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  • Start date details

    April 2023 / September 2023

  • Closing date

    30 January 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    15 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

Ark Leadership scale (depending on experience)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking to recruit a talented, committed and inspiring teacher and leader to the role of Lead Practitioner – Science. Our vision is that teaching, and learning is the main driver for improvement in student outcomes, as well as where our students’ character is developed. You will work with other leaders, working closely with the Vice Principal for T&L and other leaders who form our curriculum and T&L team. You will work primarily within the Science team, developing staff, trainee teachers and spending time working on the curriculum. You will lead curriculum development time and contribute to whole academy CPD. As well, you will be an important leader within the Science faculty and support our HOD and Assistant Principal for Science. Overall, we want this role to be the main driver for staff development, both in terms of performance within the classroom, as well as for their well-being and enjoyment whilst at work.

This new role, will involve working with a dedicated and motivated Senior Leadership Team, and with the direct support of the Vice Principal and Principal, the Lead Practitioner for Teaching and Learning will be responsible for the strategic planning of our coaching model, as well as the CPD programme across the academy. The post holder will drive forward improvements in teaching and learning, outcomes and the continuous development of our culture and the maintenance of high academic standards.

The successful candidate will:

  • be an outstanding teacher with a proven track record of securing excellent outcomes
  • have up-to-date knowledge of subject curricula and assessment requirements
  • experience in coaching and passionate about this for staff development
  • have experience of successful leadership
  • have experience of working in partnership with other staff in a school setting to ensure the that the safety and wellbeing of students

What the school offers its staff

Isaac Newton Academy is a non-denominational, non-selective school, welcoming students of all backgrounds from the local community. We opened in 2012 with our inaugural cohort of 180 year 7 students. Isaac Newton Academy is an all through school with students from Reception to Year 13. The Sixth Form is in its fourth year. Our mission is to equip every student with the knowledge, learning power and character necessary for success at university and beyond, and to pursue their passions and interests.

The school was founded on the belief that all pupils can make dramatic progress within the right environment. Students, teachers, staff and parents are committed to making Isaac Newton a vibrant and inclusive learning community in which everyone can succeed.

We offer a rich curriculum emphasising core academic subjects, whilst providing the facilities, time and specialist staff to ensure students develop across a range of subjects. Music is at the heart of our school, with every student learning an instrument and all secondary students having the chance to be part of our Big Band ensembles.

Our school won Secondary School of the Year in the 2018 Shine a Light Awards for its commitment to developing pupils’ communication skills and was shortlisted for Secondary School of the Year in the 2018 TES Awards.

Further details about the role

For further information on this brilliant opportunity as well as the fantastic benefits available, please see the job description and person specification below.

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the Principal about the role, or if you have any technical questions about the application process please contact his Executive Assistant and HR Lead, Sam Jones at s.jones@isaacnewtonacademy.org. We look forward to receiving your application.

Applications will be reviewed periodically, and the school may close the vacancy early if high numbers of applications are received so early applications are advisable.

To read more about Ark, please visit https://arkonline.org/about-us/what-we-do

Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our academies. In order to meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process which will include questions about safeguarding.

This process is outlined here, but can be provided in more detail if requested. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service.

Commitment to safeguarding

Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its academies. Ark requires all employees to undertake an enhanced DBS check. You are required, before appointment, to disclose any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. Non-disclosure may lead to termination of employment. However, disclosure of a criminal background will not necessarily debar you from employment - this will depend upon the nature of the offence(s) and when they occurred.
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About Ark Isaac Newton Academy

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 18
School size
1754 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 18
Phone number
0208 911 6666

Isaac Newton Academy is a non-denominational, non-selective school, welcoming students of all backgrounds from the local community. We opened in 2012 with our inaugural cohort of 180 year 7 students. Isaac Newton Academy is an all through school with students from Reception to Year 13. Our mission is to equip every student with the knowledge, learning power and character necessary for success at university and beyond, and to pursue their passions and interests. The school was founded on the belief that all pupils can make dramatic progress within the right environment. Students, teachers, staff and parents are committed to making Isaac Newton a vibrant and inclusive learning community in which everyone can succeed. We offer a rich curriculum emphasising core academic subjects, whilst providing the facilities, time and specialist staff to ensure students develop across a range of subjects. Music is at the heart of our school, with every student learning an instrument and all secondary students having the chance to be part of our Big Band ensembles. Our school won Secondary School of the Year in the 2018 Shine a Light Awards for its commitment to developing pupils’ communication skills and was shortlisted for Secondary School of the Year in the 2018 TES Awards.

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