Summer Fields

Teacher of Science, Oxford

Location: Oxford OX2 7EN

Salary: Competitive

Working Pattern: PermanentFull time

Closing date: 1 March 2020


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 and requiring high expectations of both 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 passion for teaching science at this age.
• A strong understanding of science and pedagogy.
• The ability to play a full role as part of a wider team (both within the science department and across the school, e.g. helping the delivery of science in the Pre-prep).
• A desire to participate fully in the pastoral and sporting spheres which are characteristic of a boys-only school.
• A willingness to contribute to boarding life.

The successful candidate may already be familiar with the requirements of teaching Common Entrance science under the current syllabus. 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 the following:

• A fully completed application form, including full details of your employment history.
• A cover letter addressed to Mr David Faber, Headmaster.
• If you have a CV you wish to send, please do so, however an application form must still be provided.

Applications should either be emailed to or posted to Summer Fields, Mayfield Road, Oxford, OX2 7EN. The closing date for applications is 1st March 2020.

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.

Summer Fields
Mayfield Road, Oxford OX2 7EN
Tel: 01865 459238