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About the role

We are looking for a dynamic and inspirational Teacher of Chemistry, who will teach Science at Key Stage 3 (Years 7 and 8) and GCSE and A Level Chemistry. The successful applicant will be a strong classroom teacher with a successful track record of adding value to their own classes and their department, or an NQT.

Join a School which goes the extra mile – not only for its students – but also to look after its staff. Wycombe High is a school which rewards talent and hard work. It is an ambitious and compassionate community with highly professional staff who eagerly contribute to school life. Our students are passionate about learning, motivated to succeed, and demonstrate exemplary behaviour. The number of students studying A Level Chemistry at Wycombe High School far exceeds the numbers of girls studying the subject at co-educational grammar and comprehensive schools nationally.

Key Information

  • Application Deadline: 8am Thursday 5 March 2020
  • Interviews: Tuesday 10 March 2020
  • Starting Date: September 2020
  • Full or Part Time: full or part time
  • Pay Range: Main Pay Scale or Upper Pay Scale

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Teacher of Chemistry 

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How to Apply

To apply for this post, please complete the application form and a letter supporting your application. In your letter you should:
1. State your reasons for applying for this post
2. Outline the experiences that you believe have prepared you for this post
3. Describe the skills and strengths that you will bring to the school, paying particular attention to the person specification in the job booklet


About the Person

We are looking for the right person to fill this vacancy; you are looking for the right school to work in. The characteristics that we are looking for include:

  • ◊ Good honours degree in a relevant subject area
    ◊ Qualified Teacher Status
    ◊ Excellent subject knowledge
    ◊ Familiar with current subject and examination developments
    ◊ Keen to be involved in curriculum development
    ◊ Committed to the ethos, vision and values of Wycombe High School
    ◊ Keen to develop own career
    ◊ Adaptable and flexible; able to embrace and manage change
    ◊ Drive and passion for the use of IT to enhance teaching and learning
    ◊ Evidence of good relationships with young people and adults
    ◊ Good interpersonal and communication skills
    ◊ Able to work calmly and effectively under pressure
    ◊ Ability to analyse data effectively
    ◊ Resilient
    ◊ A shared approach to problem-solving and achieving goals
    ◊ Strong organisational, personal time-management and planning skills