Senior Teacher (Science), responsible for assessment and progress

Easthampstead Park Community School, Bracknell, Berkshire


Job details

Subject General Science
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Lead Practitioners range 10 to Lead Practitioners range 12, £52,445 to £54,993
Leadership level Senior Leader

Job description

Key aims of this exciting new role will include:
Leading CPD to raise the quality of formative assessment and AFL school-wide.
Ensuring regular ‘high challenge, low stakes’ knowledge recall and rehearsal activities are taking place regularly in all subjects.
Ensuring assessment in all subjects supports interleaving; that students are routinely being required to recall and rehearse knowledge they have been taught last term and last year as well as last week.
Promoting the use of comparative judgement based approaches to assessment in all written subject areas.
Ensuring work scrutiny across the school consistently focuses on student learning rather than teacher marking.
Ensuring all department feedback policies support the ethos of being high impact and time-efficient, and that the requirements are being consistently followed by all teachers in each department team.
Be a key member of the school’s coaching team working closely with the school’s Teaching and Learning lead.
Be part of the school’s Leadership team.

Essential educational requirements

Qualified Teacher Status
Evidence of appropriate professional development
Familiarity with current national initiatives and their impact on school development
Familiarity with developments in educational leadership
Awareness of research on teaching and learning, particularly around assessment.
Proven track record in raising achievement within his/her own teaching
Experience of raising achievement through intervention in teaching processes
Experience of leading and motivating a successful team
Experience of undertaking effective appraisal and development of staff
Highly skilled classroom practitioner, consistently teaching “good” or “outstanding” lessons
Good oral and written communication skills
Emotional intelligence
Strong interpersonal skills
Highly effective time management skills with effectively prioritised work habits
The ability to think analytically and strategically
The ability to lead, challenge and support others

Essential qualifications

• Qualified Teacher Status
• Evidence of appropriate professional development

Essential skills and experience

Evidence of further study
Post-threshold teacher
School Leadership qualification such as NPQML/NPQSL or equivalent
Experience of classroom
based research
Experience of raising achievement through
work with external agencies/other schools
(e.g. LA; subject
Ambition to progress to Assistant/Deputy
Experience of whole school improvement planning
Experience of leading,
or significant involvement in, successful whole
school initiatives
impacting positively
upon student attainment
Experience of being involved in, or responsible for, curriculum design at a whole school level.

Employee benefits

L10-L12, 52,445 - 54,993 per annum - September 2020

Student Loan reimbursement: Eligible Bracknell Forest teachers of languages, physics, chemistry, biology and computing can apply for student loan reimbursements for up to 11 financial years. Teachers must meet the employment and subject criteria to apply (see flyer for details).

School overview

School type LA Maintained School
Education phase Secondary
School size 855 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
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Website Easthampstead Park Community School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

About Easthampstead Park Community School

Easthampstead Park Community School is a vibrant, cutting edge learning environment. Our school culture marries unswervingly high academic expectations with excellent pastoral care and support. We believe a healthy three-way partnership between parent, teacher and student is essential to effective learning, and are proud of our setting and local community. Teaching and learning is at the very heart of our school and drives everything we do. Our whole school expectation that students and teachers alike never stop learning means that staff quickly develop their practice and progress in their career. As part of our ethos, we expect hard work, skill and dedication and in return we provide an excellent working environment, first class professional development and an excellent benefits package. We want you to look forward to each day working at our school.

School location

Ringmead, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 8FS