Teacher of Science
Required to start January 2021 (an earlier start may be considered)
Full time, Maternity Cover
We are seeking to appoint an outstanding and committed Teacher of Science across Key Stages 3 and 4 to GCSE Level at this popular and oversubscribed 11 – 16 comprehensive high school. The successful candidate will support students to develop a curiosity about the world around them and provide the opportunity to explore the social, cultural and economic effects of Science.
Blacon High School prides itself on being relentless in its desire to provide outstanding learning opportunities, and the successful candidate will join a well-established team of highly-motivated practitioners. In our most recent OFSTED in January 2016 we received a Good grading. In September 2016 we moved into a new state of the art building with five fully furnished science labs and a large preparation room. We are a popular and oversubscribed school and are growing from 600 to 750 pupils and have a new extension currently being built. As a Science department we have a full time Technician and a Teaching Assistant.
At KS4 students study the new AQA 9-1 GCSE’s in Biology, Chemistry and Physics for triple students and Combined Science: Trilogy for all others. At KS3 we have created our own system for monitoring the progress of students known as the BAS (Blacon Assessment Steps), which is linked to transferrable experimental how science works skills in Science needed by students in preparation for GCSE. We are looking for an excellent practitioner to join our team so experience of achieving successful outcomes at KS4 in their current role is essential.
Further information relating to this role can be found in the accompanying job description and person specification and by visiting the School website at www.blaconhighschool.net. For an informal discussion, or to arrange a visit please contact Mrs Rachel Hudson, Headteacher on 01244 371475.
Please apply using the online application form from the Cheshire West and Chester Council website. Please note that CVs will not be accepted. Email application queries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blacon High School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure will be sought for the successful candidate in accordance with Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education legislation.
Closing date for applications: Friday 2nd October 2020
Please note that interviews for this post will take place on Wednesday 14th October 2020