We are seeking to appoint an exceptional and inspiring Teacher of Science who is passionate about their subject and able to make a positive contribution to the learning experiences of our students. Applications from Newly Qualified Teachers or experienced teachers are encouraged and a comprehensive induction and support package would be available if appropriate
You will be joining a highly successful and forward-thinking department in a growing school, teaching across the age and attainment range at both Key Stage 3 and 4 in an environment where students are well behaved and keen to do well.
At RMS, we are looking for a teacher who:
Has excellent subject knowledge and strong teaching skills
Is able to build positive relationships with all learners and is committed to raising attainment of all students
Will work collaboratively within the Science team to contribute to the success of the department
Is willing to commit to extracurricular activities that add value to the school and local community
Is able to respond positively and creatively to the changing expectations of the subject
In return, we can offer:
Excellent support and fantastic opportunities for continued professional development
High priority given to staff and student wellbeing
A dedicated and hardworking team who place students at the heart of everything
Supportive families who value education and great students who want to learn
A well-resourced curriculum area supported by a specialist team of technicians
A broad, exciting and personalised curriculum with a focus on collaborative planning
A full programme of trips and visits, giving you the chance to share in making positive memories with students
Consistently excellent student attainment and progress
We pride ourselves on our ethos and culture which promotes positive relationships and behaviour. In our most recent Ofsted report (May 2017), inspectors observed that ‘there is a positive ethos throughout the school, which is enhanced by strong relationships between staff and pupils. Pupils conduct themselves well, and are respectful and courteous to one another. Behaviour continues to be typically exemplary’.
Science is a leading department within the school and we are proud of our outstanding record of success. In 2019, 91% of our 239 students achieved a Grade 4 or higher in Science, and 81% of students achieved a Grade 4 or higher in both English and Maths. Examinations were not completed in summer 2020, however, RMS students continued to perform exceptionally well in both triple and double science. A high proportion of students have now started to follow a science-based course at 6th form college.
We have high expectations of all our students and are committed to the personal and professional development of our staff.
Robert May’s School, which dates from 1694, is a high attaining and oversubscribed 11-16 Academy school with a distinctive ethos based on the charitable principles of our founder. We are situated in a semi-rural setting in Hampshire, with good rail and road access.
We would welcome the opportunity for an informal chat or visit. Please contact Lisa Shackleton, HR Officer for further information or to arrange a visit.
Should you wish to apply for this post, please see the school website for an application form and send it back to us as instructed in the application guidelines.
Deadline for applications: Wednesday 30th September 2020 (midday).
Interviews will take place as soon as possible afterwards.
Robert Mays 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.