Deadline is tomorrow

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    21 May 2024 at 10am

  • Date listed

    14 May 2024

Job details

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Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£30,000.00 - £46,525.00 Annually (FTE) Main to Upper Pay Scale

Teacher of Science (Chemistry) FTE 0.6 job summary

The Post

You will enjoy an excellent level of support from colleagues who have a wide range of knowledge, experience and expertise. You will have opportunities for personal development through an extensive CPD programme both in science and whole school.

Curriculum, assessment and examinations

We believe that all pupils, irrespective of ability, are entitled to a broad and balanced science education, which not only meets the requirements of the National Curriculum but also seeks to ensure that each individual achieves their potential. We favour a ‘hands on’ experiential and pupil-centred approach to lessons that seeks to develop practical and investigative skills as well as imparting scientific knowledge and understanding.

Key Stage 3: Years 7-9

Pupils have between 6 and 8 periods of science every two weeks. All pupils follow schemes of learning that have been written by the Science department. The schemes incorporate new approaches to learning and assessing progress and is tailored to build on knowledge and skills to ensure pupils are ready for GCSEs.

All pupils follow the same basic content, but its delivery is tailored to the needs of the pupils in the class. This strategy not only enables the Science department to be able to continue to provide excellent learning experiences that challenge our most able children, but also permits pupils of more modest ability to achieve success. Specialist support staffing is used in addition to the subject teacher to assist pupils with particular learning difficulties.

The progress of each individual pupil is assessed by end of topic key marked pieces and termly common knowledge tests and by annual examination. A lot more use is made of ongoing assessment within lessons.

Key Stage 4: Years 10 –11

In Key Stage 4 all pupils do science for at least 20% of the curriculum time, 9 periods per cycle. Single science pupils complete an additional 5 periods over 2 weeks.

Apart from those opting for Separate Science who follow AQA GCSE separate Sciences, Pupils follow AQA Trilogy. All pupils are taught in ability groups and are taught by subject specialists.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Weaverham High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
Up to 1175 pupils
Age range
11 to 16

Our vision is clear, we want Weaverham High School to be a vibrant, thriving and successful school where every member of our community feels valued, safe and supported to ensure they surpass their potential. We celebrate uniqueness and see individuals. We understand that our pupils have hopes and dreams, challenges and barriers and it is our privilege to celebrate their worth and their potential. We want every child to enjoy their own journey of discovery, acquire a thirst for knowledge, creativity and imagination and develop a love for their learning. We want pupils to leave our school not just with qualifications showing their academic success, but also with the capacity to think clearly and deeply, a desire to act with integrity and to show kindness and empathy to others, and with the character and leadership experience they need to thrive in the world. We will work tirelessly to ensure individual barriers are overcome so pupils are challenged and supported in equal measure. Our desire is to nurture talent, ability and ambition with energy, creativity, determination, relentless kindness and high expectations. When we combine such a desire with our ethos of Safe.Ready.Respect you will thrive in our care. 

We have a clear and ambitious vision for school improvement that is woven into the 6 strands that define the Weaverham offer. This offer is underpinned by an’ Ethic Of Excellence’ 5, where the following principles guide our strategy to ensure we are the best we can be:

Study examples of excellence

Build a culture of critique (be kind, be specific, be helpful/listen, reflect, review)

Require multiple revisions

Provide opportunities for public presentation

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