This job expired on 15 October 2021

  • Application deadline

    15 October 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    6 October 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
MPR/UPR + TLR 2C (£7017.00)

Job summary

Second in Department for Science and KS3 Raising Standards Leader

We are seeking a dynamic and highly motivated teacher to join our Science team as Second in Department and to take on additional responsibilities in becoming the Raising Standards Lead for KS3 students.

For the Second in Science responsibilities we are looking for a teacher who is committed to supporting our Curriculum Lead to achieve academic excellence and high classroom standards within our Science department. The ideal candidate will be a well-qualified practitioner with a passion for Science and have a proven track record of securing successful student outcomes.

At Havant Academy you would be part of leading a department of subject specialists on an exciting journey to excellence. The core function of an RSL is to ensure the best possible outcomes and progress for all the students in their Key Stage. The RSL will deploy strategies to improve outcomes and progress for students using data to inform their actions for each child at an individual level. All staff at Havant Academy are expected to promote the highest possible personal and professional standards as an example to colleagues and students and promote good relationships and communication between all members of Havant Academy and the wider community.

As Second in Department in Science and KS3 Raising Standards Lead at Havant Academy you will be required to:

Develop and lead a team of teachers to ensure high standards of teaching and learning, student progress and the well-being of staff and students.

Lead the learning area in all aspects and across relevant Key Stages.

Work with other teachers to improve their work and enhance the educational outcomes for all students including Pupil Premium and SEND.

Monitor and evaluate assessment data to identify trends, issues for development and in order to assure quality throughout a student’s educational experience of the subject.

Develop schemes of work, approaches to teaching and the uses of new technologies to produce high quality teaching and learning that generate enthusiastic responses from students and self-sufficient learners.

Produce an annual department evaluation and an improvement plan, which is designed to help achieve school targets.

Monitoring and tracking of pupil’s progress and achievement in KS3.

Implementation of a whole school strategy to improve the progress and outcomes of pupils in KS3.

Co-ordinate an intervention programme at KS3 using data to identify under achievement and working with key core staff to eliminate gaps in knowledge.

Work with classroom staff to ensure that they are implementing strategies and techniques to improve the outcomes for KS3 children at an individual level.

For this role, you will have the following essential (E) and desirable (D) experience:

Qualified Teacher Status (E)

Degree level qualification in the relevant subject (E)

Evidence of further professional development (E)

At least 3 years successful teaching experience (D)

Results that show students have made good progress in relation to school/individual targets (E)

Experience in writing or contributing to a school or subject improvement plan (D)

Experience of implementing a school wide strategy or project (D)

Experience of leading people with high expectations but also modelling enthusiasm, energy and a good sense of humour (D)

A record of good or outstanding classroom teaching demonstrating passion and innovation in your teaching techniques (E)

Good communication skills with students, parents, colleagues and stakeholders (E)

A clear understanding of the diverse needs of students and how to meet them (E)

Awareness of strategies to raise student attainment and manage behaviour (E)

Good understanding of the subject and its place in the national curriculum (E)

For an informal conversation about this position or to answer any questions please contact Jennifer Coates via email to or 02393063592.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy early should we receive a significant number of applications.

If you have not had any communication within 10 days of the closing date please take this as confirmation that on this occasion your application has not been successful.


TKAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment will be subject to the full Safer Recruitment process, including an enhanced disclosure and barring service check

Our Commitment - Equal, Inclusive, Diverse

TKAT is committed to inclusion, diversity and equality of opportunity by encouraging and welcoming differences, listening to individual experiences, aspirations and accomplishments and learning how to grow better together. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of any protected characteristic; this includes applicants wishing to work flexibly.

Access to interview - should you be selected and invited to interview please let us know if you require us to adapt the interview environment. If we can accommodate practical workplace adjustments to assist we will.

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School overview

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

About Havant Academy


'Inspiring learners, changing lives'

A community of learners who share the mindset of success and are driven by the prospect of opportunity for all. An environment of aspiration, respect and openess, enabling staff and students to thrive.

School location

Wakefords Way, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 5JD

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