Teacher of Science

Paignton Academy, Paignton, Devon


Job details

Job role Suitable for NQTs
Subjects Chemistry, Biology
Working pattern Will consider full-time, part-time
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £24,373 to £40,490 per year (full-time equivalent)

Job summary



The Academy is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic teacher of Science to deliver high quality lessons from September 2020. If you are an excellent classroom practitioner, who is flexible, dedicated and passionate about delivering exceptional learning experiences, then we want to hear from you.

This is an exciting time to be joining our Academy as we seek an additional teacher to meet rapidly increasing student numbers. Our Science faculty is of central importance to our Academy as we continue to strive to create an outstanding team, recently achieving Science STEM South West School of the Year.

This is a perfect time to join a dynamic, cohesive and committed faculty as we embed the new Science curriculum and celebrate significantly improved results over the last two years, alongside four newly built Science labs. Within the Academy two other recent capital projects, costing in excess of £4 million pounds, have also just been completed. The Academy has recently undergone a superb transformation in September 2019 to facilitate students in years 7 to 11 across two sites.

The successful candidate should have Qualified Teacher status and have an up-to-date knowledge of developments in Science. The post would equally suit a Newly Qualified Teacher or experienced teacher.

The Academy provides high quality professional development opportunities at all stages of teacher development. These range from our extensive NQT programme through to leadership progression opportunities within Paignton and across the Trust.

The Academy is situated in Torbay and is part of the beautiful English Riviera. It is within easy reach of stunning beaches with golden sands, rolling countryside and Dartmoor. It is also only a short drive away, via the new South Devon link road, from the City of Exeter and its surrounding areas.

Prospective candidates are very welcome to visit or make contact for an informal chat.

If you would like to know more about Bay Education Trust please visit www.bayeducationtrust.org

To access the Job Description/Person Specification and Application Form, please visit www.bayeducationtrust.org

Applications should be sent to personnel@bayeducationtrust.org by 3pm Thursday 30th January

Interviews likely to be held on Tuesday 4th February

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Essential educational requirements

QTS with Teacher Number – for NQTs confirmation from PGCE provider.

Essential qualifications

QTS with Teacher Number – for NQTs confirmation from PGCE provider.

Essential skills and experience

Knowledge and experience of the current National Curriculum. Good knowledge and experience of the State Education System. Well organised, good time manager able to meet deadlines. Application form and accompanying information completed to a high standard. Evidence of experience including teaching practice in a similar school. Effective teacher with the potential to deliver high quality lessons which support good outcomes. Ability to contribute to the aims of the Academy. ICT capability.
Ability to be part of a team. High level of interpersonal skills, ability to relate well to pupils, colleagues and parents.
Good role model for pupils. Integrity, enthusiasm, sense of humour, ability to manage stress effectively. High energy levels. Good written and spoken English. A liking of young people with a passionate desire to see them reach their full potential. Two references which confirm satisfactory standard of work, relationships with pupils and relationships with staff and parents.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1374 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Paignton Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email personnel@bayeducationtrust.org

About Paignton Academy

School location

Waterleat Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ3 3WA