TEACHER OF SCIENCE Gillingham School, Gillingham, Dorset

Job description

Required from September 2020, Gillingham School in Dorset are looking for an enthusiastic, well-qualified TEACHER OF SCIENCE to join a large department in a modern 13 laboratory Science block which offers exceptional facilities. This is an opportunity for an ambitious candidate to play their part in the continued success of this thriving and dynamic department in a vibrant and supportive school. All three sciences are popular and successful at A-Level and opportunities are available for a suitably qualified candidate to teach at this level. The post is ideally suited for either a newly qualified teacher or for a teacher with experience looking for a fresh challenge.

Gillingham is an ambitious and happy school which offers excellent resources and outstanding facilities and a special, particular ethos both amongst pupils and staff. Closing date 9 December 2019. Please apply on line via the school web-site (https://www.gillingham-dorset.co.uk). We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and will require the disclosure of any criminal convictions. We look forward to receiving an application form from you.

Essential educational requirements

• A good degree level qualification and strong subject knowledge
• Suitability to work children and support their development and welfare
• Outstanding teaching ability
• Effective classroom management skills
• Ability to prepare stimulating, relevant and appropriately challenging lessons
• A good understanding of marking, recording and Assessment for Learning
• Effective ICT skills in the class and to support their professional role
• Ability to manage others, for example teaching assistants
• A commitment to continued professional development
• Good organizational and time management skills
• Ability to work within a team as well as independently
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• High expectations and professional standards
• Perspective, balance and a sense of humour

Essential qualifications

• A good degree level qualification and strong subject knowledge

Essential skills and experience

• Ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children in accordance with safeguarding practice
• Emotional resilience in working with challenging behaviours

Employee benefits

An excellent induction programme exists for new colleagues and opportunity for further career development is a real priority for our school. All colleagues who join our school are entitled to rich professional learning and ongoing professional development.

About Gillingham School

Welcome to Gillingham School in North Dorset, set in the heart of the beautiful Blackmore Vale. Founded by benefactors in 1516, Gillingham School is proud and privileged to offer a quality and enjoyable educational experience that is open to all young people from the town of Gillingham, its surrounding villages and indeed, to young people further afield in Dorset, Wiltshire and Somerset. At Gillingham School, we recognise that children have many abilities, talents and personalities. Knowing that each student is different and that they learn in many ways, we aim to develop their abilities, raise their expectations and to provide the support that is necessary for success. By offering a wide range of experiences to our students both in and out of the classroom, students will receive a broad spectrum of learning. 'Docendo Discimus,' our school motto, means 'through teaching, we learn' and this recognises that learning is a shared, life-long process. The partnerships between students, teachers and parents are vitally important in ensuring that all students aspire to achieve the best possible chances for their future. Gillingham School, furthermore, is a friendly, welcoming and inspiring school. Characterised by good behaviour, respect towards other and enthusiasm for new experiences, the positive ethos of Gillingham School has been a feature here for years and we remain committed to sustaining this into the future. It is our privilege as teachers to welcome children into our school and to watch them learn, grow, develop and mature into the young adults who will eventually leave us and become the next generation of our community and our country. It is a delight when we meet former students some years later and hear how they have progressed, how far they have come and how Gillingham School helped them achieve their goals. I was delighted to have been appointed as Headteacher in September 2017. The unique and incredibly special ethos immediately resonated with me as I stepped through the doors and I am thrilled to have become a part of the school. Gillingham School is a very happy school and we want our children to feel safe, secure and content always. Partnerships are very important to us and Gillingham School has a history of working with all members of our local and wider community in order to provide the best possible education for our students. This is something that we pride ourselves on.

Hardings Lane, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 4QP
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