Science Teacher - Chemistry

Contract: Permanent Full-time
Start Date:
 1st September 2019
Salary: MPS/UPS

Responsible to: Head of Science

Larkmead School is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, talented and inspiring classroom practitioner from September 1st 2019. The position is suitable for NQT’s and experienced teachers.

As the successful candidate you will be:

  • a qualified Science teacher who is always looking to develop;
  • confident teaching across Key Stages 3, 4 and 5
  • passionate about all aspects of Science;
  • committed to making a difference to young people’s lives;
  • a team player with excellent communication and inter-personal skills.

We offer:

  • an excellent programme of induction and training which seeks to provide an excellent foundation for career progression;
  • a forward thinking environment which recognises the benefits of considering flexible working patterns.
  • a friendly, caring, supportive and collaborative team environment.
  • a professional environment dedicated to Teaching and Learning with a supportive, dedicated and hardworking staff.

This is fantastic opportunity to work in a school that has just been re-rated “good” by Ofsted (January 2019). 

We believe that everyone can achieve.  We value diversity and want every student to realise their potential and to recognise that their potential has no limit.  We create positive learning spaces, where students and teachers learn together: each challenging the other to get better and better at what they do; each having a voice and being actively supported in the running and decision making of the school.

A sense of “community” is essential to the school and our motto “one community, individual minds, creating futures” embodies this concept. Our community is built on responsibility. It has been built with our students who are responsible for such tangible symbols as their own uniform and a school flag.

Every student in Key Stage 3 completes a day’s community service for the school each year. We have a whole school assembly each term (six weeks) where students perform in front of their peers.  We are a visual and performing arts school.

At GCSE, we are both very pleased and proud of our positive Progress 8 score following the 2018 and 2017 results which put us in the top half of all schools in Oxfordshire.  Our outcomes in Mathematics are also in line with the national average.

At A-Level we have truly excelled.  In 2017, we appeared in the local top five state schools for attainment which is sorted by the Average Point Score (APS) of each candidate. It is to our great credit that we are also in the top five state schools for progress.  There was only one state school in the top five in both categories and that was Larkmead School.

Closing date:  9.00am Friday 22nd March 2019
Interview date: Week commencing 25th March 2019
Start date: September 2019

If you would like to apply for this position, please download the Vale Academy Trust Teaching Staff Application Form from our website

Completed applications should be sent by email to by the closing date of 9.00am Friday 22nd March 2019.

Larkmead School is a member of the Vale Academy Trust. The Trust and its schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.  All post holders in regulated activity are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced check.

All staff will be expected to promote fundamental British values.