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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    1 January 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    22 November 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

  • demonstrate the skills of a good teacher
  • be able to interest, encourage and engage students
  • provide appropriate levels of challenge so that all students make good progress
  • use methods and resources that enable all students to learn effectively
  • use assessment information effectively to plan the next steps in students learning
  • make effective use of their time
  • secure consistently high standards of behaviour from students
  • be able to demonstrate a proven track record of recent and successful class teaching in mixed ability classes of students aged 11-18 (or of successful completion of initial teacher training if applying as an ECT).

What the school offers its staff

At SRWA, our people are at the heart of our success. We have developed a strong culture of collaboration and best practice, with professional development and career planning at its centre. We invest in our staff with wellbeing support, coaching, mentoring and a wide range of top-quality training and CPD programmes delivered at every level up to senior leadership.

SRWA teaching staff benefit from the following:-

  • a collaborative approach and strong collegial relationships;
  • the opportunity to join and/or benefit from Action Research Groups;
  • proven student progress;
  • excellent student behaviour;
  • an extensive CPD programme tailored to skills and experience;
  • strong links with Brighton and Sussex Universities;
  • an established STEM group including work with RICARDO Engineering, a world leading company supporting Mathematics at SRWA;
  • dedicated staff wellbeing space and 1-1 mental health booster sessions available;
  • free use of the Academy’s fitness suite;
  • free on site car parking and easy access to local public transport;
  • cycle to work scheme.
  • free flu vaccinations.

Further details about the role

The science department has maintained a positive trend in results in recent years, with students continuing to compete close to or above national average. SRWA has been recognised by STEM Ambassadors UK for our commitment to enhancing STEM subjects. The department leads in authentic student-led research projects for the Institute for Research in Schools (IRIS). These include;

  • Decoding the genome of the human whipworm in conjunction with the Sanger Institute, Cambridge.
  • Collaborating with the DT team building and racing a Greenpower electric motor racing car at Goodwood.

Most recently, our Year 13 science and DT students have presented their work on modelling with DNA at the Bragg Centre for Materials Science Research, as part of the DNA Origami project which involves students creating novel structures using DNA molecules in our labs.

Additional opportunities beyond the taught curriculum include Science clubs, STEM trips, visits and competitions including Silver and Gold CREST Awards and the Young Science and Engineers competition for which our students have won several awards.

The Academy is purpose built with outstanding facilities. The Science department is housed in a state of the art building with many classrooms having the NAWIS system (Ceiling Mounted Science Services) enabling more flexible practical learning opportunities. We currently have a fully staffed department with subject specialists teaching across all key stages, and a growing sixth form cohort in all three science subjects. Many of our sixth form students go on to study STEM subjects at leading Russell Group universities including Cambridge, reading subjects such as marine biology, biochemistry, astronomy, veterinary sciences, medicine and many more.

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About The Sir Robert Woodard Academy

School type
Academy, Christian, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1380 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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The Sir Robert Woodard Academy, part of the Woodard family of schools, is a thriving 11–18 Academy on the South Coast of England, serving primarily the students of Lancing, Sompting and West Shoreham in West Sussex. We are committed to ensuring that every student is known and nurtured and is provided with teaching and learning experiences that allow them to fulfil their potential.

Arranging a visit to The Sir Robert Woodard Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email personnel@srwa.co.uk.

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