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Teacher of Science Part time (0.6)

Park High School is a fantastic place to work and develop as a teacher. We’d love you to come and join us!

We are now seeking to appoint a colleague who shares our passion for learning and our determination to change lives through the education we provide.

If you are a genuinely passionate and committed teacher who wants to work in a school where teaching is a pleasure, and in a school that puts learning at the heart of all it does, then we look forward to receiving your application.

Appointment for September 2024

Permanent, Part Time (0.6) – Outer London pay scale

Closing date: Monday 20th May 2024 at 9am

Interviews will be held on Thursday 23rd May 2024

Details and an application form may be downloaded online. Please also submit a Supporting Statement of no more than 2 sides of A4. Applications should be returned to HR, hr@parkhighstanmore.org.uk.

An early application is advised as we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if sufficient suitable applications are received.

 1.       Introduction

We are looking for an enthusiastic teacher who wants to join an excellent department. 

 Park High is an 11-18 mixed multi-ethnic comprehensive school of almost 1550 students, situated in the London Borough of Harrow. There are very high achievement levels and excellent facilities. 

 We can offer:

·        An exciting learning environment where challenging, innovative and engaging learning is at the core of all we do. 

·        An award winning vibrant school which continues to achieve extremely high standards, both in Harrow and beyond.

·        A genuine and active pursuit of well-being for all members of our community.

·        Outstanding outcomes with a significantly positive Progress 8 score and zero NEETS.

·        Students who exhibit excellent behaviour for learning and a desire to acquire knowledge and improve themselves.

·        A supportive, enthusiastic and inspiring team within which to grow and develop.

·        An opportunity to develop your craft of teaching across three Key Stages.

2.       Curriculum, staffing and resources

 The successful candidate will be part of a strong team, all of whom are qualified scientists, supported by five technicians. In addition to the Head of Department and Second in Department, there are three further post holders within the department.

 Science is taught in ten dedicated laboratories. All labs are wireless networked and have data projectors and screens.

 At KS3, students follow the "Activate" course and are taught in mixed ability classes.

 At KS4 all students are either studying for Combined Science [Trilogy] or separate sciences.

 At KS5 we offer A levels in Biology (Edexcel), Chemistry (OCR) and Physics (OCR). Take-up of sciences in our Sixth Form is impressive; over half of the sixth form students choose at least one science A Level. We also offer BTEC National Level 3 Extended Certificate in Applied Science.

 3.       Staff development

 Park High School recognises that its staff are our greatest resource and so we invest time and effort into everyone’s professional development. We offer an extensive programme of professional development, which offers a whole range of opportunities for colleagues to develop their potential within and beyond Park High School.  Professional development underpins all our work.

Staff development is highly regarded and we have strong partnerships with universities and other higher education institutions and we actively support our staff in pursuing Masters and other higher qualifications.

"Quality assurance, continuing professional development and performance development all work together well. Training is high quality and often personalised. There is an impressive suite of in-house training resources and these match school values and priorities." Challenge Partners 2024.


 4.       Pastoral role

 We are committed to the delivery of Personal Social Health Citizenship & Economic education (PSHCEe) which all teachers as tutors are expected to teach. As part of a whole-school approach, PSHCEe develops the qualities and attributes students need to thrive both as individuals and members of society. We have a high quality provision of PSHCEe at Park which has been recognised nationally.

Extensive support and CPD is provided for practitioners of the subject. Teaching this subject provides an invaluable opportunity to further develop your pastoral provision as a tutor, in addition to growing professionally by participating in the delivery of our outstanding provision. 

Park High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all members of staff to share this commitment. Applicants must declare any criminal convictions as the post is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Appointments will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via the Disclosure and Barring Service and references from previous employers. We are required to conduct online searches for shortlisted candidates in accordance with the Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance in order to identify any incidents or concerns which are publicly available online. We are an Equal Opportunities employer.