Teacher of Science

Recruitment Information

Date Posted01 December 2023
Type of RoleFull or Part Time
SalaryMPS/UPS
Closing date for applications08 December 2023 (9am)
Start DateSeptember 2024

This is an ideal opportunity for a teacher wishing to progress in their professional development and to join a truly collaborative Faculty with excellent facilities and technician support.

Please click here for information about Science at Ashlyns School

The Science Faculty has a team of dedicated and experienced teachers supported by an excellent technical team, housed in specialist science laboratories and a separate science block. Courses are well resourced and we work as a supportive team. Students are motivated and obtain the full range of grades with Sixth Form students going to take Sciences and Engineering at Russell Group universities, as well as apprenticeships and vocational courses. 

Learning is enhanced by a rich variety of trips, presentations and competitions offered at all key stages with an aim to empower students to explore the physical, biological, chemical and technological world we live in.  Practical work is paramount to success as we encourage students to have the understanding to pose and answer questions about scientific research and the impact of science on our society.

Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 are tracked to ensure progression and consolidation, to help prepare them for GCSE courses. During Year 9 students complete KS3 and start their GCSE Science studies.  A significant proportion of our Year 10 and 11 students take Triple Sciences making use of an option block.   

At KS5 all 3 sciences teach Edexcel specifications (Biology is the SNAB specification). All students go on to take A Level and we are resourced for all core practicals and beyond.  

Ashlyns is a popular and oversubscribed school with in excess of 1500 students including a growing and successful Sixth Form.  The school was confirmed ‘Good’ by Ofsted in September 2023 with an ‘Outstanding’ Sixth Form provision.  View our Ofsted report here

We are a thriving school with a rich heritage. Originally established for the most vulnerable in society, our focus on helping all students to be the very best versions of themselves is central to all we do. It’s our aim that work and study should be joyful; the staff and students at Ashlyns help to create the atmosphere for this to happen. There is a palpable sense of community, professionalism and a culture of high expectations, all of which are underpinned by ethical leadership. 

We hope the information included on our recruitment pages below will give you an insight into our school – the high aspirations,  excellent support and opportunities for our students and staff, the scope of the role and the kind of person we are looking for.

If you want to provide outstanding learning opportunities and exceptional pastoral care for students within a forward-thinking, hard-working school community, we would like to hear from you. 

We welcome visits from prospective candidates prior to application; please see contact details on the application guidance page.

We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to our school.

Yours faithfully

James Shapland
Headteacher

Julie Laws
Chair of Governors