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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    28 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    16 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

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Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£56,099.00 Annually (Actual) Starting on Point 1 of the Leadership Scales - (salary can be negotiable depending on experience)

Lead Practitioner with Responsibility for Science job summary

Royal Docks Academy is a purpose built, mixed, comprehensive school for pupils aged 11 to 16. There are 861 pupils currently on the school roll. The school’s facilities are exceptional and a wonderful place for young people to learn and grow and also for teaching and support staff to work and learn in. Royal Docks Academy serves the diverse community of Newham, which, was the main host London borough to The Olympic Games in 2012. The pupil population is multi-ethnic and multi-cultural. It is also a fully inclusive school with a dedicated department for pupils who have profound, severe and multiple learning difficulties. We have a specialist PMLD team of teachers and support staff.

Our Trust

The mission of our Trust is to run a community of schools which provide an outstanding education for every individual attending a Trust school. Our schools will be places of aspiration, where individuals matter and confidence flourishes so that achievement for all is outstanding.

Purpose of the Job:

This is an ideal opportunity for a teacher with a passion for raising attainment and expectations. We are looking for a Lead Practitioner to develop and implement Teaching and Learning initiatives and strategies within the Science department and throughout the school, which raises the teaching practice of all members of staff and therefore raises student standards and progress. To be a model of excellent practice, maintaining a clear focus on outstanding delivery to learners ensuring a centre of best practice and excellence. The successful candidate will work alongside our current Lead Practitioner in Science, our Head of Faculty and our great team of Science teachers.

Some Specific Responsibilities

To enable staff to plan high quality learning activities for Science across the Academy.

To create and lead the Academy’s ‘Science teaching & learning team’ to ensure outstanding progress.

To monitor and evaluate the quality of learning for Science for students.

To create a classroom environment that facilitates research and independent learning.

Contribute to the internal CPD programme for Science and the wider Academy.

If this role sounds right for you, we look forward to receiving your application. Early application is encouraged.

For further information on the role please see the attached Job Description.

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 Royal Docks Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
883 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

School location

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