Full-time equivalent salary
- Salary negotiable
Teacher of Science job summary
• To ensure that all students make maximum progress.
• To ensure students of all ages are supported and challenged as necessary and achieve optimum levels of engagement with school life.
• To support and challenge members of the department as necessary thus ensuring that the student experience and progress is maximised.
• To help maximise student attendance by the department delivering creative, innovative and rewarding lessons.
• To role model excellent practices, going ‘above and beyond’, intervening with students outside the curriculum so they ‘catch up’ as quickly as possible.
• To support and challenge Heads of Year so that underachieving students have barriers removed from their learning and regularly show good learning behaviours including being properly equipped for lessons.
• To follow department and whole school guidelines e.g. deadlines are met, registers are taken, students’ have challenging starter activities recapping prior learning, the main parts of lessons involve students applying their newly acquired skills or knowledge regularly and expediently etc.
• To ensure lessons are well planned and follow schemes of work with regular and consistent assessments providing students with high quality feedback which they are accountable for acting upon via DIRT marking.
• To encourage a culture of shared practice in the department where resources are shared, practices are discussed and peer lesson observations take place on a regular basis; typically half termly.
• To communicate with parents on a range of issues, particularly where students are underachieving.
• To communicate appropriate information to teaching and support staff.
• To contribute to a confidential record of issues affecting the educational progress of students.
• To be highly visible and a point of contact for students.
• To be familiar with school policies, in particular safeguarding procedures, and promote the welfare of children.
• To advocate the place of the department in the curriculum and the benefits it will provide students once they leave school.
• Ensure potentially vulnerable students can succeed through differentiation and stimulating lesson delivery.
• Be a highly visible point of contact for students and families when they require assistance or information relating to the department.
• Track and monitor data and its integrity.
• Undertake department responsibilities such as book scrutiny, learning walks, standardisation and revision sessions.
• Attend and run department and whole staff CPD sessions and meetings as required and actively engage in them.
• Ensure school uniform is worn correctly.
• Produce internal and external reports as necessary.
• To contribute to whole school events as necessary and weekly duties.
• Communicate effectively and purposefully with parents so they are well informed.
• Promote positive attitudes to learning and behaviour for learning with vulnerable students.
• Liaise with the SEND and EAL Departments to ensure students with unique needs are effectively catered for.
• Uphold and promote the values and ethos of the school.
• The post holder will be expected to run after school, each week, at least one voluntary 45 minute academic ‘clinic’ on their own subject to a group of KS4 or KS5 students as identified by the Head of Department, Deputy Head (Curriculum) or Headteacher. This clinic will be part of a wider, whole school, extended day.
• The post holder will also contribute to the school’s co-curricular programme by delivering a vocational activity for at least 30 minutes per week.
Commitment to safeguarding
Blenheim High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our Child Protection and Safeguarding policy along with our Equality policy can be found below. All successful candidates will be subject to DBS checks along with other relevant employment checks.
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About Blenheim High School
- School type
- Academy, ages 11 to 18
- School size
- 1296 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 11 to 18
Comprehensive state funded academy secondary school [mixed], based in Epsom, Surrey.
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