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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    16 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    2 May 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5


Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Science

Working pattern

Full time: 1.0fte

Contract type


Pay scale

MPS or UPS depending on experience

What skills and experience we're looking for


The post holder will be expected to be able to teach across the full age and ability range but specifically within KS4 and KS5 Physics.


To be an exemplar of teaching skills and lead improvement of teaching skills by coaching, mentoring and training as required within the faculty.

Faculty Responsibilities

  • To assist in the professional development of all staff in the Science Department, providing clear guidance on CPD strategies and opportunities in Physics.
  • To provide some leadership within departmental meetings and INSET as required.
  • To disseminate materials and advise on best practice within Physics.
  • Support Teachers within the Science department experiencing difficulties.
  • Responsible for the progress made by students in Physics at KS4 and KS5. To provide and promote opportunities for students, raising aspirations in Physics.


  • To keep up to date with national developments in Physics.
  • To actively monitor and respond to Physics curriculum development and initiatives at national, regional and local level.


Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge students

  • Establish a safe and stimulating environment for students of all backgrounds, abilities and dispositions
  • Demonstrate consistently the positive attitudes, values and behaviour which are expected of students.

Promote good progress and outcomes

  • Be accountable for students’ attainment, progress and outcomes.
  • Be aware of students’ capabilities and their prior knowledge, and plan

teaching to build on these.

  • Guide students to reflect on the progress they have made and on the next steps in their learning.
  • Encourage students to take responsible and conscientious attitude to their own work and study.

Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge

  • Have a secure knowledge of Physics.
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of developments in Physics.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and take responsibility for promoting high standards of literacy.

Plan and teach well-structured lessons

  • Impart knowledge and develop understanding through effective use of lesson time.
  • Promote a love of learning.
  • Set homework and plan other out-of-class activities to consolidate and extend knowledge and understanding.
  • Reflect systematically on the effectiveness of lessons and approaches to teaching.
  • Contribute to the design and provision of an engaging curriculum within the relevant subject area(s).

Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all students

  • Know when and how to adapt learning appropriately, using approaches which enable students to be taught effectively.
  • Have a secure understanding of how a range of factors can inhibit a

student’s ability to learn, and how best to overcome these.

  • Be able to use and evaluate distinctive teaching approaches to engage and support all learners.

Make accurate and productive use of assessment

  • Know and understand how to assess the relevant subject and curriculum areas, including statutory assessment requirements.
  • Make use of formative and summative assessment to secure students’


  • Use relevant data to monitor progress , set targets, and plan subsequent lessons.
  • Give students regular feedback, both orally and through accurate marking, and encourage students to respond to feedback.

Manage behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment

  • Have clear rules and routines for behaviour in classrooms/learning areas, and take responsibility for promoting good and courteous behaviour both in classrooms and around the school, in accordance with the school’s behaviour policy.
  • Have high expectations of behaviour, and establish consistency in the use of a range of strategies, using praise, sanctions and rewards effectively.

Fulfil wider professional responsibilities

  • Make a positive contribution to the wider life and ethos of the school
  • Develop effective professional relationships with colleagues.
  • Deploy support staff effectively.
  • Engage in appropriate professional development.
  • Communicate effectively with parents with regards to students’

achievements and well-being.

Form Tutor

Pastoral Welfare

  • Offer guidance and support to tutees over routine problems they may encounter.
  • Deliver aspects of spiritual, moral, social and cultural education.
  • Deal with minor disciplinary matters referred to from the Form Tutor.
  • Accurately record attendance of students.

All employees have the responsibility to:

  • Be aware and comply with policies and procedures relating to Safeguarding, child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to the appropriate person
  • Participate in training and other learning activities as required
  • Participate in the school’s Performance Management (Appraisal) process
  • Provide appropriate guidance and supervision and assist in the training and development of staff as appropriate
  • To represent the school at events as appropriate
  • To support and promote the school ethos
  • Ensure any documentation produced is to a high standard and is in line with the brand style
  • Undertake any other duties and responsibilities as required that are covered by the general scope of the post
  • Undertake any other reasonable duties at the request of the Headteacher

What the school offers its staff

The science team is a welcoming, friendly, and supportive group of dedicated staff who strive towards excellence across all Key Stages with high aspirations for all. The science team consists of seven teachers, who all teach in their specialist areas for separate science at Key Stage 4 and/or Key Stage 5. Additionally, we have a very knowledgeable and experienced laboratory technician and an excellent part-time technician. We pride ourselves on the cohesive working atmosphere within our team, and our enthusiasm for science teaching and learning is vital for motivating our students and facilitating their subsequent success.

We have five well-equipped laboratories, including one which has recently had a £50k renovation. We also have a sixth teaching space which is a dry classroom. In addition, there is a teachers’ working area for planning and marking, and a well-resourced prep room. As an Office 365 school we utilise a school intranet to share information, OneDrive to store resources digitally, and use Teams to assist our teaching. All teachers are provided with a laptop that is used to teach in any classroom; with each teaching space having a large screen 4K ultra high definition television, as well as the usual whiteboard.

During Key Stage 3, students are taught in mixed ability groups in years 7, 8 and 9. We have a carefully sequenced and scaffolded Key Stage 3 curriculum, drawing on the BEST framework for STEM teaching from York University. At Key Stage 4 we currently follow the Edexcel schemes of work for both Combined and Separate Science, although we are looking to move to AQA in the future. Students will begin studying their GCSE courses during the second half of year 9 and based on each student’s individual potential and future aspirations we select the course most suitable for them to follow. There is a good uptake for the science subjects at Key Stage 5, where we follow the AQA course for all three sciences.

We have strong links with our partner primary schools. Teachers have had the opportunity to visit and carry out practical sessions with pupils from Key Stage 2. We are

now in our second year of hosting a primary Science Fair linked to Science Week, which has been a very positive experience for staff and students.

We currently run two extra-curricular clubs. Our current club offer includes CREST and a science club, although we are looking to expand this over the coming year.

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.

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About Anthony Gell School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
Up to 825 pupils
Age range
11 to 18

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