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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    5 March 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    20 February 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - 1/9/24 - 31/8/25

Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you a passionate Science Teacher looking for a new adventure? We invite you to join our dynamic team as we seek a dedicated professional for a maternity cover position in the upcoming academic year.

Ratton School is dedicated to providing high-quality education that empowers students to excel academically and develop essential life skills. Our commitment to fostering an enquiring mind, promoting independent learning, and instilling a passion for science sets us apart. We aim to create an environment where students not only excel academically but also develop a deep understanding and appreciation for science beyond the classroom.

The successful applicant will:

  • Deliver engaging and challenging science lessons to inspire students' curiosity and foster a love for learning.
  • Promote independent thinking and encourage the development of an enquiring mind among students.
  • Contribute to the school's mission of delivering high-quality education through innovative and stimulating teaching practices.
  • Stay updated on the latest developments in science education and incorporate relevant advancements into lesson plans.
  • Foster a positive and inclusive learning environment that caters to the diverse needs of students.
  • Organise and participate in extracurricular activities to enhance students' awareness, knowledge, and understanding of Science.
  • Be able to demonstrate a passion for science and a commitment to instilling the same passion in students.
  • Have excellent knowledge and understanding of the subject matter with the ability to convey complex concepts in an accessible manner.
  • Have strong communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with colleagues, parents, and students.
  • Have dedication and determination to make a significant difference in the lives of students.

What the school offers its staff

  • On-going investment into your career development through appropriate CPD.
  • Support and mentoring by a strong Senior Leadership Team and other experienced leaders.
  • Staffroom with complimentary tea and coffee.
  • Free breakfast and hot drink.
  • On-site parking.
  • Enviable setting and extensive grounds.

Commitment to safeguarding

The South Downs Learning Trust and all our academies take notice of and adhere to all the national and local policies and guidance in regard to Safeguarding Children and Young People. We are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, references, an online search, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

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About Ratton School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1194 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Ratton School became a converter academy on 1st of August 2012 and joined with Ocklynge Junior School on the 1st of December 2017 to form the South Downs Learning Trust. The aim of our trust is to provide an outstanding educational experience for all students in our schools. We want both schools to retain their own identity whilst working together to support the learning of everyone in the Trust community.

Our aim is to develop a sustainable and exciting educational experience that places our students at the centre of all that we do.

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