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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    3 March 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    7 February 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£28,000 to £43,685

Pay scale

M1 to UPS3

What skills and experience we're looking for

The successful candidate will have a high standard of teaching and learning and have the ability to think creatively and strategically.

If you are a well-qualified, ambitious and inspirational teacher who can demonstrate a real passion for Science, with commitment to make a difference to the lives of our students by raising standards, achievements and expectations, then we would welcome your application.

Excellent curriculum knowledge and an awareness of the recent recommendations to improve pedagogy in Science education is essential. The successful candidate will be expected to teach Science to GCSE and another Science to A Level. They must possess the ability to enthuse and inspire students by sharing their passion for the Sciences. A specialism in Physics or Chemistry is desirable but not essential.

What the school offers its staff

At KS3, we follow schemes of learning written in-house to meet the needs of the QCA National Curriculum. KS3 students finish the curriculum at the end of the autumn term in Year 9 and start their GCSE Science course at the start of the spring term.

The KS4 curriculum follows the new AQA GCSE courses. Combined Science students follow the AQA Trilogy course, while three separate AQA Sciences are offered as an option for all students who are interested and might wish to pursue a career in the Sciences.

All Science teachers are expected to be able to teach across the specialisms up to GCSE, although the Separate Science GCSEs are taught by subject specialists.

Post 16 classes are small and enthusiastic and have historically achieved very well in their exams. A Level Biology, Chemistry and Physics all follow the AQA specifications and we also offer BTEC Science for students who might want to follow a more vocational pathway.

The Science department has strong links with the Sidmouth Science Festival and works collaboratively to involve our students with numerous exciting opportunities in and outside the classroom.

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A copy of our safeguarding policy can be found on our website. This role falls under KCSIE regulated activities and, as such, it is an offence to apply for the role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relating to children. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring (DBS) check. Please ensure you read and understand our Privacy Notice, which can be found on our website, before applying.
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About Sidmouth College

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
899 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01395 514823

Sidmouth College is a thriving 11-18 community college located in the Devon countryside. At Sidmouth College the individual is right at the heart of what we do. Students achieve academic success, develop their creativity, excel on the sports field and encounter a multitude of new experiences in a safe and enjoyable environment, encouraged by a team of dedicated and highly experienced professionals. At Sidmouth College we believe that the vibrant learning community, coupled with a culture of high standards and expectations, brings out the very best in every student and establishes abundant possibilities for their future.

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To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email vacancies@sidmouthcollege.devon.sch.uk.

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