Lead Practitioner of Science

Biddick Academy, Washington, Tyne and Wear


Job details

Subject Science
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Lead Practitioners range 1 to Lead Practitioners range 5, £41,267 to £45,540

Job summary

11-16 Comprehensive
1100 on roll
Headteacher: Miss K Morris

Required for April or September 2020
Lead Practitioner of Science – LP1 – LP5 (£41,267 - £45,540)

Do you feel ready for a new challenge? Do you wish to develop your leadership further?

Are you fully committed to improving the lives of young people – particularly within Science? Then read on.

This is an exciting new post with our core vision in mind; the delivery of high-quality teaching and learning. This will include the continuing development of our curriculum so that teachers can engage and inspire future generations of our students. The successful candidate will be a classroom teacher of the highest calibre, who can mentor other teacher colleagues, both inexperienced and experienced, inspiring them to become more effective practitioners.

All Lead Practitioners have responsibilities both within and beyond their department and therefore the role provides outstanding professional development opportunities as well as providing an excellent opportunity for an ambitious colleague to develop their leadership skills further. They will work closely on a daily basis with the Deputy Headteacher: Teaching and Learning.

The successful candidate will have:
• A genuine love of Science and its impact on young people’s lives;
• A proven track record of raising and maintaining high educational standards in Science;
• Significant experience of leading teaching and learning initiatives beyond their own classroom to raise standards;
• An acute awareness of how Science can engage and inspire young people;
• Ability to interpret and act on a wide range of key data;
• An excellent knowledge of curriculum development and examination schemes of work;
• Ability to successfully build teams and motivate others;
• Have the ability to engage and inspire pupils and build excellent relationships.

Biddick Academy provides an extremely supportive induction programme for new staff and excellent professional development opportunities.

Biddick Academy is a thriving, oversubscribed secondary school conveniently located 10 minutes’ drive from Newcastle and Durham. We are passionate about education and believe that all students can and should achieve their full potential. Our extensive range of extra-curricular opportunities motivates students to aim high. The academy enjoys an excellent reputation within the local community and has a strong and distinctive ethos of being a safe place where we all promote and enjoy the highest individual achievement.
We actively welcome visits and would be delighted to show you around our Academy to fully appreciate our excellent learning environment and facilities.

Please contact Mrs Helen Neary, HR Manager at neary.h@biddickacademy.com or 0191 5111600, ext 5013 to arrange a visit or to have an informal discussion regarding the role.

To apply, please complete an application form and return to Mrs H Neary at the email address above.

Biddick Academy is committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect that all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check before taking up the post, along with pre-employment safeguarding checks.

Closing date for application: Monday 27th January 2020 at 9am
Interviews: Friday 7th February 2020

Essential educational requirements

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Essential qualifications

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Essential skills and experience

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Employee benefits

LP1 - LP5

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1098 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 16
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Biddick Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email neary.h@biddickacademy.com

About Biddick Academy

School location

Biddick Lane, Washington, Tyne and Wear, NE38 8AL