3 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 April 2022

  • Application deadline

    10 December 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    24 November 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher
Suitable for early career teachers
Subject
Chemistry
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
ULT teachers' pay range, £28,000-£43,200 plus possible R&R & relocation

Job summary

Teacher of Chemistry

Start date: September 2022

Salary: Highly Competitive. Possible R&R and relocation allowance.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Science faculty. We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic Teacher of Chemistry to play a significant part within a dedicated and supportive team. The ability to teach Chemistry to KS5 is desirable. You will be working in and making significant contributions to a team that is committed to continually raising standards. We are a large faculty with a range of subject specialists and two full time technicians to support practical learning in the classroom.

Northampton Academy is a transformational comprehensive and non-selective school of approximately 1700 students, serving a diverse community. We were proud to be judged ‘good and improving’ in our most recent Ofsted in November 2019, with clear indication we could be outstanding. Our values, which underpin every decision we take, are RESPECT, DETERMINATION and AMBITION. We have a comprehensive student character-building programme, which has been nationally recognised through the Character Kitemark.

The leadership of the academy is completely determined to create an environment in which teachers can get on with their core role: delivering excellent lessons. To this end, the student behaviour system is clear and simple and easy to administer in lessons. If action is needed beyond these simple steps, the pastoral and senior teams take all the burden away from the teachers, conducting detentions, following up and dealing with parents on your behalf. Teachers at the academy speak of this as one of the major benefits of working here. In addition to this, teachers are trusted to be professionals through:

• A genuine ‘flexi-working’ approach with at least one opportunity a week to come in late or leave early for every teaching member of staff
• No unannounced observations
• No lesson grading
• 3 extra INSET days per year for joint team planning
• A feedback and recognition policy that lets teachers decide the best feedback mechanism for their own classes, rather than having this prescribed centrally


Northampton Academy is committed to equal opportunities and to the protection and safety of all students and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share these commitments.

The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure.

If you would like to discuss the role, please contact Liam Fishwick, Head of Science – l.fishwick@northampton-academy.org or Jane Rigby, Vice Principal – jane.smith@northampton-academy.org

Closing Date: Friday, 10th December at 12pm

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School overview

School type
Academy, Christian, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
Secondary
School size
1560 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

About Northampton Academy

Northampton Academy is part of United Learning, a unique group of independent and state schools working together to achieve the best in everyone. Our vision is to provide excellent education so that all young people are able to make a success of their lives and, if we are to realise this vision, we need to make sure we attract, develop and reward the key ingredient – you.

School location

Wellingborough Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN3 8NH

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