IB Chemistry Teacher

Guildford Education
19 Apr 2017
19 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
This outstanding Independant School is a beautiful school and a wonderful place in which to live and work, set in a 250 acre site near in Surrey, offering a splendid backdrop for teaching and learning.

The school community is very strong,with excellent relationships between pupils and staff., with over 800 pupils aged between 13 and 18, all of whom are boarders, except for about 40 ‘day boarders’.

The School enjoys an enviable record of academic and all-round achievement,
supported by outstanding creative arts and sporting facilities. All staff are expected to play a full part in the academic, extra-curricular and pastoral life of the School.
The curriculum follows the normal path to (I)GCSEs in Year 11, followed by a choice of CIE Pre-U courses or the IB Diploma Programme thereafter. We have high
expectations of both pupils and teachers and aim to stretch and challenge all our pupils, in many cases well beyond the demands of the syllabus. The university destinations of our leavers reflect both their abilities and the quality of the education we provide.

As this position is covering for maternity leave, the role available for up to a year encompassing the academic years 2016/17 and the start of 2017/18, likely to last until mid-February 2018.

A Teacher of Chemistry is responsible, through the Head of Chemistry and Head of
Science,  for the organisation and administration of the teaching of Chemistry to pupils according to a set timetable and curriculum.

The quality, success and development of his/her teaching and the academic performance of the pupils, providing feedback on any pupil, staff or organisational issues, and for external examination results of the classes taught. 

He/she will have an enthusiasm for the subject and for teaching, and upon joining the department they will take responsibility for a number of classes across the age- and ability-range of the pupils in the School. He or she should expect to, and be expected to:

- Teach (or be available for Private Study supervision or emergency cover) a set timetable per week.
- Set and mark work in accordance with School and department policies.
- Support the specific targets of the School Development Plan through the implementation of the departmental development plan.
- Use Schemes of Work, to guide opportunities for stretching the most able, SEN considerations and the setting of homework/prep and regular testing.
- Deliver coursework and controlled assessments for chosen syllabuses, ensuring it is conducted within examination board guidelines, completed by any prescribed deadline, and properly assessed, and that marks are submitted to the examination board on time.
- Maintain accurate records of pupils’ attainment and academic progress.
- Order, issue and ensure return of department materials and other subject-specific materials required by pupils.
- Provide Calling Over and Attainment & Effort grades to the Master of the Under School and the Master of the Specialists as required.
- Be available to provide extra teaching outside the timetable where appropriate and as
reasonably required by the Deputy Headmaster (Academic).

Essential Qualifications

- a good, high standard Honours degree relevant to the teaching aspects of the role
- a recognised teaching qualification, such as a PGCE

Relevant Experience/Knowledge & Technical Competencies
The successful candidate will possess a strong track record or potential for achievement in:

- the outstanding teaching of Chemistry at secondary or tertiary level, with excellent subject knowledge, classroom management skills and an appropriate rapport with pupils
- problem solving – analysing the task to be undertaken, together with reviewing and evaluating the outcomes.
- communicating concepts in Chemistry articulately, positively and sensitively to pupils of different ability and age, developing a working relationship of mutual trust and respect
- being able to design every lesson individually, to a high standard, conforming to the scheme of work laid out in the department’s working document.
- working with others to achieve goals by negotiating and allocating tasks
- nurturing and supporting pupils’ well-being with well-developed pastoral instincts
- possession of keyboard skills and an ability to demonstrate a working knowledge of Microsoft Office, or equivalent, and constructive use of other technology
- ability to use an appropriate range of resources and strategies in teaching, to facilitate good learning
- ability to organise and manage time effectively to meet the demands of the teaching week
- awareness of different pupils’ educational needs and able to direct teac