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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    15 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    28 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

£47,185 - £52,074 (Leadership L1-L5)

What skills and experience we're looking for

This role is an exciting opportunity for a Science teacher with a passion for their subject who is able to inspire our students and reinforce their love for Science and learning

You will be joining our expanding and highly successful team of mutually supportive colleagues whose shared purpose is to make a positive difference to the aspirations of our students.

Atlantic Academy Portland is an all-through school situated on the beautiful Jurassic coast. The successful candidate who fills this Head of Science vacancy will enjoy these breathtaking sea views.

This role will suit a highly-skilled professional who is also team-orientated. Other key attributes include having a can-do approach in order to mitigate barriers to learning and a desire to help students achieve their full potential. In return for your care, dedication and skills, there are plenty of opportunities for promotion and progression. You will be part of a successful, supportive, well-resourced and fully qualified Science team, with a dedicated Senior Science Technician. This will enable you to deliver your science lessons across the academy with confidence.

In Science, our intent is for the curriculum to promote a curiosity about the world in which our students live.The curriculum will enable our students to be confident to understand and ask questions. We want them to take a responsible attitude towards the world and adopt a lifelong interest in Science. We will support our learners to develop skills that are transferable across all subjects and employment in later life, developing their knowledge to enable them to thrive in and beyond lessons. Our goal is for learners to leave Atlantic Academy with the ability to ‘think like a scientist’ and be inspired to continue the study of Science.

Students study AQA Combined Science Trilogy Specification at Key Stage 4.

At Atlantic Academy we guide and nurture our staff and pupils in equal measure. We encourage best practice through CPD through fortnightly sessions designed to boost your teaching career and sense of wellbeing. In-house research-lead CPD includes raising the attainment of underachieving males and cognitive science.

Job Requirements:

Specifically we are looking for someone who:

  • Who has experience of working with and supporting children
  • Is naturally cheerful and optimistic, with evidence of the positive contribution that you can bring to our team;
  • Is hardworking, dedicated, committed
  • Wants to be valued, train further and help us make a difference.
  • A commitment to all students receiving an outstanding education experience.

What the school offers its staff

What We Offer

  • Competitive Salary
  • Pension Scheme
  • On-site parking
  • A collaborative approach and strong collegial relationships;
  • Proven student progress and excellent student behaviour;
  • An extensive CPD programme tailored to skills and experience
  • Free use of the Academy’s on site fitness suite
  • Expectation of disruption free learning, high SLT visibility ALL day, focus on students. Allowing staff to teach without low level disruption
  • More opportunity to grow your career - We’ll support you in developing your career and experience at this school or another trust school
  • Visualiser and mini iPad in every classroom – allowing for booklets, feedback, student work etc to be projected – as the teacher decides

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

Applying for the job

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About Park Academy West London

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
831 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Arranging a visit to Park Academy West London

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