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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    23 February 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    8 February 2024

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

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What skills and experience we're looking for

We would like to appoint a committed, energetic, and enthusiastic Teacher of Science, who will join a strong Science Department at an exciting stage in its development.

It is expected that the successful candidate will have the drive to inspire students to achieve the best possible results and be a good communicator, able to interact effectively with a wide and diverse group of people. Applicants should demonstrate a well thought out philosophy of education which reflects the needs of all learners and to play a full part in the life of the school community, to support its distinctive mission and ethos and to encourage and ensure staff and students follow this example.

Most importantly, as far as personal characteristics are concerned, we would like to find someone with warmth, enthusiasm, flexibility, and an unrelenting commitment to the success of every child. Last, but by no means least, a sense of humour is essential!

What the school offers its staff

As a relational school, we pride ourselves on our calm, friendly and nurturing learning environment and the positive relationships that are fostered between students, staff, and parents. We work hard to ensure our students' experience is founded on our five core values, linked to the articles of the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) as part of our commitment as a UNICEF Rights Respecting School.

The Science of the everyday world is pivotal to our way of life. At Trafalgar School, we believe that this science of the ordinary, can be made extraordinary. A high quality, student led curriculum is designed to engage and inspire students, promoting curiosity, deeper thinking and therefore, deeper questioning.

Science is a body of knowledge built up through experimental testing of ideas. Science is also methodology, a practical way of finding reliable answers to questions we may ask about the world around us. Science at Trafalgar is about developing children’s ideas and ways of working that enable them to make sense of the world in which they live through investigation, as well as using and applying processing skills.

We believe that a broad and balanced science education is the entitlement of all students, regardless of ethnic origin, gender, class, aptitude, or disability. Our aims in teaching science include the following:

  • Preparing our children for life in an increasingly scientific and technological world
  • Fostering concern about, and active care for, our environment
  • Helping our children acquire a growing understanding of scientific ideas
  • Helping develop and extend our children’s scientific concept of their world
  • Developing our children’s understanding of the international and collaborative nature of science
  • To extend children’s natural curiosity and wonder about the world in which they are growing
  • To promote independent thinking and encourage deeper level questioning

Commitment to safeguarding

Salterns Academy Trust and Trafalgar School 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 our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.
All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring checks along with other relevant employment checks.
Some forms of employment, occupations and professions are exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Working within a School is exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

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About Trafalgar School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
971 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
02392 693521

Trafalgar School is a vibrant learning community where every member of staff understands the difference that they can make to our students’ outcomes. We expect all staff to be actively involved in the personal development of our young people and to show full commitment to their own and the school’s professional development.
Trafalgar School and its Governing Body are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; and they expect all staff to share this commitment.

Our aim is to provide an outstanding all-round educational experience and we are committed to the success and excellence for all our students. In June 2023 we were inspected by OFSTED and judged to be a strongly ‘good’ school with ‘outstanding’ personal development. We are enjoying the next stage of our journey (to become outstanding in all areas!) and continue to receive incredible feedback about our child centred approach; our leaders share our best practice through extensive outreach work across the city and beyond.

Arranging a visit to Trafalgar School

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

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