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Teacher of Science

Fernhill School, Farnborough, Hampshire

Job details

Job role Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Subject Science
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary MPR/UPR

Job summary

Permanent, full time – immediate or January start

The Role
Fernhill School are seeking to appoint an innovative, dynamic and highly motivated Science teacher. The successful candidate will be an excellent practitioner and a strong team player with a keen interest in developing pedagogical practices.

All three disciplines of Science are taught in KS3. Currently in KS4 Core Sciences and Separate Sciences are taught. This is a cohesive, friendly team, whose outcomes compare favourably to national figures.

The School
We are proud of our reputation as a small, friendly school, built on strong, traditional values, where exceptional pastoral care, the acceptance of others and the celebration of diversity and excellent academic achievement for all are the cornerstones of our success. We have a committed, loyal and talented team of leaders, teachers and support staff. As a new member of staff you will be well supported: we have an induction process, and you will be given an Induction Mentor. We see professional learning as a major strategic priority.

Our recent Ofsted inspection was very successful, with the team praising our rapidly improving school. The Head Teacher has a clear vision and an absolute determination to make Fernhill an Outstanding school.

The Science Department
The Science department is a strong and improving department, teachers and leader have worked tirelessly to drive up standards of achievement and attainment. The department comprises of a Head of Department, Assistant Head of Department, and two main scale teachers. They are a cohesive team and have a strong command of their subject. Science is enjoyed by students.

The department is housed in five well equipped laboratories. All rooms are equipped with Smart interactive white boards and all staff have a laptop or iPad. There is a ‘prep’ room and a communal area.

The Candidate
We are seeking a candidate who will be ambitious for our students. A passion for developing young adults is essential: this entails a commitment to all learners, to excellence for all, and a belief that a good school can and does make a significant difference to learners’ life chances and levels of attainment.

You will:
• be able to evidence success in raising student achievement across a broad range of abilities through successful assessment, monitoring and evaluation of student progress, and the range of strategies that could be used to address underachievement
• demonstrate the ability to consistently deliver inspirational learning experiences for students and have an understanding of how to promote effective and inclusive teaching and learning across the department and the whole school
• possess the communication skills necessary to operate at the level required of the post, with the full range of stakeholders
• demonstrate a strong desire to maximise your potential and challenge yourself through effective and personalised CPD

Please include a paragraph in your application on your philosophy of Science teaching, including what an outstanding teaching in Science looks like. We look forward to hearing from you.

Our dynamic, forward thinking, Headteacher is looking for staff who are not afraid to take risks and innovate both inside and outside the classroom. We guarantee that anyone who visits our school will want to become part of our exciting team. To book a visit or to arrange to speak to the Headteacher please contact Cindy Reynolds on 01276 702545 or email c.reynolds@fernhill.hants.sch.uk

Please see our website for an application form www.fernhill.hants.sch.uk and email to Cindy Reynolds c.reynolds@fernhill.hants.sch.uk

Given the current situation, interviews will in all likelihood be held via video link. It is especially important that candidates outline their teaching approach and philosophy in detail in the application form and that both referees are in a strong position to comment on the candidate’s quality of teaching and commitment to professional development.

Closing date for applications: Thursday 3rd December 2020. The school reserves the right to interview earlier, should a suitable candidate apply.

Applicants will be required to demonstrate their commitment to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people in line with the school’s policies and procedures. A satisfactory Enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this role. The school will request references before interview.

Applying for the job

Please see our website for an application form and email to Cindy Reynolds c.reynolds@fernhill.hants.sch.uk:

https://www.fernhill.hants.sch.uk/joining-us/staff-vacancies

School overview

School type Local authority maintained school
Education phase Secondary
School size 590 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 16
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Fernhill School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email c.reynolds@fernhill.hants.sch.uk
Contact phone number 01276 702540

About Fernhill School

See our fantastic video: https://www.fernhill.hants.sch.uk/joining-us/staff-vacancies

We are proud of our reputation as a small, friendly school, built on strong, traditional values, where exceptional pastoral care, the acceptance of others and the celebration of diversity and excellent academic achievement for all are the cornerstones of our success. We have a committed, loyal and talented team of leaders, teachers and support staff. As a new member of staff you will be well supported: we have an induction process, and you will be given an Induction Mentor. We see professional learning as a major strategic priority. Our dynamic, forward thinking, new Headteacher is looking for staff who are not afraid to take risks and innovate both inside and outside the classroom. We guarantee that anyone who visits our school will want to become part of our exciting team. Fernhill School is a mainstream, non-selective, community state secondary for girls and boys aged 11-16. The school is located in Farnborough, Hampshire and has good transport links via the M3 and A331.

Arranging a visit to Fernhill School

To book a visit or to arrange to speak to the Headteacher please contact Cindy Reynolds on 01276 702545 or email c.reynolds@fernhill.hants.sch.uk

School location

Neville Duke Road, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 9BY

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