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  • Start date details

    September

  • Closing date

    3 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    29 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

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Subject

Science

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

MPS / UPS

Teacher of Science job summary

Oakbank is a school of potential that drives for the betterment for all. The school is committed to a journey of transformation, where staff, students and parents are committed to improving the quality and experience of education for its community. We believe that every child deserves to not only access the full curriculum, but should thrive in their curriculums, developing academically, personally and holistically as a result of passionate and adaptive teaching, resulting in committed learning that secures successful outcomes. Our current phase of school improvement features our entire team, working together at pace to offer greater stability, more innovation and creativity. The aim is for greater consistency for all students, enabling them to manage their learning and themselves more effectively.

Our collective determination to make Oakbank a happier and higher performing school affirms our commitment to our values: integrity, collaboration and excellence. We believe in excellence for our students to give them the opportunities to have choices in their lives, empowering them to choose the future that they desire off the back of hard work. We believe in working together to ensure that our community supports one another and challenges one another to be the ‘best yet’ versions of ourselves, not because we have to improve but because if we do, the potential is endless. And we believe in the fidelity of our vision for students and staff, and strive to retain our moral compass when making decisions, to ensure an open, inclusive and happy community at Oakbank.

About this role

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic and enthusiastic individual as a Teacher of Science. The successful post holder would:

  • Have a capacity to inspire through a love of teaching
  • Have a genuine commitment to equal opportunities and inclusion
  • Be eager to acquire further skills and career enhancement

The post holder is required to carry out the duties of a Teacher in accordance with the provisions of the current School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document and within the range of teachers’ duties set out in that document and School Development Priorities.

Job purpose

  • To implement and deliver an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant, and differentiated curriculum for students
  • To monitor and support the overall progress and development of students as a teacher & tutor
  • To facilitate and encourage a learning experience which provides students with the opportunity to achieve their individual potential
  • To use the Oakbank assessment cycle to collect and report accurate student data and to share with all parties
  • Implement appropriate interventions to enable all students to achieve their full potential
  • To contribute to raising standards of student attainment
  • To share and support the school’s responsibility to provide and monitor opportunities for personal and academic growth

Responsibilities and Role

Teaching Responsibilities

  • To teach students according to their educational needs, including the setting and marking of work completed by the students
  • To assess record and report on the attendance, progress, development, and attainment of students and to keep accurate records as required
  • To provide, or contribute to, oral and written assessments, reports and to target set and provide references relating to individual students and groups of students
  • To ensure that ICT, Literacy, Numeracy, and the school subject specialism are reflected in the teaching/learning experience of students
  • To use a variety of delivery methods which will stimulate learning appropriate to meet all student needs and demands of the syllabus
  • To maintain discipline in accordance with the school’s Behaviour Policy, and to encourage good practice with regard to punctuality, behaviour, standards of work and homework
  • To undertake assessment of students as requested by external examination bodies, departmental and school policies and to mark, grade and give written/verbal and diagnostic feedback as required
  • To ensure the effective/efficient deployment of classroom support
  • To implement the school policies re Homework
  • To undertake a designated programme of teaching, plan, structure, and resource teaching and learning effectively. To ensure a high quality learning experience for all students

Personal Development

  • To take part in the school’s CPD programme by participating in arrangements for further training and professional development including your own personal development.
  • To engage actively in the Performance Management Review processes

General Responsibilities

  • To attend team and whole school meetings in accordance with the school calendar as required
  • To maintain up to date and appropriate records and tracking for students within your area of responsibility
  • To communicate effectively with the parents/carers of students as appropriate and where appropriate, communicate and co-operate with persons or bodies outside the school
  • To be a Tutor to an assigned group of students, to register students and support students and to escort tutor group and attend school assemblies
  • To promote the general progress and well-being of individual students and of the tutor group as a whole
  • To play a full part in the life of the school community, to support its distinctive mission and ethos and to encourage staff and students to follow this example
  • To promote actively the School’s Policies & Procedures
  • To comply with the school’s Health and Safety policy and undertake risk assessments as appropriate
  • To undertake any other duty as specified not mentioned in the above
  • To comply with the school’s procedures concerning safeguarding and to ensure that training is accessed


This job description will be supported by the school improvement plan which will identify key distinct tasks and responsibilities for this role in the school year. These will be derived from ongoing school self-evaluation and other local/national priorities. The postholder’s duties must be carried out in compliance with the school’s policies and procedures including child protection and safeguarding procedures.

These duties and responsibilities should be regarded as neither exhaustive nor exclusive as the post holder may be required to undertake other reasonably determined duties and responsibilities commensurate with the grading of the post.

Please note that we reserve the right to close the recruitment campaign earlier that this date subject to the volume of applications received. We therefore encourage candidates to submit applications as early as possible.

It is an offence for an individual who has been disqualified from working with children to knowingly apply for, offer to do, accept, or do any work in a ‘regulated activity’. The position advertised is a ‘regulated activity’.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and require all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment. The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the person specification and will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks which will, where applicable, include a health check, an enhanced DBS check, the Children’s Barred List check and satisfactory references.

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and require all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment. The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the person specification and will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks which will, where applicable, include a health check, an enhanced DBS check, the Children’s Barred List check and satisfactory references.

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About Oakbank

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
553 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Oakbank school is a place where every student thrives and in which our values of integrity, collaboration and excellence shine through all that we do. Our students are at the heart of the school, and we are immensely proud of their achievements and of the great opportunities our school has to offer them. We are an ambitious and successful community, where all students are supported, valued, and provided with everything they need to thrive.

We are a truly caring and supportive school community in which every student is accepted and loved and where all students are encouraged to celebrate what makes them unique. We aim to provide the very best environment for success and our consistently high expectations drive Oakbank students to achieve personal excellence in all they do. We are incredibly proud of our wonderful school community.

We have made great strides in recent times to become a highly successful school and we will not rest in our ambition of being the best that we possibly can be.

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