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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    15 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    1 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

35530 - 52055 including TLR2B

Lead Science Teacher job summary

Pleckgate High School wishes to appoint a Lead Teacher of Science This is a wonderful opportunity for an ambitious and dedicated professional to join our school and make a difference to the lives of our students and the community we serve. The salary for this role is MPS/UPS (£33,814 to £46,525) plus TLR2B (£5,530) per annum.



We are looking for someone who: -

  • Demonstrates an excellent understanding and keen interest in science pedagogy
  • Is committed to keeping up to date with developments in this area
  • Is proactive in engaging with colleagues and networks in other organisations to ensure that we are at the forefront of teaching and learning practice
  • Has excellent subject knowledge
  • Has some experience of coaching teachers in science using an instructional coaching programme.


What does this job do?

  • Consistently modelling high quality teaching, providing models of excellence for other teachers in the department. 
  • To be able/willing to demonstrate excellent practice to others. 
  • To contribute to raising standards of pupil attainment and achievement in science.
  • To enable all staff to use well-judged and imaginative teaching strategies to provide support and intervention to meet the needs of individual learners in order that they make at least good progress relative to their starting point.
  • To secure the promotion of high levels of enthusiasm for, participation in and commitment to, learning amongst all pupils by working with other teachers to develop their practice.
  • Being a member of the Teaching and Learning team who will plan and deliver the whole school and science-specific CPD, being part of the strategic direction of the quality of education across the school. 
  • Leading on researching best practice and keeping up-to-date with the latest developments in scientific education; sharing this knowledge with staff and offering support to implement the research into their own practice.  
  • Working collaboratively with colleagues in the science department to promote proven strategies and support colleagues, both on a 1-2-1 basis and in groups, to develop pedagogy and practice in order to improve the quality of teaching and learning with the specific aim of securing outstanding teaching and pupil outcomes.
  • Providing effective and impactful mentoring and coaching to teachers at all stages of their career, giving constructive feedback, monitoring to ensure improvements and effective use of the Steplab instructional coaching programme.


The successful candidate will:

  • Hold QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree, and be able to show evidence of ongoing professional development.
  • Demonstrate outstanding teaching practice and excellent behaviour management.
  • Knowledge of effective teaching and learning strategies and how children learn science.
  • Have a keen interest in subject specific pedagogy, reading and research which is evidenced in teaching practice.
  • Evidence of commitment to extracurricular and enrichment provision.
  • Have experience of observing lessons, coaching and mentoring colleagues, having a positive impact on their development.
  • Have experience of improvement planning and of implementing a range of strategies to raise pupil achievement, with evidence of success.
  • Evidence of contributions to curriculum development.
  • Have a proven track record of excellent results at KS3 and 4.
  • Have experience of high-quality pupil tracking, reporting and feedback practices.
  • Ideally, have experience of working in more than one school
  • Knowledge of guidance and requirements around safeguarding children.


We offer you:

  • Coaching to support you in the role.
  • A broad range of external CPD opportunities including NPQ qualifications, routes to becoming or sustaining a role as an SLE.
  • Regular internal CPD and Trust wide CPD with the Trust's Director of Education
  • A role that will be supported by an experienced Senior Leadership Team.


Our extensive range of rewards and benefits include:

  • Healthcare cash back plan provided free by the trust includes optical, dental, physio, diagnostics, health assessment, NHS prescription charges, hospital cover, discounted gym memberships plus lots more.
  • Employee Assistance Programme, including counselling, CBT, and wellbeing initiatives.
  • Cycle to Work scheme.
  • Access to Teachers pension.
  • Free parking.
  • Electric Car Scheme (Salary Sacrifice).
  • Training, mentoring and progression opportunities.
  • Trust wide intranet to share knowledge and resources. 


We warmly welcome visits to the school or informal conversations prior to application. Please contact Mary Wademwade@pleckgate.com


About Pleckgate High School:

We are a large secondary school under the sponsorship of the Education Partnership Trust (EPT), situated on the northern outskirts of Blackburn with Darwen. Our school community is made up of 1350 students and 160 staff with state of the art facilities that benefit both the school and local community. Pleckgate High School is a thriving multicultural community that places the best interests of young people at the heart of everything we do.


In January 2019, the school was judged as outstanding in all areas by Ofsted, a copy of the report can be downloaded as part of this pack. Inspectors found our school to have a "great sense of industry and endeavour" and described the school as "harmonious" with a "common goal to excel".


At Pleckgate everyone is committed to providing the best educational experiences and opportunities for our students. At the heart of the school's work is a commitment to high quality teaching and learning and achievement for all: for our students to be safe, happy and successful developing as individuals into caring, responsible citizens who participate fully in school life and are proud of their achievements. Every student at Pleckgate is encouraged to have ambitious goals and everybody is responsible for creating a culture of high expectations and academic excellence.


We are proud of our achievements - our examination success, our extra-curricular programme, our charity work and our community involvement. We are committed to the pursuit of outstanding teaching and learning alongside the highest possible academic, personal and moral standards. This commitment is built upon a shared belief in hard work, self-reflection and a culture of respect and support for others.


About the Education Partnership Trust (EPT):

EPT was established in 2012 as a multi-academy trust and is an approved academy sponsor. Our vision is to create outstanding schools which transform learning, lives and communities. We benefit from our diverse and unique range of schools which include secondary mainstream, alternative provision and special and have a proven track record of sustained improvement. Our schools are united by a drive to improve opportunities and outcomes for children and young people within a collaborative learning culture.

Our staff are our most valued asset so we continually invest in our colleagues and we believe that all teaching and support staff posts within our schools are key in terms of supporting pupil achievement and improving their life chances. As such we are keen to recruit dedicated and ambitious professionals who will add value to our schools and trust by helping our young people to succeed.  


Incomplete application forms will not be shortlisted, if you need to discuss a reason for being unable to complete a section, please contact the recruitment team HR@ept-uk.com


Please be advised, as part of due diligence checks, online searches will be carried out on shortlisted candidates.

Commitment to safeguarding

Education Partnership Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults, and all appointments are subject to enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks and satisfactory references.

Education Partnership Trust is also committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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About Pleckgate High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1335 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Pleckgate High School is thriving multi-cultural community that places the best interests of young people at the heart of everything we do. All students are challenged and supported to Aspire and Believe, Act and Succeed. We are a large secondary that is part of the Education Partnership Trust (EPT), situated on the northern outskirts of Blackburn with Darwen. Our school community has 1150 students and 180 staff, with state of the art facilities that benefit both the school and local community.

In January 2019, the school was judged as outstanding in all areas by Ofsted. Inspectors found our school to have a “great sense of industry and endeavour” and described the school as “harmonious” with a “common goal to excel”.

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