Teacher of Science

William Allitt School, Swadlincote, Derbyshire


Job details

Job role Suitable for NQTs
Subjects General Science, Chemistry, Physics
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Main pay range 6, £24,373 to £35,971

Job summary

This is an exciting opportunity to join our developing science faculty. It is ideal for the science specialist who can inspire others to be passionate, like them, about their subject. We would especially welcome applications from Chemistry or Physics specialists but welcome applications from all science background.

This is the chance for your enthusiastic and positive outlook to help determine and shape the future success of science at our school. As the successful candidate you will recognise that your future aspirations for career progression depends on many factors. Critically, through skilful pedagogy combined with resilience you will enable students, at both key stage 3 and key stage 4, to be the best they can be. In addition you will understand that being part of a faculty team and a wider school ethos fosters the right atmosphere for both personal and whole school success.

The successful candidate may be an experienced science teacher or an NQT but their desire to make a difference as part of an emerging team will be evident. We want our teachers to concentrate on what they do best – teach. To achieve this we have clear, consistent behaviour systems and every teacher has their own classroom. Our teachers plan the curriculum together allowing them to share expertise as well as the workload. We also provide an array of professional development programmes for our staff including NQTs, middle and senior leader programmes. As a school we have an excellent record of developing staff and promoting from within so this is a unique opportunity, for the right person, to identify a pathway commensurate with their success.

Essential educational requirements

Appropriate degree for subject
Teaching qualification in relevant subject

Essential qualifications

Teaching qualification in relevant subject

Essential skills and experience

Recent, appropriate further training
Ability to use variety of teaching and learning methods
Able to plan and implement well-structured lessons
Knowledge and understanding of current curriculum development
Self-motivating and able to work on own initiative
High expectations of self, students and staff
Ability to implement, monitor and evaluate the curriculum
Able to meet deadlines
Ability to use data effectively to monitor and evaluate
Good sense of humour; resilience
Experience of using ICT skills effectively
Record of students achieving good academic results
Excellent literacy and numeracy skills

School overview

School type LA Maintained School
Education phase Secondary
School size 715 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 16
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website William Allitt School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email apoxon@williamallitt.derbyshire.sch.uk

About William Allitt School

Local Authority Secondary School

School location

Sunnyside, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 0TL