Teacher of Science West Park School, Derby, Derbyshire

Job description

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join the dynamic staff team at West Park School in September 2020.

West Park is an 11 – 16 school based in Spondon with 1360 pupils currently on roll. The school prides itself on exceptional pupil achievement, dynamic teaching and learning and excellent behaviour and engagement. We have a committed and talented staff team who work cohesively to get the best for all of our pupils. The pupils themselves are focussed, polite, and positive and determined to take full advantage of the range of opportunities provided to them. West Park is rapidly becoming the school of choice for parents in Derby.

We have a vacancy for a full time Science teacher who can inspire our pupils and help them enjoy the subject. It is a vibrant and ambitious department committed to continual professional development, co-operation and sharing excellent practice.

We are committed to appointing only the most inspirational teachers. Our teachers routinely deliver great lessons, which are well planned, challenging, innovative and active for our pupils. The successful applicants must be prepared to share their practice with colleagues and fully contribute to our in-house programme of continuing professional development.

Applications are welcome from experienced teachers or NQTs. Visits to the school are encouraged to enable you to savour the unique atmosphere. Please call or email for an appointment.

Further information about the school is available on the school’s website at www.westpark.derby.sch.uk

Further details about the post are available from the following link.
Application forms (Teachers) should be completed and submitted online at www.westpark.derby.sch.uk/mathematicsvacancy.php together with a CV and supporting letter.

Full child protection procedures are followed in the appointment of staff to our school, and an enhanced DBS check will be required.

Closing date for applications: 9.00 am 3rd March 2020

Essential educational requirements

Holds a degree (or higher) level qualification in a science or a related subject

Essential qualifications

Holds QTS
Up to date in-service training in subject and whole school issues

Essential skills and experience

Recent experience of teaching the 11 - 16 age range
Excellent subject knowledge
Excellent administration, organization and management skills
Excellent information and communication skills
Clear commitment to the safeguarding of pupils
An outstanding classroom practitioner
A committed individual with a clear vision and unwavering commitment to excellence for all
An innovative approach to teaching and learning

Employee benefits

Why teach at West Park?
Do you want to work in a welcoming and supportive environment? Does excellent staff camaraderie, support and development appeal to you? Do you want to be challenged professionally in a meritocracy that recognizes and develops talent? Do hands-on senior and middle leaders sound like a good and refreshing idea? Do you want to work with positive students who want to learn and progress in their studies and who fully embrace a vibrant extracurricular life?
If you answer yes to the above questions, we want to hear from you. West Park School could be the next step in your career. Come and visit and see for yourself.

This is West Park School:
• Welcoming and supportive place to work
• Excellent staff camaraderie
• Excellent staff support, development, and induction
• Meritocratic with talent recognition and professional challenge
• Hands-on Leadership Group; leading by example
• Excellent middle leaders who lead and support their staff
• Positive students who want to learn and progress in their studies
• Vibrant and successful extracurricular life for students
• Supportive parent body
• Supportive governors


About West Park School

West Park School is an 11 - 16 academy based in Spondon, Derby with 1360 pupils currently on roll. The school prides itself on exceptional pupil achievement, dynamic teaching and learning and excellent behaviour and engagement.We have a committed and talented staff team who work cohesively to get the best for all of our pupils. The pupils themselves are focussed, polite, and positive and determined to take full advantage of the range of opportunities provided to them.

Address
West Road, Derby, Derbyshire, DE21 7BT
Phase
Secondary
Type
Academy
Website
West Park School website (opens in a new window)