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Thornden School

Science Teacher

Closing date: 22/11/2019 at 12:00

Job Start Date: September 2020

Contract/Hours: Permanent , Full-time

Key Stage: KS3/KS4

Salary Type: MPR / UPR

Salary Details: Main/Upper Pay Range

Hours of Work: Full Time

Location of Role: Thornden School

Job/Person Summary

We welcome applications from both NQTs (currently completing their teacher training) and more experienced teachers of KS3 and KS4.


Thornden is an oversubscribed, outstanding school serving the Chandler’s Ford and surrounding area with over 1400 students on roll.

We have an ambitious ethos based on high expectations for all, students are proud of their academic and wider achievements. The belief in their own success and ability to succeed continues beyond our school with a high percentage of Thornden students excelling at local colleges and then at further and higher education.

Thornden is a busy and dynamic school with a strong focus on developing the whole child. We have a vibrant performing arts department that encourages students to embrace a rich cultural education beyond the more traditional subjects. Alongside our formal curriculum provision, we offer a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities including sporting clubs and teams, author visits, Duke of Edinburgh Award and trips within the UK and abroad. We firmly believe that by engaging students and encouraging enjoyment we inspire them to learn and achieve therefore helping them to develop into fully contributing and happy members of our community.

In the provisional results for 2019, 90% of our students achieved 5 or more 9-4 grades including English and Maths and 54% achieved the English Baccalaureate. Our value added performance is high and we were graded outstanding in every category in our last Ofsted Inspection.

Science is a very successful department that is built on collaboration and teamwork. The department’s results are consistently high and in 2019 based on provisional results 88% of students entered achieved 9-4 Combined Science, 99% achieved 9-4 in Chemistry, Biology and Physics. 50% of students achieved at least one grade 7 in science. Teaching within the department benefits from a strong team of specialist teachers. Each lab is well resourced; we have an excellent team of technicians and a well-equipped prep room.

Application Procedure

The Governing Body is committed to providing equality of opportunity at all stages of the recruitment and selection process and ensuring that candidates are treated fairly and lawfully throughout the process.

Closing Date: Friday 22 November 2019 at 12 noon

Interview Date: In week of 25-29 November 2019

Informal Enquiries: Steve Smith, Assistant Headteacher, s.smith@thornden.hants.sch.uk
Phil Balmond, Head of Science, p.balmond@thornden.hants.sch.uk

Application forms & further details: http://www.thornden.hants.sch.uk/vacancies

Website: www.thornden.hants.sch.uk

Contact us: http://www.thornden.hants.sch.uk/contact-us

Safer Recruitment

Thornden School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

About us

Address: Winchester Road, Chandler's Ford, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO53 2DW

Telephone: 023 8026 9722

Website: http://www.thornden.hants.sch.uk/

Application form