The Headteacher and Governors are seeking to
appoint an outstanding, highly skilled and ambitious Science teacher to join
Robertsbridge Community College. We welcome applications from both experienced
and early career teachers. You will play a key part in supporting the
development of the College in moving from good to outstanding.
Robertsbridge Community College aims to give students a chance to investigate
‘why’ and ‘how’ the world and universe are shaped the way they are. We want to
students to enjoy their Science lessons from the first moment they arrive for
their induction day. We aim to inspire students through a curriculum with
observational science at its core. Fundamental to this is the idea that
students will have the opportunity to watch demonstrations or video clips,
experiment practically themselves, make predictions, observe, record, and
analyse data, before finally using this information to develop their
understanding of why natural phenomena occur.
We aim to encourage
students to develop a curiosity about natural phenomena and how natural and
manmade substances interact. Not only do we want students to develop their
curiosity for the natural world, but we also want to develop them as critical
thinkers, using evidence to make decisions as they go into later life. We aim
to help our students apply Science to their interests, whether that be their
hobbies or their chosen career interest. We would like students to understand
the role that Science plays in news and current affairs (such as the current
pandemic, extinction rates or how Brexit might impact on different species and
farming). Our success will be measured by how many students enjoy their Science
lessons and would like to study Science post-16, whether that be an A-level in
Biology, Chemistry or Physics, Forensic Science, Animal care or Psychology.
We would also consider applications from Science teachers who are not necessarily interested in the Second in Department role.
The College is a
thriving rural school, with a skilled and enthusiastic staff team. We are
committed to ensuring that our students become well rounded citizens of the
world, equipped with the knowledge, skills and qualifications they need for
whatever they choose to do next in life.
Our intake is truly
comprehensive, drawing from a large geographic area that includes both rural
and urban environments. We cherish the diversity that this intake brings and
are extremely proud of our College.
Visited by Ofsted in
September 2022, the College maintained its ‘Good’ status, with the official
report stating that “Pupils enjoy their lessons and value the nurturing and
friendly atmosphere which pervades the College. The school’s motto ‘success
through partnership’ is exemplified through the strong relationships evident
between teachers and pupils.”
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