Teacher of Science Newmarket Academy, Newmarket, Suffolk

Job description

Do you want to work in an exciting and dynamic environment, in a semi-rural setting between Cambridge & Bury St Edmunds and part of a supportive trust that will be there throughout your training & career development? If so, then Newmarket Academy may just what you’re looking for. The academy is on a journey of rapid transformation and this position represents a unique opportunity to take a lead in the development of the school into an outstanding provider which the community can be proud of.

The academy is a growing 11-16 school within the successful Unity Schools Partnership trust. The ability to collaborate with partner and research schools provides huge opportunities for developing cutting-edge teaching methods that inspire and excite all learners to succeed. You will join a team of science specialists in a department which encourages new, innovative and challenging teaching methods which have underpinned a trajectory of improving results. Applications from NQTs are welcomed.

What we want:

- An engaging, passionate and hard-working risk taker who can motivate, inspire and challenge both students and colleagues
- Commitment to ensuring all students make exceptional progress

General Teaching Responsibilities
1. Engage in identifying and implementing the priorities of the School Improvement Plan, participating fully in school self-evaluation;
2. Comply with and uphold the policies of the school;
3. Fully understand and comply with the school's policy on safeguarding. Remain alert to pupils’ pastoral needs and provide support, in conjunction with school’s SENCo and Learning Support Assistants (LSAs);
4. Proactively uphold the school’s behaviour policy establishing class rules and setting out clear and fair sanctions in accordance with the school’s systems; high standards of behaviour should be expected at all times;
5. Work as part of the school’s teaching team and actively behave as a team member to support colleagues;
6. Oversee and work closely with LSAs, setting out tasks appropriate to the assistant's role and ability; supervise the work of support staff, students and voluntary helpers as required;
7. Ensure that the learning spaces provide a welcoming and stimulating environment to pupils and adults. Classrooms will be vibrant, well organised and serviceable. Work should be attractively displayed and be clearly and appropriately labelled;
8. Make effective use of PPA time to raise standards;
9. Lead assemblies as required;
10. Play an active role in the full life of the school.

Specific Responsibilities
Class / Subject Teacher:
1. Teach the designated class / subject group(s), implementing agreed planning, assessment and target setting; work with others to provide Curriculum Enrichment for students.
2. Plan students’ work to provide an inclusive and personalised curriculum which meets the needs of the children, including those with Special Needs and those who are Able, Gifted and Talented;
3. Carry out regular assessment, recording, monitoring and record keeping according to school policies, maintain appropriate records which monitor the progress of the students; mark students’ work regularly in accordance with the school’s marking policy;
4. Develop home-school links with parents/guardians of students in the class / subject group(s);
5. Complete termly and half-termly assessment records for the class / subject group(s), using the school’s systems, including preparation of Student Progress Reports for presentation to the Principal, Senior Leadership Team and Governing Body, as appropriate;
6. Complete student reports for presentation to parents / guardians (academic report and the achievement, effort and social report); meet students’ parents at parent evenings, 3 times per year;
7. Manage and monitor the work of other adults in the classroom (including volunteers);
8. Liaise closely with the SENCo regarding the learning needs of students;
9. Liaise closely with the Designated Teacher for Safeguarding regarding students’ welfare needs.

Essential educational requirements

• Second class degree or higher
• English and Mathematics at G.C.S.E./’O’ Level or equivalent and/or sound Literacy and Numeracy skills (ITT accreditation test level)
• ICT QTS accreditation test level or European Computer Driving License (ECDL)

Essential qualifications

• Relevant Teaching Qualification

Essential skills and experience

• High levels of secondary subject knowledge and knowledge of statutory requirements relating to the relevant Key Stage(s) curriculum;
• Evidence of positive impact on pupil outcomes in the relevant Year / Subject group(s);
• Positive disposition to implementing the Schools’ educational vision;
• Willingness to work across the Trust’s secondary schools to secure high attainment for all children in the relevant Year Group(s) Key Stage(s) who have SEN.
• Able to develop genuine, empathetic relationships with young people
• Solution focused disposition and a positive attitude particularly to challenge and change
• Understanding of and commitment to Equal Opportunities issues and principles and the need to apply an equal standard of care to all pupils
• Positive disposition towards inclusion of all pupils including those with learning difficulties in mainstream learning and education
• Able to work as part of a broader inclusion and pupil support system

Employee benefits

Supportive and enjoyable environment to work in
Fantastic CPD Programme
Career progression opportunities
Opportunities to go on trips such as to Barcelona
Access to the onsite leisure facilities


About Newmarket Academy

Address
Exning Road, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 0EB
Phase
Secondary
Type
Academy
Website
Newmarket Academy website (opens in a new window)