Teacher of Science
Suitable for NQT or an experienced colleague
Full time and part time applications will be considered
Required from April or Sep 19
The school provides an excellent academic education within a caring and supportive environment.
Behaviour has been graded as ‘good’ by Ofsted. “In the classroom, pupils listen attentively to their teachers and to each other. They get down to work quickly and generally try hard” (Ofsted February 2019).
This position is suitable for both experienced practitioners and those newly qualified, we also welcome applications from those wishing to work part time. If you are interested in pursuing a career in this positive “can do” environment and feel that you have the enthusiasm and drive to make a real difference, then please apply for this rewarding opportunity, where together we can create the next generation of confident, independent, work-ready individuals. As a flexible practitioner, you will teach across a wide ability range while maintaining high expectations for all learners. Knowledge of Science to an excellent standard at GCSE level is essential, as well as a desire to help every child fulfil their potential. The ability to teach biology or chemistry at A level would be a distinct advantage.
We can offer you:
students that are enthusiastic and keen to learn.
very supportive colleagues.
excellent professional development and guidance.
an Academy committed to doing the best for its students.
Mount Grace elected to convert to academy status in August 2011. We are a truly comprehensive school in the south of Hertfordshire with approx. 620 students on roll including 104 in the sixth form.
The school is set in beautiful grounds and is only 20 minutes by train from Central London. It is also close to both the M25 and the A1(M).
Mount Grace School supports and promotes the safeguarding of children and is an equal opportunities employer. References will be sought prior to interview. This vacancy will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check, health check, and references, and will require candidates to evidence the right to work in the UK.
About Mount Grace School
Mount Grace is an average-sized secondary school. The large majority of students come from White British backgrounds. The pupil premium (additional government funding which supports students known to be eligible for free school meals and those looked after by the local authority) provides support for one in every four of the students. This is similar to the national average.
The proportion of disabled students and those who have special educational needs is about one in three. This proportion is well above average.
The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for students’ attainment and progress. A small number of students attend part-time alternative provision at Oaklands College, St Albans, which allows them to attend courses in construction, animal care, child care and motor repair, or at Capol Manor, Enfield, which allows them to attend a course in horticulture.
Some aspects of the post-16 curriculum are taught in partnership with Chancellor’s School. Since the previous inspection, there has been a large turnover of staff. A number of new senior leaders, heads of faculty and subject leaders were appointed in September 2013 and 2014. The current acting head of the sixth form took up his post in September 2014. There are currently a number of teachers employed on short term contracts to cover maternity leave and some long-term sickness.