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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    27 March 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    14 March 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


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What skills and experience we're looking for

This is a permanent full-time role from September 2023. This position represents an excellent opportunity for an inspirational teacher of Science to join a dynamic department. We are looking for someone who has the desire and experience to inspire a love of Science and achieve excellent outcomes for students. You will contribute significantly to the teaching of Science across both key stages.

We are a school that places the quality of learning at the heart of everything. The department has a strong emphasis on joint planning strategies to deliver an exciting curriculum. We a have school-wide focus as outlined in our curriculum strategy, that through rigorous academic subject teaching, knowledge acquisition is taught and learnt through application. Strong subject knowledge is essential for this role. We have written our curriculum with a strong focus on substantive and disciplinary knowledge for all year groups. Assessment is cumulative in its design and closely linked to what has been taught

At Key Stage 4 (years 10 and 11) we are delivering the AQA GCSE specification and it is vital that you are able to confidently teach this specification. You will need to pursue excellence from our students and support them in accessing their full potential across the subject area, regardless of background.

Students at Lowton Church of England High School are taught by six specialist science teachers and each teacher has their own laboratory. The six science laboratories are well equipped and practical science is an essential part of our curriculum, with high quality practical lessons forming an important part of the students’ experience.

What the school offers its staff

Positive relationships and a culture of high expectations of our students and ourselves are key aspects to the culture of our school and we are looking for people aligned to our values in all we do.

We are committed to delivering the highest standards and our staff are proud to belong to the school; we believe that Lowton Church of England High School is a great place to be. This post offers you the opportunity to work in and with:

  • A caring school where you can make a real difference to the lives of young people.
  • A school with a strong will and determination to be excellent.
  • A school that has high expectations of all who work here.
  • A school that places the quality of learning at the heart everything.
  • A school that is driven by strong values, invests in its staff and students and has a high regard for their welfare.

Supportive and cooperative staff who are committed to their roles

Commitment to safeguarding

Lowton Church of England High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Suitability checks will be undertaken in accordance with KCSIE, including identity, Right to Work, qualifications, Prohibition check, two references and enhanced DBS check including Children’s Barred List. In addition, as part of the shortlisting process Lowton Church of England High School will carry out an online search as part of their due diligence on shortlisted candidates.
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About Lowton Church of England High School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
779 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
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We are a school on a mission – to provide an exceptional education for every young person that we serve in our school community so that their life chances are transformed. The conditions are ripe to make this an exceptional school we have made considerable progress, externally validated through our best set of GCSE results ever and a strong set of Ofsted inspections. We are now looking for a committed and aligned individual with drive and passion for the school’s ambition to raise and support the aspirations of all students. In our most recent successful inspection, our strong vision for the curriculum, determined leadership and increased trajectory of improvement are all recognised and there is a strong recognition that the school is on course to be judged ‘good or better’ at its next graded inspection. In applying for this role, you could be part of our exciting journey towards excellence. We are committed to delivering the highest standards and our staff are proud to belong to the school; we believe that Lowton Church of England High School is a great place to be.

Arranging a visit to Lowton Church of England High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email harrisonr@lowtonhs.wigan.sch.uk.

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