This job expired on 7 April 2024 – see similar jobs

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    7 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    21 March 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

We are currently looking to appoint a dedicated and inspiring Teacher of Science to join our team. The Science Department is one of the most successful departments at Barnwood Park not just in terms of results but also in how much the student’s value and enjoy Science. In addition to the six Science laboratories we use for teaching, the school has three ICT suites, and the department has a set of laptops that can be used to enhance the students’ learning. The laboratories are fully equipped for practical activities and are arranged around three prep rooms. At Key Stage 3 we follow a knowledge-based curriculum where students also develop the skills necessary to progress successfully in science. The department have worked hard to ensure the curriculum is constantly evolving to meet the needs of all the learners and that intervention areas are identified and addressed. At Key Stage 4 students’ study the AQA Combined Science Trilogy course. GCSE results in Science are high and have placed the Science Department among the highest achieving in the school. The successful candidate will teach Biology, Chemistry and Physics at Key Stage 3 and 4. At Barnwood Park, you will join a dedicated team of teachers and staff supporting our vibrant students. If you are looking for an opportunity to grow, inspire and develop, this may be the role for you. We are especially interested in hearing from people who have a passion for extra-curricular opportunities, and the vision to harness the talents and ambitions of our young people to help grow an already successful department.

Main Areas of Responsibility

The main purpose of your role will be:

• To implement and deliver an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for students and to support a designated curriculum area as appropriate and contribute to raising standards of student attainment.

• To monitor and support the overall progress and development of students.

• To facilitate and encourage a learning experience which provides students with the opportunity to achieve their individual potential, including through offering a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities.

Qualifications & Experience

The successful candidate will:

• Hold QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree

• Have successful teaching experience at secondary level

• Understand the theory and practice of effective teaching and learning

• Have knowledge of National Curriculum requirements at KS3 and KS4, and of writing lesson plans, developing resources and assessing students' work

• Be able to work as part of a team and to develop and maintain positive relationships with all staff

• Have a good level of ICT skills,

• Be able to create a motivating and safe learning environment for all students

• Have good written and spoken communication skills and be able to communicate positively with parents, carers and other external agencies where necessary

• Be able to lead and manage their own work effectively

• Be able to motivate students and raise their aspirations through a range of strategies

What the school offers its staff

All Staff Benefits

• Comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme

• Onsite parking and cycle storage

• Free access to school fitness suite

• Family-focused leave

• Wellbeing Programme

• Free tea and coffee

• Food offering before Parents’ Evening

• Full access to an online CPD package & lots of career development opportunities

• Staff friendly Admissions Policy Teacher Benefits

• Strategically planned INSET to support PP

Commitment to safeguarding

Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We welcome applications from all sections of the community irrespective of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion or age.

This appointment is subject to verification of the right to work in the UK.

Copies of the following policies relevant to the recruitment process can be found on our website www.barnwood-park.gloucs.sch.uk
Safer Recruitment Policy, Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy, Equality Policy (p12)

This job post has expired.

Upload additional documents

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

About Barnwood Park School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
864 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01452 530389

Barnwood Park is a co-educational 11-16 comprehensive school. This is a very exciting time to be considering joining us as have completed our transition to being a fully mixed, growing and successful comprehensive school. We have gone through a period of steep improvement since 2012 and we won an award from the DfE in 2015 for being one of the most improved schools in the country; we were officially recognised as a Good school by Ofsted in 2019.

Barnwood Park have a committed staff team and a very high staff retention rate. We are looking for someone who will complement our team and support the school in its relentless focus on teaching and learning, seeking to increase the rates of progress and student achievements. We have a comprehensive and exciting CPD programme for all staff, so whether you are an experienced teacher or an ECT, we can offer you plenty of opportunities to develop.
In addition to this, we can also offer you:
• A strong and supportive Leadership Group
• An excellent body of motivated and innovative staff
• A diverse group of hardworking youngsters of all abilities who thrive on caring, challenging and inspiring teaching
• Professional support and development opportunities which will enable you to work creatively and innovatively in order to deliver high quality educational experiences for the students at Barnwood Park.
This post would be very suitable for an ECT, who would receive excellent support from the Department and our Deputy Head who supports all ECTs in school to feel happy, successful and part of the Barnwood Park family.

Arranging a visit to Barnwood Park School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hr@barnwood-park.gloucs.sch.uk.

School location

Similar jobs nearby

Temporary Teacher of Science (Biology specialist preferred)

Quick Apply

The Crypt School

Podsmead Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL2 5AE

Get a job alert when similar jobs are listed

Find more school jobs in Gloucester and Gloucestershire and Gloucester