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  • Job start date

    19 February 2024

  • Closing date

    12 December 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    29 November 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - Until end of December 2023

Pay scale

Pay scale: Teachers Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3 £30,000 to £46,525

What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you passionate about all things Science and have the ability to deliver high quality lessons and achieve excellent results? Then come and join a thriving Science Faculty at Rainhill High School, including Rainhill Sixth.

Rainhill High was graded as ‘Good’ by Ofsted in February 2023.

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic and inspirational Teacher who has a thirst for knowledge and the drive to succeed with excellent interpersonal skills to teach Key Stage 3 and 4 Science.

This position is a fixed term maternity leave contract to start in February 2024 until December 2024 and there is a possibility of a TLR offer for the right experienced candidate although applications are also welcome from early career teachers.

You will need to have excellent interpersonal skills with a genuine commitment to teaching and the ability to develop our students’ love of learning in Science. If you believe you have the skills and dedication to meet our standards, and be part of our pursuit of excellence, then we are the school for you.


Familiarity with the KS3 & GCSE syllabus requirements in Science

Familiarity with the A level syllabus in Biology, Physics, Chemistry

Good Degree or equivalent in relevant subject area

PGCE in relevant subject area


Evidence of further professional development at Masters level.

Ability and experience of teaching Science to GCSE

Ability or experience of teaching Science subjects to A level.

Evidence of excellent teaching – at least Good judgments

Evidence of “Outstanding” practice

Evidence all of the Teaching Standards in routine practice

Evidence of inclusive practice

Evidence all of substantial contribution to extra-curricular activities

Ability to understand and demonstrate commitment to equality and diversity

What the school offers its staff

Our school has a long and strong record of academic success, the highest of which was in 2022. The destinations that our students move onto are strong. Our continued focus is on raising the aspirations, achievements and confidence of all our students to ensure they have the best life chances; that all of our students leave us ready to take on the world with conviction and self-assurance. We make no apologies for having the highest expectations of all our students.

Our curriculum is ambitious. Students are expected to work hard, and this is complemented by our excellent pastoral care, support and guidance. You will find the staff here are determined to support academic achievement but also provide a wide range of enrichment and extra-curricular activities both within and beyond the classroom, ranging from trips to New York to football teams in school; all of which are important in building the confidence, resilience and experiences of every child.

Our school’s mission is ‘In Pursuit of Excellence’ in everything that we do and our core values; Learn, Think, Contribute, Care, embody our determination to ensure that all our students receive a first-class education that enables them to take their place in society with confidence.

We are a popular and high achieving school on the edge of Merseyside with a very strong reputation locally and significantly oversubscribed.

Commitment to safeguarding

Rainhill High School and Sixth Form is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people as well as promoting equality of opportunity and community cohesion; where the diversity of different backgrounds and circumstances is appreciated and positively valued and expects all staff, volunteers and other workers to share in this commitment.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosing & Barring Certificate and online searches as part of our Safer Recruitment & Selection Procedures.

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About Rainhill High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1830 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number

11-18 Mixed Comprehensive 1847 on roll

Rainhill High School is a co-educational secondary school and sixth form centre located in Rainhill, Merseyside, England.

The school converted to an academy under Rainhill Learning Village in March 2017. More recently, the school has become part of the Stephenson Trust.

The school is the official Liverpool F.C. Academy Education Centre in Merseyside for under-18 players to be educated. Notable former pupils from the academy include Raheem Sterling and Trent Alexander-Arnold. The school has recently partnered with FA FE to strengthen post-16 education for the players. FE FA is owned and run by Robbie Fowler, former Liverpool and England footballer.
In addition to Liverpool FC, it has formal partnerships with Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, Liverpool John Moores University and University of Leeds.

Arranging a visit to Rainhill High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email jobs@rainhillhigh.org.uk.

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