The School is seeking an enthusiastic and well-qualified graduate for a full-time Chemistry position to join a friendly and forward-looking department, aiming to constantly improve the pupils’ experience of Science. The post includes the requirement to teach Chemistry from KS3 to A-level and Science to KS3.
The successful candidate is likely to have some, or all, of the following attributes:
• A degree in Chemistry;
• A good level of current subject knowledge;
• Experience of teaching Chemistry to public examination classes;
• An approach to teaching that is varied and flexible, including the use of ICT as a teaching and learning tool;
• The ability to communicate effectively, both orally and on paper;
• Sound classroom management skills;
• The ability to relate well to pupils of all abilities and to a wide age range;
• The ability to deal confidently with sensitive issues concerning pupil welfare;
• Good organisational skills; reliability in working to deadlines
There are 14 members of staff, eleven graduate teachers (four Biologists, three Chemists and four Physicists) and three experienced full-time technicians, who work closely and enthusiastically to provide a high-quality education for all the pupils at St Edmund’s School, whatever their ability. Housed in a self-contained, two-storey building, there are seven well-equipped teaching laboratories and a multi-purpose classroom in addition to a prep room for each sub-department. Every teaching room has a multi-media projector and internet/WIFI access. Every member of the teaching staff has an office. Excellent audio-visual and reprographic facilities are available in the department.
The ability range at St Edmund’s School is quite wide and the Science department is justifiably proud of its GCSE results.
- In 2019, the pass rates 9-4 for GCSE Combined Science was 86%, with 23% achieving Grade 9-7; and the pass rate for Grade 9-4 for GCSE Chemistry was 100% with 50% grades 9-7.
- In 2019, at A Level, the pass rate A* - E in Chemistry was 100% with 28% graded A* - A.
The school prides itself on its friendly, family environment where every pupil and staff member is known and valued. The Senior School operates a two-week timetable running on a 30 period week from Monday to Friday with each lesson being 55-60 minutes long. Members of staff with no other major responsibilities may expect to teach up to 35 periods per fortnight.
Applications must take the form of a completed Teaching Staff Application for Employment Form, a full curriculum vitae, and a concise covering letter outlining the candidate’s suitability for the post. The names and contact details (including email addresses) of two referees are required (one of whom must be your current or most recent employer and neither referee should be a relative or someone known to you solely as a friend).
The deadline for receipt of application is 09.00am Friday 25th September.
St Edmund's School Canterbury 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.