Teacher of Science (all disciplines considered) Hagley Catholic High School, Hagley, Worcestershire

Job description

Hagley Catholic High School is looking to recruit an ambitious and enthusiastic Teacher of Science (all disciplines will be considered).

Have you the potential to be an outstanding practitioner of science?
Are you a creative and dynamic teacher who has the highest aspirations for yourself, your colleagues and, above all, your pupils?
Can you work in a highly successful team that provides an exceptional place of learning in science?
Are you a talented individual who can inspire and motivate those around?

Main Purposes of Role:
Under the direction of the Head of Department, the successful candidate will be expected to:
• Contribute to and improve the teaching and learning throughout the curriculum area, aiming for the highest achievable standards in all lessons.
• Contribute to the development of the Science curriculum and develop links with other areas.
• Develop schemes of work and support the planning throughout the subject in order to improve teaching and learning.
• Contribute to the delivery of the curriculum in the subject area and the assessment of student progress to ensure that teachers and students are working towards the highest standards of achievement.
• Work positively with the Head of Department and collectively develop and improve all aspects of teaching and learning in this area.
• Teach classes across the age and ability range.
Key Accountabilities/main duties:
• To contribute to the delivery of the teaching and learning in Science, together with the collective development of resources, schemes of work and lesson plans of the highest standard.
• To develop your teaching and learning of Science through personal development and training.
• To assess student progress and take appropriate action when such progress identified is below expected targets.
• To deliver challenging, purposeful, enjoyable and appropriately differentiated lessons in the subject.
• To actively uphold and promote the Catholic Life of the school.
• To make an enthusiastic contribution to extra-curricular activities.
• To promote outstanding behaviour amongst students to create a purposeful learning environment in the classroom, assisting colleagues in the curriculum area to achieve this.
• To ensure that the specific needs and language requirements of all students are met.
• To support the purposeful use of ICT in this area in order to improve teaching and learning.
• To maintain progression and continuity in the subject area for students as they move up the school.
• To assist in the promotion of whole school and departmental policies and to follow the school’s appraisal procedures and aims.
General Duties and expectations:
• Take on the role of a Form tutor and deliver our Character and Culture Programme.
• Contribute to the overall ethos and aims of the school.
• Support the Catholic ethos of the school and promote the Catholic values and virtues.
• Attend key after school events and fully participate in training days.
• Attend staff training and briefings as required by the Principal.
• Attend middle and senior leadership meetings as required by the Principal.
• Complete AM, Break, Lunch and PM duties as required by the Principal.
• To maintain the confidentiality of all the School’s records relating to pupils, in line with the latest GDPR requirements and the Freedom of Information Act.
• To uphold and comply with the safeguarding policies within the school.

Essential educational requirements

DfE recognised Qualified Teacher Status
Degree or equivalent qualification

Essential qualifications

DfE recognised Qualified Teacher Status
Degree or equivalent qualification
Evidence of Professional Development relevant to the role

Essential skills and experience

Knowledge of current educational theory and pedagogy.
Understanding and/or experience of current developments in the secondary curriculum.
Understanding of current approaches to assessment, recording and reporting procedures at various levels.
Ability to create innovative resources and new learning opportunities.
Experience of developing a range of teaching and learning materials to engage and inspire progress.
Ability to liaise with other teaching staff and work in co-operation with colleagues.
Ability to motivate students through the use of a variety of teaching methods and the setting of appropriate goals and monitoring of progress.
Ability to successfully encourage students to the highest standards of individual achievement.
Ability to assess, monitor and report on students’ progress.
Ability to adopt flexible teaching and learning strategies.
Ability to use a range of classroom management techniques to inspire learning and engagement.


About Hagley Catholic High School

Hagley Catholic High School, in October 2014, converted from Voluntary Aided status to become part of St Nicholas Owen Multi Academy Company with five of our Catholic feeder schools. Currently our school has population of 1113 pupils aged 11 – 18 including a Sixth Form of 213. The school operates under the patronage of St Nicholas Owen and is dedicated to developing a Catholic community in which all pupils work towards fulfilling their potential in a safe and supportive environment. The school is situated in Worcestershire, bordering on to West Midlands, in a semi-rural setting some twelve miles south west of Birmingham. The village of Hagley is within close proximity to the national motorway network, yet still enjoys views of the Clent Hills and beautiful surrounding countryside. The school has a Pupil Admission Number of 190 with six forms of entry, however, we are heavily over-subscribed. The school enjoys an excellent reputation and commands a high degree of parental and parish support. Pupils come to Hagley mainly from Kidderminster, Stourbridge, Halesowen, Stourport-on-Severn, Bewdley and South West Birmingham.

Address
Brake Lane, Hagley, Worcestershire, DY8 2XL
Phase
Secondary
Type
Academy
Website
Hagley Catholic High School website (opens in a new window)