This job expired on 23 June 2023

  • Start date details

    Sept 2023 or ASAP

  • Closing date

    23 June 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    18 May 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4


Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Science

Working pattern

Full time, part time: Full time Mon-Fri. Part time TBC

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint a talented, inspirational, and highly motivated Science Teacher to teach Science and work with a supportive team within a well-resourced faculty with six fully equipped science laboratories. Mounts Bay Academy is a caring and dynamic Academy where students are placed at the centre of everything we do. We provide a broad and balanced curriculum to all our students, who are set challenging academic and personal targets and given the inspiration to succeed.

The successful candidate will be able to deliver GCSE Science and be able to promote interest in the subject across all key stages in the Academy. The successful candidate will also contribute to the development of strategic goals for the department and be able to project a vision within which students are well prepared for the modern world. A focus on entrepreneurship will be important to make the subject attractive to students from the full spectrum of abilities and drive improvements in standards and outcomes.

Is this post the right one for you? It is if:

  • you are someone who can think critically about pedagogy and specialist-specific approaches
  • you are ambitious for students as well as yourself
  • you value and use research to extend your own repertoire to develop and coach others
  • it is your practice to use a wide range of pedagogical approaches because you can see their relevant in different contexts
  • you can articulate and justify the reasons why each might be used.

Specifically, we are interested in skilled practitioners who appreciate and understand the preconceptions and misconceptions students may have about a topic/area of study. Successful candidates will be able to show that they not only have a clear understanding of possible barriers to learning, but that they know how to select and use appropriate strategies to overcome these.

What the school offers its staff

EAP,Tech Scheme,Cycle to work Scheme,Free Will writing Service, discounted Gym membership.

Commitment to safeguarding

Mounts Bay Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We follow safer recruitment practices and appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check prior to employment. Details of our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be found on our website www.mountsbay.org.

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About Mounts Bay Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1031 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01736 352399

Mounts Bay Academy is located in Penzance, West Cornwall with 1065 students aged 11-16 years. Mounts Bay school converted to Academy status in 2011 and a year later was awarded an Outstanding grade in a full Ofsted Inspection. In November 2017 the Academy was inspected by Ofsted to review its safeguarding arrangements and the HMI visitors noted that the Academy had a fully inclusive culture and provided excellent support for vulnerable students. Since then we were awarded a Good grade in 2021 under the new Ofsted Framework introduced in 2019.

The Academy is a hub for the Challenge Partners’ network and part of a number of school improvement and leadership organisations such as High Performance Learning.

The Academy has also successfully made bids to improve our facilities over the last 5 years and there are now new changing rooms and Science laboratories, a new sports hall and an artificial pitch along with significant building and technological improvements in the past year.

Mounts Bay Academy is an Apple Distinguished school and each student and staff member is provided with a digital device to support their learning and work. We believe that students should be prepared for the world in which they will live when they leave the Academy and strive daily to ensure that we update our knowledge accordingly.
We are a learning community that aspires to success for all without exception, convinced that everyone has the ability to learn at the highest level, we just need to present them learning experiences that are as engaging as they are adventurous. We believe that all young people can achieve; it is our job to nurture the very best in each person by identifying their strengths and talents and removing any barriers to learning.
Talent is celebrated, curiosity is nurtured and every individual is given the chance to shine. We help to develop young people with a positive attitude to learning and life, ready to take on the challenges of our fast-changing world and to make a creative contribution to their community.
You will be joining an ethical community, guided by the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, 17 goals to help end poverty, fight inequality and stop climate change. Giving everyone that joins us the chance to shape a better future for themselves, the community and the world at large.
The successful candidate will be a brave, creative and visionary person, to join our courageous staff to enable all to thrive in this ever-changing world. We are looking for a professional with a spirit of adventure who understands that high personal and academic standards and exciting learning can combine to change young people’s lives. Mounts Bay Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and we expect the candidate to share this commitment.

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To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email mjenkin@mountsbayacademy.org.

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