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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    6 February 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    19 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

MPS/UPS

What skills and experience we're looking for

Experience

A record of successful teaching at KS3 and KS4

Significant teaching experience

Experience of developing the curriculum

Experience of effective management of student behaviour

Experience of working in a team

Contribution to school beyond the classroom


Skills, Attributes and Knowledge

Ability to form strong working relationships with children

An understanding of the use of data in promoting pupil achievement and attainment

Skills and knowledge to deal with student safety and behaviour

Setting high standards to staff and students by personal example

Ability to gain parental support and co-operation

An understanding of the ECM agenda

Ability to work effectively under pressure

Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines

Commitment to continued personal development

Ability to focus on standards and the belief that all students can succeed given the right opportunity and support

Demonstrate a commitment to equal opportunities

Ability to achieve value for money within the designated budget

IT literate.

What the school offers its staff

Science is a very large and successful faculty at Springwood. We have an established Knowledge Rich Curriculum which is fully resourced, providing Science teachers a consistent set of resources for every lesson and a structured plan in a common format. We offer Triple Science at GCSE and a wide range of courses at Key Stage 5 including A Level Biology, Chemistry, Physics and BTEC Applied Science. Record results in recent years has seen student numbers grow with 200+ students currently following a Science pathway at Key Stage 5. There are currently 15 Science teachers with dedicated technicians for each of the sciences who allow us to embed practical work into every aspect of our courses. All teachers have their own specialist classroom, which is well-equipped including access to a visualiser and a range of excellent scientific equipment.

Further details about the role

Springwood High School (part of West Norfolk Academies Trust) is seeking to appoint a permanent, full time Teacher of Science to join their high-achieving and friendly team. This is an exciting opportunity for an early career teacher or experienced teacher who is committed to enabling all students to achieve the very best they can and is dedicated to their own professional development.

The successful candidate will be passionate about the teaching of Science and able to lead and inspire others to achieve success. They will be an excellent classroom practitioner with an understanding of high quality teaching and learning with an excellent subject knowledge.

Commitment to safeguarding

West Norfolk Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and the post holder will share this responsibility, therefore appointments are subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check with barred list. Shortlisted candidates will be subject to an online search. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 but Exceptions Order may apply.

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About Springwood High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1890 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Springwood High School, part of West Norfolk Academies Trust With more than a hundred years of history, Springwood provides an education for boys and girls aged between eleven and eighteen in King's Lynn. We are a comprehensive school with Specialist Performing Arts Status and a long history of providing an excellent education to pupils in West Norfolk. Our School is part of West Norfolk Academies Trust, dedicated to ensuring that every student gains the best qualifications possible. We believe that excellent academic qualifications provide each student with the best life chances and opportunities to ensure a successful and fulfilled future. In the last two years the percentage of students gaining 5 higher grades including English and Maths has risen significantly. We have a high expectation of both our teachers and our students, set challenging targets for all and support each other to achieve them. We work hard to monitor accurately the progress of students, celebrate academic success and intervene where necessary. A positive attitude to learning is an essential aspect of academic success. Our teachers regularly assess how engaged each learner is in their studies using an attitude to learning score. We celebrate students who have a good attitude to their studies and actively encourage those who need to improve in this area. We offer a wide range of opportunities, both within and beyond the classroom - it is vital that every student participates in other areas of school life. Springwood expects every student to take part in other aspects of our offer to them including; Competitive Sport Dance Performances Duke of Edinburgh Award Drama Performances House Competitions Music Performances Lunchtime clubs Numerous foreign visits and exchanges To view our latest OFSTED report please visit http://www.springwoodhighschool.co.uk We are part of the West Norfolk Academies Trust whose aim is to challenge and support a small group of schools to provide an excellent education for the young people of West Norfolk. The Trust works in a supportive partnership with Primary and Secondary schools with each school maintaining their unique identity and ethos. The schools work together to ensure maximum benefit for all students through economies of scale and shared resources. The Trust clear strategic vision for the future is based around four key areas: Maximising student achievement Ensuring each student is engaged with the school Ensuring our students have access to world class resources Delivering outstanding teaching and learning

Arranging a visit to Springwood High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email j.bush@westnorfolkacademiestrust.co.uk.

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