Teacher of Science Springfield School, Portsmouth, Hampshire

Job description

Required from September 2020 (or April if available)

We are seeking an ambitious, well-qualified and highly motivated teaching professional to join our successful Science Department. A passion for your subject is key, as is an ability to teach across the science curriculum and instil enthusiasm for learning in the pupils.
We would like you to use excellent communications skills and work with colleagues across the wider school community to achieve the best possible progress and attainment for our pupils.

Opportunities to play a wider role in the school community may also exist for those candidates with skills and experience beneficial to the school.

Essential educational requirements

Undergraduate Degree and relevant teaching qualification.

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status / PGCE

Essential skills and experience

Experience of delivering KS3&4 Science Curriculum

Employee benefits

We believe that rewarding and looking after our colleagues is key to helping them deliver inspiring care and education to all the children across the Trust.


All of our posts are measured against local and national pay scales and job descriptions. Where possible we adopt any sector-specific pay recommendations, such as the recent NJC award for support staff.


When you join our Team, you will be auto-enrolled to be a member of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (www.teacherspensions.co.uk) or Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) www.lgps.org, as appropriate to your job role.

Health & Well-being

As a member of our Trust, you will be entitled to a range of benefits to support your well-being, including a free Confidential Employee Helpline offering Telephone Counselling, Legal and financial information and Health & Well being advice.

Staff members can also choose to join a Health Cash Plan, which offers employees a simple way to help cut the cost of private healthcare, including for physiotherapy and dental treatment.

We also believe that prevention is better than cure, and in order to try and keep our colleagues fit and healthy, we offer Nurse Support Service, Health Screening Days, Stress Awareness Sessions, Counselling Services, Menopause Support and Weight Management.

Staff Development

We believe that investing in our people is key. Line Managers will hold regular reviews with colleagues and ensure they are supported with their professional development.

We also work with the University of Portsmouth to hold a Trust-wide training day with a pedagogical focus for all classroom based staff on an annual basis.

Other Benefits

Childcare Voucher Scheme - Under the current scheme, if eligible, you can make savings of up to £1,196 per year on childcare costs.

Cycle2Work Scheme – Get fit on your journey to work with a *tax-free bike.

About Springfield School

We are a large and inclusive school with over 1100 students on roll, situated in the suburb of Drayton, to the north of the City of Portsmouth, nestled under the slopes of Portsdown Hill. The school has an established history of excellent practice and high achievement; in March 2013 Ofsted judged the school to be good with outstanding features. In 2016, Ofsted commented that ‘The quality of teaching is very well led and managed. Staff morale is high and there is sense of pride in the quality of learning in the school from them and from pupils. Standards remain at least above average or are improving in all key subjects’…’ Pupils’ behaviour remains very good. They are welcoming to visitors, show a mature respect for each other and enjoy working with their teachers’. We are a strong, aspirational community founded on positive and respectful relationships; every individual is known and supported in their learning and personal development. We aim to inspire our students with a love of learning, a desire to innovate and a sense of discovery and optimism for their twenty-first century world. Our curriculum is rich and broad, and our commitment to promoting student leadership and co-construction means that students are actively engaged in developing the school, and shaping their own learning. Our teachers recognise individual learning styles, as well as the need to encourage independent and collaborative learning.

Central Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 1QY
Springfield School website (opens in a new window)