Teacher of Science (maternity cover) with a background strength in Biology
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Job start date
1 September 2023
26 April 2023 at 9am
31 March 2023
- Key stage 3, Key stage 4
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- View all Full timejobs - The role is full time. However, will consider applicants looking for part time work.
- Maternity or parental leave cover - From September 2023 to April 2024 or until the return of the current postholder, whichever is the sooner
What skills and experience we're looking for
The school is looking to appoint a committed, enthusiastic individual as a teacher of Science. Given the existing mix of staff in the department, a Biology background is desirable in the successful applicant. The Science department is one that has a clear vision for its development and has seen very strong outcomes for its students.
We are looking to recruit the best teacher possible to this role whether they are an ECT or an experienced teacher looking for the opportunity to work in a strong department in an excellent school.
What the school offers its staff
Staff at Balshaw’s have an hour per week of dedicated Professional Development time which currently takes place on a Thursday evening. Balshaw’s is also a member of a number of school-to-school support networks that are a legacy of Teaching Schools and staff both deliver training and are able to take part in training across these networks.
All staff are provided with laptop computers, have a dedicated staffroom, staff silent working room, CPD library, Staff Health and Wellbeing Resource Library and various kitchen areas and departmental offices. Staff also benefit from the use of a fully-equipped fitness suite.
Balshaw’s is more than a school – it is a family. This post offers you the opportunity to become part of the Balshaw’s family where you will be able to make a difference to the lives of the young people who are our future.
Those who come to teach and work at Balshaw’s will have fantastic opportunities to progress their careers and gain a wealth of experience. That said, Balshaw’s also enjoys an incredibly stable workforce and when you hear the phrase ‘Once a Balshavian, always a Balshavian’ you will realise it to be a truth. The school is only on its 14th headteacher in its 241 year history!
Further details about the role
The Science Department consists of seven full-time teachers, a dedicated Science Teaching Assistant and two Lab Technicians. The department is on two levels of the building with three labs on each floor and a prep room and technician for each location. A large brand new lab has also been added to the Science facilities.
At KS4 there are seven classes in each year group, sitting AQA examinations. One group studies separate Sciences, the other groups sit the Trilogy Science. Separate Science is being studied as an option and receives an additional 2.5 hours per week in addition to the time that trilogy students receive. At KS3 groups are mixed ability and there is a wide range of ability within each class.
The Science Department offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities
such as Science Club for KS3 and various visits which enhance the curriculum
which the successful candidate will be expected to participate in.
Currently the department are preparing to visit the Hadron Collider at
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About Balshaw's Church of England High School
- School type
- Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 11 to 16
- Education phase
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- School size
- 918 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 11 to 16
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- Phone number
- 01772 421009
Voluntary Controlled Secondary School (Ages 11 - 16)
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