32 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    1st September

  • Closing date

    30 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    9 May 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored



Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£30,000.00 - £41,333.00 Annually (Actual) MPS , Pension, OH and Staff Benefit Scheme

Teacher of Science KS3 and KS4 job summary

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed experienced teacher or ECT to join our thriving Science department.

Based in Runcorn, Cheshire - Sandymoor Ormiston Academy is a vibrant and happy 11-16 secondary comprehensive academy in the heart of the community. Our students are a fantastic group of young people, supported by a wonderful team of staff who are committed to ensuring continuous improvement in a positive “can do” culture. This mix creates an academy that is a pleasure to work and learn in.

We are looking to appoint a passionate teacher to join our Science department. You will be committed to support and develop the teaching of Science so that students of all abilities enjoy their learning and are motivated to succeed. Our curriculum is organised to allow a course of study that is broad, rich and flexible in supporting students. In addition we offer our students a broad enrichment programme which all staff are encouraged to participate in.

If you are looking to progress your career in an academy which places a high value on the professional development of its staff, and feel you have the qualities to meet the demands of this rewarding position, then we wish to hear from you. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in the improvement of the academy and be central in our drive to continue to improve standards and the quality of education and welfare for our students.

Applications are invited from newly qualified and experienced professionals.

Our students demonstrate a love of learning and our community is built on a sense of respect and partnership for one another.

By joining Sandymoor Ormiston Academy, you are becoming a part of a national academy trust while maintaining a clear focus on working closely with our local community to ensure we are moulding the young people of the future.

This is an exciting opportunity at Sandymoor Ormiston Academy and requires you to be enthusiastic and passionate with the drive to help our students to achieve their very best.

We are looking for a teacher who

  • Has a passion for Science and a special gift of communicating that passion.
  • Who enjoys working with children and will go the extra mile.
  • Who has resilience and a determination to do the very best for our students and whose values match that of Sandymoor Ormiston Academy.
  • Has the ability to teach outstanding lessons across the age and ability range.
  • Has the highest expectations for the attainment of all young people.
  • Enjoys working as part of a team.
  • Is driven to relentlessly remove barriers to students’ success.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Plan, prepare, and deliver high-quality science lessons.
  • Adapt teaching methods to accommodate diverse learning styles and abilities.
  • Create a stimulating and inclusive learning environment.
  • Use a variety of resources and technology to enhance learning.
  • Assess and monitor student progress.
  • Provide constructive feedback to students to aid in their scientific development.
  • Organize and participate in extracurricular activities related to science.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to share best practices and ensure a cohesive learning experience. Requirements:
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A passion for science and teaching.
  • The ability to motivate and inspire students. If you are an enthusiastic Science Teacher with a commitment to delivering outstanding education, we encourage you to apply for this role.

As well as a rewarding career and nationally agreed terms and conditions, joining an OAT academy will give you access to a variety of benefits, support programmes and initiatives including:

Excellent opportunities for continuous professional development and support to progress your career

Pension scheme Teachers’ Pension Scheme

Lifestyle benefits offering significant savings on wide range of shopping, leisure and travel outlets

OAT Car Benefit salary sacrifice scheme

Cycle to work salary sacrifice scheme

Free parking

Sandymoor Ormiston Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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 Sandymoor Ormiston Academy

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
601 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

School location

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