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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    17 May 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    9 May 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5


Physics, Science

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£30,000 and £46,525

Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

Qualifications, educational, training

  • Good Honours Degree in relevant discipline or relevant experience.
  • ECT/QTS.
  • Ability to teach Science at KS3
  • Ability to teach Physics at KS4 and KS5
  • Experience of teaching science in a secondary school (as teacher or as trainee teacher)
    • Knowledge of recent subject specific issues and of current resources for teaching science.
    • The principles of effective teaching and assessment.
    • Ability to use a range of effective pedagogy to engage and inspire students.
    • Demonstrating knowledge and understanding of what makes a highly effective Physics curriculum across all key stages.
    • Ability to assess diagnostically and accurately to ensure all students make expected progress.
    • Very good oral and written communication skills including ICT skills.
    • Ability to exercise control in the classroom and encourage good behaviour.
    • An enthusiasm for science in general and the ability to generate this in others.
    • Ability to plan, organise, review and adapt
    • Knowledge of SIMS or similar MIS system.

What the school offers its staff

We are committed to ensuring that our employees work in an environment that is inclusive, supportive and respectful. Staff have the opportunity to work with engaged and motivated learners with the ethos of Blessed Edmund Rice at its heart.

St Ambrose College is a well-ordered caring community where self-discipline is emphasised and students are enabled to take responsibility for their own actions following a reasoned set of Christian values and principles.

The state of the art building located in Hale Barns opposite Hale Croft Park sits within idyllic grounds with secure free parking available on-site for staff. The college boasts exceptional sporting facilities including a swimming pool, tennis courts and 4-G rugby/football pitches. Hale Barns village is within close proximity of the college which includes a supermarket, post office and a number of eateries

Throughout each academic year staff have the opportunity to participate in a number of educational, spiritual and recreational trips, which have previously included visiting America, Austria, Australia, Barcelona, Belgium, France, Indonesia and South Africa. We also engage in a number of charitable events to support our local community. Frequent opportunities are available for staff to develop their own faith.

New staff are welcomed to St Ambrose College with an outstanding induction programme. The Staff Association organises a number of staff events to promote positive working relationships and wellbeing. Staff enjoy the benefit of a generous and flexible Leave of Absence policy. Health professions visit the college annually to administer Flu vaccinations which are offered to staff free of charge.

Staff work together and value the opportunity to make a difference to the lives of students in a positive and vibrate environment that promotes respect for the whole community.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Saint Ambrose College

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1082 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number

At St Ambrose College we value the development of the whole person and ask that both staff and students strive for excellence in all they undertake. Therefore, the progress and attainment of students at all Key Stages is extremely important to us but equally, the enrichment opportunities and successes beyond the classroom are encouraged and celebrated. At St Ambrose we are committed to developing successful students by focusing on high quality teaching, learning, assessment and productive feedback. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from experienced teachers and those new to the profession. There are excellent arrangements in place to support and mentor new colleagues through our bespoke induction programme. Commitment is required to meet the demands of a high achieving school, both in the classroom and beyond and it is an expectation at St Ambrose that staff play a full role in the extra-curricular life of the school.

There are a number of incentives in place for staff including a thriving St Ambrose Staff Association, contributory pension scheme, staff morning swimming sessions and support for continued professional development available through our Edmund Rice network, the Shrewsbury Diocese, our connections with local teaching schools and of course, the expertise which exists in-house.

St Ambrose College is a selective Catholic Boys’ Grammar School. Following on from our most recent Diocesan and OFSTED inspections, which graded all areas of the college's work as Outstanding and the fantastic opportunity created by being designated as an Edmund Rice Lead International School, alongside another year of great examination results, we are perfectly placed to continue our journey of excellence providing an outstanding education for all our students.

Our College ethos, built firmly on the eight essentials of Edmund Rice, aims to develop open-minded, flexible, resilient individuals with the skills and attitudes to be successful in today’s and tomorrow's society.

We are fortunate to have outstanding facilities with state of the art classrooms, equipment, swimming pool and sporting opportunities, together with forward-thinking staff, who continually develop their practice and empower our students to be the source of their own success.

The College is rich in extra-curricular activities. The main games are rugby, cricket, swimming, water polo and cross country, but there are many others. There is a vibrant Creative Arts faculty and we aim to offer significant opportunities for boys to showcase their talents at events throughout the year. Boys are actively involved in the liturgical life of the school with 6th Form students leading weekly prayers.
There are approximately 1000 boys on the school roll, including over 200 in the Sixth Form. Most proceed to a Russell Group University and a number to Oxbridge.

We have an annual Presentation Evening to celebrate the achievements of our GCSE students and A Level students. We also have an annual awards evening for KS3/4 students in order to celebrate their activities and contributions to school life.

We are first and foremost, a Catholic college in the charism of Blessed Edmund Rice and this permeates in all we do. I hope you gain a sense of our ethos from the information contained on our website.

I look forward to meeting you in the future.

D Rainey

Arranging a visit to Saint Ambrose College

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@st-ambrosecollege.org.uk.

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