Teacher of Science (Maternity Cover) The Spires College, Torquay, Devon

Job description

Are you looking for a teaching post in which you can make a genuine difference to young people’s lives? Are you seeking to work in a school that is committed to supporting the professional development of all staff? Are you determined to create innovative and exciting opportunities for young people to engage and achieve in Science? If the answer is yes, this could be the ideal role for you.

The Spires College is looking to appoint an enthusiastic teacher of Science. We are passionate about the importance of creativity and energy in the classroom and fervently believe in the power of education to transform lives. If you always aim to inspire and enthuse students through your teaching and are dedicated to bringing positive outcomes for all young people then we would love to meet you.

The College is a close community, with a shared desire to be the best we can be. We are committed to staff’s professional development and invest heavily in ensuring our teachers grow and flourish as practitioners.

Essential educational requirements

A good honours degree in a Science discipline.
A teaching qualification.

Essential qualifications

Qualification in an additional or related subject area.

Essential skills and experience

An up to date knowledge of the emerging issues in education and record of appropriate CPD.
Good practitioner in the classroom and keen to continue learning.
Capable of planning and delivering innovative lessons and Schemes of Learning.
Able to inspire high levels of student performance.
Work under pressure and prioritise according to need.
Good communication skills.
Use data effectively.
Good behaviour management skills.
The ability to think creatively to solve problems, pioneering new approaches as well as understanding which prior methods have been effective.
A sense of humour and good interpersonal skills.
High levels of energy and enthusiasm.
Ambitious and keen to prove yourself.
A committed, highly competent, reflective and resilient individual.
Experience of teaching Science through Key Stages 3, 4 and preferably 5.
Experience of using data to inform actions.
Experience of the role and responsibilities of a form tutor.

Employee benefits

We offer:
• excellent professional development and a wide range of career development opportunities;
• a high level of support for all new staff;
• the opportunity to work alongside excellent practitioners across the College;
• an exciting, stimulating, friendly place to work
• a modern, purpose-built building and excellent facilities.

About The Spires College

Co-educational, 11-18 college with a bilateral stream

Westlands Lane, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 3PE
LA Maintained School
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