We have an exciting opportunity for a passionate, dedicated, and innovative Teacher of Science to join our Science Faculty at Howard of Effingham School from 1 September 2024.
We are looking for an inspirational teacher with the ability to create a nurturing learning environment, a commitment to ‘Bringing out the Best’ in every student, and a genuine passion for their subject. The ability to teach to A level is desirable but not essential.
Teaching and Learning is at the heart of everything we do at the Howard. The Howard is a place where you really do have the space to teach, and we encourage colleagues to try new things, take risks, and have fun in the classroom. Our teachers are encouraged to be themselves whilst reflecting on the latest developments in pedagogy and how they can be applied. Central to our ethos are the positive relationships and personalised approach which we take with all our students.
The Science faculty at Howard of Effingham School provides a dynamic and innovative curriculum from KS3 to KS5. Our curriculum aim is to “bring out the best by developing learners’ critical thinking and enquiry so they have an appreciation of the complexity of the natural world around them”. The KS3 programme is taught in Years 7 and 8 and KS4 begins in Year 9 with students following AQA ‘Trilogy’ combined or triple science. The KS5 programmes are extremely popular; we follow OCR for Chemistry and Physics and AQA for Biology and the AQA Level 3 Applied Science course.
The faculty has a tradition of high academic success with the majority of our A level students going on to higher education courses in STEAM-related subjects. To support this, we run highly successful STEAM clubs for students in KS3 and KS4 which allows these students to participate in competitions to challenge their understanding in contexts where science, technology, engineering, the arts and maths interact and integrate. The science faculty run an annual science fair competition in support of the House system and we also offer enrichment opportunities for students during British science week. We run a clinic to KS4 and KS5 students each week on a Thursday.
There are opportunities to teach in our specialisms and we seek subject specialists who are confident in their subject knowledge to challenge, motivate and inspire our high performing students, especially at GCSE and A Level. Our CPD opportunities and training within the faculty to allow staff to enhance and deepen subject knowledge and pedagogy to develop their teaching outside of specialism as we believe in a “science teacher” approach.
As a Howard teacher, you will be fully supported both within the faculty and by the senior leadership team. Our outstanding staff and students make us a great place to work, and you will find plenty of opportunities to socialise and get to know your new colleagues. When you join us, you will gain access to our extensive CPD programme and be well supported in achieving a realistic work/life balance.
Being part of The Howard Partnership Trust (THPT) will provide you with a wealth of opportunities, including excellent career progression routes. Regardless of your experience or level of responsibility, you will find a range of exciting opportunities to ensure that you can constantly develop and progress.
THPT value their staff highly, as reflected in the excellent retention rates across the Trust. THPT also operate an extensive Rewards and Benefits Scheme that includes Loyalty & Service Awards, access to discount schemes, membership of the Teacher Pension Scheme, and access to the Employee Assistance Programme through Education Support. PPA time at THPT Schools is 10%. THPT schools also offer all teachers an additional commuted INSET day in the Autumn Term to support staff wellbeing.
All adults employed by the Trust have a responsibility for data protection and have a duty to observe and follow the principles of the GDPR Regulations.
The Howard Partnership Trust welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.
All applicants must be able to provide evidence of their Right to Work in the UK prior to commencement of employment. As part of our need to comply with UK immigration rules, you will be required to provide Home Office stipulated documentation prior to interview.
Early applications are encouraged. We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date of this advertisement.
Howard of Effingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.