Plymstock School

Plymstock School is a co-educational 11-18 comprehensive school of over 1500 students, with 300 in the Sixth Form. Plymstock is a suburb of Plymouth and lies approximately three miles to the east of the city.  It is within easy access of the A38, and teachers commute from Cornwall, Dartmoor and the South Hams.  Most students live in the Plymstock area.

Visitors comment on the calm and purposeful atmosphere they experience around the school and how courteous and welcoming our students are. Students take pride in their school and respond positively to the high standards expected of them.  All staff promote a can-do attitude amongst students, encouraging them to aspire to attain their highest academic and personal goals.

The atmosphere here is characterised by outstanding behaviour for learning and energetic, innovative teaching.  Learning opportunities nurture creativity and enterprise.  Our staff are dedicated to sustaining a school where excellent teaching enables students to develop their abilities to the full.  A very well designed curriculum exerts a powerful influence on learning.  Students follow a broad and balanced curriculum and nearly all students in KS4 take a GCSE in French or German and a Humanities subject.

On 1 April 2011 Plymstock School became an academy as part of the coalition government’s outstanding schools initiative.  Having been designated as a Specialist Sports College we continue to provide a wide choice of activities.  The school is set in spacious grounds and has extensive facilities.

We fully embrace the role of preparing our young people for the future and provide opportunities such as the ‘Our Way’ projects which have created an exciting model for developing the next generation of business leaders, innovators and change makers.

In April 2013 Ofsted described Plymstock School as a place where “there is a communal and supportive atmosphere in which students have the opportunity to thrive”.  High expectations and a sharp focus on learning and achieving are successfully combined with a pervading sense of care and support for individuals.

 

SAFEGUARDING STATEMENT

Plymstock School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to receipt of a satisfactory enhanced DBS clearance, which will include, if appropriate, a letter of good conduct from any country in which an applicant has worked or lived in within the last 5 years;  plus prudent checks of references and employment history. The interview will include questions about safeguarding children.

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR CURRENT VACANCIES:

Plymstock School does not accept CVs or applications from third parties / agencies.

Only applications received using a Plymstock School application form, and from individuals, will be considered for shortlisting.  If you have the skills and personal qualities that the following job(s) demand, we would like to hear from you.

Please complete both an Application Form and a Self-disclosure Form

Application forms should be emailed to recruitment@plymstockschool.org.uk.

Self-disclosure forms should be posted to the school (see self-disclosure form for details)

 

Self-disclosure Form:  Download Here

Teaching Staff Application FormDownload Here

Support Staff Application Form:  Download Here

Should you experience difficulties downloading an application form please ring the number below.

Contact: Ms Gail Buckler, Personnel Assistant

Tel: 01752 402679

 

CURRENT VACANCIES:

TEACHER of CHEMISTRY  Required from September 2015

Permanent

Full time (part time will be considered)

MPR/UPR

The Governing Body is seeking to appoint an outstanding and enthusiastic teacher of Chemistry.  We are looking to appoint a teacher who will have the commitment and energy to encourage all students to excel and aspire to attain their highest academic and personal goals.  The ability to teach all science subjects at KS3 and Chemistry at KS4 and KS5 would be an advantage.  Applications are welcome from experienced colleagues and those new to the profession.  Plymstock School would be an excellent place to start your teaching career, within an experienced and innovative department, in a school where behaviour is outstanding and students are keen to learn.

Broad and balanced science is a feature of the science taught at Plymstock School.  The Science Department is the biggest department in the school, with large numbers taking ‘A’ level Chemistry, Physics and Biology.  The department is committed to excellence in the teaching of Science.  Achievement in Science is high and the successful candidate will need to demonstrate the ambition to raise standards still further.

Science Faculty Information:  Download Here

Teacher of Science Job Description:  Download Here

Teacher of Science Person Specification:  Download Here

Closing Date: 9.00am Thursday 07 May 2015

Interview Date: Week Commencing Monday 11 May 2015