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Buxton Community School

Buxton Community School

Teacher of Science

Buxton Community School is seeking to appoint a well-qualified and enthusiastic Teacher of Science to join the team on a permanent basis.

Salary: Main/Upper Pay Scale

Contract Type and Term: Full time, Permanent

Start date: September 2021

Applications from NQT's welcome

We are seeking an outstanding classroom teacher with proven success and suitable experience of delivering high quality teaching and learning to students across all key stages. Experience of KS5 teaching is desirable however, not essential provided that the candidate has suitable ambition to teach to this level should the opportunity arise. Applicants for the role must have a strong scientific background as evidenced by excellent qualifications and an intrinsic desire to keep abreast of key developments in the subject. We are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic individual who is a team player and happy to work collegiately to continue to drive forward our success. You will work closely and collaboratively with the science team, be receptive to innovative practices and be an inspirational and motivational practitioner.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a tangible passion for teaching Science and be able to share evidence of enabling students to meet and exceed expectations.
  • Have experience in teaching Science at Key Stages 3 & 4 with experience or ambition to teach to A Level.
  • Have excellent understanding of the curriculum and specifically how lesson design can help to deliver this successfully. They will have a keen interest in evidenced based research to inform their teaching.
  • Be someone who understands the value of high-quality assessment and feedback to inform planning and progress of students. 

Application Process

Applicants should download the application form and send the completed form along with a covering letter of application and send it to:

Mrs Sandi Flint, Headteacher’s PA at recruitment@buxton.derbyshire.sch.uk or to Buxton Community School, College Road, Buxton, SK17 9EA.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 31st March at 12.00

Short-listing and invite to interview will take place on Thursday 1st April

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 21st April

If you are short-listed for interview, you will be contacted in advance to discuss arrangements for the interview.  Unfortunately, if you have not been contacted prior to the interview day, your application has not been successful on this occasion.

Buxton Community School is committed to safeguarding and the process of safer recruitment. As a result, this post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, and all shortlisted candidates will be expected to prove their identity at interview. The successful candidate will be expected to show original copies of qualifications and further proof of their identity.