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Science Teacher

  • Location: Wandsworth
  • Start date: 10 Sep 2018
  • Category: Primary
  • Job reference: PE11005045
  • Branch: London Primary South West
  • Consultant: Sarah Goddard
  • Call: 020 8971 1285
Job description
Protocol Education are currently recruiting for an experienced Science teacher to teach KS2/3 in a local independent school with outstanding facilities to start in September 2018.

Job Description

The Science teacher is appointed by the Headmistress and is responsible to, via the Head of Science, to the Deputy Head of Upper School in pastoral matters and to the Deputy Head Academic in academic matters.

The responsibilities of the Science teacher include:
§ The promotion of effective learning and teaching of Science in Key Stages 2 and 3

§ Planning and teaching Science lessons that reflect the various requirements of senior school entrance exams at both 11+ and 13+ (including scholarship exams)

§ Preparation and delivery of lessons according to the School's agreed scheme of work

§ Ensuring that lessons are well prepared and appropriate to the ability level of the pupils. This will mean providing challenge for our most talented pupils and giving support to those with special educational needs.

§ Being an effective member of the Science Department and a supportive and reliable colleague

§ Using the principles of Assessment for Learning to ensure that all children make progress.

§ Regular and thorough marking and assessment.

§ Keeping a record (e.g. teacher's mark book) of children's work in order to track their progress and to identify the gaps in their learning.

§ Writing high quality end of term reports, and communicating effectively on an on-going basis with parents about the progress of their child


§ Attending and contributing to departmental and staff meetings
§ Attending occasional school open mornings (which take place on Saturday mornings)

§ Covering duties such as playground, prep, lesson cover as directed by the Headmistress/Deputy Head Upper School

§ Participating in the vibrant extra-curricular programme, including running of at least one after school club

§ Being punctual for lessons and arriving at school before the start of the school day

§ Following guidance published in the Staff Handbook
§ Undertaking such additional duties as the Headmistress may reasonably require from time to time.

The Science Teacher needs to have:

§ An appropriate teaching qualification i.e. (BA (Ed), BEd or PGCE)
§ A sound knowledge of the Key Stage 2 and 3 Science National Curriculum
(Knowledge of the Common Entrance and public school scholarship syllabuses is also desirable)
§ Skills and experience in providing differentiated teaching to meet the needs of the ability range
§ Excellent communication skills - both written and verbal
§ The ability to communicate effectively with and give direction to the Science Teaching Assistant and other teaching assistants who assist in lessons

§ Ability to form and maintain suitable relationships and personal boundaries with children and young people
§ The ability to use ICT in day-to-day teaching
§ The ability and desire to work as an effective member of a team
§ A strong cultural fit with the School's ethos and values with regards to enthusiasm, commitment and ability to take part in the full life of the school both during and outside of teaching hours

If you are interested in this role please email your CV to Sarah.goddard@protocol-education.com

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