Pay scale: H3 (SCP 5 – 6) £21,575 – £21,968 paid pro-rata for hours/weeks worked
Hours: Monday to Friday 32 hours per week (0.7232763 FTE)
Weeks: Term Time only (38 weeks)
Actual Salary: £15,604.68 - £15,888.93) (includes holiday entitlement)
Ridgeway Academy School is part of the Alban Academies Trust (AAT). The Trust is a close community of seven schools within Hertfordshire, three of which are Secondary schools and four are Primary schools. As part of the AAT we are able to maximise the opportunities for personal, professional and career development. To learn more about the Trust please visit https://albanacademiestrust.org.uk/
At the heart of the Science department at Ridgeway Academy is a sense of community and the belief that every individual has a unique contribution to make to the department. We support each other by sharing resources and giving time to support develop subject knowledge to reduce work load and ensure we are all working towards the same goal. This has meant that the Science department results are improving and by being part of our team you would be supporting us to go from strength to strength.
Our emphasis on support, teamwork and good quality CPD has meant that Science team members have been able to take on roles such as being and examiner for AQA, move into leadership roles within the school and become experts in their fields.
We encourage students to see the real-life application of Science through various extracurricular activities such as a STEM trip to Disneyland Paris, a STEM career fair at the Science Museum, entry into the Faraday Challenge and the water rocket challenge.
There are 10 Science teachers who work together to ensure the best possible progress for our students. All students at KS4 follow either the AQA Single Science specification or the AQA Trilogy specification. We have a growing KS5 cohort and work with four other schools in a consortium to enable students to have access to a wide variety of courses at KS5. At KS3 we have extensively reviewed our curriculum to encourage and challenge students to see the real-life application of Science and prepare them for the challenges of KS4/5 Science study. We use practical work routinely to enhance our teaching and develop problem solving skills in our students.
This is an exciting opportunity for an individual with the right technical skills to join a hard-working and professional team providing essential support to help our students maximise the excellent progress they are making.
We can offer you:
A supportive team with a passion for continuous improvement
A commitment to professional development
A collaborative working environment
Employee benefits including a generous pension scheme, employee assistance programme to support your health and wellbeing
We are looking for someone who:
Able to work effectively with challenging and vulnerable young people
Has excellent organisational and interpersonal skills
Shares and delivers our vision to be an outstanding school
Is adaptable and willing to learn
Works hard, is enthusiastic and self-motivated
If you think this could be you, we would love to hear from you.
Ridgeway Academy is committed to ensuring inclusion, diversity and equality of opportunity. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates and encourage those from underrepresented groups, and/or with protected characteristics, to apply. Ridgeway Academy is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, satisfactory references and medical clearance.
To apply, please submit a completed application via mynewterm https://www.mynewterm.com/ or see school website www.ridgeway.herts.sch.uk if you have any queries, please contact the HR Officer by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or extension 3373.
Prospective candidates are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible as the school reserves the right to close the advert should we feel able to appoint an appropriate candidate.
Closing date: 09:00am Tuesday 5th December 2023
Interview date: TBC
Start date: January 2024
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