Teacher of Science

Beacon Academy, Crowborough, East Sussex


Job details

Job role Suitable for NQTs
Subjects Chemistry, Biology, Physics
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £24,373 to £40,490

Job summary

To support our growing and expanding school, we are seeking applications from a dedicated and hardworking teacher to join our Science department, within a highly successful and supportive non-selective 11-18 Academy.

We are a split-site, rural, mixed 11-18 non-selective converter academy with approximately 1390 students, including over 250 students in our Sixth Form. We are situated centrally in Crowborough, on the outskirts of the Ashdown Forest, an area of outstanding natural beauty. We are close to Tunbridge Wells and the South Coast.

We work meticulously to secure a culture of unapologetically high expectations that are underpinned by our collective, uncompromising belief and ambition for the students of Beacon Academy, and for the experienced, loyal, highly-skilled and highly-effective team of staff that teach them, allowing teachers to teach and students to learn in a school where leadership, management, behaviour and welfare are all judged as outstanding. The Academy and the Department of Science are committed to the development of both its staff and students.

As confirmed by the Department for Education’s national league tables, in 2019 Beacon Academy was the number one school in East Sussex for the third year running under the headline Progress 8 measure, in first place in Sussex overall and in the top 1.8% of all schools nationwide. In 2019 our Progress 8 score was 0.97. As a non-selective, non-denominational, non-fee-paying school, we are immensely proud and delighted to have received this confirmation, once again, of our high-ranking position. We are in an esteemed group of 6% of schools nationally who are now categorised as ‘well above average’ for two years in a row. There are approximately 25 schools nationally who have been above us for each of the last three years (0.7% of all schools). As ever, this is a reflection of our vision and our determination to consistently provide the best possible education for all of our students, and to become an exceptional school for our community, both locally and nationally.

We are privileged to be a National Teaching School and National Support School, taking a leading role in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession. Our Headteacher, Ms Robinson is also a designated National Leader of Education, a Consultant Headteacher for East Sussex County Council and a member of the South East Ofsted Reference Group.

Essential educational requirements

Degree, diploma, certificate in relevant subject
Evidence of appropriate personal and professional development

Essential qualifications

Strong academic background

Essential skills and experience

Secondary teaching experience or practice across both Key Stage 3 and 4
An excellent practitioner with the drive and ambition to develop further
Excellent knowledge of assessment strategies and their effective implementation

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1381 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Beacon Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email vacancies@beacon-academy.org

About Beacon Academy

School location

North Beeches Road, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 2AS