Vacancies

TEACHER OF SCIENCE (Physics preferred) MPS/UPS

Required for September 2019

We require a qualified teacher of Science to join an expanding department, for the delivery of Science at KS3 and GCSE, preferably with a specialism in Physics.   You will be part of a supportive and reflective team of dedicated professionals who continually improve and develop their practice in order to achieve the best for the young people at our school.

This is an excellent opportunity for a NQT seeking a first appointment, however applications are welcome from more experienced teachers.

The Science Department

A team of seven dedicated people teach the Science curriculum. Each has been appointed with a particular subject expertise in order to act as a consultant when others might be teaching out of their specialisms, and to oversee subject specific curriculum development. Generally, most development and planning within the department is undertaken by the whole team or small groups after consultation. The enthusiasm and experience brought to such teamwork is one of the department’s key strengths. Staff development is an important issue within the Science Department and staff are encouraged to take on responsibilities when this is felt appropriate. This appointment will make the team up to eight as the school grows in popularity.

Throughout KS3, staff teach all science areas and usually keep their groups for two years. Science based setting occurs for Year 8 and 9 groups in order to ensure a suitable response to individual needs and appropriate GCSE preparation. In KS4, groups are also setted and learn from the specialist for each Science area. Staff are responsible for the continual maintenance, update and delivery of subject specific modules.

All KS3 students are taught the National Curriculum. Teachers are expected to use a variety of teaching strategies and to respond to the needs of groups and individuals. The curriculum is delivered through an adapted ‘Activate’ course. For KS4 two pathways are available; the majority of students follow the AQA Trilogy course, whilst one or more of the top groups do the Triple Science course. For both key stages formal assessment and formative feedback is key to monitoring and improving student performance.

Science is taught in seven purpose built laboratories, fully equipped with interactive whiteboards and sound field systems; an eighth lab will be ready for September 2019.

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Closing date for applications – Friday 15th February 2019

Interview date to be confirmed

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Teacher of Mathematics MPS/UPS

Required for September 2019

We require a qualified teacher of Mathematics to join a highly successful and expanding department, for the delivery of Maths at KS3 and GCSE.   You will be part of a high-performing team of dedicated professionals who consistently achieve strong results, and who continually improve and develop their practice in order to achieve the best for the young people at our school.

This is an excellent opportunity for a NQT seeking a first appointment, however applications are welcome from more experienced teachers.

We are looking for colleagues with:

  • a commitment to raising achievement
  • the ability to engage and support students
  • an enthusiasm and deep knowledge of the subject
  • A commitment to help all young people and staff to achieve their best is expected of all staff.

THE MATHS DEPARTMENT

The Maths Department here at The Stonehenge School has been one of the school’s best performing subjects in recent years. Our GCSE results are consistently strong, and we have a strong and settled team of specialists who share a vision of good maths teaching.

The department is managed by the Head of Maths, supported by the Deputy Subject Leader who is mainly responsible for KS4, and a KS3 coordinator. The department works together as a team, and our recent work on our new KS3 curriculum has been collaborative throughout.

At KS3 students follow a scheme of ten units of work, each with a small assessment on the key points of that unit. Students therefore receive regular feedback on their progress, and are given the opportunity to address any issues. Delivery at GCSE follows the Edexcel 9-1 Maths GCSE course. As a PiXL school, we also make use of the resources and initiatives available.

All department staff mark books regularly, using the department marking stamp – ensuring consistency. Students are encouraged to reflect on the feedback given, and to engage in a written dialogue with their teacher.

Maths is taught in dedicated rooms, which are carpeted and equipped with movable tables and interactive whiteboards. We have access to IT facilities, and the department subscribes to MathsWatch – for use in lesson and for homework tasks.

We also hold ‘Maths Week’ every July offering a range of competitions and activities for all students to promote maths across the school.

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Closing date for applications – Friday 15th February 2019

Interview date to be confirmed

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TEACHER OF MATHEMATICS

MPS/UPS

Required immediately on a fixed term contract. The post has arisen due to a need to cover the long term sickness of a member of staff.

We require a qualified teacher of Mathematics to join a highly successful and expanding department, for the delivery of Maths at KS3 and GCSE.   You will be part of a high-performing team of dedicated professionals who consistently achieve strong results, and who continually improve and develop their practice in order to achieve the best for the young people at our school.

This is an excellent opportunity for a NQT seeking a first appointment, however applications are welcome from more experienced teachers.

We are looking for colleagues with:

  • a commitment to raising achievement
  • the ability to engage and support students
  • an enthusiasm and deep knowledge of the subject

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Closing date for applications – Friday 15th February 2019

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Teaching Assistant

We require a Teaching Assistant to commence as soon as possible. The position requires you to support students with their learning and behaviour. This may be within the classroom, 1:1, in intervention groups or off site. You will be working as part of a supportive team. Previous experience is an advantage but not essential.

A commitment to help all young people and staff to achieve their best is expected of all staff.

It is a temporary contract until July 2019 with the possibility of extending the period. Hours of work are 27.5 hours per week (term time only plus occasional development days); salary £9.68 per hour pro rata.

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Deadline for applications:     Thursday 31st January 2019 at 3.00 pm

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How to apply

Applications will not be accepted unless on an official application form.

To download a pdf version of the application form please click here

If you require a Word version of the application form please email admin@stonehenge.wilts.sch.uk to request one.

All applicants are subject to an enhanced disclosure check. The Stonehenge School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and the emotional well being of staff.

We shall communicate by ‘phone or e-mail whenever necessary, particularly when inviting short-listed candidates for interview. It will therefore be helpful if you would make clear how and where you and your referees can be contacted in this way. If you have heard nothing within two weeks of the closing date please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion and accept our thanks and good wishes for future applications.

Please complete the application form, together with a letter of no more than two sides of A4, addressing the following issues:

Your reason for applying.

The particular skills, qualities and experience you would bring to this post.

Your interest and qualifications.

Applications will be judged in relation to the requirements set out in these details. Letters in which these are not reflected will not be considered.

The Stonehenge School is a mixed 11 – 16 comprehensive school in south Wiltshire, close to the cathedral city of Salisbury. The school has been judged ‘good’ in each of its last four Ofsted inspections, most recently in Januray 2014, and pupil numbers are set to increase significantly over the next five years.  A new £6.5 million school building is set to open in September 2018.

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. The successful applicant will be subject to Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Informal visits to the school are welcome; please contact the Head’s PA, Debra Harker on 01980 676660 or e-mail harkerd@stonehenge.wilts.sch.uk