Teacher of Science Sandwell Academy, West Bromwich, West Midlands

Job description

Curriculum Responsibilities
To reflect the principles underlying the Academy’s curriculum framework in preparing, teaching and developing with others (staff members and partners from industry and commerce) aspects of the curriculum including the National Curriculum where necessary.

To ensure that appropriate assessment strategies are implemented and fully understood by parents, students, teachers and external partners.

Training Responsibilities
To be a recipient and where possible participant in the delivery of the Academy’s Professional Development Programme.

Pastoral Responsibilities
As a Personal Tutor undertake delegated responsibilities for the pastoral care of a group of students, fully implementing the Academy’s pastoral philosophy.

Safeguarding Responsibilities
To participate in Safeguarding training and adhere to the Academy’s guidelines for Child Protection.

Fabric Responsibilities
To ensure that the spaces for learning given into care are attractive and well kept, free from litter and graffiti and conducive to creating a safe and stimulating working environment.

Community Responsibilities
To involve industry, parents and educationalists as fully as possible in the life and development of the Academy.

Industry and Commerce Responsibilities
To ensure that contributions to curriculum design and delivery by industrial and commercial partners assigned to you are made within the full spirit of collaboration.

Appraisal Responsibilities
To be an active participant in and recipient of the Academy’s appraisal system, which will include an annual review and where necessary, re-designation of responsibilities in the interests of students and staff needs.

Teaching Responsibilities
To prepare, plan and teach the agreed curriculum, utilising as fully as possible the Information Technology System available in the Academy.

To comply with Sandwell Academy’s Corporate Dress Policy where appropriate.

To carry out other reasonable tasks from time to time as directed by the Head.

To work in accordance with the Academy’s safeguarding policy

Essential educational requirements

Undergraduate and postgraduate degree

Essential qualifications

Qualified teacher status

Essential skills and experience

• Evidence of achieving and securing high standards and outcomes.
• An understanding of how to use assessment to inform planning for excellent teaching and learning.
• A willingness to contribute to enrichment activities and the wider life of the Academy.
• The ability to work flexibly.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Excellent health and attendance record.
• A dynamic personality including a capacity, drive, passion and energy to succeed.

Employee benefits

Salaries broadly reflect national pay scales and successful candidates are also eligible for performance related pay linked to Academy policy in addition to their salary. We also offer childcare vouchers, a cycle to work scheme, shopping discounts and use of a state of the art fitness suite.

About Sandwell Academy

Sandwell Academy opened in 2006 and now educates over 1,200 students, recruiting 200 students each year into Year 7 and a Sixth Form of 350 students. Sandwell Academy is part of the Thomas Telford Multi Academy Trust (TTMAT), established in September 2017. The MAT currently consists of three secondary schools; Madeley Academy, Sandwell Academy and Walsall Academy. Sandwell Academy works closely with the schools within the MAT and Thomas Telford School. Sandwell Academy is proud of its achievements, and is a school where students receive praise, support and challenge. We are relentless in our pursuit of high standards and excellent teaching. Students benefit from state of the art facilities and modern equipment in all areas, especially in Sport, Business and ICT. In November 2011, January 2014 and again in May 2017 Ofsted graded the Academy as Outstanding. Students benefit from a broad curriculum, a flourishing extra-curricular programme, a safe and caring environment with high levels of pastoral support and an emphasis on traditional values of good behaviour, mutual respect and excellent attendance. We expect great things from our students and a strong work ethic and motivation to succeed are vital. Teachers and parents are required to work together in partnership to ensure children make excellent progress.

Halfords Lane, West Bromwich, West Midlands, B71 4LG
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