The Curriculum Advisory Panel meet at the zoo three times per year to review new projects, activities and identify changes to curriculum, exam specifications or other factors influencing schools that could have an effect of the way the zoo works with them. Members come from across the primary and secondary school sectors and represent a wide variety of school settings, disciplines, subjects and teaching roles. Most are in senior positions and/or are very active in education sector networks, with advisory bodies or teacher training organisations. Between them they ensure that the Chester Zoo team have a direct link to what is happening in schools and that we can design our programmes in response.
Through the meetings, panel members are able to find out what is happening at the zoo, gain early access to resources, develop their own subject knowledge and network with experts from a wide range of disciplines. Panel membership is a voluntary position, although reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed.
What we’re looking for
If you’re a senior leader working in an academy, state or religious school, or are involved in curriculum design, teacher training, exam paper development or setting standards for schools then we would love to hear from you. The zoo is a fantastic resource for studies across the curriculum, and as such we would welcome interest from teachers of arts and humanities subjects as well as sciences, and we are particularly interested in those with a digital focus to their teaching.
How to apply
If you’re interested in joining our panel, please fill out the expression of interest form on, or before, 18 November 2018. Selected candidates may be asked for further information and/or will be invited to a short telephone interview late November. The final selection will be made based on us achieving a panel with expertise across a wide range of sectors, subjects and disciplines.
The date for applications has now passed – we will be in touch with applicants soon.