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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    24 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    13 June 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4



Working pattern

Full time: 1 FTE

Contract type

Fixed term - 1 year

Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

This post would suit either a new entrant to the profession or an experienced teacher. We would welcome a teacher returning to work after a career break and will consider part time or flexible working where possible.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have the resolve to make a real difference to the lives of students by exemplifying and promoting dedication to excellence
  • Have high expectations of themselves and the ability to instil these in staff and students alike.
  • Be an excellent teacher and a committed team player.
  • Be invested in enabling student progress, whilst also developing the students holistically.
  • Deliver innovative and creative lessons which engage and challenge students to achieve their full potential


  • Strong subject knowledge in RE and Sociology, and a passion for teaching and inspiring students.
  • Experience of delivering engaging and effective lessons in a secondary school setting
  • Clarity of purpose and student-centred vision
  • Understanding of the strategies needed to establish consistently high aspirations and standards of results and behaviour


  • Evidence of contributing to writing and implementing relevant plans and resources
  • Experience of teaching A level

What the school offers its staff

At Retford Oaks Academy we live by one key principle – dedication to excellence in all that we do. Our key goal is to invest in the progress of our students, academically and holistically, so that they foster this same sense of dedication. If you have the skills, dedication and drive to enhance our students’ life chances by investing in their future, then we would be delighted to hear from you.

An opportunity has arisen for you to join our highly focused, dedicated staff in the role of Teacher of Science. Teaching across key stages 3,4 and 5 we are looking for an excellent practitioner who can deliver innovative and creative lessons which challenge and engage students to progress academically and develop personally during their time at the academy.

We would be happy to arrange a visit to the academy, where we can discuss with you the importance of the school within the local community and how, by working with us, you can be part of the team that builds on the past, ensures performance in the present and prepares the students for their future successes. Please contact Claire Rank, Business Manager to arrange a visit.

Why join Retford Oaks Academy?

Retford Oaks Academy is a large secondary academy for students aged 11-18 years. Our rapidly increasing numbers mean that we now have over 1100 students studying with us. The Academy is part of the Diverse Academies Trust.

The Academy prides itself on working as a key partner within the Trust, but also on working with partners beyond the Trust, to ensure that we are constantly striving to research and develop the best quality educational experience which works for our students in our context.

Our extensive, modern facilities enable us to offer a wide range of curricular and extra-curricular opportunities to broaden the experiences of our students and to engage them with their learning.

In our latest Ofsted inspection, the Academy was praised for having ‘high ambitions for pupils’ and students who are ‘dedicated to their learning’.


Retford Oaks Academy, Babworth Road, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 7NJ

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At Diverse Academies, you’ll find yourself in a vibrant, inclusive and supportive environment, where everyone can grow, progress and achieve a fulfilling career. We offer a fantastic range of rewards and benefits, challenging and interesting work, and opportunities to achieve your potential.

In return you will benefit from:

Enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme with an employer contribution of at least 14% OR Teacher Pension Scheme with an employer contribution of at least 23.68%.

ExcellentContinuous Professional Development (CPD) opportunitiescovering technical, leadership and coaching skills via the trust’s Diverse Association for Professional Learning.

Full support and induction.

A strong and caring ethos among staff and students.

Networking opportunities across Diverse Academies.

Salary sacrifice opportunities such as car, cycle and technology schemes.

Staff discounts and offers on gym membership, holidays, days out, cinema tickets, restaurants and top online shopping sites including instant voucher codes.

24/7 Employee Assistance Programme – emotional, financial and legal support to both you and your family by a team of qualified professionals.

Health and Wellbeing delivered through our occupational health provider, eyecare vouchers. for a free eye test and contribution towards glasses for display screen equipment users.

Commitment to safeguarding

Diverse Academies and its Governors are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in their care and expects everybody working for the organisation to share this commitment. To this end any offer of employment will be subject to safer recruitment checks and clearances.

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About Retford Oaks Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1149 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Welcome to Retford Oaks Academy, a proud member of Diverse Academies Trust, dedicated to providing an outstanding experience for our students. We are privileged to work with highly motivated students who embody ‘ dedication to excellence’. We demand the best from our staff and students in order to provide the opportunity to achieve the highest possible outcomes, alongside a varied and extensive range of wider development experiences. An unwavering focus on the quality of education offered allows us to provide a broad and balanced currriculum delivered in our outstanding, modern facilities.

Personal development contributes strongly to our curriculum, with support and guidance provided by our Pastoral Team, including through daily sessions and theme days which underpin academic progress.. This is supplemented by a diverse range of clubs, trips and enrichment opportunities to enhance learning in lessons.

We have an open door policy so, if you would like to visit and see what makes us ‘Oaks and Proud’, we would be delighted to welcome you to our Academy.

Arranging a visit to Retford Oaks Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email alawton@diverse-ac.org.uk.

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