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  • Start date details

    To be discussed

  • Closing date

    15 March 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    27 February 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover

Full-time equivalent salary

£30,000.00 - £46,525.00 Annually (Actual) MPS/UPS + TLR2 3214.00 (Maternity Leave Cover)

Second in Department of Science (Maternity leave cover in the first instance) job summary


We would like you to join our dynamic Science Department at OSSMA! We're seeking a skilled educator to step into the role of Second in Department during a maternity leave cover. However, for the right candidate, this position offers the potential for further leadership opportunities beyond the initial term.

Reporting directly to the Director of Science, you'll collaborate closely to shape the future of science education at OSSMA. Your primary focus will be on elevating Teaching and Learning (T+L) practices within the classroom while contributing to the broader science curriculum in alignment with departmental leadership.

We're looking for a passionate educator with a proven track record in the classroom, eager to refine their teaching skills and contribute to departmental growth. Whether you're an experienced leader or aspiring to take on your first leadership role, this opportunity offers a platform for professional development and impact.

As Second in Department, you'll deputise for the Director of Science & Head of Department when needed, ensuring continuity and excellence in science education at OSSMA.

In addition to fulfilling the vision & purpose of the role, the successful candidate will be responsible for (but not exclusive to) the following:

The development of a high quality in class teaching resources

The QA of resources developed and used by other staff

Developing Schemes of Work (SOW) to ensure they are effective and align with the departmental vision

Ensuring the T+L practices in science support the academy T+L vision and are underpinned by the key principles of Direct Instruction

Provision of CPD to support staff in delivering high-quality lessons and creating appropriate resources

To work in conjunction with the DoF to produce and deliver training sessions that target relevant areas of practice as identified through departmental Quality Assurance (QA)

Being actively involved in the departmental QA processes to ensure areas for development within T+L are identified

Contribute to appropriate curriculum changes to improve the implementation of quality science teaching

Being at the forefront of educational research to ensure evidence informed teaching practices in science

Working with the STEM coordinator to enhance the delivery of STEM in science

Planning of purposeful improvement phases and interventions at appropriate points of the school year

To provide motivation to the Science staff (teaching and support), and support to the Director of Faculty, in the creation of a highly effective Science team, particularly through their personal example.

Adherence to the Academy’s rigorous procedures for recording, monitoring, analysing and acting upon a range of data including student attendance, punctuality, referrals and academic records from all subject areas

To provide well-informed advice based on their knowledge of national developments to the Director of Science regarding curriculum innovation, the learning environment and resources for teaching & learning

To maintain good links with all curriculum areas and SENCO to ensure the profile of science is embedded into all areas of the Academy

To plan for good discipline and orderly conduct within the designated subject area through partnership working with the Heads of Year, other Heads of Department and those members of staff who provide intervention support for students.

Collaboration with the Director of Science for appraisal and performance management

General responsibilities:

To fulfil the general duties of a classroom teacher

To undertake such other duties appropriate to the grade of the post as the principal may from time to time reasonably determine.

This position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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 Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1154 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16


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