Teacher of Science

Merchants' Academy, Bristol, BS13 9AJ

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  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    16 May 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    4 May 2022

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MPS/UPS (£25,714 - £41,604) per annum + Health Cash Plan and Benefits package. Please note a KS5 Science Co-ordinator role with a TLR of £2,873 per annum will also be available for the right candidate (to be discussed at interview)

Teacher of Science job summary

Permanent, full-time position, to start in September 2022

MPS/UPS (£25,714 - £41,604) per annum + Health Cash Plan and Benefits package

Please note a KS5 Science Co-ordinator role with a TLR of £2,873 per annum will also be available for the right candidate (to be discussed at interview)

Merchants’ Academy is a 3-18 Academy sponsored by the Society of Merchant Venturers and the University of Bristol. This is an exciting time to join us as the Academy grows and standards continue to rise. The Academy is very well resourced, where staff and their development is a priority.

Applications are invited from high quality candidates to join an exciting and committed Science Department at Merchants’ Academy.

We are seeking an inspirational teacher who is committed to raising the attainment and aspirations of our students.

Candidates for this post should be:
• Keen to work hard - to motivate and challenge our students to make rapid progress, and share your love of your subject with students up to A Level
• Be kind - to establish strong relationships and have excellent interpersonal skills
• And courageous - in setting and achieving high standards

In return we can offer you:
• A genuine opportunity to make a difference where it is needed.
• Well-resourced classrooms, necessary IT equipment and structured administrative support.
• A fantastic community of children, parents and carers who deserve the best.
• To join a wonderful team and have every opportunity to further your professional development and career with an excellent benefit package including; Wellbeing Health Cash Plan, Retail Discounts, ICT Loans, Professional Introduction Incentive plus others.

If you are hardworking, reflective, resilient, and looking to further develop your talents and skills at Merchants’ Academy then we would love to receive an application from you.

We particularly welcome applications from under- represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

Closing Date: Monday 16th May 2022 at 9:00 Interviews: Week commencing 23rd May 2022

Please note due to the expected high volume of applications it may not be possible to acknowledge and respond to all applicants.

Merchants’ Academy is part of Venturers Trust and is committed to equality, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all staff.

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About Merchants' Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 18
School size
1192 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 18

The Science department is a creative and dynamic team made up of teachers who work together to support each other and to provide inspiring lessons to our students. We have specialists in biology, chemistry and physics and we range from NQTs to highly experienced teachers. We teach all specialisms in Years 7 - 9 and in Years 10 & 11 to students studying GCSE combined science and Entry Level. Some teachers also teach their specialism in Years 10 & 11 to those students who have chosen to study single sciences at GCSE i.e. biology, chemistry and physics. Everyone in our department is lucky enough to teach their specialism at A Level or support the BTEC in Applied Science. Across Years 10 & 11 for GCSE and Entry level our examining board is AQA and for Years 12 & 13 it is AQA across A level biology, A Level Physics and A Level Psychology. We use OCR for A Level Chemistry and run Pearson’s BTEC National Diploma in Applied Science.

High expectations are set within the department for both students and teachers alike. Teaching is differentiated to meet the needs of all students and lessons are planned to enhance students’ numeracy, speaking and listening, reading and writing skills as well as teaching them science content. Enabling students to take part in practical work and to complete their own investigations is very important to the department. Teachers are always working to develop our curriculum which we believe as a team is a continuous process, supporting our students to give them the best experiences and cultural capital we can through the Science curriculum.

Retrieval practice and the use of knowledge organisers are encouraged for homework, and students’ resilience and independent work are things we actively seek to develop. Students are encouraged to read around the subject and to watch relevant documentaries to boost their interest in the subject. We seek to provide students with enrichment activities, often using outside organisations and a range of trips to widen the experiences that students can have, and to raise aspirations. We also benefit from the expertise of the University of Bristol as a Sponsor of the Academy in their support, and opportunities for students and staff to visit university lectures and labs.

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