Chepstow House School is looking for an inspirational Science Teacher to take up an already established post in September 2020.
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of developing and creating the Science curriculum throughout the school, in a vibrant and high attaining Key Stage 2 setting.
Applications are invited from experienced teachers who have excellent subject specialism practice skills and the dedication and enthusiasm to be part of a high achieving school. You must hold an Honours Degree, with a recognised teaching qualification and have a minimum of two years teaching experience. Experience of working in an Independent School would be desirable.
The successful candidate will work to develop an innovative, dynamic and high achieving setting. They will be responsible for teaching Science to the Key Stage 2 classes as well as overseeing the Key Stage 1 curriculum. They will also need to interact and support children in a positive way to foster their enthusiasm for learning. A willingness to contribute fully to the extra-curricular activities and life of the school is vital.
Chepstow House School is an established 3 form entry, Coed Prep with a nursery attached and outstanding facilities within the Notting Hill Gate area. It is a growing school offering opportunities for staff development and career progression. It is part of the Alpha Plus Group, which is one of the country's leading educational groups.
The aim of the school is to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that enables each child to achieve their full potential in a happy and caring environment. Chepstow House aims to discover the best in every child and challenge them to go beyond their expectations.
Chepstow House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicant will need to obtain an enhanced disclosure via the DBS and have DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) clearance.
References will be taken up and will be carefully checked.
The closing date for applications is Friday 31st July 2020.
Please apply by going to either the school website (www.chepstowhouseschool.co.uk) or the Alpha Plus Group website (www.alphaplusgroup.co.uk) and completing the online application and equal opportunities monitoring form.
Please send the completed documents along with a Curriculum Vitae and covering letter to:
Chepstow House School
108a Lancaster Road
London, W11 1QS
SUMMARY OF THE POST
- To teach Science to groups of students from all abilities across years 3 – 8 and foster intellectual curiosity.
- Plan, evaluate, and revise the Science curriculum, lesson content, materials and methods of teaching from Reception and in line with Common Entrance requirements.
- To take into account the differing ability lessons of students and differentiate work accordingly.
- To encourage all students to be actively engaged in their own learning and in reviewing their progress against targets.
- Introduce and teach correct use of a variety of science equipment.
- Keep up to date on all curriculum aspects through internal and external insets.
- To ensure that there is a high standard of display work in the laboratory, which is changed frequently.
- To ensure that all experiments are trialled beforehand and risk assessment used with all experimental work.
- Review and update annually the Science Policy.
- Select, review and maintain relevant resources.
HOURS OF WORK
- Official working hours are 8.00am to 4.30pm unless there is a staff meeting or after school function.
- Morning break is 20 mins and lunch break 50 mins. Please sign out in the appropriate book, which is kept in the office if leaving the building during breaks.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- To teach to a high standard, ensuring that all lessons are planned with clear aims and objectives in line with the school’s schemes of work and policies.
- Attend Key Stage and whole school staff meetings.
- To work with colleagues to formulate plans which have coherence and relevance to the needs of the individual students and aims and objectives.
- To ensure that all students are known by name and that the classroom atmosphere is positive at all times.
- To mark and assess pupils’ work and to record their development, progress and attainment, both at school and at home.
- To set appropriate tasks and challenges for homework according to the published timetable, and ensure that it is regularly marked with constructive feedback.
- To evaluate and review one’s own teaching methods, materials and schemes of work and to make changes where appropriate.
- To check that all subject matter is effectively communicated and understood by all groups of students.
- To keep careful records of student progress in line with departmental and school policy.
- To keep work areas tidy and organised to promote safety in the laboratory.
- To help develop Science resources for the school VLE Frog.
- To maintain good order, discipline and respect for others among pupils, deal with inappropriate behaviour quickly and effectively to achieve an effective learning atmosphere; to promote understanding of the school’s rules and values; to safeguard health and safety; and to establish good rapports to develop social and academic potential.
- To set appropriate work for classes within Science during any periods of absence and make sure that the work is thoroughly reviewed on return.
- To build on and maintain co-operative relationships with parents and to communicate with them on pupils’ learning and progress, social and academic, drawing attention to special skills and talents as well as to problems or difficulties.
- To be available to meet parents before and after school.
- To provide oral and written assessments, reports, profiles and references, for both at school and elsewhere, relating to the development and learning of individual pupils and groups of pupils.
- To plan school visits and excursions which are relevant to the curriculum and the school.
- To control and oversee the use and storage of books, stationery and other teaching materials, ensuring that any health and safety regulations are observed and that school equipment is handled appropriately.
- To attend staff meetings as directed.
- To take part in the life of the school, such as attending assemblies, Parents’ events and after school functions.
- To keep up-to-date with current educational thinking and practice, both through attendance of INSET courses, workshops and staff meetings; to take part in appraisal and reviews of one’s work.
- To be familiar with 11+ exams and have knowledge of the schools the children will be feeding in to.
- To work in liaison, contact and co-operation with other members of staff; parents, governors and the local community; organisations and networks relevant to the teacher’s specialism.
- To ensure that attitude, subject matter and learning resources reflect Chepstow House’s policies on race and gender equality and that the implications of these policies are borne in mind in relation to all the duties listed in the above.
SAFE GUARDING and PREVENT DUTY POLICIES
- Have an enhanced DBS and prohibition order clearance
- Be aware of and follow the safeguarding, Prevent Duty, anti-bullying and behaviour and discipline policies of the school.
- Partake in training on safeguarding, prevent duty and personal welfare.
- Promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
- To monitor student’s behaviour and attendance, ensuring that follow-up procedures are put in place where necessary.
- To enforce the school’s behaviour and uniform policies on a daily basis.
- The task and duties above are required for all teachers; these may be reviewed at least once a year, usually in the Summer Term, between the Head and the class teacher.
- According to the Alpha Plus pay scale.
STAFF DRESS CODE
- Male staff should always wear a tie.
- Female staff can wear smart tailored trousers or skirts. No denim or sports clothing can be worn, except on special occasions or if a sports lesson is being taught.