This job expired on 18 October 2021

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2022

  • Application deadline

    18 October 2021 at 10:00am

  • Date listed

    4 October 2021

Job details

Job role
Suitable for early career teachers
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
Fixed term (12 months)
MPS/UPS (£25,714 - £41,604 per annum dependent on experience)

Job summary

Ref: P577

Required for January 2022

Pontefract Academies Trust is a cross phase Multi Academy Trust comprising of eight schools, six primaries and two 11 – 16 secondary schools. The Trust is a medium sized family of schools all located within a tight geographic hub within Pontefract. Pupils are drawn from the local community that includes a mix of different catchment areas.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, hardworking and committed Teacher of Science at The King’s School. This candidate will secure outstanding outcomes for pupils through outstanding provision. They will demonstrate high quality teaching to ensure pupils can make accelerated progress, and use effective resources, upholding the highest standards of learning and achievement for all pupils. They will also liaise effectively with colleagues to ensure consistency of approach in teaching and learning across the whole school, and wider Trust.

This is a 1FTE fixed term, maternity cover contract, with an end date of 31st December 2022.

The school can offer:

hard-working and highly committed staff who share a common sense of purpose and high expectations of what pupils can achieve
a supportive Trust as your employer that are strongly committed to providing high quality CPD and career progression
significant opportunities to work in collaboration with colleagues in this school and across the trust
the opportunity to work with ambitious and inspirational leaders
We are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic person who:

has a friendly manner and can communicate effectively with staff and pupils
will make a difference in changing children’s life chances
has the skills and abilities to support children of all abilities and personal needs
can work effectively as part of a team but can also work independently using their own initiative
has the ability to form effective relationships with pupils and parents/carers
For more information on the role, or to discuss a visit (depending on current covid restrictions), please contact the school at 01977 601701 or via email at

To obtain an application form please visit our website at Completed application forms should be returned by email to no later than 10:00am on Monday 18th October 2021.

We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from everyone. The Pontefract Academies Trust is wholly committed to ensuring children and young people are fully supported and safe. We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and young people whilst promoting their welfare. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure and pre-employment checks. Successful applicants will also be asked to provide criminal conviction information.

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Supporting documents

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
School size
1022 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Contact phone number
01977 232146

About The King's School

About the school

The King’s School is an 11-16 school with a long history being founded in 1139 making it one of the four oldest schools in Yorkshire. The school converted to academy status in 2013 and has planned admission number of 210 pupils in each year group.


Mr Dom Pinto

Values and vision

The School ethos is summarised by the words ‘Culture + Consistency = Excellence’. The School has a culture of high aspirations for all, where simple highly effective strategies are implemented consistently. The School aims to combine high expectations and high standards in all aspects of school life with a strong sense of kindness, inclusivity and enjoyment. The School vision is to provide the best possible quality of education within an outstanding environment.


"The curriculum is well planned. It offers a broad and balanced range of subjects while catering for pupils’ interests and aptitudes. Pupils are encouraged to set high expectations for themselves when choosing their options. They are guided well to choose the range of qualifications needed to progress to further education, employment or training."

Arranging a visit to The King's School

For more information on the role, or to discuss a visit (depending on current covid restrictions), please contact the school at 01977 601701 or via email at

School location

Mill Hill Lane, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 4JF

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