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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    29 March 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    13 February 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Inner London United Learning Teachers’ pay scale

What skills and experience we're looking for


  • Lead on curriculum development within the subject area and share expertise across subjects
  • To support with the development of curriculum learning
  • To develop high-quality teaching materials that support excellent delivery
  • To deliver curriculum masterclasses to department when appropriate
  • To facilitate CPD, including deliberate practice sessions
  • To mentor and coach a range of teachers, including trainee teachers
  • To lead on an area across the subject that needs further development and improvement
  • To lead on an area across the school that needs further development
  • To keep up to date with current educational research and thinking

To contribute to subject self-evaluation through subject learning walks, lesson observations and book

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be a role model and an excellent practitioner
  • Be passionate about their subject
  • Have a proven track record of outstanding lesson observations
  • Have a proven track record of outstanding results at KS4/KS5

  • Be committed to continually improving their Teaching and Learning
  • Be committed to our ethos of high expectations and no excuses
  • Have experience of leading a Teaching and Learning initiative in their department
  • Have the belief that every student can be successful
  • Have the desire to make a real difference to the lives of our students

What the school offers its staff

Do you want to be part of a transformational team at one of the top schools in the country for student progress?

We are a high performing school and have a relentless focus on high standards in all that we do. We have a total belief that every student can be successful regardless of their starting point and we have a strong culture of excellence to achieve this.Students make exceptional progress during their time at Paddington, and we are consistently in the top 1% of schools in the country for student progress.

We ensure that our classrooms are disruption-free so our teachers can focus on the main thing – teaching and learning. We have effective behaviour systems in place which means that behaviour is well-managed and teacher time is protected. We are renowned for the positive environment and strong relationships between staff and students. We like to keep messages and systems simple and aim to reduce workload by doing so.

Paddington Academy is a mixed Academy for 1,200 students aged 11-18. The Academy was recently judged to be outstanding by OFSTED in March 2023 maintaining its outstanding judgement from 2011. Paddington has been described by the Education Minister as a ‘jewel in the crown of state education’. Our thriving and oversubscribed Academy also has a large Sixth Form with over 300 students. Students excel in our Sixth Form and achieve exceptional outcomes which enables them to achieve their next step which for the vast majority of students is university. 95% of students went to university, with 40% gaining a place at a Russell Group university in 2023.

We are looking for someone to join our team of Lead Practitioners who work across the school to support Teaching and Learning.We are looking for a Lead Practitioner who can make a significant contribution to our large and successful Science department through ongoing curriculum development and supporting colleagues with the effective delivery of the curriculum.The role is flexible in its scope and responsibilities and can be adjusted based on the interests of the candidate and needs of the department. As a Lead Practitioner youwill have access to and contribute to a national network of science teachers and leaders across United Learning.

We particularly welcome applications from qualified teachers. However, we will also consider ECT candidates with the desired qualifications, who want an opportunity for a leadership position and added responsibility.

Paddington Academy is the lead school for United Teaching national SCITT and is a designated Teaching School Hub, so you will be able to access high-quality training at every stage of your career. We are fully committed to teacher development and training.

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 Paddington Academy

School type
Academy, Christian, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1232 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
0207 479 3933

Paddington Academy ensures that every student is well-educated, has the opportunity to attend university, and is able to lead a happy and fulfilled life.

Paddington Academy shares the objective of bringing out 'the best in everyone', enabling each student to become a balanced, happy and articulate person with the intellectual freedom to be creative; confidence to initiate; flexibility to respond to challenge, change and adversity; compassion to serve others; spirit to enjoy life; integrity to be trustworthy; and motivation to have a lifelong love of learning.

Arranging a visit to Paddington Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email ifeoluwa.ige@paddington-academy.org.

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