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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    1 July 2024 at 4pm

  • Date listed

    9 June 2024

Job details

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Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover

Full-time equivalent salary


Teacher of Science job summary

Job Purpose:

To be an effective teacher who challenges and supports your students to do their best by:

  • inspiring trust and confidence in your students and colleagues;
  • building team commitment amongst your students and colleagues;
  • engaging and motivating students;
  • analytical thinking;
  • taking positive action to improve the quality of your students’ learning.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a thorough and up-to-date knowledge of the teaching of your subject(s) and take account of wider curriculum developments which are relevant to your work.
  • Plan tutorials, lessons and sequences of lessons to meet pupils’ individual learning needs.
  • Use a range of appropriate strategies and follow College policies for tutoring, behaviour management and classroom management.
  • Use information about prior attainment to set well-grounded expectations for students in your teaching and tutorial groups.
  • Assess, monitor and record the progress of students in your teaching and tutorial groups; give them constructive feedback, targets and advice; and, report their progress to, and discuss their progress with, their parents.
  • Ensure that, as a result of your training and teaching, your students achieve well, relative to their pupils’ prior attainment, making progress as good or better than similar pupils nationally. You will be expected to achieve agreed performance management objectives.
  • Within the framework of the College’s appraisal and CPD policies, take responsibility for your own professional development and use the outcomes to improve your tutoring and teaching and your students learning.
  • Make an active contribution to the policies, aspirations and plans of your House, of your curriculum team and of the College.

Professional Aspiration:

All teachers through professional growth and sustained and substantial performance and contribution to the College can aspire to a salary of UPS3.

UPS3 teachers play a critical role in the life of the College. They provide a role model for teaching and learning, making a distinctive contribution to the raising of student standards and contribute effectively to the work of the wider team. They take advantage of appropriate opportunities for professional development and use outcomes effectively to improve pupils’ learning.

Data Protection / General Data Protection Regulations Compliance

The Privacy Notice sets our general principles in relation to Data Protection and the General Data Protection Regulations. You should also abide all Trust policies relating to the use of data including but not limited to:

  • Acceptable Use Policy

  • Records Retention Policy
  • Personal Data Breach Procedure
  • Employee Code of Conduct
  • E-safety Policy
  • Social Media Policy
  • Use of Personal Devices Policy

Our Privacy Notice for Employees explains how we use your personal data.

Teachers must abide by the Teachers’ Standards throughout their career. Teachers (and staff appointed under Teaching Staff Terms and Conditions) must have an understanding of, and always act within, the statutory frameworks which set out their professional duties and responsibilities.

You should note that a duty of confidentiality applies to all personal data seen prior to the first day of employment (for example, pupil lists for the purposes of lesson planning or other activities to support teaching and learning). This reflects the custom and practice of those contracts of employment starting on the first day of term while recognising the need to be aware of and plan to support pupil needs.

Person specification:





Good degree or relevant vocational qualification pertaining to the subject to be taught

Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

Further professional level qualifications (e.g. Masters qualifications)


  • Evidence of current professional development.
  • Familiarity with current educational initiatives and developments and their impact at a local level.
  • Experience of pastoral care and tutoring.
  • Able to teach Science across all Key Stages.

Practical Skills & Personal Qualities

Able to communicate fluently and effectively (oral and written).

Able to motivate, inspire and support students.

Able to contribute to school initiatives and be part of a well-motivated team.

Awareness of the importance of effective strategies to manage behaviour and support high levels of attainment throughout the College.

Able to develop and maintain positive relationships with colleagues, governors, parents, pupils, the Local Authority and community.

Able to plan innovative and inspiring lessons to engage pupils in their study, providing appropriate feedback in lessons and on written assessments.

Able to keep up to date with developments in Science.

Able to follow faculty objectives and contribute to faculty and whole school development.

Able to work under pressure.

Able to prioritise work.

Able to handle difficult and sensitive issues.

Able to participate in relevant extra-curricular activities.

Equal Opportunities

  • The Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer

All schools in Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS).

‘This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020). This means that certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/new-guidance-on-the-rehabilitation-of-offenders-act-1974.’

Your application form will be processed by My New Term who act for DMAT as a data processor- please see our Privacy Notice for more information about how we process job applicant personal data.

The successful candidate will be required to come to DMAT HQ to complete mandatory training.

Training Details:

Location: Central Head Office (Wardhayes) 8 Simmons Way, Okehampton, EX20 1PY

Duration: Monday – Friday

Purpose: To provide comprehensive training on company policies, procedures, and systems necessary for successful integration into the role.

Training Schedule: Daily sessions from 9am to 4pm, with breaks provided.

Benefits of Training Week:
To gain valuable insights into our company culture and values.

Interact with key stakeholders and team members.

Acquire essential knowledge and skills to excel in your role.

Establish a strong foundation for your career growth within Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1214 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

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