Teacher of Science Park High School, Stanmore

Job description

Park High School is a fantastic place to work and develop as a teacher. We’d love you to come and join us!
We are now seeking to appoint a colleague who shares our passion for learning and our determination to change lives through the education we provide.
Applications from both experienced and Newly Qualified Teachers would be warmly welcomed.
“Teachers have outstanding subject knowledge and use imaginative and stimulating resources. They are very skilful at showing students how to work independently and think for themselves and at giving them time to work together and share their understanding.” Ofsted
Appointment for January 2020

Permanent, Full time (or Part Time considered with negotiation)

Closing date: Thursday 14 November 2019

Details and application forms may be downloaded from the school's website or may be made online.
1. Introduction

We are looking for an enthusiastic teacher who wants to join an excellent department. This post is suitable either for a teacher who is currently in training (NQT) or someone who would like to widen their experience, someone who will embrace the opportunities of working in a leading edge school. This post offers real opportunities for professional and career development.

Park High is an 11-18 mixed multi-ethnic comprehensive school of almost 1600 students, situated in the London Borough of Harrow. There are very high achievement levels and excellent facilities. Ofsted (2013) judged the school outstanding in all areas and in early 2014 we were designated a National Teaching School.
We can offer:
• An exciting learning environment where challenging, innovative and engaging learning is at the core of all we do.
• An award winning vibrant school which continues to achieve extremely high standards, both in Harrow and beyond.
• A genuine and active pursuit of well-being for all members of our community.
• Outstanding outcomes with a significantly positive Progress 8 score and zero NEETS.
• Students who exhibit excellent behaviour for learning and a desire to acquire knowledge and improve themselves.
• A supportive, enthusiastic and inspiring within which team to grow and develop.
• An opportunity to develop your craft of teaching across three Key Stages. 
2. Curriculum, staffing and resources

The successful candidate will be part of a strong team, all of whom are qualified scientists, supported by five technicians. In addition to the Head of Department and Second in Department, there are three further post holders within the department.

Science is taught in ten dedicated laboratories. All labs are wireless networked and have data projectors and screens.

At KS3, students follow the "Activate" course and are taught in mixed ability classes.

At KS4 all students are either studying for Combined Science [trilogy] or separate sciences from the start of Year 9.

At KS5 we offer A levels in Biology (Edexcel), Chemistry (OCR) and Physics (OCR). Take-up of sciences in our Sixth Form is impressive; over half of the sixth form students choose at least one science A level. We also offer BTEC National Level 3 Extended Certificate in Applied Science.

Essential educational requirements

Appropriate academic qualifications (to degree level), QTS and the ability to teach Science throughout the school.

Essential qualifications

QTS or working towards qualification

Essential skills and experience

Successful experience as a teacher of Science in a current post or during teaching practices (NQT) and both the ability and drive to develop further.

Ability to work and learn in a collaborative, innovative team with high standards committed to raising expectations and achievement of all students.

Evidence of excellent communication and organisational skills.

A good understanding of the Science curriculum and the changes in GCSE assessment.

Employee benefits

Bike to Work Scheme


About Park High School

Park High School

Address
Thistlecroft Gardens, Stanmore, HA7 1PL
Phase
Secondary
Type
Academy
Website
Park High School website (opens in a new window)