Teacher of Science (maternity cover)

Waddesdon Church of England School, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0LQ

3 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    30 June 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    16 June 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover (4 months (with possibility for extension))

Annual or full time equivalent salary

£25,714 - £41,604 depending on scale point

Actual salary

£15,428 - £24,962

Teacher of Science (maternity cover) job summary

IDENTIFIED BY OFSTED AND SIAMS AS “OUTSTANDING”

“Naturally, pupils and Sixth Formers love coming here and are inspired to achieve.” (OfSTED 2021)

TEACHER OF SCIENCE (0.6 FTE)
(Fixed Term Contract)
September 2022

This is an exciting opportunity to join a successful and supportive team of specialist teachers who share a love of the Sciences and the central role they play in all our lives.

We are inviting applications to cover a maternity post, starting in September 2022. The post will be of interest to newly qualified, as well as experienced, teachers who wish to develop professionally and personally in a supportive and happy environment. The team works exceptionally well together, ably led and supported by experienced leaders. There are schemes of work in place for all key stages and the department is well-resourced. The ideal candidate will have the ability to teach up to at least KS4.
Relationships between students and staff are excellent at Waddesdon. The most recent SIAMS inspection (March 2018) celebrated this in the following way:
“Relationships are shaped by the focus on the twin values of dignity and respect. There is a palpable sense of Waddesdon being a safe and secure place to be, of a community built on good humour, mutual support and love of self and neighbour; this is seen in lessons and around the school.”
The school is equally strong in terms of results, with Progress 8 scores typically around 0.7-0.8 (Well Above Average). Progress 8 for Science is exceptional (1.0).

There are realistic expectations regarding balancing family and leisure time and workload. Governors have recently changed the Admissions Policy to include children of staff members.

We encourage you to contact the school for a phone conversation and to discuss your interest in the post. The description of the department, the OfSTED and SIAMS reports, and our termly newsletter, Waddesdon Voice, will give you a flavour of the culture and ethos of our school and the department. Testimonials from our staff about the culture and ethos of our school can be

found on our website in our ‘Working at Waddesdon’ section. Depending on circumstances, there may be the chance to extend your contract.
For more information on the school, please visit www.waddesdonschool.com

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check, and employment will be conditional upon completion of satisfactory pre-appointment checks. Applicants are invited to view the school’s Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy via https://www.waddesdonschool.com/safeguarding

We are an Equal Opportunities and Disability Confident Employer. We were awarded a Gold Award by MIND for Workplace Well-being in 2020.

Applying for the job

For more information on the school, please visit www.waddesdonschool.com

Deadline for applications to office@waddesdonschool.com:
Thursday 30th June 2022 (12pm)

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check, and employment will be conditional upon completion of satisfactory pre-appointment checks. Applicants are invited to view the school’s Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy via https://www.waddesdonschool.com/safeguarding

We are an Equal Opportunities and Disability Confident Employer. We were awarded a Gold Award by MIND for Workplace Well-being in 2020.

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Supporting documents

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About Waddesdon Church of England School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1011 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01296 651 382

Waddesdon School is an oversubscribed all ability 11-18 school, set in rural Buckinghamshire. The school is 30 minutes away from Oxford and also within easy commuting distance from Milton Keynes. there are just over 1000 students on roll, including 300 in the Sixth Form. The school has an excellent reputation for CPD and recognises and values the contributions of all staff.

The school was rated 'Outstanding' in all categories during its December 2021 OfSTED inspection.

Arranging a visit to Waddesdon Church of England School

If you would like to arrange a visit or a phone conversation, please contact office@waddesdonschool.com

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