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Claires Court

Teacher of Science

Reference: bf49c6f4-3e31-45e9-a0b8-8a539cd88b92
Employer: Claires Court
Location: Maidenhead
Job Type: Permanent
Contract Type: Permanent

Job Details:

At Claires Court School, we are looking for a passionate Science Teacher – preferably a Chemistry or Physics specialist who can teach at teach KS3, KS4 and possibly KS5 level at our prestigious school in Maidenhead.

Teacher of Science (Chemistry or Physics Specialist Preferred)Potential Head of Year Opportunity

  • Maidenhead, SL6 6AW
  • Full Time, Permanent
  • Competitive Independent Salary Scale
  • September 2024 Start

Please Note: Applicants must be authorised to work in the UK

About the Role:

We seek to appoint an enthusiastic and passionate Teacher of Science to join our highly committed and professional team. Chemistry and/or Physics specialist is preferred, experienced at KS3 and 4 (with the opportunity for a Head of Year role for the right candidate). The post would suit a practitioner committed to raising standards at all levels, delivering excellent lessons and enthusing pupils through their passion for teaching.

As Head of Year, you would lead the pastoral development for an academic year group, supporting the transition from year to year and ensuring excellent pastoral care, ongoing personal development, and co-curricular involvement. In addition, Heads of Year facilitate academic progress through excellent communication between students, teachers, form tutors and parents. No previous experience as Head of Year is required.

This full-time post working at our Senior School is required from September 2024 and is suitable for newly qualified teachers and those with more experience.

To be successful in this role, you must be:-

  • Suitably qualified with QTS in the appropriate age range and experience teaching Science at KS3 and Chemistry or Physics at KS3 and KS4 (There may be the potential for Teaching KS5 in the future).
  • Capable of consistently delivering excellent lessons.
  • Be passionate about pastoral care, with relevant skills and experience.
  • An enthusiastic team player, willing to participate fully in the School’s extra-curricular programme and broader school life.
  • Engaged with the School’s ethos, thinking creatively and reflectively within an open, honest, hardworking team.
  • Ready to utilise the benefits of an independent curriculum that is innovative and flexible in terms of delivery and content.
  • Appreciates the benefits of using digital technology in teaching and learning.

Above all, you must want the best for our pupils and put their needs first. You recognise the importance of educating the whole child within a broad curricular and co-curricular programme and achieving high standards.

Generous Benefits:

In return, we offer a positive working environment, supportive colleagues, and regular professional development and training opportunities. Our timetables, class sizes and school culture also support a healthy work-life balance.

You can also expect to receive the following:

  • A flexible pension scheme
  • Regular opportunities for career progression and development
  • Provision of meals and refreshments during the school day (when the kitchen is operational)
  • Death in service cover
  • Personal accident insurance
  • Cycle to work scheme

How to apply for the role:

If you have the skills and experience required for this position, click “apply” today and check your inbox for an email providing more information on how to tailor your application and provide a cover letter or any supporting documents.

You must be authorised to work in the UK. No agencies please.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo Child Protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

In addition to an assessment of their ability to perform the duties of the post applied for, candidates invited to attend for interview should expect further discussion relating to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. ?


In accordance with our Recruitment of Ex-offenders Policy, you are advised that all posts within the school will have the opportunity for unsupervised contact with children and therefore all shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a self-declaration form to declare any convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings that are not “protected” as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013).? This is regardless of whether any such convictions, caution, reprimand or final warning is considered ‘spent’ or ‘unspent’.

The amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, (2013) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are “protected” and not subject to disclosure to employers and cannot be taken into account.? Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Disclosure and Barring Service website.? Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with the client: this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances and background of your offence(s).

Other suitable skills and experience include Science Teacher, Teacher of Science, Chemistry Teacher, Physics Teacher, KS3 Science, Education, Teacher, Teaching, Head of Year.

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