Science Teacher (Chemistry Specialism) - St Peter's C of E VA School

  • Multiple Locations
  • Full Time
  • TPS

We currently have a Permanent and Fixed Term Teacher of Science (chemistry specialism) position available from 1 September 2022. The fixed term position is for one academic year (until 31 August 2023), to cover a temporary reduction of hours of a member of school staff.

St Peter’s is an oversubscribed school, known as a high performing school and nationally recognised for our approaches to character education. Our most recent Ofsted inspection (‘Good’ November 2019) and SIAMS inspection (‘Excellent’ May 2019) indicate the significant progress we have made in developing well rounded students who ‘live life to the full’.

Are you a strong, visionary Science teacher with passion, energy and creativity? Do you inspire young people to excel? Do you want to work with an experienced team of supportive professionals who aim high and achieve excellent results? We are seeking an enthusiastic and innovative Science Teacher to join the highly successful Science Department at St Peter's.

The role will involve working closely with the Subject Learning Leader and Science team in all aspects of Science, with a Chemistry specialism. You are likely to also teach other Science disciplines across KS3 and KS4. We are a dynamic and interesting team, with a history of excellent results, who share ideas and resources and support one another. If you are committed to ensuring all students make progress in Science, are able to see things in innovative and exciting ways, work efficiently and effectively to ensure improvement and are passionate about teaching engaging lessons, then we would welcome your application.

At St Peter’s, we are not looking forward to getting back to ‘normal’ after Covid. Instead, we have re-imagined ways in which we can develop and improve on our existing strong foundations and reputation. This role represents just one of a number of ways in which we will further enhance our students academic and pastoral experiences to developing their character to ‘live life to the full’. Our students make working here a real pleasure and, as such, we have high expectations for both our students and ourselves.

We offer:
• A welcoming and friendly team of excellent staff;
• A supportive working environment;
• Students with a drive to succeed.

It is important that you are willing and have the ability to offer time and energy to our well-being programme and/or extra-curricular provision (which we believe adds significant value to our character based approaches to education and is crucial to our relational approaches, including such opportunities as Duke of Edinburgh, Sports, Arts and Ten Tors offer). As a Church of England Aided School, in cases of equal merit preference will be given to candidates who are in sympathy with the foundation.

As part of our ongoing improvement story, we have the following support opportunities for internal and external staff to apply for:
• Intervention Support Officer(s);
• Clerk to Governing Board;
• Cover Supervisor;
• Teaching Assistant(s).

In addition to the above subject strengths that we are looking to appoint to, we also have the following whole school improvement roles that may be of interest to ambitious and skilled teachers to combine with the above subject specialisms:
• Leader of High Prior Attaining Students;
• Leader of Disadvantaged Students;
• Learning Environment;
• Improving the ‘wow factor’ of displays as well as functionality and enjoyment of staff and student areas.
Depending on skills and experience, the opportunity of competitive additional salary enhancements (including UPS salary and responsibilities) and/or time will be provided for the right candidates.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This role requires a DBS disclosure.
This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.

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Job Details

  • OrganisationDevon County Schools
  • Work LocationExeterDevon
  • Work Postcode

    EX2 5AP

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  • Occupational GroupTeaching - Secondary

  • Salary Details


  • Job TermPermanentFixed
  • Appointment TypeFull Time
  • Hours

  • Closing Date


  • DBS Check Required