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Science Teacher

Job title: Science Teacher
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Barnet
Industry: Secondary
Salary: £34514 - £51179 per annum + Pension Scheme
Reference: 0000261929_1715677988
Contact name: Aspire People Limited
Contact email: Natasja.Vivier@aspirepeople.co.uk

Job description

Science Teacher - Barnet - Permanent Position - September 2024

Perhaps you are due to finish your PGCE this summer and need to secure a position for September 2024?

Are you passionate about igniting curiosity and inspiring the next generation of scientists?

Maybe you are an experienced Science Teacher looking for an exciting new opportunity?

This excellent school is seeking a secondary Science Teacher to join this vibrant school community in Barnet.

This secondary school believe in nurturing the potential within each student, fostering a love for science, and empowering young minds to explore the wonders of the universe.

As a member of their dedicated faculty, you'll have the opportunity to make a profound impact on students' lives while growing both personally and professionally.

Role Requirements:
* Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) is essential
* ECT's and experienced teachers welcome to apply
* Commitment to fostering an inclusive and supportive learning environment
* Strong communication skills to engage students, parents, and colleagues effectively
* Ability to inspire a passion in science to secondary students!

Key Responsibilities:
* Plan and deliver engaging lessons that align with the national curriculum and promote active learning
* Teach Science within the National Curriculum Guidelines.
* Carry out departmental and school assessment procedures and marking policies.
* Record and report on the development, progress and attainment of students including attending meetings with parents to discuss attainment and progress.
* Keep a disciplined class whilst promoting the general well-being of students.
* Participate in the provision of co-curricular activities and clubs.
* Maintain resources as necessary within the budgetary allowance.
* Carry out the necessary administration as required.
* Assist the Head of Department in reviewing development plans, curriculum documents and policies.
* Promote development within Biology/Chemistry and identify any associated staff development requirements.
* Carry out break duties as timetabled or when necessary.
* Attend school meetings and In Service Training as and when required.
* Maintain an appropriate awareness of, and work effectively within, the policies and procedures of the school.
* Operate safely within the workplace and maintain a high standard of practice.
* Behave professionally at all times and maintain confidentiality of information.
* Promote and safeguard the welfare of the students that fall under your responsibility or that you come into contact with.
Benefits:
* Salary range: £34,514 to £51,179 (MPS-UPS)
* Supportive leadership team committed to staff well-being and professional growth
* Ofsted 'Outstanding' secondary school
* TLR opportunities
* Opportunities for continued professional development and career advancement
* Access to state-of-the-art facilities and resources to enhance teaching and learning
* Vibrant school community with a strong sense of collaboration and inclusivity

About the school:
* This is a very successful and lively department. We offer both Combined and Triple Science at GCSE and we have a large number of students staying on to take Science subjects in the Sixth Form. We also attract many new students from other schools into Year 12 to take Biology, Chemistry and Physics at A Level. There are currently twelve staff in Science teaching. There are Teaching and Learning Responsibility posts for Head of Science (Biology), Head of Physics and Head of Chemistry.
* The science department is well supported by Technicians in each department. There are seven well equipped laboratories.

The Curriculum:
* Key Stage 3 - In Years 7 and 8 are taught Science in their form groups. In year 9 the group sizes are smaller. During the course of Years 7, 8 and 9 two topic units each of Biology, Chemistry and Physics are taught. The school have developed their own schemes of work based on the Pearson 'Exploring Science' units which they have used since 2022. They provide a varied and challenging course with plenty of practical work.
* Key Stage 4 - All students are taught by separate subject specialist teachers for the Biology, Chemistry and Physics components of the Combined Science or separate three sciences course. They follow the Edexcel GCSE specification. Although Science is a compulsory subject to GCSE a high percentage of students achieve top grades and the percentage of students achieving 7 or above is around 90%.
* A Levels - Biology and Physics both study the AQA specification, while Chemistry studies EXEXCEL.
* A Level results are excellent. Teaching is usually shared between two teachers in each subject. There are currently eight Biology, eight Chemistry and four Physics groups.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and well qualified scientist to join the Physics team on a permanent, full-time basis from September 2024.

If you're ready to embark on an exciting journey of discovery and inspire the scientists of tomorrow, we want to hear from you!

To apply, please submit your CV and a cover letter now!

Aspire People Limited provides services as an Education Agency and an Education Employment Business. Aspire People is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils and expects every candidate to share this commitment. Placements are subject, to appropriate Child Protection screening, including checks with former employers and the Disclosure and Barring Checks.

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