Teacher of Science

Lincroft Academy, Bedford, Bedfordshire


Job details

Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £23,720 to £39,406

Job summary

Teaching & Learning
• To manage student learning through effective teaching in accordance with the department’s schemes of work and policies;
• to ensure continuity, progression and cohesiveness in all teaching;
• to use a variety of methods and approaches (including differentiation) to match curricular objectives and the range of student needs and ensure equal opportunity for all students;
• to set homework regularly (in accordance with the school homework policy), to consolidate and extend learning (use of ICT and web) and to encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning;
• to work with SEND staff and support staff (including prior discussion and joint planning) in order to benefit from their specialist knowledge and to maximise their effectiveness within lessons;
• to work effectively as a member of the department team to improve the quality of teaching and learning;
• to set high expectations for all students, to deepen their knowledge and understanding and to maximise their achievement;
• to use positive management of behaviour in an environment of mutual respect that allows students to feel safe and secure and promotes their self-esteem;
• to ensure standards of behaviour and appearance of students.

Monitoring, Assessment, Recording, Reporting, and Accountability
• To be immediately responsible for the processes of identification, assessment, recording and reporting for the students in their charge;
• to contribute towards the implementation of IEPs as detailed in the current code of practice particularly the planning and recording of appropriate actions and outcomes related to set targets;
• to assess students’ work systematically and use the results to inform future planning, teaching and curricular development;
• to be familiar with statutory assessment and reporting procedures and to prepare and present informative, helpful and accurate reports to parents;
• to keep an accurate register of students for each lesson; unexplained absences or patterns of absence should be reported immediately in accordance with the school policy.

Subject Knowledge & Understanding
• To have a thorough and up-to-date knowledge and understanding of specifications for examination courses;
• to keep up to date with research and developments in pedagogy and the subject area.

Professional Standards & Development
• To be a role model to students through personal presentation and professional conduct;
• to arrive in class, on or before the start of the lesson, and to begin and end lessons on time;
• to cover for absent colleagues as is reasonable, fair and equitable;
• to co-operate with the school in all matters concerning health and safety and specifically to take reasonable care of their own health & safety, and that of any other persons who may be affected by their acts or omissions at work;
• to be familiar with the school and department handbooks and support all the school’s policies, e.g. those on health and safety, citizenship, literacy, numeracy and ICT;
• to establish effective working relationships with professional colleagues and associate staff;
• to strive for personal and professional development through active involvement in the school’s appraisal system and performance management procedures;
• to be involved in extracurricular activities such as making a contribution to after-school clubs and visits;
• to maintain a working knowledge and understanding of teachers’ professional duties as set out in the current School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions document, and teachers’ legal liabilities and responsibilities relating to all current legislation, including the role of the education service in protecting children;
• to liaise effectively with parent/carers and with other agencies with responsibility for students’ education and welfare;
• to undertake any reasonable task as directed by the head of department;
• to be aware of the role of the governing body of the school and to support it in performing its duties;
• to be familiar with and implement the relevant requirements of the current SEND Code of Practice;
• to consider the needs of all students within lessons (and to implement specialist advice) especially those who:
• have SEND;
• are gifted and talented;
• PP;
• EAL;
• are not yet fluent in English.

Essential educational requirements

Undergraduate degree
For Key Stage 4 – ‘A’ level(s) in the relevant subjects and qualifications aligned to requirements (e.g. SCITT/ PGCE)
Curriculum Components in one or more of the required subjects (i.e. as advertised)

Essential qualifications

Teaching Certificate (QTS) for Main Scale positions

Essential skills and experience

• For QTS - Successful Teaching Practice experience in key stage 3 or 4, including the relevant subject area(s).
• For GTP – a 2 week placement in a school setting, preferably to include key stages 2 and 3.
• Evidence of a desire to pursue a balanced programme of continuing professional development.
• Evidence of ICT teaching skills.

• Good communication skills with students, staff and parents.
• An ability to plan appropriate lessons following longer-term plans and schemes.
• Knowledge of the relevant subject in the National Curriculum, including Numeracy and Literacy Strategies.

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 694 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 16
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Lincroft Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email hr@saf.org.uk

School location

Station Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK43 7RE