Biology & Chemistry Teacher

Contract TypeFULL TIME
SalaryUp to £43,270 p/a pro rata
Start Date 5 SEPTEMBER 2024
Closing Date21 JUNE 2024
The successful candidate should have a genuine passion for science and the ability to convey this to pupils is essential.

Tring Park School for the Performing Arts is one of the UK’s leading vocational and academic schools, situated in glorious countryside just half an hour from London. Working with 360 boarding and day pupils, aged 7 to 19, you will join a dedicated and supportive staff team within a school that offers the advantage of small classes with talented and committed students and strong public examination results.

We offer a wide range of benefits including a pension scheme, cycle to work scheme, free school lunches during term time, free onsite parking and enhanced maternity and paternity schemes.

About the role

You will join a dedicated and supportive staff environment and will enjoy the use of specialist science labs and teaching equipment. The school also offers the advantage of small classes, talented and committed students with strong public examination results.

The contract is full-time and permanent (1 FTE). Deadline is 21st June however we may appoint before the closing date.

Main Duties

  • To teach Biology and Chemistry across the age range, according to departmental planning schemes of work and examination syllabi.
  • To promote, monitor and support student learning and progress within the Biology and Chemistry Department.
  • To contribute to the development of the science curriculum and the Department as a whole.

 

Teaching and Learning

  • Deliver the curriculum as relevant to the age and ability group that you teach
  • Be responsible for the preparation and development of teaching materials and teaching programmes as appropriate.
  • Be accountable for the attainment, progress and outcomes of pupils you teach.
  • Be aware of pupils’ capabilities, their prior knowledge and plan teaching and differentiate appropriately to build on these, demonstrating knowledge and understanding of how pupils learn.
  • Work closely with teaching assistants and the Learning Support Department in delivering ‘personalised learning’ whenever reasonably possible.
  • Set work for pupils absent from lessons in line with the school’s teaching policies.
  • Maintain standards of discipline according to the school’s codes of conduct and in line with the school’s rewards and sanctions programmes.

 

Assessment and Recording

  • Maintain a ‘teacher planner’ and planning documents, including the recording of attainment and effort marks, Prep/homework set, student attendance.
  • Use an appropriate range of observation, assessment, monitoring and recording strategies as a basis for setting challenging learning objectives for pupils of all backgrounds, abilities and dispositions, monitoring learners’ progress and levels of attainment.
  • Give pupils regular feedback, both orally and through accurate and timely marking, and encourage pupils to respond to the feedback, reflect on progress, their emerging needs and to take a responsible and conscientious attitude to their own work and study.
  • Use relevant data to monitor progress, set targets, and plan subsequent lessons
  • Set Prep/homework to consolidate and extend the knowledge and understanding pupils have acquired as appropriate.
  • Participate in arrangements for examinations and assessments as requested by the Director of Academic Studies or their deputy.
  • Communicate effectively with parents/carers with regard to pupils’ progress, achievements and well-being using school systems/processes as appropriate.

 

Other Duties

  • Attend departmental meetings, parents’ consultations and whole school events.
  • Cover for absent colleagues.
  • Be responsible for improving your teaching through participating fully in training and development opportunities identified by the school or as an outcome of your appraisal.
  • To have professional regard for the ethos, policies and practices of the school, and maintain high standards in your own attendance and punctuality.
  • Be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the school, raising any concerns following school protocol/procedures.
  • Make a positive contribution to the wider life and ethos of the school.
  • Perform any reasonable duties as requested by the Principal of the school.

Person Specification

Essential

  • Clear commitment to implementing whole school/staff policies relating to the safeguarding of children
  • Degree level qualification and high academic achievement
  • Experience of planning and teaching secondary curriculum
  • Experience of teaching to a high standard
  • The ability to promote good progress and outcomes by pupils
  • The ability to manage behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment
  • ICT competent
  • Positive values and attitudes
  • A commitment to equal opportunities and inclusion
  • Highly effective communication skills with both children and adults, including parents and carers
  • Highly effective time management skills
  • Commitment to professional development
  • Reliability and integrity
  • Commitment to effective assessment and feedback for pupils

Apply

Step 1. Complete Application Form

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Step 2. Apply via email

If you would like to apply for this role, please email us the Application Form along with a cover letter.

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Tring Park School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. It is an offence to apply for a role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity with children. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a self-declaration form relating to any criminal record or information that would make them unsuitable to work with children. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity, with an environment where staff can thrive, regardless of their background. For information on how we will use your personal information during the recruitment process, please see the Staff Privacy Notice.