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Job Ref No. ECC8825423-357 Position Type: Teacher Pay Range: MPS/UPS
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 16/04/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: W/C Monday 22nd April 2024  

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Teacher of Science

Main Pay Scale/ Upper Pay Scale

Suitable for ECT's

Full Time

September 2024

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a team of dedicated professionals who aim to empower our students to be the next generation of leaders through our values of leadership, enrichment, scholarship and kindness.

The Science Department

Westcliff High School for Girls is very fortunate in that we have a superb teaching environment and a highly motivated and successful science team, which includes four excellent technicians. Detailed schemes of work are in place for all years, which are constantly reviewed. The schemes of work, together with lively and imaginative teaching, have resulted in excellent results at all ages compared to similar schools.

At GCSE all students study separate sciences and we follow the AQA specifications. The obvious enthusiasm of our pupils directly translates into the very large uptake of A Level sciences. We are currently running 8 A Level Biology groups, 8 Chemistry and 4 Physics. At A Level we follow the OCR A specifications for Biology and Chemistry and the AQA specification for Physics.

We are very fortunate in that we not only have large numbers of able, motivated scientists to teach, but that we work in a purpose-built science block with eleven laboratories, four preparation areas and a staffroom with working areas. The design of the laboratories is flexible, so that different arrangements of groups are possible within the classroom, facilitating a large range of teaching and learning strategies. We are excellently resourced and have more than adequate supplies of basic and sophisticated equipment.

Full support with induction and mentoring is provided to help new or inexperienced teachers settle in quickly, and we work in a mutually supportive way, sharing ideas to improve our teaching.

Science Department Staff

Mr L Ashmore -Science and Physics
Mr A Bishop -Science and Subject Leader for Physics
Dr A Bowman -Head of Science and Subject Leader for Chemistry
Mrs D Chan -Science and Chemistry
Mr N Denton -Science and Physics
Dr M Lillington -Science and Chemistry, KS3 Coordinator
Mrs C O'Brien -Deputy Headteacher, Biology
Miss M Sathanandan -Science and Biology
Mrs L Tidbury -Science and Biology
Miss D Vaughan -Science and Chemistry
Miss V Wadley-Smith -Science and Subject Leader for Biology
Mrs R Welsh -Science and Biology
Mr N Banks -Senior Technician
Mr S Blythe -Technician
Mrs J Taylor -Technician
Mrs M Walker -Technician

February 2024


  • To liaise with colleagues within Westcliff High School for Girls and within the South East Essex Academy Trust to support strategic development, share good practice and plan collaborative activities.
  • Uphold the school's values of Scholarship, Leadership, Enrichment, and Kindness.
  • Ensure high quality teaching across the department.
  • Raise student attainment.
  • Maximise the learning experiences and achievement of students.
  • Monitor and report on student progress.
  • Plan and contribute to activities within the department
  • Undertake the role of Form Tutor, as required.
  • Play a full part in the school and ensure that the vision and values of the school and the trust are upheld at all time.


  • Teach assigned students, ensuring a high-quality learning experience for all.
  • Plan and prepare curriculum lessons in conjunction with school and departmental requirements and policies, including external syllabus requirements.
  • Assist in the development of curriculum plans, syllabi, resources, schemes of work, and policies.
  • Set and mark work in accordance with the school's assessment and marking procedures.
  • Contribute to the review and quality assurance of curriculum plans as directed by senior leaders in the school.
  • Contribute to the school and departmental improvement plans and their implementation.
  • Maintain student records through the school's assessment procedures and use these to inform teaching.
  • Where necessary, liaise with colleagues to ensure effective provision e.g. coteachers, associate support staff, trainee teachers.
  • Communicate effectively with parents when required including during parent's consultation evenings.
  • Collaborate and work with colleagues and other relevant professionals within and beyond the school effectively to promote a high quality of education for all students.
  • Where necessary, collaborate with persons or bodies outside the school and participate in meetings arranged for the purposes of pupil progress.
  • Initiate any necessary interventions to enable students to progress, including where relevant operating in line with a student's Individual Education Plan.
  • Promote teamwork and ensure effective working relations.
  • Ensure the Behaviour Management policy is implemented in the department so that effective learning can take place.
  • Support the department participating in the school's ITT programme.
  • To play a full part in the life of the school community, to support its distinctive mission and ethos and to encourage staff and students to follow this example.
  • Proactively seek opportunities to develop professional practice through further training opportunities.
  • Undertake the role of form tutor, as required including the delivery of PDE resources.
  • To participate in the life of the House System.
  • Comply with any reasonable request from the Headteacher or other school leader to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in this job description.

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Information about the School

Westcliff High School for Girls is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects its entire staff to share this commitment. All post-holders working in our schools will be considered to work in Regulated Activity and will be required to have an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS). In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance all shortlisted candidates may be subject to online searches that may include social media. For further information please contact

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Contact Information

Emma Matthews BA (Hons)
Westcliff High School for Girls, Westcliff on Sea
Essex, SS0 0BS
Telephone: 01702 476026

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