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  • Closing date

    3 March 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    25 January 2024

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£30,000.00 - £46,525.00 Annually (Actual) MPS 1 - UPS 3

[231106LR1] Teacher of Science job summary

Parkfield School, Reach South Academy Trust is seeking to appoint a Teacher of Science with the ability to teach within KS3-4 to join the School ASAP.

Post: Teacher of Science – KS3-4

Location: Parkfield School

FTE Salary Range: MPS1 to UPS3, £30,000 to £46,525 per annum

Contract Type: Permanent, full time

Contract Hours: 32.5 hours per week; Monday to Friday

About the role

Are you dedicated, innovative and driven to support young people to develop the skills they need to access real world, high end opportunities? Then we want to hear from you! We are looking to appoint in our rapidly growing school. With excellent progression routes, personalised development programmes and a wholly child centred approach, Parkfield is an exciting and invested place to be.’

You will contribute to raising standards of student attainment; share and support the school’s responsibility to provide and monitor opportunities for personal and academic growth and facilitate a learning experience that allows individuals to fulfil their potential.

The Science department is a vibrant and forward thinking area of the school. We have a determination to provide a top class Science education to raise the aspirations of students and secure meaningful outcomes and destinations for them. We achieve this through a knowledge focused curriculum that provides opportunity for contextualisation through a robust careers programme and collaboration with other schools in our academy trust. The role will require teaching the potential for teaching to specialism at KS3 and KS4 and the opportunity to engage with the primary curriculum in our all through site if desired. We require a Science teacher who, as part of the team, will contribute to the continued development and refinement of our curriculum, maintain an inclusive, positive and proactive ethos, and engage with opportunities for collaboration within our STEAM subject areas and wider industry network. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity for further work and collaboration across the academy trust.

About the successful candidate

You will be a passionate advocate of equality and committed to raising standards, raising aspirations and facilitating the real life chances of the next generation. You will understand the scope of the Science agenda and its importance within the economic landscape and the opportunities surrounding the skill set . You are tenacious, enjoy a challenge and are dedicated to your own professional development as a means of providing the best to our young people and our team. You will understand the importance of “soft skill” development as a means of developing the whole individual alongside a strong drive for academic excellence. You are a creative, forward thinker who understands the vital necessity to provide young people with high aspirations and a clear pathway for life beyond the school.

This role involves understanding the needs of the students and adopting/developing an appropriate curriculum/interventions in your area. You will need to be able to establish a safe, purposeful and stimulating environment for students, rooted in mutual respect and establish a framework for discipline with a range of strategies, using praise, sanctions and rewards consistently and fairly. You should have an awareness of the recent Ofsted research report into Science delivery and its implementation in the classroom.

About the School

Parkfield School is on a journey. A small but mighty school, our students range from ages 4-16 and we are situated away from the hustle and distractions of Bournemouth town centre in the calm and picturesque village of Hurn. Parkfield is on a journey of rapid and sustained improvement with the full support and engagement of Reach South Trust and active collaboration between their portfolio of successful schools. This is an exciting time in the evolution of Parkfield’s identity and development as we shape our place within the local educational landscape and beyond.

About the Trust

Reach South is a young and developing Trust which operates across the South West of England with the aim of delivering all through 3-19 education. We operate 17 academies in Devon, Bournemouth, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire. We are building this Trust on a clear set of values, behaviours and curriculum principles. At the heart of those values and principles is a belief in our young people and a determination to support them to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become the successful citizens for today and all of their tomorrows.

Our core business is delivering exceptional education for children and young people with a mission to help all pupils aspire to achieve beyond the expectations that others put on them. We do this through the development of a talented and committed workforce. In order to deliver exceptional opportunities for learning, we need highly motivated staff across all parts of the organisation.

Teachers within Reach South belong to a national community of professionals, and benefit from a wide range of networks and development opportunities across the Trust. In time, our best teachers are able to work across schools, develop specialisms and step up to leadership roles within and beyond their own academy. The Trust provides a strong culture of collaboration and support, together with high expectations for staff and pupils alike.

Those we recruit are able to demonstrate that they share our values, are highly motivated to work with colleagues, within and beyond their school, to continuously develop their skills and pursue professional excellence.

Next Steps

So if you think this role may be for you and want to be involved at this exciting time in our development, please get in touch by contacting

Closing date: for applications is Sunday 3rd March 2024

Interview Date: Interviews are provisionally booked for week commencing 18th March 2024

To apply for this opportunity, please complete our online application form by clicking ‘apply now’ on the advert.

We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date. Therefore, an early application is strongly advised.

Opportunities and Benefits

We offer a competitive salary plus TPS pension, great career progression and development opportunities, access to our Employee Assistance Programme with many other benefits. In addition we offer free onsite parking.

We’re proud of how we support our staff in order that you have high levels of job satisfaction, are aware of the difference you are making for the children and families you work with and can see your contribution towards our community. There are regular opportunities for professional development and training, and a wider community of staff to network with within Reach South Multi Academy Trust. You will have the chance to visit other local schools, work alongside a range of outside professionals and take part in a variety of e-learning and face-to-face training.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Each post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Reach South Academy Trust has an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring section of the application form before submitting.

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About Parkfield School

School type
Free School, ages 4 to 19
School size
492 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 19

A 4-16 Through School

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