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Chemistry Teacher

Job Title: Chemistry Teacher
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Buckinghamshire, England
Salary: £25000 - £42000 per annum
Start Date: April or September 2020
Duration: Ongoing
REF: CHM-2020_1579525261
Contact Name: Kenny Fraser
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 1 year ago

Job Description

Project People are supporting a secondary school based in Buckinghamshire, who are seeking to appoint a Chemistry Teacher from either April / September 2020, dependent on the person's availability on a permanent basis.

SALARY: MPS - UPS (London Fringe)

The school is a successful and highly sought after co-educational school with over 1200 students on roll (400 in the Sixth Form). The Science department consists of a team of 14 well-qualified specialist teachers, 3 highly skilled technicians and a laboratory assistant. As a team they have a wide range of experience and all work towards a shared focus of delivering challenging and inspiring lessons at all key stages.

All teaching staff have the opportunity to teach across the full age range, with Sixth Form teaching shared according to individual interest and expertise. Each technician specialises in one of the Sciences and the department is is led by an experienced Team Leader, supported by three highly skilled Subject Leaders and a Lead Teacher for Teaching and Learning.

They run a 5-year programme of study for students in Years 7-11. Pupils begin by following a condensed KS3 curriculum in Years 7 and Year 8. In Years 7 and 8, students are taught separate Biology, Chemistry and Physics units by a single teacher. This approach, helps to smooth the transition from primary school, whilst getting to know the younger students, providing them with the support and feedback they need to make excellent progress. In Year 9 and beyond, students are taught Biology, Chemistry and Physics by specialist teachers, providing access to teachers with detailed specialist knowledge, as they formally begin their GCSE studies.

At GCSE, students follow the AQA syllabus, with the vast majority studying the triple science course. Biology and Physics A-level students also follow AQA, whilst Chemistry students follow the OCR A-level syllabus. The school has detailed schemes of work for these with a focus on independent learning and encouraging students to work out concepts for themselves, in line with the whole school approach.

Results are outstanding, with pupils making excellent progress against their individual targets, with the vast majority of candidates in Year 11 gaining a grade 7-9 2019. The Sciences are very popular at A-level, with around 160 Sixth Form students currently studying the Sciences, many of whom go on to study Science at university.

Therefore the successful person will join a successful, friendly, welcoming and supportive team, where teachers work together regularly sharing resources and good practice. This post would suit an NQT, and would also offer a more experienced teacher a superb opportunity to broaden their expertise of teaching.


  1. Highly motivated students, who work with their teachers to achieve their goals
  2. Commitment to high standards of staff wellbeing, with additional PPA time for all teaching staff
  3. Access to detailed schemes of work and a wide range of resources for all courses
  4. A SMART marking policy, to maximise impact whist maintaining a manageable workload
  5. A broad and varied professional development programme for all staff, including excellent NQT support
  6. Superb teaching and staff facilities, including a suite of 12 science laboratories, two preparation rooms and staff work rooms
  7. Great support and team work
  8. Priority admission for qualified children of staff from September 2021
  9. Subsidised membership of the onsite leisure centre
  10. Subsidised on-site accommodation
  11. An opportunity to work in an area of outstanding natural beauty 30 minutes from London

To discuss this role in more detail, please contact Kenny Fraser on 0203 948 9260 or email

Project People is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and is subject to a successful Enhanced Disclosure, Barring Service (DBS) check and two professional references.

Project People is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.