Progress Leader in Science

Ark St Alban's Academy, Birmingham, West Midlands, B12 0YH

26 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    January 2023 (flexible for the right candidate)

  • Application deadline

    30 October 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    23 September 2022

Job details

Key stages

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

Ark Main or Upper Pay Scale (£26,356 - £43,271)

Additional allowances

TLR 2b (£4784)

Progress Leader in Science job summary

Ark St Alban’s Academy is seeking to appoint a skilled and enthusiastic teacher to lead our work to further raise achievement in science.

Our school is committed to addressing educational disadvantage. We consistently guide pupils to GCSE and A-Level outcomes which place our cohorts in the top 10% of schools nationally on many measures, including those for the progress of disadvantaged pupils. Our school serves pupils from central Birmingham. The percentage of our cohort eligible for the Pupil Premium is the eighth highest in the country. There are very few communities in the UK who need great teachers more than ours. Teachers and leaders at Ark St Alban’s Academy are determined to prove that the background of a young person can be no impediment to their success. Our school prepares pupils to succeed at elite universities, with our alumni proudly representing our community at prestigious destinations including Cambridge University, Durham University and the London School of Economics.

Our school consistently secures excellent outcomes for our pupils.

In Science, our pupils are increasingly successful. This year in combined science, over half of the Year 11 cohort achieved at least 5-5, in addition to our small cohort of separate scientists of whom 90% gained at least a grade 7 in all three sciences. At A-Level, sciences are increasingly popular, even with a requirement of at least 7-7 in GCSE Science and a 7 in GCSE Maths to study A-Level sciences.

Further improvement will be found through using assessment more coherently and with greater precision across the key stages.

Providing all pupils with an academic and rigorous science education is central to our university preparatory curriculum.

The majority of pupils study towards the combined science qualification at the end of Key Stage Four. The number of pupils choosing to pursue separate sciences is though increasing. The successful candidate will work with leaders in the department to evaluate the use of assessment in science to develop an approach to using different types of assessment in order to increase the rate of pupil progress.

Using the application form

Our website can provide more information about Ark St Alban’s Academy.

For an informal, conversation about the role please contact Katie Roberts on 0121 446 1323 or katie.roberts@arkstalbans.org.

Please submit your application online by visiting the current vacancies page on our website.

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About Ark St Alban's Academy

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
920 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01214461323

The successful candidate will also be able to collaborate with colleagues in science departments across the Ark network of schools to identify, iterate and implement best practice.

In this role, the successful candidate will receive direct support from leaders both within and beyond the department through line-management. As part of Ark Schools, all colleagues also have access to exceptional professional development and training opportunities, including NPQs through the Ark Teaching School Hub and Ambition Institute.

We are seeking a leader to join our work to provide a transformational education for all of our pupils.

Arranging a visit to Ark St Alban's Academy

For an informal, conversation about the role please contact Katie Roberts on 0121 446 1323 or katie.roberts@arkstalbans.org.

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