- Full Time
The Chemistry department at Sir Thomas Rich's School is extremely strong, comprising staff who are passionate about the subject and who support each other by sharing resources and ideas. At present, there are six teachers of Chemistry, with three teaching A-Level. The department shares responsibilities out amongst its staff, with everyone willing to make their contribution in order to ensure everything runs smoothly. Together with Biology, Physics and Geology, the Chemistry Department forms part of the science group. Each has its own Head of Department, responsible for the day-to-day running of the department.
One of our team is looking forward to her fast-approaching period of maternity leave and therefore this fantastic opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated, outstanding graduate to teach Science/Chemistry from Key Stage 3 up to A level and Oxbridge entry. This temporary post (one year fixed until 31 December 2019) would be equally well suited to an ambitious NQT or a more experienced teacher, willing to contribute to the extra-curricular life of the School. We offer exceptional opportunities for professional development and with Teaching School status we remain dedicated to mentoring and supporting our staff.
Founded in 1666 as the Blue Coat Hospital, today Sir Thomas Rich’s is a progressive grammar school for boys in Years 7 to 11, and young men and women in the sixth form. Rated as ‘Outstanding’ in all areas by Ofsted, we are consistently one of the highest attaining schools in the county and we are proud of our long-standing reputation for academic and sporting excellence. The School attracts high-ability, talented students and offers a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities.
We believe that students thrive in an atmosphere of respect, care and support. Teachers and support staff work hard to promote this ethos and to make sure that every pupil feels that they are a valued member of the school community. High quality pastoral support is key to this aim, and we work closely with parents to develop positive relationships with families and help students achieve their full potential.
Our accomplished teachers use their skills and in-depth subject knowledge to inspire, encourage and support our students in their journey through the School, laying firm foundations for academic excellence at GCSE, in our Sixth Form and beyond. Our students typically achieve ten or eleven GCSEs, mostly at the highest grades, and three or four A-Levels, mostly at grades A*, A and B.
Located on the edge of the city of Gloucester in the heart of the south west, Sir Thomas Rich’s is just a couple of minutes’ drive from Junction 11 of the M5. The beautiful Cotswold towns of Cheltenham and Cirencester are easily accessible and there are excellent public transport links to the nearby cities of Cardiff, Birmingham and Bristol.
Closing date: 9.00 am, Wednesday 26 September 2018
This post is subject to an enhanced criminal record check through the Disclosure and Barring Service.