Pay scale: Dependent on Experience
Hours: Part-Time (0.8) over 5 days
Contract: Permanent
For a April 2021 start or as soon as possible

The Governors are seeking to appoint a Teacher of Chemistry.

We are looking for a high calibre and enthusiastic Teacher of Chemistry to join our team and contribute to the development of consistently outstanding teaching and learning. You will have the ability to inspire, enthuse and encourage students to enjoy their learning, leading to a desire to achieve their highest potential. You will hold a passion for your subject and will have a creative, inspirational approach to delivering the curriculum. Applications from both experienced and newly qualified teachers would be warmly welcomed. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to teach from KS2 to KS4. This role is advertised on Part-Time basis.

The successful candidate will be responsible for further developing the Chemistry provision at Tower College. We are a growing school with lots of opportunity to develop professionally. You will contribute to the Science throughout the School and will participate in an extracurricular Science programme.

The mission of the Science Department is to stimulate and nurture a love of, and interest in, Chemistry and to help pupils to understand the importance of the subject and its relevance to the wider world. They strive for consistently high quality and academically stimulating lessons, with a strong emphasis on practical experiments, to enhance the enjoyment of the subject. The department philosophy is very much one that Chemistry is a practical subject and they look to reinforce learning through experiment at every opportunity

Tower College is an independent co-educational day school for 3-16 year old pupils. It was founded in 1948, located in Rainhill, St Helens. We are proud to deliver an outstanding all-round education with a strong emphasis on character development, transferable skills and preparation for life beyond school.

Academic improvement is top of the agenda: we have a fresh and dedicated leadership team who are fully committed to improving outcomes for our pupils. Our teachers are committed to doing their very best; our loyal pupils deserve the best. Consequently, Tower College is a place where you can work in superb surroundings, make a real difference to pupils and see your career develop. We value CPD and provide fertile ground for new ideas that contribute to our aims.

Some Key Responsibilities:

  • Teach a full standard timetable allocation (currently 20 lessons of 60 minutes over a five-day timetable);
  • Contribute to the successful teaching of the subject in Years 5 to 11, adapting and reassessing lesson plans to meet specific student needs, liaising with the SENCO as necessary;
  • Be responsible for the processes of assessment, recording and reporting for the pupils in their charge;
  • Assess pupils’ work frequently in line with Departmental and school policy and use the results to inform future planning, teaching and curricular development;
  • Be familiar with school assessment and reporting procedures and prepare and present informative, helpful and accurate reports to parents both in writing and at parent consultation evenings;
  • Enhance the quality of teaching and learning in the Department and wider School through sharing resources and good practice, lesson observation, collaborative teaching, mentoring and active participation in continuing professional development.

The Successful Candidate will:

  • Possess an excellent degree in Chemistry or related subject;
  • Demonstrate the ability to teach GCSE;
  • Demonstrate an innovative and imaginative approach to teaching and learning, showing the capability to deliver inspirational and informative lessons to a variety of age ranges and abilities;
  • Display a willingness to be involved in all aspects of departmental development, be a dedicated team-player who strives for excellence and leads by example;
  • Be able to demonstrate a positive and authoritative rapport with all pupils, showing excellent and effective classroom management skills;
  • Show excellent communication skills to enable effective dialogue with pupils, parents, staff and visitors;
  • Be organised and self-motivated, with a proven record for meeting targets and deadlines;
  • Present a sharp and progressive vision of the subject and of teaching and learning in a successful and dynamic school.

If you believe you have the commitment and desire to work in an environment which values teachers as well as setting the highest standards and expectations then please complete the online application form using the link below by midday Monday, 22nd February 2021

For more details please contact Mrs Z Wells our Business Manager at businessmanager@towercollege.com

Online interviews will take place: Thursday 25th February 2021.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to references and an Enhanced DBS check before confirmation.

ONLINE APPLICATION FORM – Chemistry Teacher

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job title: Teacher of Chemistry

Salary: Dependent on Experience

Hours: 08:30-16:00 Monday to Friday (with 45-minute lunch break) plus preparation meetings, meetings and school events outside these hours, as required

Contract type: Part Time, Permanent, 37 week teaching year

Reporting to: Principal and Vice-Principal

Main purpose

The teacher will:

  • To teach Chemistry across the age range, according to departmental planning schemes of work and examination syllabi;
  • To promote, monitor and support pupil learning and progress with the Science Department;
  • To contribute to the development of the Science Curriculum, particularly the Chemistry curriculum development
  • Fulfil the professional responsibilities of a teacher
  • Meet the expectations set out in the Teachers’ Standards

Duties and responsibilities

Teaching

  • Deliver the curriculum as relevant to the age and ability group you teach;
  • Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge; foster and maintain pupils’ interest in the subject, and address misunderstandings;
  • Be responsible for the preparation and development of teaching materials and teaching programmes as appropriate;
  • Plan and teach well-structured lessons to assigned classes, following the school’s plans, curriculum and schemes of work;
  • Be accountable for the attainment, progress and outcomes of pupils you teach;
  • Promote good progress and outcomes by pupils;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and take responsibility for promoting high standards of literacy, articulacy and the correct use of standard English, whatever the specialist subject;
  • Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils of all backgrounds, abilities and dispositions;
  • Assess, monitor, record and report on the learning needs, progress and achievements of assigned pupils, making accurate and productive use of assessment;
  • Be aware of pupils’ capabilities, their prior knowledge and plan teaching and differentiate appropriately to build on these, demonstrating knowledge and understanding of how pupils’ learn;
  • Have a clear understanding of the needs of all pupils; including those with special educational needs; those of high ability; those with English as an additional language; those with disabilities; and be able to use and evaluate distinctive teaching approaches to engage and support them;
  • Work closely with classroom assistants and the Special Educational Needs Department in delivering ‘personalised learning’, adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of pupils;
  • Set work for pupils absent from lessons in line with the school’s teaching policies;
  • Maintain high standards of discipline according to the school’s code of conduct and in line with the school’s rewards and sanctions programmes.
  • Have clear rules and routines for behaviour in classrooms, and take responsibility for promoting good and courteous behaviour in both classrooms and around the school, in accordance with the school’s behaviour policy;
  • Participate in arrangements for preparing pupils for external tests;
  • Undertake pastoral duties e.g. to perform the tasks and duties of a Form Tutor as required; and to support pupils on an individual basis through academic or personal difficulties

Assessment and Recording

  • Maintain a ‘teacher planner’ and planning documents, including recording of attainment and effort marks, prep/homework set, student attendance;
  • Use an appropriate range of observation assessment, monitoring and recording strategies as a basis for setting challenging learning objectives for pupils of all backgrounds, abilities and dispositions, monitoring learners’ progress and levels of attainment;
  • Give pupils regular feedback, both orally and through accurate and timely marking, and encourage pupils to respond to the feedback, reflect progress, their emerging needs and to take a responsible and conscientious attitude to their own work and study;
  • Use relevant data to monitor progress, set targets, and plan subsequent lessons;
  • Set homework and plan other out-of-class activities to consolidate and extend the knowledge and understanding pupils have acquired;
  • Participate in arrangements for examinations and assessments as requested by the principal and vice-principal;
  • Communicate effectively with parents/carers with regard to pupil’s progress, achievements and well-being using school systems/processes as appropriate

 Whole-school organisation, strategy and development

  • Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of the school’s policies, practices and procedures, so as to support the school’s values and vision
  • Attend departmental meetings, parents’ consultations and Whole school events;
  • Attend, prepare and participate in assemblies;
  • Contribute to the extra-curricular programme available before school, lunchtimes and after-school.
  • Make a positive contribution to the wider life and ethos of the school;
  • Work with others on curriculum and pupil development to secure co-ordinated outcomes;
  • Provide cover, in the unforeseen circumstance that another teacher is unable to teach;
  • Undertake supervision of the pupils, outside the form room as timetabled; during break times, within the dining room and on school visit
  • Write accurate, professional end of term reports
  • Be proactive in supporting the Christian ethos of the school
  • Be positive and encouraging during times of change

 Health, safety and discipline

  • Be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the school, raising any concerns following school protocol/procedures;
  • Maintain good order and discipline among pupils, managing behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment;
  • Monitor the use of all departmental equipment to ensure it is correctly used and to ensure its security. Equipment shall be returned promptly to secure storage. All faults with equipment must be reported immediately to the relevant person

 Professional development

  • Take part in the school’s appraisal procedures
  • Be responsible for improving your teaching through participating fully in training and development opportunities identified by the school or as an outcome of your appraisal;
  • Where appropriate, take part in the appraisal and professional development of others

 Communication

  • Communicate effectively with pupils, parents and carers where directed

 Working with colleagues and other relevant professionals

  • Collaborate and work with colleagues and other relevant professionals within and beyond the school
  • Develop effective professional relationships with colleagues

 Personal and professional conduct

  • Uphold public trust in the profession and maintain high standards of ethics and behaviour, within and outside school
  • Have proper and professional regard for the ethos, policies and practices of the school, and maintain high standards of attendance and punctuality
  • Understand and act within the statutory frameworks setting out their professional duties and responsibilities

 The teacher will be required to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people, and follow school policies and the staff code of conduct.

Please note that this is illustrative of the general nature and level of responsibility of the role. It is not a comprehensive list of all tasks that the teacher will carry out. The postholder may be required to do other duties appropriate to the level of the role, as directed by the principal or line manager.

Notes:

This job description may be amended at any time in consultation with the postholder.

Last review date: January 2021

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ONLINE APPLICATION FORM – Chemistry Teacher