Salary: Inner London (competitive based on skills and experience)
Start date: September 2018 (with earlier planning, training and induction) Contract: Full time, permanent, subject to an enhanced DBS check
This is a unique role in a 4 to 18 school. The job will entail creating, shaping and designing science projects in ways that combine deep scientific knowledge and methodologies with their real world application. This might involve STEM projects, projects solving in the real world or interdisciplinary work with other subject disciplines. These projects may involve students in one or more of our
small schools: primary, middle, secondary or sixth form.
So we are looking for someone who is both a subject expert and also with a vision for working with partners in scientific research, industry, and the local community. It is someone for an eye for opportunities to bring science alive and provide enrichment opportunities for all ages.
Science comes alive at School 21 as students grapple with the big ideas that underpin the world around us. Teachers plan challenging and exciting projects, develop thinking skills to a high level and foster collaborations with other subjects across the curriculum. Recent science projects have included STEM projects and a genetics and drama project: is it ever right to play God?, a physics and art project with students designing and making mini-golf courses using mechanisms and electronic components, and an immersive Jack the Ripper tour featuring Virtual Reality film and live demonstrations of Victorian criminology techniques. Middle school pupils have just completed a successful project where they learnt about friction and forces by making a go-cart.
Since we opened in 2012 we have put learning and teaching at the heart of everything we do. We have developed a unique approach to oracy including setting up a charity, Voice 21 (https://www.voice21.org/) which is already working with several hundred schools. We have also pioneered real world, interdisciplinary learning in collaboration with a network of extraordinary organisations:
creative, artistic, high tech, professional.
At School 21 we believe that the purpose of education is to develop the whole child: head (academics), heart (character and well-being) and hand (generating ideas, problem solving, creating extraordinary authentic outcomes).
School 21 has established a strong track record - an outstanding Ofsted, excellent GCSE results and a growing reputation, for example being the first and only international case study chosen by US educators, Edutopia
Closing date: Thursday, 1st Feb 2018 at 9am Likely interview date: Wednesday, 7th, or Thursday, 8th Feb