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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    8 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    14 March 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - 1 year in the first instance

Pay scale

M1 £30000 - UPS3 £46525

What skills and experience we're looking for

To teach your subject discipline, inspiring students to have a passion for the subject and an understanding of its key ideas, concepts and skills. To be explicit in modelling and developing models for learning and mental schema so that students can make connections and apply their learning in a variety of contexts. To continuously improve classroom practice and achieve excellent student outcomes. Teaching and Learning: • Under the reasonable direction of the Principal, carry out the professional duties of a school teacher as set out in the current School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD). • Plan work in accordance with subject schemes of work and National Curriculum programmes of study. • Liaise with relevant colleagues on the planning of units of work for collaborative delivery. • Work in collaboration with Inclusion Support Assistants attached to any teaching group. • Take account of students’ prior levels of attainment and use them to set targets for future improvements and plan curriculum provision. • Set work for students absent from school for health or disciplinary reasons. • Maintain good classroom management by adherence to the advice given to staff in the staff handbook and elsewhere. • Set high expectations for students’ behaviour by establishing a purposeful working atmosphere in accordance with the school’s behaviour policy. • Set appropriate and demanding expectations for students’ learning, motivation and presentation of work. Assessment, Recording and Reporting • Maintain notes and plans of lessons undertaken and records of students’ work. • Mark, monitor and return work in line with school policy and provide constructive oral and/or written feedback and clear targets for future learning as appropriate. • Carry out assessment programmes (e.g. reports) as agreed by the school policy. • Attend the appropriate parents’ evenings to keep parents informed as to the progress of their child. • Be familiar with the Code of Practice for identification and assessment of Special Educational Needs and keep appropriate records on Individual Education Plans for students

Pastoral Work • Undertake responsibility for a personal tutor group as required including tutor/student interviews. • Be the first point of contact for parents of students in the personal tutor group. • Monitor the social and academic progress of individuals in the personal tutor group. • Be prepared to undertake responsibility report writing, references and other forms of record for personal tutor group and support the application process to post-16. • Promote good attendance and punctuality and monitor in accordance with the school’s attendance procedures. Professional Standards • Support the aims of the school to promote a “learning community”. • Treat all members of the community, colleagues and students, with respect and consideration. • Treat all students fairly, consistently and without prejudice. • Set a good example to students in terms of appropriate dress, standards of punctuality and attendance. • Promote the aims of the school by attendance at and participation in events such as open evenings. (as appropriate to their responsibilities). • Support the ethos of the school by upholding the behaviour policy, uniform regulations etc. • Take responsibility for own professional development and participate in staff training when provided. • Reflect on own practice as well as the practices of the school with aim of improving all that we do. • Read and adhere to the various policies of the school as expressed in the School Improvement Plan, the staff handbook and subject team etc. • Participate in the management of school by attending various team and staff meetings as published in the school calendar. • Undertake duties as prescribed within school policies. • Ensure that all deadlines are met as published in the school calendar. • Undertake professional duties that may be reasonably assigned to them by the Principal. • Be proactive and take responsibility for matters relating to health and safety. Monitoring: As specified by the Principal and in accordance with Academy Calendar Meeting Attendance: As directed Other: As a Teacher perform such whole college duties and perform other reasonable tasks commensurate with the post as requested by the Principal.

What the school offers its staff

Required for September 2024 or sooner

Temporary, Maternity Cover, Full Time

MPR1 – UPR3 (£30,000 - £46,525 per annum)

Birches Head Academy is part of the Frank Field Education Trust and we work collaboratively with others in our FFET family, allowing our students and staff many opportunities to develop. This is embodied in the FFET vision: ‘Social Justice through Excellence in Education’ and in the Academy motto: ‘Aspire to be More’.

Birches Head Academy is looking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced Teacher of Science to join this successful and well-resourced department for a period of Maternity Leave cover. This is an opportunity for a committed professional to make a real difference to some wonderful children and leave a lasting legacy for the local community, by helping us to ensure our students receive a world-class education, thereby enabling each child to reach their full potential.

The successful candidate should be an outstanding practitioner, experienced in teaching both Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. You should have a proven track record of successful outcomes and delivering on your plans. An innovative teacher, you should be passionate about teaching and learning research and practice.

Applications from both experienced teachers and ECTs are warmly invited, as are applicants from and Science discipline (Biology, Chemistry, Physics).

We welcome applications from all parts of our community as we aspire to have a staff body that matches the social and cultural diversity of our student intake.

Closing date for applications: Monday 8th April 2024, 9.30am

Interviews to be held either: Wednesday 10th / Thursday 11th / Friday 12th April 2024.

For further information, including the recruitment pack and application form, please visit our website at:https://www.ffet.co.uk/join-our-team. Alternatively, you can contact the school for an information pack.

Completed application forms should be emailed tojbracegirdle@bircheshead.org.uk

Birches Head Academy requires an application form to be completed in order to be considered for this role. Please note that CVs alone will not be accepted.

Birches Head Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants will, therefore, be subject to stringent vetting and induction processes, including an enhanced DBS disclosure. References will be requested prior to interview.

All applicants will be considered on the basis of suitability for the post regardless of age, sex, race or disability.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Birches Head Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1024 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
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