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  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    17 May 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    4 May 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Leadership Spine depending on experience

Job summary

Northampton International Academy are seeking a highly motivated and passionate Head of Physics to join our friendly and ambitious science department. If you are a dedicated, motivated and determined individual looking for an exciting opportunity to make your mark in a large and supportive school with huge potential, this is the perfect opportunity for you to join our journey to success.

This role calls for an individual who is able to inspire, challenge and motivate our students helping them to be the best that they can be. Working with the Science Curriculum Lead you must be enthusiastic, flexible and have a desire to see Physics continue to flourish as well as the desire to be part of a successful team

Northampton International Academy is part of the East Midlands Academy Trust, it is an all through school, 4–19, and opened in September 2016. In July 2019, the academy achieved an Ofsted rating of Good.

It is a fantastic time to join NIA as it has its first Year 11 and 13 intakes, as well as further groups in the primary phase and by September 2021 the school will have over 2000 pupils. This will make NIA one of the largest free schools in the country.

The children and staff at Northampton International Academy are currently completing the opening chapters of its history. The DNA of NIA is set by our High Expectations and Global Vision and we are building into the curriculum for all year groups our Character Drivers: Collaboration, Responsibility, Respect, Care, Excellence and Aspiration. By instilling these characteristics in our learners, they will flourish both within school and beyond as they set out to create their own histories

As the Head of Physics, you must have high professional standards and a proven track record of success at GCSE and ‘A’ Level. You will be responsible for ensuring consistently outstanding practice and taking a leading role in developing and enhancing teaching and learning across physics.

Experienced teachers are invited to apply; we will be seeking to appoint those with the greatest ability, enthusiasm and commitment to excellence in the school.

Teachers here at NIA need to be exceptional classroom teachers who will inspire and motivate our learners, making learning fun and challenging. They need to be resilient, flexible, committed and dedicated, working with a diverse group of pupils.
Sharing the values and ethos of the Academy Trust

Our teachers are an integral part of our dedicated team who are working hard to attain high standards across the academy

By working for our Trust, you’ll be able to take advantage of a wealth of professional development and support opportunities, as well as a range of employee benefits.

These include:

· Continuous professional development and training opportunities

· Dedicated support from our school improvement team

· Career and leadership opportunities within our growing family of schools

· A Trust employee forum with representatives from across the organisation

· A confidential 24-hour Employee Assistance Programme

· Childcare vouchers scheme

· A corporate eye care plan


For more information about this position please contact Lorna Stockwell on 07500 559281 or email recruitment@emat.uk

EMAT have the right to remove this advert before the closing date should a suitable candidate be found

EMAT committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post.

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School overview

School type
Free School
Education phase
Primary, Secondary, 16-19
School size
1349 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 18
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About Northampton International Academy

NIA is one of the UK’s fastest growing schools. From September, we will have EYFS to year 4, years 7 through 11 and a full sixth form. By 2021, over 2,200 pupils, making us largest free schools in UK.

School location

Barrack Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 1AA

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