Teacher of Science Chancellor's School, Hatfield, Hertfordshire

Job description

Required for September 2019, an outstanding Teacher of Science, who is enthusiastic, talented and ambitious. We require a team player to take on this role, willing to contribute and learn from the best practice in the faculty and school. There may also be the opportunity to teach A Level for the right candidate.
The successful applicant will have excellent interpersonal skills and will, together with members of the Science Faculty, maintain a relentless focus on teaching and learning and raising achievement.
Chancellor’s is a successful school with a strong tradition and an excellent reputation. We are rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted and constantly look to further improve the performance of our students. Our examination results continue to be strong and we are significantly oversubscribed.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible as the school reserves the right to close the advert should we feel able to appoint an appropriate candidate.

Essential educational requirements

Degree or equivalent qualification

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status

Essential skills and experience

To be:
An excellent classroom practitioner with an understanding of good teaching and how children learn

Committed to the safeguarding of children
a high level of professionalism

Effective communicator

Able to teach Science to GCSE level and an understanding of current developments in the National Curriculum regarding Science

Committed to the wider aspects of school life including extra-curricular activities

Willing to work as a member of a team and is committed to the school’s strategic commitment, purpose and intent

Interested and/or experienced in writing schemes of work and developing the teaching of Science at Key Stages 4 and 5

Willing to undertake further, relevant training and to pass those skills on to other members of staff, as appropriate

Committed to obtaining the highest standards of achievement, and a belief that engaging learning with high challenge and a focus on developing independence is the most effective and enjoyable learning

Employee benefits

The school is dedicated to the well-being of its staff and there is a comprehensive induction programme and CPD opportunities. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to enhanced clearance through the Disclosure & Barring Service.

About Chancellor's School

Chancellor’s is an 11-18 Foundation School with 1,104 pupils currently on roll. It is situated in the leafy and pretty village of Brookmans Park in South Hertfordshire. We are rated as a GOOD school by Ofsted in their last inspection in September 2018. It has been a specialist mathematics and computing college since September 2004 and has had a second specialism in languages since April 2008. Many of the students come to the school from the local villages as well as Potters Bar and Hatfield. Additionally, 10% of students are admitted to the school on their musical aptitude. The school opened in September 1964. The impressive grounds are some 15 acres in extent including substantial sports grounds. The curriculum is broad in Years 7 and 8. In Years 9, 10 and 11 students study a broad core of subjects including Citizenship, English, Mathematics, Physical Education, Religious Education, Science and ICT. In addition, students are able to express a limited preference for further subjects to support their individual interests and aspirations. A large percentage of our students stay on to study in our sixth form. We are also committed to offering our students a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities. Music and drama flourish at Chancellor’s with many concerts and performances. There are clubs for students of all ages, and regular visits are arranged to plays, exhibitions and museums. The main sports include football, rugby, netball, athletics and basketball and a number of our students play for county teams.

Pine Grove, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 7BN
LA Maintained School
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