Teacher of Science Northampton Academy, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Job description

Start date: January 2020

Salary: Highly Competitive + possible relocation + possible R&R

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Science faculty. We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic Teacher of Science to play a significant part within a dedicated and supportive team. You will be working in, and making significant contributions to a team that is committed to continually raising standards. We are a large faculty with a range of subject specialists and three full time technicians to support practical learning in the classroom.

Northampton Academy is a transformational comprehensive and non-selective school of approximately 1500 students, serving a diverse community. We were proud to be judged 'good' by Ofsted in all areas in February 2016. Our values, which underpin every decision we take, are RESPECT, DETERMINATION and AMBITION. We have a comprehensive student character-building programme, which has been nationally recognised through the Character Kitemark.

The leadership of the Academy is completely determined to create an environment in which teachers can get on with their core role: delivering excellent lessons. To this end, the student behaviour system is clear and simple and easy to administer in lessons. If action is needed beyond these simple steps, the pastoral and senior teams take all the burden away from the teachers, conducting detentions, following up and dealing with parents on your behalf. Teachers at the Academy speak of this as one of the major benefits of working here. In addition to this, teachers are trusted to be professionals through:

• No unannounced observations
• No lesson grading
• 3 extra INSET days per year for joint team planning
• A feedback and recognition policy that lets teachers decide the best feedback mechanism for their own classes, rather than having this prescribed centrally

Northampton Academy is part of United Learning, a unique group of independent and state schools working together to achieve the best in everyone. Our vision is to provide excellent education so that all young people are able to make a success of their lives and, if we are to realise this vision, we need to make sure we attract, develop and reward the key ingredient – you.

Northampton Academy is committed to equal opportunities and to the protection and safety of all students and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share these commitments.

The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure.

Closing Date: Monday 21st October 2019 at 9am

Essential educational requirements

Minimum of Grade C (or equivalent) in English and Maths

Essential qualifications

Degree in a related subject

Essential skills and experience

Experience of working within a school or education setting (secondary)
Awareness of data protection, security and confidentiality
To have knowledge and experience of working in a successful team
Maintain an up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the professional duties of teachers and the statutory framework within which they work, and contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of the policies and practice of their workplace, including those designed to promote equality of opportunity
Have high expectations of young people including a commitment to ensuring that they can achieve their full potential and to establishing fair, respectful, trusting, supportive and constructive relationships with them
Knowledge and understanding of recent legislation, development and initiatives in secondary education
Knowledge of the curriculum at KS3, KS4 & KS5

Employee benefits

Highly competitive salary + possible relocation + possible R&R

About Northampton Academy

Wellingborough Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN3 8NH
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