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Teacher of Science (Physics)

The Suthers School, Newark, Nottinghamshire

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Biology, Chemistry, Physics
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £25,714 to £41,604 plus potential for TLR2+

Job summary

Key purpose of the job
To teach pupils in allocated classes in order to ensure that their learning is of the highest quality and to support the school in developing young people who are compassionate, self-respecting, independent thinkers with the academic, social and character strengths necessary to thrive in modern society.

Responsibilities of a classroom teacher

Teach pupils within allocated classes, enhancing their learning and providing the opportunity for achievement for all pupils;
Planning and preparing tasks which challenge pupils and ensure high levels of interest during lessons;
Monitor the academic progress of pupils within allocated classes and implement appropriate strategies to address underachievement;
To assess, record and report on the progress and attainment of all pupils within allocated classes;
To register the attendance of pupils in class;
To set appropriate homework;
To mark pupil’s work and give appropriate and constructive feedback;
To research new topic areas, maintain up-to-date subject knowledge, and devise and write new curriculum materials;
Manage pupil behaviour in the classroom and on school premises, and apply appropriate and effective measures in cases of misbehaviour;
Communicate with parents and carers over pupils' progress and participate in departmental meetings, parents' evenings and whole school training events;
Undergoing regular observations and participating in regular in-service training (INSET) as part of continuing professional development (CPD); and
Undertake critical self-evaluation and then participate in continuous professional development designed to enhance the quality of teaching or other working practices.
Responsibilities of a form tutor

To address any issues concerned with the wellbeing, personal development and academic progress of pupils within the tutor group;
To check uniform and general appearance on a daily basis; and
To monitor the behaviour of pupils in the tutor group.
Performance Management responsibilities

All members of staff are required to participate fully in the school’s performance management system.
Other professional requirements

Have a working knowledge of teachers’ professional duties and legal liabilities;
Operate at all times within the stated policies and practices of the school;
Establish effective working relationships and set a good example through their presentation and personal and professional conduct; and
Contribute to the wider organisational life of the school through effective participation in meetings and management systems necessary to coordinate the management of the school

Employee benefits

Teachers Pension, Healthcare and CPD

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Free School
Education phase
School size
150 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report

About The Suthers School

The Suthers School is a brand new 11-18 Free School which welcomed its first cohort of students in September 2017. We moved into a brand-new, state-of-the-art facility in September 2020 and are now seeking to appoint a well-qualified Teacher of Science with a proven ability to teach Physics from KS3-KS5 to play a critical role in supporting us in our mission to deliver a first-class education to all students.

By striking a balance between challenge and support and by ranking character education alongside academic preparation, The Suthers School seeks to provide the very best foundation for all its students, no matter what their starting point. If you too are driven by the desire to give every child the ambition to succeed and equip them with the skills they need to take their place as the leaders of tomorrow, then we would love to hear from you.

Above all, we are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic and well-qualified teacher who shares our passion for ensuring that the needs of all learners are met.

School location

Cross Lane, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 3NH

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