This job expired on 15 April 2024

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    15 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    22 March 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

MPS with potential TLR

What skills and experience we're looking for

This role is an exciting opportunity for a skilled scientist with a passion for their subject who is able to inspire our students and reinforce their love for Science and learning

You will be joining our expanding and highly successful team of mutually supportive colleagues whose shared purpose is to make a positive difference to the aspirations of our students.

Atlantic Academy Portland is an all-through school situated on the beautiful Jurassic coast. The successful candidate who fills this Science Teacher vacancy will enjoy these breathtaking sea views.

This role will suit a highly-skilled professional who is also team-orientated. Other key attributes include having a can-do approach in order to mitigate barriers to learning and a desire to help students achieve their full potential. In return for your care, dedication and skills, there are plenty of opportunities for promotion and progression. You will be part of a successful, supportive, well-resourced and fully qualified Science team, with a dedicated Senior Science Technician. This will enable you to deliver your science lessons across the academy with confidence. The department is led by a full time, experienced and supportive member of staff.

In Science, our intent is for the curriculum to promote a curiosity about the world in which our students live.The curriculum will enable our students to be confident to understand and ask questions. Whether students choose to continue studying Science beyond Key Stage 3 or not, we want them to take a responsible attitude towards the world and adopt a lifelong interest in Science. We will support our learners to develop skills that are transferable across all subjects and employment in later life, developing their knowledge to enable them to thrive in and beyond lessons. Our goal is for learners to leave Atlantic Academy with the ability to ‘think like a historian’ and be inspired to continue the study of Science

Students study AQA Combined Science Trilogy Specification at Key Stage 4.

At Atlantic Academy we guide and nurture our staff and pupils in equal measure.We encourage best practice through CPD through fortnightly sessions designed to boost your teaching career and sense of wellbeing. In-house research-lead CPD includes raising the attainment of underachieving males and cognitive science.

Job Requirement:

Specifically we are looking for someone who:

  • Who has experience of working with and supporting children
  • Is naturally cheerful and optimistic, with evidence of the positive contribution that you can bring to our team;
  • Is hardworking, dedicated, committed
  • Wants to be valued, train further and help us make a difference.
  • A commitment to all students receiving an outstanding education experience.

What the school offers its staff

Why Choose Us

Atlantic Academy is an all-through school based in Portland, and has already made great waves in transforming the education of the students in Portland in the last 5 years,leading the way in the highest standards of education as well as disruption free learning.We are looking for somebody to join our amazing journey and be proud of the substantial impact they make on the outcomes and aspirations for our students.Atlantic Academy Portland is gaining a local and national reputation for rapid sustained improvement.

Atlantic Academy was inspected by Ofsted in January 2022.The school has been graded‘Good’in all areas with Ofsted stating‘Atlantic Academy sits proudly on the southernmost point of Portland.Leaders share pupils’ pride in the uniqueness of the setting.They are building strong relationships with the community and make the most of their surroundings.

From Reception to Year 11, pupils show respect for each other.The school is a calm and orderly place, where pupils can learn without disruption’

The Academy is sponsored by the Aspirations Academies Trust and is a member of the South Coast and South West Regional cluster.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Pension Scheme
  • On-site parking
  • A collaborative approach and strong collegial relationships;
  • Proven student progress and excellent student behaviour;
  • An extensive CPD programme tailored to skills and experience
  • Free use of the Academy’s on site fitness suite
  • Expectation of disruption free learning, high SLT visibility ALL day, focus on students. Allowing staff to teach without low level disruption
  • More opportunity to grow your career - We’ll support you in developing your career and experience at this school or another trust school
  • Visualiserand mini iPad in every classroom – allowing for booklets, feedback, student work etc to be projected – as the teacher decides

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Atlantic Academy Portland

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 16
School size
787 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 16

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To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email mohamedosman@aspirationsacademies.org.

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