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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    31 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    21 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher
  • Head of department or curriculum

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5



Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

MPS/UPS, commensurate with experience + Inner London Allowance + TLR2A (£3,214)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Please note that interviews may be conducted on a rolling basis with the view of a successful appointment being made before 31st May 2024.

Are you seeking a new opportunity to join a highly successful comprehensive school that is committed to providing an outstanding education of excellence for all? Would you like to be a successful Lead Practitioner in Science who would thrive when working with other committed and innovative practitioners? The Halley Academy is now recruiting a Lead Practitioner in Science, to join us from September 2024.

This is a truly fantastic opportunity for a passionate educator to become part of a well-established, highly collaborative and successful science department that works hard to ensure that students enjoy a challenging, dynamic and rewarding curriculum. All of the Science team are subject specialists, three of whom are on the Academy Leadership Team.

If this sounds like an environment within which you would like to work, apply to join our team from September 2024. The successful applicant will be enthusiastic, flexible, well organised and able to work as part of a team as well as having the ability to work alone when required.

Key responsibilities, as outlined in the job description, include;

  • Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge students.
  • Promote good progress and outcomes by students.
  • Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge.
  • Plan and teach well-structured lessons.
  • Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all students.
  • Make accurate and productive use of assessment.
  • Manage behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment.

What the school offers its staff

We have a Director of Learning for Science, a Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 Coordinator respectively, and 2 Lead Practitioners. All students study Science in Key Stage 3 through the IB Middle Years Programme. Triple Science is offered to all students in Key Stage 4, alongside Combined Science. Students enjoy continuing their Science studies into Key Stage 5, where we offer Chemistry, Physics and Biology as part of the International Baccalaureate Careers Related Programme, alongside BTEC Applied Science and T-Level Healthcare Sciences. We have recently invested in upgrading our Science laboratories, and we are proud to have two highly skilled and experienced technicians, who ensure that practicals are routinely and successfully delivered as part of the curriculum. In addition to this, we have an active and popular STEM extra-curricular programme that is well attended by students after school.

We deem this to be a great position on the basis that;

  • We offer a vibrant and committed Science Department, passionate about Science and dedicated to supporting students throughout their learning experience and securing the best possible outcomes for them.
  • We offer pupils the very best in Scientific learning opportunities by delivering high-quality teaching via our bespoke curriculum, alongside inspiring extracurricular opportunities.
  • We believe in developing staff into outstanding practitioners through our excellent CPD programmes.
  • This is further supported through our membership of the Leigh Academies Trust which provides regular teach-meets and co-operative training sessions within the trust to facilitate staff and student growth.

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 The Halley Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
876 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

Arranging a visit to The Halley Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email talent@latrust.org.uk.

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