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  • Start date details

    April 2023

  • Closing date

    3 February 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    16 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


Additional allowances

TLR 2a

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for someone who –

  • Has good interpersonal skills: listening, communication and empathy in line with the School’s Catholic ethos.
  • Supports colleagues in their development through facilitating training, delegating responsibilities and opportunities.
  • The ability to inspire, motivate and support colleagues in their development and in overcoming problems.
  • Makes balanced judgments that are well informed and fair. Judgments are based on clear and open criteria.
  • Monitors performance and holds colleagues to account in a manner that is open and based on recognized criteria.
  • Communicates effectively with colleagues to celebrate success, inform people of their progress and support personal development.
  • Leads by example and sets an agreed framework and vision for the development of their department/area of responsibility.
  • Has good and relevant subject knowledge of both core and applied content and keeps up-to-date with developments in the teaching profession.
  • Sets professional standards, shows a sense of integrity in all that is done and shows commitments to Continuing Professional Development.
  • Has a strong commitment to improving educational opportunities and a belief in the potential of every student.
  • Has an excellent record of attendance and punctuality.

What the school offers its staff

We offer

  • A calm, supportive and well organised school environment where you can enjoy teaching and work in an inclusive Catholic ethos that respects and welcomes all.
  • Excellent student engagement and behaviour, with consistent centralised behaviour management systems which support staff.
  • Commitment to professional development and performance management that is focused on individual needs with bespoke professional development e.g. NPQs

exam board training, in school opportunities to develop teaching and leadership including carrying out research.

  • A commitment to the continuous review and reduction of staff workload e.g. feedback lessons instead of marking classwork, time provided for moderation of assessments, planning time built into inset days and a generous teaching allocation.
  • Leaders and Governors who are committed to staff wellbeing and ensure staff are supported through everyday policies and practices as well as by offering support with health e.g. free flu vaccinations, subsidised healthcare through Benenden, access to the school nurse and school counsellor, staff retreats.
  • Excellent staff facilities including free tea and coffee at breaktime and microwaves and fridges in the staff café areas as well as a wide range of social activities.
  • A central location in the heart of London close to Bermondsey tube, Canada Water overground and London Bridge train station.

Further details about the role

Purpose of the Post

  • To be in charge of Key Stage 3 Science
  • To devise, implement and monitor the teaching and delivery of KS3

Science combined with assisting the Head of Department

  • To support the Head of Science in the drive to further raise standards at all levels within the Department, especially with regard to KS3.
  • To be responsible for the ongoing review of the Key Stage 3 curriculum and assessments.

Key Tasks

  • Support and encourage staff teaching Key Stage 3.
  • Ensure that all staff are well informed of the requirements of the KS3 curriculum and schedule of work that they are delivering.
  • Be well informed on and continue to monitor the delivery of the KS3 curriculum and assessments in Science.
  • Report back on Key Stage 3 to the Head of Department on a regular basis and write exam analysis for KS3.
  • Co-ordinate with classroom teachers to ensure that intervention is taking place for pupils who are not meeting their targets, including providing opportunities for external input where required.
  • Support the Head of Department with the organization of open evenings.
  • Use data effectively to identify students who are underachieving in the subject and establish a system for effective targeting and monitoring within the Key Stage – share information with HOD and Leaders of Learning.
  • Undertake performance management where required.
  • Attend Middle leaders’ meetings and Wednesday morning briefings.

Commitment to safeguarding

St Michael’s College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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About St Michael's Catholic College

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
918 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number

St Michael’s Catholic College is a successful, well-ordered and caring comprehensive for boys and girls aged from eleven to eighteen. We are very proud of our examination successes which are regularly above the national average. We are committed to the highest level of achievement for pupils of all abilities and we recognise that there are no limits to a child’s potential. Please visit our website vacancies page where you can view videos featuring staff experiences at St Michael’s and how your career can develop with us.

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