Teacher of Chemistry Potential TLR
Teacher of Chemistry Salary: MPS/UPS - Potential TLR
Teacher of Chemistry
Salary: MPS/UPS - Applications from NQTs welcomed
A TLR may be available for an outstanding colleague
To start: September 2017 or earlier
As a Good school with an Outstanding Sixth Form, staff and students at Ridgewood enjoy the use of some of the very best facilities available in the country. We are enjoying a trajectory of continued success and look forward to welcoming a successful applicant who can join us on our journey. We became a standalone academy in 2011, and we are incredibly proud of the progress we have made as a school, having laid strong foundations for further improvement going forwards.
Our school motto, 'Prepare for the road ahead', represents our belief in preparing our staff and students for their future, not only in terms of academic achievement, but also in terms of the training, enrichment and experiences which make us all model citizens. Our school values - Excellence, Integrity, Teamwork and Enjoyment - underpin what we do and contribute to our ethos in everything we undertake as a school community. We set our standards high and do not compromise, because we believe in the best for everyone.
In a year when the A*- C GCSE pass rate dropped in 2016, our students achieved a fantastic 75% compared to the overall national figure of 66.6%. This success was also mirrored by our outstanding A-Level results.
We are seeking to appoint an exceptional Teacher of Chemistry to work alongside our friendly and caring faculty of twelve dedicated teachers and three technicians. As an innovative practitioner, you will bring new ideas and enthusiasm to a dynamic faculty whilst learning and developing under our excellent leaders. You will have access to an exceptional Behaviour for Learning system, driving student progress, alongside a truly outstanding, bespoke CPD programme. The successful candidate would have the opportunity to develop his/her practice through teaching some of our dedicated and high-performing A Level scientists, and to benefit from our Outstanding Sixth Form with its exceptional scientific facilities such as purpose built laboratories and a STEM room.
We are committed to offering the staff who work at Ridgewood every opportunity to become the best they can be. Our training packages, for staff at all stages of their careers, are second to none. As well as our Hyperion programme, designed to give teachers one-to-one coaching to develop specific aspects of their classroom practice, we also offer a range of individual and group development opportunities. We employ a dedicated Leadership Coach, whose role is to co-ordinate and deliver CPD for both teaching and associate staff, so we therefore can offer our staff a unique opportunity to develop personally and professionally. NQTs and RQTs are supported through their early years of teaching as they embed excellent classroom practice, developing and experienced teachers are prepared for positions of leadership and responsibility, and senior staff are trained to reflect on and evaluate their practice whilst simultaneously developing others. We can match training and development to everyone's needs and wishes.
Are you a seeking an energetic, vibrant working environment, working alongside supportive colleagues who share your passion for teaching, and a dedicated team of senior leaders committed to whole school development? If so, Ridgewood School is for you.
For full details, to discuss the role or to request an application pack, please contact our recruitment partner, Aj Blyth at Hays Education on or . We welcome visits from potential candidates - please contact Aj Blyth to arrange this.
The closing date for this post is Monday 6th March 2017.
Interviews will take place on the week commencing 13th March 2017. Please return your application form as soon as possible as earlier interviews may be available.
Ridgewood School reserve the right to close this advert prior to the closing date above.
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. The school operates a no smoking policy.