motivated and innovative Deputy Learning Director of Science to join our welcoming science team to help drive
forward further developments in the curriculum. The successful candidate will be able
to teach science across KS3 and 4, and either Biology, Chemistry or Physics at
GCSE Triple Science and A-level.
Kingsthorpe College is an oversubscribed 11-18 Academy with approximately 1400 students on roll (200 students Post
16). We were graded by Ofsted as Good in all areas in December 2019, and we are now looking forward to the next
stage of our journey from good to great. In September 2021, we joined Orbis Education Trust, and this has unlocked
further possibilities for colleagues to develop, progress, and make a significant contribution to inspiring the students
within our schools. We therefore believe it is an exciting time to join #TeamKC and be part of a community, which is
resolute in its drive to help our students leave with the confidence and skills to be able to take part in the great
conversations of our times. Kingsthorpe is on a journey to world-class status. Please look at our website
https://www.kingsthorpecollege.org.uk for a comprehensive view of our school.
Staff wellbeing is important to us, and we offer a range of benefits to support our employees including:
- Westfield Health Plan
- Discounts at retailers and holiday companies
- Free Parking
- Flexible working opportunities including the option of a 9-day fortnight Staff Wellbeing Day
- Cycle to Work scheme
- Professional Development
The science department achieves outstanding
results year on year, which are above the national average. Triple Science and
A-level are popular options across the school, we have excellent exam results
at both GCSE and A Level. A good proportion of those students go on to study Science
based degrees at university.
Kingsthorpe College, we believe that an understanding of science is essential
for our pupils to engage with the modern world. Regardless of their level of
scientific study, we believe that pupils should be able to leave Kingsthorpe
College with the scientific knowledge needed to think more deeply about their
world. Now, more than ever, pupils will need to be equipped with the skills and
knowledge needed to make reasoned choices and judgements based on evidence; for
example when considering human impact on the environment, evaluating what is
real and what is “fake news”, and making healthy life choices.
however, is more than just facts and figures to be memorised and repeated. We
believe that science is a process; it embodies a method and process of enquiry,
evidence gathering and questioning which is unique to science, yet transferrable
to other disciplines. This process is linked to our of practical work; in our
subject, this is used to drive pupil understanding, inspire wonder and build on
our students natural curiosity.
are friendly, hard-working, innovative and committed to stimulating student
interest in the world around them and enjoyment in their studies. We place significant emphasis on working collegiately as a
faculty to share our expertise and subsequently enhance the learning experience
with our students. Every member of the staff is involved in a variety of
professional learning programs that take place across the academic year.
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