Teacher of Science

Landau Forte College, Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 2LF

12 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details


  • Application deadline

    9 October 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    21 September 2022

Job details

Key stages

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Competitive – discuss with Principal

Teacher of Science job summary

Our opportunity for you

We have a job vacancy for Teacher of Science.

Do you want to work with inquisitive students and collaborative staff? Do you value being at the heart of a vibrant city? Does this sound like your perfect job?

Then Landau Forte College Derby is the place for you.

Key information

  • Contract: Permanent
  • Start date: ASAP
  • Salary: Competitive – discuss with Principal
  • Closing Date: 9 October 2022

Person specification

The person we are looking for should:

  • Be creative and hardworking.
  • Have excellent personal organisational skills.
  • Be adaptable with a good sense of humour and able to take the initiative.
  • Be a very good team worker with the capacity to build relationships at all levels across the organisation.
  • Be prepared to contribute to broad aspects of Science and related activities.
  • Be proactive; a forward thinker with an effective grasp of developments within Science.
  • Be able to work successfully as part of a highly effective team.

Qualifications and experience:

  • A graduate with qualified teacher status.
  • An outstanding teacher in Science with a strong teaching record or newly/recently qualified (NQTs welcome).
  • Relevant qualifications (both formal and through appropriate experience) to meet the challenge of the appointment.
  • Excellent in-depth knowledge of the place of Science in the development of young people and of the place of Science within the wider curriculum.

Job description

Introduction to the Department

  • This area of the curriculum is high profile with an excellent record of success both in examination courses and in the wider achievements of our students.
  • We are seeking enthusiastic teachers of Science who are committed to a practical approach to the teaching of Science across the Key Stages. The successful candidates must be able (or have the potential) to teach to GCSE and A level standard.
  • Science is extremely well taught across all Key Stages including sixth form education with students reaching high levels of achievement.

Duties of role will include:

Plan and deliver high quality teaching and learning which:

  • Develops the whole learner, including scientific skills of enquiry and curiosity; is engaging, appropriately challenging and relevant.
  • Meets the needs of all learners, taking into account the individual requirements of each student.
  • Fulfils the demands of the relevant specifications, tutor guides and college ethos.
  • Makes a positive impact on student attainment and achievement.

Work with other staff in contributing to student learning including:

  • Supporting students outside their timetabled learning sessions through support clinics and tutorials.
  • Enhancing students’ experience of Science through involvement in enrichment and extension activities.
  • Actively participating in and contributing to Science team meetings.
  • Working with other staff to enhance the curriculum, innovate new ideas to improve student outcomes and provide wider enriching experiences for students.

Assessment and Reporting:

  • Provide students with regular, incisive feedback in response to their written work.
  • Ensure that marking, recording and reporting are in line with college policies.
  • Ensure that appropriately challenging targets are set and used with all students, and that these targets are reviewed regularly with respect to attainment and achievement.
  • Be able to accurately assess each learning groups’ levels of attainment against student targets and national benchmarks.

Fulfil wider professional responsibilities including:

  • Set and maintain high standards, expectations and aspirations for both staff and students, ensuring they are treated with dignity and respect and that they receive appropriate guidance, support and recognition.
  • Maintain a safe and well-ordered learning environment, safeguarding students’ health and safety, managing behaviour effectively and rewarding success appropriately.
  • Actively seek opportunities for professional development to further enhance pedagogy and practice, and keep up to date with curriculum and qualification changes.
  • What we can offer you
  • A supportive, cohesive and exciting working environment
  • The chance to work with genuinely enthusiastic and happy students
  • Career prospects within an innovative and ambitious Multi Academy Trust
  • A meal allowance, commensurate with your working hours
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
  • Healthcare Cash Plan, from Westfield Health

The local area

Derby is a vibrant and exciting city, located right in the heart of the UK. The city has a developed arts and culture scene and the area has a great history. The College is located just a few minutes’ walk away from Derby city centre.

Derby provides great range of sports and leisure facilities and is the gateway to the Peak District. Within a 10 minutes’ drive of the city you will find yourself in the beautiful open Derbyshire countryside with unspoilt villages, historic houses and adventurous attractions.

  • Derby is 10 minutes away from M1 junction 25
  • London is 90 minutes away by train
  • East Midlands Airport is 20 minutes away

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Complete the application form online

Visit www.lfct.org.uk/careers

All appointments made are subject to satisfactory references and a criminal background check. Landau Forte Charitable Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all members of staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check is required for this post.

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About Landau Forte College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1132 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

Landau Forte College Derby is a highly successful and heavily oversubscribed 11 – 19 school with a strong record of success across all aspects of its work. We are an inclusive and diverse school and we hold outstanding teaching and learning at the centre of everything we do. We aim to inspire, engage and challenge all our young people, regardless of background, to be the best that they can be. We have the highest expectations of all in a supportive, happy and welcoming environment. Our students are active, responsible citizens, ready to make a difference in the local, national and global community.

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