Teacher of Science

Rugby Free Secondary School, Rugby, Warwickshire


Job details

Subjects Physics, Biology, Chemistry
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £24,373 to £40,490

Job summary

Areas of Responsibility and Key Tasks
Core Duties:
● To develop schemes of learning and resources for Science
● To teach Science across the age and ability range
● To prepare students for external examinations and assessments as directed by the Director of Learning for Science

Key Tasks:
● To mark and assess students’ work according to the school/faculty policies
● To attend and contribute to relevant meetings
● To play an active part in the long term development of the faculty
● To prepare students for external examinations and assessments as directed
● Ensure SOL are in place, shared with staff and reviewed annually
● Ensure regular assessments are in place and are used to inform Academic Profiles
● To monitor student progress including data analysis and, where appropriate put in place
● Liaise with the Director of Learning for Science or Key Stage Leaders when necessary and respond to the Subject Impact reports when required
● To play a full part in the allocated year group team – including carrying out duties as a Form Tutor, if appropriate

● To undertake an appropriate programme of teaching in accordance with the duties of a
main scale teacher

● To ensure that all students have a safe environment in which they can learn, reporting any
concern about the environment to a member of the site team or if appropriate to one of the
Designated Safeguarding Leaders.
● To be aware of systems which support safeguarding and following the procedures as
highlighted in the Safeguarding Policy
● To identify children who may benefit from early help as soon as possible and discuss this with
one of the Designated Safeguarding Leaders
● To consider at all times what is in the best interests of the child
● To protect children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or
development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision
of safe and effective care
● To take action to enable all children to have the best outcomes

Additional Duties:
● To play a full part in the life of the school community, to support its distinctive ethos and to encourage other staff and students to follow this example

Other Specific Duties:
● To continue personal development as agreed
● To engage actively in the performance review process
● To undertake any other duty as specified by the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions
Document not mentioned in the above
● Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the
post, each individual task to be undertaken may not be identified
● Employees will be expected to comply with any reasonable request from a manager to
undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in this job description
● Employees are expected to adhere to the school’s agreed Code of Conduct

The school will endeavour to make any necessary reasonable adjustments to the job and the
working environment to enable access to employment opportunities for disabled job
applicants or continued employment for any employee who develops a disabling condition
This job description is current at the date shown but in consultation with the post holder may be changed by the Principal to reflect or anticipate changes in the job commensurate with
the grade and job title.

Essential educational requirements

● PGCE teaching practice experience at KS3 and KS4
● Teaching practice at KS5 (Desirable)

Essential qualifications

● Degree in a Science
● Evidence of further educational
professional development (Desirable)

Essential skills and experience

● Grounding in teaching and
learning strategies
● Commitment to the role of
accurate assessment to
monitor progress
● Knowledge and
understanding of literacy
● Knowledge and
understanding of KS3 and 4
Science curriculum

● Use of differentiated
approaches to teaching and
learning (Desirable)
● Knowledge and understanding
of KS2 and KS5 Science
curriculum (Desirable)

● Ability to communicate
clearly and effectively
● Commitment to high
quality teaching

● ICT skills to enhance teaching
and learning in Science
Commitment to extra-curricular

Employee benefits

We can offer….

● A TLR payment

● Excellent students and staff who will enthuse and inspire the successful candidate

● The opportunity to be part of a highly innovative and successful department

● A friendly and supportive working environment

● A commitment to staff wellbeing

● A comprehensive induction programme and the opportunity to engage in further professional development

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Free School
Education phase Secondary
School size 529 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 19
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Rugby Free Secondary School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email brett.shields@rugbyfreesecondary.co.uk

School location

Anderson Avenue, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV22 5PE