Science Teacher Highfield Leadership Academy, Blackpool, Lancashire

Job description

We are seeking to recruit a dynamic Teacher of Science and as a valued member of our Science team, you will play a vital role in the delivery of the curriculum. You will work closely with the Science leaders to secure outstanding provision in Science and to engage young people in a love of the subject. You should also demonstrate a commitment to becoming involved in extra-curricular activities linked to Science.

Our ideal candidate will be a good or outstanding teacher and somebody who is a team player. You should have a track record of building positive relationships with pupils in order to support them to make exceptional progress, be committed to developing your own teaching practice and share the school’s high expectations for all pupils. You will also be an aspiring middle leader.

You will:
• Play a fundamental role in shaping the direction and future of the department / faculty
• Be part of a highly successful network of schools both locally and nationally.
• Receive bespoke training and support in order to be the very best teacher you can be.
• Have access to network-wide events with Star colleagues, led by some of the most influential people in education.

You will find an Academy that:
• Has strong and effective leadership at all levels.
• Fosters and develops a strong team ethos amongst all its staff.
• Is highly supportive and one that values and develops people.
• Aspires to be in the top 1% of schools nationally for pupil progress.
• Is forward thinking and outwardly facing.
• Is committed to developing pupils’ leadership skills and their wider participation in local and national agendas.
• Has an exceptionally supportive community and Governing Body.

Highfield Leadership Academy in Blackpool, Lancashire is a 1200 place, 11-16 secondary school and is part of Star Academies. We joined Star on 1 April 2016 and like all Star schools, “Leadership” is our specialism.

As a designated Leadership Academy, we are keen to ensure our pupils are offered encouragement and a wealth of opportunities to develop their natural skills, abilities and potential. We actively provide learning opportunities to teach performance leadership skills through project-based learning and community work. We ensure our pupils develop essential academic skills in line with our Trust mission to promote educational excellence, character development and service to communities.

Who are Star Academies?
Star Academies is a mixed Multi-Academy Trust that runs both faith-based and non-faith primary and secondary schools. We are a values-based organisation that works to improve the life chances of young people in areas of social and economic deprivation to help them succeed at the highest levels of education, employment and the professions. All of our new schools inspected to date have been rated ‘Outstanding’ by OFSTED and two of our secondary schools were ranked 1 and 3 in the 2016 and 2017 national ‘Progress 8’ league tables.

Visits to the school are welcomed and encouraged. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in our workforce. For informal and confidential discussion regarding the role, candidates are encouraged to contact Dawn Livesey, Business Manager, on 01253-310-925.

In order to apply, please complete the Trust’s application form which is available to download from eTeach. Please note CV’s will not be accepted for this post.

Closing date: 20th February 2019

Interview Date: 26th/27th February

Start Date: As soon as possible

Highfield Leadership Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This post is subject to satisfactory clearances including references, DBS checks, health clearances and proof of legal working in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996.

Essential educational requirements

Undergraduate Degree

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status

Essential skills and experience

Track record of delivering ‘outstanding’ teaching.

Employee benefits

Competitive Salaries
Local Government National Terms and Conditions and Pension Scheme
Health Care Cash Plan
Cycle to work Scheme


About Highfield Leadership Academy

Highfield Leadership Academy in Blackpool, Lancashire is a 1200 place, 11-16 secondary school and is part of Star Academies. We joined Star on 1 April 2016 and like all Star schools, “Leadership” is our specialism. As a designated Leadership Academy, we are keen to ensure our pupils are offered encouragement and a wealth of opportunities to develop their natural skills, abilities and potential. We actively provide learning opportunities to teach performance leadership skills through project-based learning and community work. We ensure our pupils develop essential academic skills in line with our Trust mission to promote educational excellence, character development and service to communities.

Address
Highfield Road, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY4 3JZ
Phase
Secondary
Type
Academy
Website
Highfield Leadership Academy website (opens in a new window)