March 25, 2024
Job Type
Short Summary
We seek an outstanding full-time science teacher for years 4 to 8 who will also play a full role in the pastoral and sporting life of the school.
Working Pattern
Full time
Closing Date
April 14, 2024


Summer Fields is one of the premier boys’ prep and pre-prep schools in the country, situated in 70 acres of superb grounds in North Oxford. The school has an excellent academic reputation and is extremely well resourced.

We seek an outstanding full-time science teacher for years 4 to 8 who will also play a full role in the pastoral and sporting life of the school. The successful candidate will support the Head of Science in developing schemes of work which inspire passion for the subject and develop the scientific understanding and knowledge of all pupils. In addition to facilitating a happy, stimulating environment in science lessons - requiring high expectations of effort and attainment - applicants will play a full and active part in the pastoral life of the school; contribute to the daily games programme in which all boys are active; and participate in the daily activities and duties which are an important characteristic of life in a flourishing boarding school.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A strong knowledge of science and pedagogy and a passion for teaching 9 to 13-year-olds.
  • An interest in teaching beyond the curriculum (for example, supporting senior school scholarship preparation).
  • The ability to play a full role as part of a wider team (both within the science department and across the school).
  •  The capacity to undertake daily/evening/weekend activities and duties; the ability to participate in the daily games programme; and a willingness to contribute to boarding life.

The successful candidate may already be familiar with the requirements of teaching Common Entrance science. The role is suitable for a teacher with experience of teaching science seeking professional development or for candidates who are commencing a career in teaching.

Application Procedure

Please apply by submitting a fully completed application form (this can be downloaded from the school website) with a cover letter addressed to Mr David Faber, Headmaster. To satisfy the requirements for safer recruitment, we need to ask you for your full employment record. Details of any gaps between jobs or between finishing education and employment must be provided. Applications should be emailed to by the closing date of 14 April 2024.

Summer Fields is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The school is fully committed to the principles of equal opportunity, diversity, and inclusion. Summer Fields does not discriminate on the grounds of race or colour, nationality or national or ethnic origins, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, marital or civil partnership status, gender reassignment, age, and disability. Applications are welcome from a diverse range of backgrounds.

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