An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly-motivated, creative and inspirational teacher to join the Science department at Llanwern High School. In joining the department, you will work alongside a team of very supportive, friendly and highly-committed individuals, delivering an engaging curriculum across the key stages and across a range of abilities. If you are passionate about teaching Science and feel you would be a good fit for our team, we would love to hear from you.
The department consists of six full time teaching staff with a technician who provide excellent assistance. The department is made up of teachers with a range of experience: at present, we have: two Physicists, one Chemist, two Biologist and one Earth Scientist. There are six fully equipped laboratories, and three prep rooms, all of which are housed on one side of the school.
Llanwern High School’s Sixth Form provision is delivered in partnership with Caerleon School. Our department currently offers the following courses at KS5:
- A Level Biology
- A Level Physics
- BTEC Level 3 Applied Science
Uptake in all post-16 subjects is increasing, and decisions about the courses offered in 2020 will be made in February 2020.
Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4
Students’ learning at KS3 is designed to promote their independent enquiry and their desire to understand their world around them. From the outset in Year 7, our schemes of work have been recently redeveloped to ensure that students acquire the knowledge and develop the necessary skills to enable them to be successful learners at KS4 and beyond.
At KS4, pupils will follow a bespoke pathway based on teacher assessment and judgement. The courses currently offered at KS4 are:
- WJEC Separate Science (Triple Award)
- WJEC Science (Double Award)
- WJEC Applied Science (Double Award)
- WJEC Applied Science (Single Award)
Key Stage 4 outcomes are improving rapidly (L2+ attainment has improved by 27% in three years and A* - A has improved by 12%). Our students’ attainment at KS4 is above the Family average and is close to students’ attainment nationally.
The successful candidate will demonstrate the experience, capability and motivation to continue the development and improvement of successful teaching and learning within the Science department, and secure good progress for all students.
The post holder will work collaboratively with all members of the Science team, and will be line managed by the Leader of Learning for Science and Technology. Should the successful applicant be a Newly Qualified Teacher a full programme of induction support will be available; NQTs thrive at Llanwern High School.
Llanwern High School is an 11-18 mixed comprehensive school serving much of the eastern side of Newport. It is housed in a new building and provides a learning environment and facilities appropriate for a 21st century school. There are approximately 900 pupils on roll but it is envisaged that this will grow significantly in the coming years. The school is currently making positive changes as it strives to provide a first class education for pupils. Llanwern High School provides a high level of support and offers a positive and welcoming working environment, excellent staff well-being and professional development for all staff
We are legally obliged to ask you to provide evidence of your right to work in the UK. If you are invited to interview, you will be asked to provide appropriate documents such as your full birth certificate/passport/work permit in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and a comprehensive screening process will be undertaken on all applicants. This will include an enhanced check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.