Deadline is tomorrow

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    12 May 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    29 April 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Physics, Science
Working pattern
Will consider full-time, part-time
Contract type
Main Teacher Pay Scale

Job summary

Teacher of Science 0.8FTE – Physics specialism

Commencement Date: September 2021.
The Governors of King Ecgbert School are seeking to appoint a 0.8FTE (1FTE in the first year fixed term) Teacher of Science with a specialism in Physics, to commence September 2021 in this outstanding, system leading school at the heart of the Mercia Learning Trust.

The Science Department

The Science department is staffed with 16 highly qualified subject specialist teachers, combining experience, energy and commitment. This makes the science department a dynamic and exciting place to work. The department is supported by three highly qualified and experienced technicians.

The Science department is housed in a modern suite of eleven laboratories, one curriculum base and two preparation rooms along an entire wing of the school. Each teaching laboratory has an interactive whiteboard, and one of the laboratories is kept as a dry computer suite.

The department works closely as a team and continually review and modify the curriculum to serve the varied needs and aspirations of the students of the school. Department members are expected to make a full contribution to all aspects of the work of the department and to lead in particular projects.

Each member of the department is given a varied timetable that covers the age and ability range of the school. Department members teach all aspects of science in KS3, mainly their subject specialisms at KS4 and only their subject specialism at KS5.

We offer Combined Science and Triple Science at GCSE, with approximately 50% of the cohort opting on to each course. At sixth form level, we offer A levels in Biology, Chemistry and Physics plus level three BTEC in Applied Science.

We are also very keen on creating enrichment opportunities within Science; each year we run a trip to CERN in Geneva, an A level Biology field course at the North Yorkshire coast alongside other extra-curricular activities such as entering a team in the Top of the Bench Chemistry competition and a forensics afternoon with Y7. Examination results at GCSE and A level are outstanding.

King Ecgbert school is part of a successful academy trust (Mercia Learning Trust); this allows opportunities to work with other successful departments and leading professionals to constantly improve staff through specific and focussed CPD.

The Mercia Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all of our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We require the successful applicant to undertake an enhanced criminal records check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Closing date for applications is: Close of business on 12 May 2021
Interviews are provisionally scheduled for week commencing 17 May 2021

Applying for the job

All details, including the Job Advert, Application Form, Job Description and Person Specification can be found within this pack or on our school website;

We hope that our recruitment pack and website provides you with plenty of information about us. However, should you require any additional information, or would like an informal discussion/visit, please contact us on 0114 235 3855 or email

To apply, please email your completed application to or send it by post to:

Abigail Eaton
Mercia Learning Trust
79 Glen Road
S7 1RB

Please note that we do not accept CVs - applicants must submit an application form.

Please also note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage.

All applications that have been submitted electronically will receive an email confirming receipt.

An email and/or letter will be sent to shortlisted candidates with details of the interview process.

If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion, your application has been unsuccessful.

Mercia Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will therefore be required to complete a DBS check in line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 and the Police Act Regulations.

We are an Equal Opportunities employer.

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
1352 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report

About King Ecgbert School

Dear Applicant
King Ecgbert School is seeking an outstanding, 0.8FTE Teacher of Science (1FTE in the first year fixed term) with a specialism in Physics commencing September 2021.

The school is exceptionally strong- rated outstanding by Ofsted, has academic results that are consistently ‘well above average’. This is a truly comprehensive school with 20% of students disadvantaged, 30% EAL and 40% from BAME communities but also serving a highly affluent suburb. The school leadership is motivated by social mobility, inclusiveness and a focus on vulnerable learners. The school is proud to offer one of Sheffield’s Integrated Resources for children on the ASC spectrum. The sixth form is highly regarded for its record, not just of helping students access top Russell Group and Oxbridge Universities but also enabling students to be the first in their families to access Higher Education.

The school is proud to be at the heart of the Mercia Learning Trust that started with King Ecgbert School and now comprises 6 schools both primary and secondary across the south west of Sheffield. The Trust is led by its CEO, Chris French and all the schools benefit from an expert central services team.

The school is principally as strong as it is because highly qualified teachers teach excellent lessons with high expectations of all students in terms of attendance, behaviour, attitude and character. The teaching team are backed up by an exceptional team of support staff who are experts in their field. When we make appointments we are looking to strengthen an outstanding team; working in such a high achieving school is demanding but the camaraderie of working together to achieve excellence makes it a very rewarding place to work. The school is committed to staff development and supporting the career progression of the ambitious and talented.

The school was awarded the World Class Schools Quality Mark in 2017 and reaccredited in 2020 – the first school in the region to be nominated for and successfully achieve this accolade. This award enables the school to access a peer group of elite schools nationally.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Paul Haigh
King Ecgbert School

School location

Totley Brook Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S17 3QU

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