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FACULTY KEY STAGE 3 CO-ORDINATORS

CROXLEY DANES SCHOOL

MPS/UPS + TLR 2b

Required 1st September 2018

We are seeking eight Faculty Key Stage 3 Co-ordinators to join our team at The Danes Educational Trust in Croxley Green in South West Hertfordshire.  The roles will be available for English, Maths, Science, Creative & Expressive Arts, Modern Foreign Languages, Humanities, Technology, PE.

We would like you to have:

  • A passion for your subject and for education in its widest sense
  • Experience of teaching at Key Stages 3 and 4 and demonstrating a positive impact on student progress
  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to facilitate effective communication with a range of stakeholders
  • A willingness to undertake Continuing Professional Development and Learning (CPDL)
  • The ability to show initiative, to multi-task and develop existing skills
  • The ability to demonstrate patience, flexibility and a sense of humour
  • The ability to cope with pressure and demonstrate a calm and measured response

We can offer:

  • A positive working environment within a brand new school setting developed by St Clement Danes, an Outstanding, ‘World Class’ school
  • The support of a highly professional and committed staff team
  • The opportunity to be part of a multi academy trust with a track record of excellent student attainment and achievement
  • The opportunity to work within the Herts & Bucks Teaching School Alliance and Science Learning Partnership
  • The opportunity to contribute to the education of the first, second and subsequent cohorts of students in a brand new school at an exciting stage in its development

    Croxley Danes School is a new, all-ability, co-educational state secondary school serving South West Hertfordshire from September 2017. It will eventually provide a high quality education to over 1200 students aged 11-18, opening for its first year with 120 Year 7 students at St Clement Danes School before moving to a designated permanent site on land at the bottom of Baldwins Lane, Croxley Green. Croxley Danes School is addressing a substantial shortfall in secondary places for 2017 and beyond and is fast becoming the first-choice school for the surrounding area. If you would like to join a high performing, supportive and friendly staff team, we hope to hear from you.

    How to make an application:

  • The full job description and a application form can be downloaded from the Croxley Danes website
  • Applications to be sent to Mrs M. Patel (HR Admin) by 10am on Monday, 4th December
  • Please include a covering letter and completed application form with the contact details of two referees.

Websites:www.croxleydanes.org.uk / www.stclementdanes.org.uk / www.daneseducationaltrust.org.uk

Teacher of Science (Maternity Cover) at Parmiter's School

Required for February 2018, a well-qualified and enthusiastic teacher of Science.  The successful candidate will be able to teach all of the Science disciplines (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) at KS3.  The ability to teach Physics at GCSE level would be preferable but candidates with other specialisms will be considered.  A level Physics teaching would be available to a suitably qualified and experienced candidate.

Please visit the Parmiter's school website for an application form http://www.parmiters.herts.sch.uk/staff-vacancies/

Science is taught in a purpose built block which includes 9 laboratories.  Each Science is served by its own preparation room and there is a team of 4 technicians, who provide excellent technical support in all 3 Sciences.  An enormous amount of investment in software, apparatus and equipment has taken place in the Science department in recent years and all of the laboratories are well equipped.

The Science Curriculum

Years 7 to 9

All Year 7 and 8 students follow a Science course that incorporates Biology, Chemistry and Physics. The students are taught in their form groups and receive six lessons of Science each fortnight. The students are assessed throughout the year, through topic tests, end of module examinations and levelled practical activities. The lessons are taught largely in our modern and well-equipped laboratories that support our department’s practical approach to Science.

In Year 9, students are placed in groups according to their ability in the subject and their performance in the Year 7 and 8 assessments. The students receive six lessons of Science per fortnight (two lessons of Biology, two lessons of Chemistry and two lessons of Physics). The students currently have a specialist teacher for each subject and follow a course that builds on their knowledge and understanding from Year 7 and 8. Year 9 students will complete the Key Stage 3 course by the February half term.  From February onwards, the students follow the GCSE courses in each of the subjects.

Years 10 & 11

We offer both Triple and Double award Science courses through AQA. The students in the higher ability groups follow the Triple Science course, which is equivalent to three GCSEs in Science. All other students follow the Double Science course, which is equivalent to two GCSEs in Science. Both of these courses provide the students with an opportunity to look at modern Science and build on their knowledge and practical ability, before embarking on one of our A Level courses.

Sixth Form

Advanced Level courses in Biology, Chemistry and Physics are on offer. Each course consists of 10 lessons per fortnight, all of which are taught by degree-level subject specialists. All of the courses have a substantial practical element, which is supported by excellent technical support and investment in resources. Many of our students go onto study Science at degree level, including Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science and Natural Sciences.

In 2016 there will be four Year 12 sets for Biology, three sets for Chemistry and two sets for Physics.  All the Advanced Level courses are taught as two year linear courses. 

Extra-curricular Activities

Students in all year groups are encouraged to involve themselves in the various extra-curricular activities on offer. A rich programme exists, including a lunchtime Science Club for the lower school students that meets on a weekly basis. Students also have the chance to take part in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) projects and activities that enable them to develop their creativity, problem-solving and employability skills.  There is a wide ranging programme of visits in all sciences including a Year 7 programme of work based upon Whipsnade Zoo.

For the older students, activities include the Biology and Chemistry Olympiads, practical engineering projects, the Medicine Society, Dissection Club and a Sixth Form visit to CERN in Geneva.

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