Science Teacher

IKB Academy, Bristol


Job details

Job role Suitable for NQTs
Subject Chemistry
Working pattern Part-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £14,231 to £23,643 per year pro rata

Job summary

Chemistry teacher

Start: 1 September 2019
Salary: MPR1 – UPR3 (£23,718 - £39,405 (full time equivalent)
NQTs are welcome to apply
Location: Keynsham (near Bristol/Bath)
Contract: Permanent
Term: Part time approx 0.6 FTE

IKB is a dynamic and successful Academy seeking a committed and ambitious teacher of chemistry and science to join our thriving team of staff and students, this is a unique opportunity in our growing school.

Although we are a relatively new school we are proud of our success in such a short time, for example IKB:

• Is delivering exceptional outcomes for students, placed third in BANES for Progress 8 (+0.22) in 2017, and second in BANES for A level progress in 2018.
• Is oversubscribed, with parents and students from many local (and good) schools applying for places at IKB.
• Has happy students and strong and positive relationship with parents, students and staff. 98% of parents say they would recommend IKB to other parents and staff surveys show a very positive response in terms of staff satisfaction; teachers would recommend working at IKB to other colleagues.

We are a highly ambitious school with a unique curriculum and ethos that delivers high quality qualifications, life-long skills and valuable experiences that enable our students to apply successfully for the most competitive University places and Degree Apprenticeships on leaving IKB.

Our curriculum is focused around a core of English, maths and science with generous lesson time given to these three areas. At Key stage 4 all science lessons are taught as separate GCSE subjects, with each subject receiving 5 hours lesson time per fortnight. Wherever possible subject specialists teach their own science subject area. All students study three separate sciences and results are good. Candidates should have experience and success in teaching GCSE chemistry and there will be the opportunity to teach A level chemistry for a suitably qualified teacher.

We wish to appoint and develop a candidate who has real professional ambitions and aspirations, as such this is an opportunity for a teacher at any stage of their career.

The successful candidate will also contribute to the direction and growth of the school promoting the values of IKB and fully preparing students for their futures. As a dedicated team at IKB we are committed offering bespoke professional development and support alongside the wider opportunities offered as part of the Wellsway Multi Academy Trust.

If you would like to find out more about the opportunity please contact reception who can arrange an informal telephone call with the Principal or school visit.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 2nd June 2019 23.59

Interviews to be held: week commencing Monday 3rd June 2019

To apply:

- Download the Candidate Pack, Job Description/Person Specification and Application Form
- Visit the IKB Academy website
- Fully complete the Application Form and email it to together with a covering letter that outlines:
o The skills and experiences you have that will make you successful at IKB in this role
o Your priorities in teaching and learning
- Please note we do not accept CVs.

Wellsway Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Your suitability to work with children and young people will form part of the selection process. For this post, prior to appointment Wellsway Multi Academy Trust will apply for a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring check, a Children’s Barred list check, two satisfactory references, satisfactory pre-employment health screening and for Teachers, a Prohibition Check in relation to the children’s workforce. In some settings a Declaration will be required in order to meet our obligations under the ‘Disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006.

Essential educational requirements

Undergraduate degree

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher status
Successful completion of Induction year (not applicable to NQT)
Degree in subject relevant to teaching requirements

Essential skills and experience

Evidence of suitability to work with children and young people
Knowledge of recent developments in learning and teaching
A good understanding of effective ways to facilitate learning
Familiar with the National Curriculum framework for your subject
Knowledge of recent developments in learning and teaching
Secondary school teaching within the age and ability range from Yr 10 to ‘A’ Level

Knowledge and Understanding
Good knowledge of National Curriculum for your subject
Good understanding of Assessment for Learning practice
A clear understanding of the place of your subject within the whole curriculum
Knowledge and understanding of differentiation

Demonstrate excellent classroom management and teaching skills
Ability to establish good relationships within the team, with other colleagues and with students
Effective communication skills, both written and oral
Excellent use of ICT as a teaching and admin tool

Employee benefits

As a member of the Wellsway Multi Academy Trust team, you will be part of a very positive and
highly skilled community, and would be joining at a really exciting time in the Trust's journey.

We believe staff are our most important resource and are valued, supported and encouraged to
develop personally and professionally throughout their career. The Trust is committed to its duties
as an employer and places high importance on staff wellbeing offering a range of benefits to staff
these include:

• Discounted sports centre and gym staff membership
• Free wellbeing support and medical cover with some cover for family members
• Cycle to work scheme
• Childcare vouchers
• Eye care vouchers
• Teachers/LGPS pension scheme (contributory)
• Career opportunities

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Free School
Education phase Secondary
School size 165 pupils enrolled
Age range 14 to 19
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website IKB Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

School location

68 Bath Road, Bristol, BS31 1SP