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  • Start date details

    January 2024

  • Closing date

    2 October 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    15 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4



Working pattern

Full time: Full-Time

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - January 2024 to October 2024

Pay scale

Main Pay Range

What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you passionate about teaching?

Are you looking to join a thriving school?

Then come and join us at The Burgate School and Sixth Form.

We are looking for a well-qualified, inspiring and forward-thinking Science teacher to join our thriving Science Department on a temporary contract to cover maternity leave.

The successful candidate will:

  • Deliver outstanding lessons across the ability range up to GCSE.
  • Be able to inspire, motivate and challenge students ensuring all students achieve the best possible outcomes.
  • Be able to demonstrate and model excellence in the classroom.
  • Have excellent subject knowledge and a passion for Science.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills and share the school's vision and ethos.
  • Have an ability to build positive relationships with students, parents and colleagues.
  • Have a commitment to safeguarding.

You are advised to submit your applications as soon as possible as, on occasion, we reserve the right to close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date, if we have received sufficient applications that meet the criteria, or a suitable candidate is found. We advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.

What the school offers its staff

The Burgate School and Sixth Form provides high quality comprehensive education for children aged between 11 and 18 and enjoys an excellent reputation within the community for our high standards.

We believe our school is an exceptional place to work, where students and staff share collective values in a happy and successful environment. Every member of our staff team matters, and creativity and innovation are embraced and developed. Our students are a pleasure to work with and we encourage you to come and see this for yourself.

The Burgate School and Sixth Form can offer:

  • A supportive school community with friendly colleagues who are always happy to help each other and who have a passion for continuous improvement.
  • Excellent CPD and career opportunities for staff at every stage of their career.
  • A collaborative working environment with a strong support network.
  • Laptop for all teaching staff.
  • Great location. The school is on the edge of the New Forest with extensive grounds.
  • Free onsite parking.
  • Cycle to work scheme.

This role offers an exceptional opportunity to the successful candidate. If you wish to join us, we look forward to hearing from you.

The Burgate School and Sixth Form is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.

As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and students, and all our staff are equally valued and respected. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Burgate School & Sixth Form is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. Any offer of a post will be conditional subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check as well as all other relevant safeguarding/pre-employment checks including the receipt of satisfactory references and medical clearance.

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About The Burgate School and Sixth Form

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1116 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01425 652039

The Burgate School and Sixth Form converted to a Single Academy Trust in May 2011. We are a popular, Hampshire school, situated in expansive grounds on the outskirts of Fordingbridge in Hampshire, providing high quality comprehensive education for children aged between 11 and 18. We enjoy an excellent reputation within the local community for our high standards.

We offer a broad curriculum covering a wide range of subjects at GCSE and A Level which are delivered by a highly qualified and caring team of professional teachers and support staff who are committed to offering the highest quality of education to the students alongside a creative approach to learning that inspires curiosity, builds collaboration, helps develop resilience and encourages flexibility of thought.

Our school vision is that we want every child to enjoy their learning and feel valued for who they are. We believe that Every Burgate Child Matters and we recognise all of our students as individuals, encouraging each to reach their full potential. We have high aspirations for every student and are committed to raising standards of achievement and nurturing a culture of high expectations to drive success for each student in a safe, supportive and friendly environment. We want to support our students in becoming independent learners, as well as confident and responsible young people thereby achieving our motto of Learning for Life.

Arranging a visit to The Burgate School and Sixth Form

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email shewett@burgate.hants.sch.uk.

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