry or Physics at GCSE & A Level.

Applications are welcome from both experienced and newly qualified teachers able to teach throughout the age and ability range.We will withdraw the advert if a suitable candidate is found in advance of the deadline so please apply as soon as possible.

What the school offers its staff

At Wimbledon College, we believe that professional development is an essential and inherent part of your role regardless of the stage you are at in your career or the position you hold. This results in bespoke CPD journeys based on your current position and the trajectory you would like your career to go in. Every staff member is supported along that journey. Through a combination of internal and external CPD opportunities staff are able to develop their own skills and competencies and then have the opportunity to share those with colleagues from the College and across the borough.

We use a range of resources and strategies within and outside the College to achieve this:

  • We have staff completing external leadership courses such as NPQs and Merton specific Leadership Courses
  • We engage with a wide range of organisations, including UCL, Bluesky and PixL to support the delivery of our extensive professional development programme for both career progression and skills development tailored to
  • We have in-school groups that work collaboratively on projects around a chosen topic such as promoting literacy across the curriculum
  • We have a comprehensive Early Career Teacher support system where you will receive an individual mentor, reduced timetable and opportunities to embed your learning.

We fully appreciate the importance of training for support staff and have a generous budget to ensure that external courses are available in addition to in school training for all interested support staff.

Our aim is to empower staff to ascertain their own professional needs, both within and around their role, and to provide whatever support they require to flourish.



Further details about the role

Wimbledon College has a strong tradition of success in Science and offers a broad range of opportunities to study Science both in timetabled lessons and an extensive extra curriculum programme of events, visits and clubs. The school is also an Associate School of the Royal Society and regularly participates in its education events.

Science at the College is a popular choice for students and we have two sets of A-level classes for all three sciences and in addition Science BTEC is also offered. In Years 7 and 8 teachers teach all three sciences but by Year 9 an increasing number of lessons are taught by specialists in the relevant science. In Year 10 onwards teachers for the most part teach in their specialism(s).

The staff that make up the Science department are friendly, supportive and experienced and as such applications from recently qualified to more experienced teachers would be welcomed. For those at NQT or recently qualified teachers we offer ongoing professional training and support enabling you to develop into an outstanding practitioner.

The post offers a well-resourced department with three specialist technicians that ensures that the work done in class is aiming to be creative, engaging and challenging for the students and satisfying for you as a teacher. Underpinning all our work is the school’s ethos of ‘cura personalis’ (the care of the individual).

The department has ten laboratories, all of which will have been gradually refurbished over the last few years. There is an independent learning area for Sixth Form Science students with 16 computers. There are three full time science technicians helping ensure a practical approach is followed in the teaching of science at all levels. Science has its own dedicated Teaching Support Assistant.

Commitment to safeguarding

At Wimbledon College we recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils.
We make every effort to provide an environment in which children and adults feel safe, secure, valued and respected, and feel confident to talk if they are worried, believing they will be effectively listened to.

We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice. Child protection forms part of the school’s safeguarding policy.

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About Wimbledon College

School type
Local authority maintained school, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1246 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
02089462533

Wimbledon College is a popular and oversubscribed school which prides itself on its exam results at both GCSE and A level with results significantly above national averages. As a Jesuit school, our ethos can be summed up by St Ignatius Loyola’s vision for Jesuit schools as being “for improvement in living and learning for the greater glory of God and the common good.” Central to St Ignatius’ vision and to the College is the education of the whole person, providing each pupil with the opportunity to strive for excellence in all that they do.

The school is accommodated in striking Grade II listed buildings on Edge Hill, above the parish church of the Sacred Heart, on a spacious green site in a conservation area. Private and public funds have facilitated a substantial development of the facilities of the College over the last fifteen years.
The College currently has close to 1300 boys on roll including 270 in the Sixth Form. It is a great place to work with a supportive, committed staff who share the school’s high expectations. All teachers are specialists in their subjects and there is a well-established CPD programme which encourages staff to work collaboratively on self-identified areas of research and pedagogy.

Wimbledon College has a strong system of pastoral care and discipline. All teachers are form tutors and work with Heads of Line in ensuring every boy is supported, cared for and challenged to progress academically and become involved in the wider life of the school. The school’s intake is truly comprehensive academically, socially and economically and ethnically. It draws from across southwest London and from Surrey and north of the Thames also. Last year saw boys join the College from over 40 different schools. Places in Y7 are regularly oversubscribed threefold.

We encourage all of our boys to be involved in extra-curricular clubs and activities and we offer over 80 different such opportunities to the boys. The school has a strong tradition of drama and music as well as a very extensive sports programme in the school, financially supported by parents’ donations to the School Fund.

Arranging a visit to Wimbledon College

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email pierre.cargill@wimbledoncollege.org.uk.

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