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Teacher of Science

Larkmead School, Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Biology, Chemistry, Physics
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type

Job summary

Teacher of Science - Job Description

1. General Responsibilities:

The education and welfare of designated classes/groups of students in accordance with the requirements of the ‘School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document’ having due regard to the requirements of the National Curriculum, the school’s aims, objectives and schemes of work and any policies of the Governing Body.
To share in the corporate responsibility for the well-being and discipline of students.

2. Specific Responsibilities:

(a) To plan and deliver engaging lessons which are challenging, differentiated and well resourced
(b) To share planning and good practice within the faculty.
(c) To assess students’ work regularly, in accordance with school and faculty policy
(d) To contribute to the development of schemes of work.
(e) To contribute as appropriate to faculty extra-curricular activities, by agreement with the Head of Faculty.
(f) To use class data effectively to ensure students make or exceed expected progress.
(g) To identify students who are underachieving in the subject and implement effective plans of action to support those students.
(h) To ensure that students’ behaviour allows learning to take place by implementing the schools behaviour policy.
(i) To report to parents on the quality of students’ work, their progress and their attainment, in accordance with school and faculty policy
(j) To attend parents’ evenings to give an account of students’ progress, attainment and attitude, as required by the schedule
(k) To carry out other responsibilities that may reasonably be required by the Headteacher

Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
811 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
01235 544840

About Larkmead School

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 school provides colleagues from across Larkmead 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 Abingdon Partnership of primary and secondary schools, our 6th Form consortium with two local secondary schools and Abingdon & Witney College as well as links with local independent schools, employers and other organisations.

School location

Faringdon Road, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 1RF

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