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Teacher of Science (0.4 or 0.6) – Waddesdon Church of England School

Teacher of Science (0.4 or 0.6) – Waddesdon Church of England School

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  • Salary Offer GBP £25,714 - £36,961 per year (MPS 1-6)
  • Start Date January 2021 or earlier to suit candidate
  • Suitable for NQT Yes

We believe that the purpose of Science is to enable all students to make moral, ethical and educated predictions about the world around them.

We are inviting applications to cover a maternity post, starting in January 2021 (or earlier). You will enjoy a happy working environment in an orderly and value-led school where the students are respectful and keen to learn. The Science team work together in a collaborative and supportive department.

Relationships between students and staff are excellent. The SIAMS inspection (March 2018) celebrated this in the following way:

“Relationships are shaped by the focus on the twin values of dignity and respect. There is a palpable sense of Waddesdon being a safe and secure place to be, of a community built on good humour, mutual support and love of self and neighbour; this is seen in lessons and around the school.”

The school is equally strong in terms of results, with Progress 8 scores typically around 0.7 – 0.8 (Well Above Average). Progress 8 for Science is exceptional (1.0)

There is a very healthy uptake of A Level and a strong tradition of celebrating the importance of practicals and investigations at the school. Students are encouraged to be curious, to question and to think like Scientists.

Waddesdon School is an oversubscribed all ability 11–18 school, set in rural Buckinghamshire. The school is 30 minutes away from Oxford and also within easy commuting distance from Milton Keynes. There are just under 1000 students on roll, including 260 in the Sixth Form. The school has an excellent reputation for CPD and recognises and values the contributions of all staff. There are realistic expectations regarding balancing family and leisure time and workload. Governors have recently changed the Admissions Policy to include children of staff members.

Please see the attached description of the department and the full SIAMS report. Additionally, please see our termly newsletter, The Waddesdon Voice, https://waddesdonschool.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/VoiceSummer2020s.pdf

Testimonials from our staff about the culture and ethos of our school can be found on our website http://waddesdonschool.com/working-at-waddesdon

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the school to discuss the role as we are keen to create a post which responds to your needs and expertise. Depending on circumstances, there may be the chance to extend your contract.

If you would like to arrange a visit or a phone conversation, please contact office@waddesdonschool.com

Please return all applications to office@waddesdonschool.com

Closing date for applications: Thursday, 8th October 2020 (12pm)

Waddesdon School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

As an Equal Opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all candidates.

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