Teacher of Science (ideally Biology) UTC Portsmouth, Portsmouth, Hampshire

Job description

We are looking for a Teacher of Science (ideally Biology), to join our special team commencing in September 2020. If you are currently in industry and are seriously considering moving into educating young adults, UTC Portsmouth offers the best kind of environment: excellent facilities, very supportive colleagues, outstanding students, generous leave entitlement compared to industry.

We are looking for a candidate who is able to:
- ensure that students make excellent progress in classes taught, and that they enjoy them
- plan and teach lessons to a consistently high standard, such that:
- Learners are clear about the learning expectations.
- Learners are actively engaged and have the opportunity to apply themselves independently.
- Learners, of all abilities, are appropriately challenged.
- Learners make good progress in developing their: mastery, knowledge, understanding, skills and ideas (or lesson is setup to provide this).
- Marking is up to date, gives evaluative feedback and allows students the means and opportunities to improve their work. Marking addresses standards of literacy.
- Mark books show knowledge of progress and needs of each student.

- be a form tutor, supporting the academic, social, moral and cultural development of students in their care. To deliver their PSHE and citizenship education.

- contribute to planning courses and curriculum development. To develop appropriate syllabuses, resource schemes of work, marking policies, and teaching strategies in the curriculum area. To contribute to whole college planning activities.

- monitor student progress to inform teaching and learning and intervene, promptly and appropriately, with students when necessary.

- fully participate in the enrichment programme and to cross-curricular and extra-curricular work.

*Please note: We reserve the right to close this post early if the right candidate is found, so please submit your application as soon as possible.*

Essential educational requirements

Good honours degree
Qualified Teacher Status (or FE/HE equivalent)
Evidence of commitment to Continuing Professional Development

Essential qualifications

Strong academic background. PGCE, QTS/QTLS

Essential skills and experience

The successful candidate will have a passion and aptitude for teaching science up to A level. Science is a very popular subject a UTC Portsmouth. Overall, students following science are of a high calibre and are committed to reaching the high expectations set. Many students wish to pursue careers or Higher Education courses directly relating to science when they leave. UTC Portsmouth has a growing reputation for excellence in the science provision offered, for the links we have with employer partners and for STEM courses generally. The college has gained the status of 'Lead School' from Institute of Physics.

Employee benefits

What can we offer you?
- a modern, purpose built and well equipped college
- state of the art facilities and resources
- the opportunity to teach and work with highly motivated students and parents
- a small, cohesive and mutually supportive staff team
- access to the Teacher Pension Scheme
- established links to employer partners and access to new and emerging partners
- access to an online Employee Benefits Portal offering access to a - wide range of discounts and offers
- access to an Employee Assistance Programme offering personal, physical, emotional and wellbeing advice and guidance

About UTC Portsmouth

UTC Portsmouth presents a modern and very different opportunity in the area for teachers and students alike. Our students have made a conscious decision to choose us over their existing school or other FE options. They are passionate about science, technology (including computing), engineering and maths (STEM) while we also ensure a sound academic base through the high quality provision of GCSE and A Level English. They have been attracted by the opportunity to work with a wide range of committed employer partners and alongside like-minded students, both through their academic studies and through a range of employer-led projects. They expect to be taught by excellent teachers, and want to learn and be successful academically and professionally. Leading and teaching in UTC Portsmouth will be challenging. But, it is highly rewarding, as many of our teachers have already found and you have the opportunity to shape UTC Portsmouth as it develops and, more importantly, shape the futures of many young people.

London Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO2 9DU
Free School
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