Teacher of Science

Larkmead School, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 1RF

2 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    4 July 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    17 May 2022

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Teacher of Science
Contract: Full-time
Start Date: 1st September 2022
Salary: MPS/UPS
Responsible to: Head of Science

Larkmead School is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, talented and inspiring classroom practitioner from September 2022. This is an excellent opportunity for an inspirational, enthusiastic and well qualified teacher to join our thriving Science department. The position is suitable for NQT’s and experienced teachers.

As the successful candidate you will be:
• a qualified Science teacher who is always looking to develop;
• confident teaching across Key Stages 3, 4 and 5
• passionate about all aspects of Science;
• committed to making a difference to young people’s lives;
• a team player with excellent communication and inter-personal skills.

We offer:
• an excellent programme of induction and training which seeks to provide an excellent foundation for career progression;
• a forward thinking environment which recognises the benefits of considering flexible working patterns.
• a friendly, caring, supportive and collaborative team environment.
• a professional environment dedicated to Teaching and Learning with a supportive, dedicated and hardworking staff.

Closing date: Applications will be shortlisted on arrival. Should a suitable candidate be identified before the closing date, the vacancy may be closed early.

Interviews: TBC

To apply for this position, please download the Vale Academy Trust Teaching Staff Application Form from our website https://www.larkmead-school.com
Larkmead School is a member of the Vale Academy Trust. The Trust and its schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All post holders in regulated activity are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced check.
All staff will be expected to promote fundamental British values as part of a school that values diversity and individuality, exemplified in our values of ‘one community, individual minds, creating futures.’

Applying for the job

To apply for this position, please download the Vale Academy Trust Teaching Staff Application Form from our website https://www.larkmead-school.com

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About Larkmead School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
843 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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Thank you for considering Larkmead School as the next step in your career.

Our ethos of ‘one community, individual minds, creating futures’ applies to Larkmead staff as well as Larkmead students. Colleagues at Larkmead can be proud to be part of something special, making a real difference to the lives and life chances of our students. It is a rewarding place to work as part of a mutually supportive team where everyone contributes. Personal, professional and career development is a fundamental part of working at Larkmead, which starts with our comprehensive induction programme. Our thoughtful approach to wellbeing means that staff have the support and challenge to succeed and advance.

Our induction programmes for all new colleagues are carefully planned to give you the practical strategies, advice and guidance you need to support your successful start at Larkmead. This induction work is sustained into your early weeks and months at Larkmead, with Leadership Team and line managers providing support and an important point of contact. Continuous professional development is at the heart of our work at school. Our culture of research and reflection, supported by practical strategies and collaboration across teams, is backed up by access to a wide range of training and resources to suit your professional progress and growth in the classroom, as a leader or in whatever role you fulfil at Larkmead.

Larkmead is proud to be part of the Vale Academy Trust, working in partnership with King Alfred’s secondary school and six primary schools. This network of schools provides colleagues from across Larkmead the opportunity to collaborate with other schools, contributing to school improvement and expanding career opportunities. Collaboration is an important benefit of working at Larkmead, with students and staff benefitting from our work with the OX14 Partnership of three state and three independent school, the Abingdon Partnership of primary and secondary schools as well as links with universities, employers and other organisations.

Larkmead is a happy, ambitious and successful school. This is reflected in comments from successive Ofsted reports, most recently in 2019:

The stimulating and caring ethos in the school enables pupils to make strong progress and achieve well.
The school balances effectively the drive for excellence with the wellbeing of staff and pupils. Therefore, staff at your inclusive school trust and respect the school’s leadership. Morale is high and everyone at the school shares the determination to provide the best for each pupil
Parents and carers and pupils speak highly of the school. Pupils behave very well at the school. They are kind and respectful towards each other and their teachers.
Pupils’ well-being and personal development, including their mental health, have a high priority and are very well catered for at your school.
Students are keen to learn. They cooperate very well with one another and their teachers.
We are a diverse community and greatly value the contribution that colleagues from different backgrounds and with different experiences bring to our school. If you are keen to be part of a school with clear, positive values and which adds positive value to our students and staff then we look forward to meeting you.

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