Lead Science Teacher with TLR ASCEND Ormiston Park Academy, South Ockendon, Essex

Job description

Do you…
• Have the highest aspirations for the students you teach?
• Believe all students can be outstanding?
• Champion the importance of education in shaping the future of young people?
• Want to embark on an exciting professional journey in a rapidly improving academy?

If so, we eagerly await your application. ASCEND is a centre for students who have specific behavioural, emotional and/or social difficulties. The centre caters for 20 students ranging from years 7-11 and there is a high ratio of staff to students compared with mainstream schools. This high ratio allows for very small teaching groups and a percentage of one to one sessions where necessary.

At ASCEND we believe that in order to create an environment of respect, trust and cooperation we have to work as a team. This must include the staff, students, parents and visitors to the centre. Our aim is to create students who can make positive contributions to the wider community and are confident about themselves. It is vital that we empower and support our student’s to make positive choices while at school and throughout their lives. To create an inclusive, happy, secure and stimulating learning environment, we encourage all members of the ASCEND community to grow in self-esteem, self-governance and develop their potential as human beings.

Ormiston Park is a small but growing 11-16 Academy. Our vision of ‘Believe and Achieve’ underpins all aspects of academy life in our impressive, well-resourced buildings and grounds. You will join a caring and committed body of staff and enjoy working with friendly and enthusiastic students of whom we are extremely proud. You will play a vital role in providing the highest quality provision, impacting positively on outcomes for our students, ensuring aspirations become reality. Ormiston Park Academy having received our Good judgement in 2017, is now on the journey to Outstanding by 2020.

To be considered for this opportunity, you will:
• Be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
• Have a proven track record of impact in your teaching career to date.
• Possess outstanding subject knowledge and passion for your subject across KS3 & KS4.
• Commit to furthering your own professional development through the bespoke opportunities on offer at the Academy.


For further details or to arrange a time to visit the Academy, contact Sally Spraggon, PA to the Principal and Vice Principal on 01708 865180 or sspraggon@ormistonpark.org.uk

Our application form and job description are available in the About - vacancies section of our website. All applications are to be returned electronically. Early applications are encouraged. Applications via recruitment agencies are not welcome.

Closing date for receipt of applications: Wednesday 27th March at 12pm noon.
Interviews will be held between Tuesday 2nd and Thursday 4th April 2019. The specific date will be confirmed following shortlisting.

Ormiston Park Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Appointments will be subject to references and enhanced DBS checks.

Essential educational requirements

• Delivery of Science curriculum from KS3 to GCSE level within the framework of the Science National Curriculum
• Produce data to use for analysis to inform planning for interventions to impact positively on progress
• Ability to diagnose and impact on underachievement including that linked to specific Special Educational Needs, Disadvantaged and High Ability students

Essential qualifications

• Graduate with Qualified Teacher Status in secondary science
• Up-to-date knowledge of relevant legislation and guidance in relation to working with, and the protection of, children and young people
• Committed to continual personal and professional development, is reflective and learns from past experience

Essential skills and experience

• An excellent practitioner in secondary Science
• Ability to work collaboratively and supportively with colleagues within Ormiston Park Academy


About Ormiston Park Academy

Ormiston Park is a small but growing 11-16 Academy. Our vision of ‘Believe and Achieve’ underpins all aspects of academy life in our impressive, well-resourced buildings and grounds. You will join a caring and committed body of staff and enjoy working with friendly and enthusiastic students of whom we are extremely proud. You will play a vital role in providing the highest quality provision, impacting positively on outcomes for our students, ensuring aspirations become reality. Ormiston Park Academy having received our Good judgement in 2017, is now on the journey to Outstanding by 2020.

Address
Belhus Park Lane, South Ockendon, Essex, RM15 4RU
Phase
Secondary
Type
Academy
Website
Ormiston Park Academy website (opens in a new window)