Teacher of Science (Willingdon Community School)
Hours of work: Full time teaching hours
Working pattern: Full-time
Closing date: Friday 24 February 2023
For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact: Willingdon Community School, Broad Road, Eastbourne, BN20 9QX
Phone: 01323 485254
Please note, we do not accept CVs.
About the role
Full time / Full year / Permanent
MPS-UPS £28,000 – £43,685 per annum
Starting September 2023
Required for September 2023, a high quality Teacher of Science to join a successful and experienced team within this high achieving school. This high attaining department is looking for either experienced or newly qualified teachers with a passion for Science and a commitment to the success of all pupils. The ability to teach across KS3&4 is essential.
The Science team at Willingdon currently consists of nine full time and three part-time teachers. They are supported by a team of Science Technicians.
In Years 7 and 8, students follow the Collins Scheme of Work. Students are taught biology, chemistry and physics modules, each module lasting for approximately eight lessons. Knowledge and skills acquired by students are assessed at the end of each module. The aim of this course is to introduce students to the ideas covered at KS4 and provide them with the essential prior knowledge required to embark on the GCSE curriculum. In Years 9, 10 and 11 all students work towards completing biology, chemistry and physics GCSEs. Each class currently has one teacher to deliver all of the specialisms. The modular approach started at KS3 is continued into KS4 and modules from each specialism are taught in rotation. Students record lesson notes and assessments in their exercise books. Required practical work is written up separately and stored in a folder which is kept at school. At the end of each module, students sit a summative assessment which generates an attainment grade for that module.
Regardless of past levels of success, the striving for excellence never stops.
Our Vision Statement:
We are Willingdon
We are a united, vibrant community which demonstrates personal excellence in all that we do. Learning at Willingdon transforms lives by igniting curiosity and expecting the very best from staff and students alike. We value opportunities, aiming for success today to prepare for challenges and opportunities tomorrow. We are respectful, honest and courteous to empower each other on our unique learning journeys. We look after ourselves and each other, and show empathy, respect and compassion to all people and our environment along the way. We encourage tolerance, resilience and reflection, which in turn allows everyone to make progress every lesson. We work together as a harmonious community to be the very best versions of ourselves.
This makes us Willingdon
Willingdon Community School is committed to child protection/safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this duty of care. All applicants will be subject to safer recruitment procedures and will require satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check.
Closing Date: Friday 24 February 2023 (by noon)
Interview details will be sent to shortlisted candidates only
To apply for this post, please download and complete the application form from the school website: http://willingdonschool.org.uk/about-us/vacancies or, e-mail: email@example.com
We advise applying promptly for our vacancies as we reserve the right to close and interview early if sufficient suitable applications have been received.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.
All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children. All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.
East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.