Teacher of Science The Ridgeway School & Sixth Form College, Swindon, Wiltshire

Job description

About the opportunity:

We are looking to recruit an excellent Science teacher who will add value to a high performing team. Applications are welcome from those with any specialism. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to our committed and enthusiastic faculty: we pride ourselves on our innovative and forward-looking practice.

The Science Department is located at the centre of the school in well-resourced laboratories and our faculty of 15 teachers and 4 technicians work together to deliver inspiring lessons. All members of the team teach across the age and ability range. Science is a popular subject; around half of KS4 students take separate sciences and over a third of KS5 students study one or more science subjects.

A comprehensive programme of support and training will be made available to the successful applicant.  Any NQT appointed will be supported with a reduced timetable, a mentor and a strong commitment to his/her professional development.

The Ridgeway School & Sixth Form College is committed to ‘Inspiring learners for their future’. We are an ambitious 11-18 school with 1590 students, 185 of which are Sixth Form. The school lies just south of the M4 between junctions 15 & 16, and within easy travelling distance of Bath, Bristol and Reading.

The successful candidate will be:

A dynamic, inspirational and enthusiastic classroom practitioner with high expectations in your own classroom.
Fully committed to learning, high quality teaching and raising standards of all students.
Passionate about your subject; able to inspire and motivate students and staff.
Committed to ensuring all students reach their potential.
Able to recognise opportunities and face challenges, whilst maintaining your sense of humour and care for young people.
Capable of promoting partnerships and collaborative working.
A role model for our students and staff.

We Can Offer You:

A good school and a highly supportive Senior Leadership Team
An opportunity to develop your leadership skills with an eye towards further leadership.
A well-resourced, hard-working and supportive team.
Excellent care and support for all staff.
Comprehensive induction and on-going opportunities for Professional Development.
A positive and stimulating learning environment which values the contribution of all staff.
Enthusiastic students, willing to learn.

Why Work With Us:

The White Horse Federation (TWHF) is a not-for-profit multi-academy trust that supports and sponsors many primary, secondary and special schools across Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Swindon, Oxfordshire and Berkshire.

Its shared vision for excellence through partnership means it is also committed to keeping the best of what makes a local school great – in other words, the type of schools where TWHF colleagues would be proud to send their own children.

TWHF combines a relentless drive for academic excellence with a shared moral purpose and shared values, while ensuring that fun and happiness are a key attribute of each of its schools. TWHF believes that partnership-working with its schools, pupils and their parents, as well as the wider community, helps creates the best possible outcomes for all children.

TWHF empowers its colleagues through support, training and career opportunities to recruit and retain outstanding staff who are leaders in their field. That way TWHF can ensure that every student achieves their full potential, regardless of background, culture, heritage or ability.

The White Horse Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.   If successful for this position you will be expected to apply for a disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service before appointment is confirmed. References will be sought on shortlisted candidates before interview.

Essential educational requirements

Qualified Teacher Status

Essential qualifications

Assessed as a good or outstanding teacher
Relevant specialist qualifications and experience in your subject specialism
Evidence of continuing professional development

Essential skills and experience

Thorough knowledge and understanding of the curriculum requirements and developments within your subject specialism
Secure knowledge and understanding of a range of assessment for learning strategies
Secure knowledge and understanding of how to make effective personalised provision for all pupils, including those for whom English is an additional language and pupils who have special educational needs
Ability to use assessment to raise standards of achievement
Ability to teach any of the noted: KS3, KS4, KS5
Work closely with leadership team taking a leading role in developing, implementing and evaluating policies and practice
Ability to motivate pupils and colleagues to recognise and respond to the diverse needs of learners

Employee benefits

Benefits:

We know that your role requires you to put a lot of time and effort into it and because of this we believe you should be rewarded. As a White Horse Federation employee you will have access to benefits listed below.

Some benefits are accessible by all staff irrespective of their contract type (T). Some are only eligible to permanent (P) employees following a successful probation period as noted:

Car Purchase scheme (P)
Reward Gateway discounts (P&T)
Cashback healthcare plan (P)
Discounted gym membership scheme (P&T)
Hire purchase Cycle to Work scheme (P)
Free and confidential advice, information and counselling service (P&T)
Excellent Pension scheme (P&T)


About The Ridgeway School & Sixth Form College

Address
Inverary Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN4 9DJ
Phase
Secondary
Type
Academy
Website
The Ridgeway School & Sixth Form College website (opens in a new window)