Chemistry, Biology and/or Physics

Required for 1st September 2018

Salary/Grade: LP7-LP11 (£45,743-£50,476)

We seek to appoint well-qualified, dynamic and ambitious teachers as key leaders in our Science Faculty, both at our Main Campus, and at our cutting-edge Facility for the most able students, the Nexus Campus and Cornwall School of Maths and Science. The Nexus Campus is the home of both the Gifted STEM Programme which develops and nurtures the most able students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, and CSMS, which makes provision and enrichment for the most able at Post-16 Sciences and Maths. The Gifted STEM Programme is described as ‘Breathtaking’ by NACE the National charity for able children in education.

These posts are an ideal opportunity for candidates whose passion is teaching and learning, who enjoy being in the classroom, motivating and inspiring both students and colleagues. The successful candidate will bring creative and innovative ideas to the Science faculty and STEM programme.  Candidates will be able to demonstrate significant impact in their previous or current role. This post affords scope for colleagues who wish to progress in their career, with their next step to that of Vice Principal.  The successful candidate will be an outstanding classroom teacher in their career to date and will display excellent leadership and teamwork skills.  They will have presence, personality and the ‘wow factor’.

As well as demonstrating excellent teaching skills, the successful candidates will lead on an identified area.  Depending on the strengths of the candidates, these may include subject specific responsibility, Primary (Key Stage 2) Science Lead, gifted STEM (working with NEXUS team), co-curricular provision and aspects of Key Stage 5 Science.  Successful candidates will innovate, inspire and engage students and staff in their subject, and will work across both the Main Campus and the Nexus Campus to achieve this.

Science is a high achieving and dynamic faculty.  Results are outstanding and students make excellent progress. Recent examination results at GCSE show 100% pass rates in both Additional and Core Science, with our Triple groups securing 100% A*-C. We are consistently above National average; with 2017 results being nearly 10% above in Core Science. Due to our continued drive for high attainment our students also achieve a significant number of A-A* grades; recent results saw 116 A-A* grades achieved. At A level, we offer Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Applied Science and Psychology. In 2017 we had 100% pass rate, and of this 65% were A*-B grades. 60% of our Science A level subjects achieved Alps 1 or 2, which is the highest performing A level indicator that can be achieved.  The successful candidates will play a key role in ensuring that the A level results remain amongst the best in the country.

Camborne Science & International Academy is a friendly, dynamic and innovative school in the heart of beautiful West Cornwall, which affords a high quality of life. Results in both 2016 and 2017 place us amongst the top few schools of the school league table and in 2016 CSIA was awarded ‘Best state school in Cornwall’ by the Real Schools Guide.

Our school has developed exceptional International Science and Mathematics links with top schools in Japan, Singapore, Thailand, China and South Korea. Recent collaboration has involved joint research projects, International Science and Mathematics fairs and competitions, as well as many significant student/staff visits and exchanges. The successful appointees will be encouraged to participate in this amazing and unique programme.

The successful candidates will be given full support in their career development as we believe that development of staff is a key aspect in raising standards for our students.

We hope you are inspired to seek further details. Apply online or download an application pack by visiting our website (where we encourage you to explore the Quick Links to our Nexus and CSMS sites). For queries please contact Carolyn Montgomerie (Personnel Officer) on 01209 720237 or email

Closing Date:  Noon on Tuesday 8th May 2018

 Please note: This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check.


To arrange a tour of Camborne Science & International Academy prior to applying for a role, please contact the Personnel office  on 01209 712280 or email

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