This job expired on 30 November 2023

  • Start date details

    January 2024

  • Closing date

    30 November 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    7 November 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Yes, visa sponsorship available

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - 12 months

Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic about teaching and have a passion for the subject. We are interested to hear from professionals that have the ability to make an impact in the classroom and beyond, a track record of high quality outcomes in the classroom and for someone who has a commitment to students of all abilities in our comprehensive secondary school. We are open to considering experienced teachers, Early Careers Teachers or non-qualified teachers with relevant teaching experience.

What the school offers its staff

Park is a part of the Tarka Learning Partnership (TLP)—which currently consists of Park, five feeder primary schools and a SCITT. The MAT supports Park and ensures academic rigour, collaboration and the further development of teaching and learning. The school also belongs to NORDAB (North Devon Academic Board), an association that covers North Devon providing supportive mechanisms between partner schools for staff training, developing and sharing ideas.

More recently the school has joined The National College and the South West Institute for Teaching (SWIFT), two great providers of CPD. The governors are keen for the school to form strategic alliances with appropriate bodies to ensure school development.

Further details about the role

We are seeking a Science teacher who can teach KS3 & KS4 to join the team in January 2024. The ideal candidate will have a Chemistry specialism. This is a fixed term contract covering maternity leave in the department.

Key Tasks

To teach high quality Science lessons across the age and ability range in accordance with the requirements of a professionally qualified teacher. You will be able to teach across all science disciplines at Key Stage 3 and GCSE Combined Science with a Separate Science specialism, ideally, in Chemistry.

Anticipated Outcomes of Post:

Students, regardless of their social or cultural background, are motivated to succeed and make outstanding progress through creative, relevant and innovative teaching and learning.

Key Duties and Accountabilities:

  • Teach Science across the age and ability range in such a way as to challenge and inspire all students, with clear objectives, delivered in line with department schemes of work and school policies.

  • Plan and deliver lessons to students according to their educational needs and with reference to prior attainment, SEN and EAL as required, striving to ensure equal opportunities for all and to provide students with the opportunity to achieve their potential.

  • Assess, record and report on the development, progress and attainment of students in line with school policies, ensuring that marking and assessment are of consistently high quality and in accordance with the school assessment policy.

  • Maintain effective behaviour management in the classroom, using positive behaviour strategies to ensure students fully engage in the lesson.

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About The Park Community School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1448 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01271 373131

Nestled close to the beautiful North Devon coast and at the edge of Exmoor, The Park Community School is one of two 11-16 comprehensive schools in Barnstaple. Park was opened in 1972 following the re-organisation of selective education in the town; however, the origins of the school date back to 1910, with the site housing both the Boys and Girls grammar schools. Many elements of the original buildings remain and these help to link the school to its proud and strong history. The school currently educates 1472 students, mainly from the town of Barnstaple and outlying villages. In recent years, the popularity of the school has meant that the geographical catchment has increased, with many students now travelling some distance to join us. Most year groups are currently oversubscribed. The school is a founding member of The Tarka Learning Partnership (TLP), an academy trust with a vision to empower young people in North Devon through learning. The Trust includes Park’s main feeder primary schools - Eden Park Academy, Sticklepath Community Primary Academy, Landkey Community Primary Academy, Roundswell Community Primary Academy, Newport Community School Primary Academy, Fremington Primary School along with North Molton Primary School. TLP also includes the Devon Primary SCITT, a partner dedicated to primary school teacher training. TLP supports Park and ensures academic rigour, collaboration and the further development of teaching and learning. Park also has strategic alliances with the North Devon Academic Board, and is a member of South West Institute for Teaching (SWIFT) and the North Devon Teaching School Alliance. This reflects a key focus of our vision and governance to ensure continual school development. As part of the Tarka Learning Partnership we are a Safe Employer and thorough checks will be carried out as part of our commitment to Safer Recruitment. We do not accept Curriculum Vitae. Any successful candidate would be subject to a fully enhanced DBS check, and would be expected to adhere to our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy as well as other mandatory policies

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