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  • Start date details

    Easter term 2023 for maternity leave post, September 2023 for permanent post

  • Closing date

    3 February 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    10 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Teachers main pay scale

What skills and experience we're looking for

We seek to appoint an effective and enthusiastic Teacher of Science 1 x permanent post and 1 x temporary to cover maternity leave who will join our team.

We are a friendly, supportive department made up of 9.6 teaching staff, who teach in nine fully equipped rooms all of which have interactive Whiteboards. We have a dedicated ICT room for the use of the Science department.

We also have a Science staffroom with ICT facilities and three fully stocked prep rooms. Seven labs and computer suite are housed in the science block. There are two superb lab technicians and a great Academic Mentor.

The Science department is an ideal place for a newly qualified teacher. We have taken on a Newly qualified teacher in 5 of the last 6 years, all have developed well and some have decided to move on to further promotion. All other staff have many years of teaching experience in the school, with the time to support and wisdom to advise you.

We truly believe that every child matters and we push to get the best out of each student. Not all of our pupils have access to the same resources or opportunities outside of the school gates: we want to look and learn new ways to encourage learning and revision.

We are passionate about the young people in our care and we have high expectations for each and every student. Our curriculum is rich, engaging and challenging, using high quality resources to develop students emotionally, culturally, socially and spiritually. Evidence-based teaching is at the heart of our pedagogy thus ensuring quality first teaching and learning occurs in all lessons.

You will monitor and support the overall progress and development of students as a Teacher/ Form Tutor and will facilitate and encourage a learning experience.

What the school offers its staff

The successful candidate will be joining the school at an exciting time. Bedford High School is a mixed comprehensive school, which was judged “good” by Ofsted in 2018. The school is now full throughout KS3 and KS4 with a waiting list of families.

Our school is based over 2 sites with excellent facilities which include our 3G pitch, beautiful green outside space, dedicated outside classroom and large Bistro food court area, onsite gym and second food court area. We are also expanding our English classrooms which will be completed by Spring 2023. Our inclusive values drive our vision and ethos across all stakeholder groups. Positive student/staff relationships, which are based on mutual respect embedding our SPIRIT ethos of Strive, Perseverance, Independence, Respect, Integrity and Tolerance are a key strength of our school. Student and staff voice are used across our school to help inform decisions and shape our school development plans.

Our staff wellbeing is at our heart.

We are:

  • Membership to Teacher Pension fund
  • Employee Assistant Programme
  • Committed Wellbeing Team and fully trained staff Mental Wellbeing First Aiders
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Family friendly policies
  • Staff rewards
  • Gym facilities
  • A popular community school.
  • An inclusive school whose pupils constantly aim high.
  • A team of highly experienced, enthusiastic and dedicated professionals who are passionate about teaching and learning.
  • Committed to personal and professional development.
  • Offering a high-quality learning environment.
  • A school where relationships are positive.
  • Determined to become an Outstanding school.

Commitment to safeguarding

All offers of employment are conditional subject to all satisfactory pre-employment checks which include an enhanced criminal record with barred list through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), appropriate overseas checks, medical clearance, references and verification of your qualifications satisfactory to the school. In line with recommendations from Keeping Children Safe in Education Guidance (2022) (para 220) we will carry out an online search as part of our due diligence for all shortlisted candidates.When completing application forms all candidates must provide a full employment history and any gaps to be clearly identified. At Bedford High School safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.

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About Bedford High School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1059 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01942 909009

Arranging a visit to Bedford High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@bedford.wigan.sch.uk.

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