Teacher of Science

Greenshaw High School, Sutton, Surrey


Job details

Job role Suitable for NQTs
Subject General Science
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £28,355 to £44,541

Job description

Greenshaw High School is a highly over-subscribed 11-19 comprehensive school situated in Sutton, south-west London, and is part of the Greenshaw Learning Trust. Greenshaw has a reputation for providing a dynamic education within a happy and caring environment, and we are proud of our successes as a genuine comprehensive school. We are committed to achieving the best for the youngsters in our care, refusing to accept that there is a limit on what can be achieved. We are ambitious for our school and the professional development of our staff is at the forefront of our improvement.

We are looking for a highly motivated and committed individual with a passion for Science and the ability to inspire our staff and students to join our school as a Teacher of Science. The successful candidate will teach Science up to Key Stage 4 (up to Key Stage 5 would be desirable) and play a central role in the Science department, with the highest ambitions for learning and rigorously high expectations. For the right candidate, this is a fantastic opportunity to join a well-established department and make a contribution to its ambitious vision for the future.

The successful candidate will have excellent subject knowledge and a genuine passion for teaching Science, with detailed knowledge of current curriculum and pedagogical developments in their subject and the wider curriculum. A desire to raise overall achievement in Science through promoting the highest standards of teaching and learning is essential.

We welcome applications from NQTs and offer an extensive induction programme in a supportive environment. Our NQT offer includes: a dedicated senior professional mentor, weekly purposeful practice of techniques and strategies, evidence-informed induction on the science of learning, a strong focus on pedagogical content knowledge, support on maintaining a sensible workload, a supportive behaviour management system and high levels of professional trust and collegiality.

Science is very popular at Greenshaw: many students choose to study it up to Key Stage 5, with a number of students opting to study one of the sciences at degree level. Science is delivered by a large, innovative and ambitious team of specialists, who aim to nurture, promote and develop students’ understanding and enjoyment of their subject through methodology and practice. The team work together collaboratively, with everyone making their own valuable contributions to ensure the development and success of the department.

For a comprehensive job description and person specification, please refer to the recruitment pack.

If you are interested in applying please visit our website www.greenshaw.co.uk to download a recruitment pack and application form.

Completed application forms should be submitted by email to recruitment@greenshaw.co.uk or by post to the HR Department, Greenshaw High School, Grennell Road, Sutton, Surrey SM1 3DY.

A statement of suitability should be submitted with the application form. Please note that we do not accept CVs.

Applications must be received no later than 12.00pm on Monday 30th March 2020.

Due to the current school closures, alternative arrangements for interview will be made.

The School reserves the right to commence the interview process at any time prior to the closing date so early application is recommended.

Greenshaw High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children therefore appointment to this position requires an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Employee benefits

As an employer, we offer a range of staff benefits, including excellent CPD opportunities and career progression, automatic entry in to a recognised pension scheme and employer contributions, a cycle to work scheme, gym membership, eye care vouchers and other corporate discounts. Since October 2018, both staff and students also benefit from a two week October half term.

Supporting documents

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1802 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Greenshaw High School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email recruitment@greenshaw.co.uk

School location

Grennell Road, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 3DY