Teacher of Science

The Totteridge Academy, London


Job details

Job role Suitable for NQTs
Subjects Science, Science
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £29,772 to £45,566

Job summary

We are looking for an exceptional science teacher to join our team. If you are an outstanding teacher who would relish the chance to make your mark in a school that has already made a huge transformation and continues to do so, this is the perfect role for you.

This position provides the ideal opportunity for an ambitious and dynamic teacher with vision to help shape an ethos of care, respect, high achievement and challenge. A recent Ofsted inspection in April 2019, graded the school as ‘Good’ overall with ‘Outstanding’ behaviour and leadership. Over the last three years, we have achieved:

• A phenomenal increase in exam results from 39% to 76% of students gaining 5+ good passes including English and Maths
• A Progress 8 score improvement from -0.45 to +0.6
• A 150% increase in student numbers enrolling in Year 7, from 72 to 180

We are confident and excited about being the most improved school in London by 2021.

As a member of our community you will help shape the lives of our fantastic students and play an important role in the academy’s future. The leadership team at The Totteridge Academy strongly believes in giving autonomy to our teachers and is always open to creative and innovative ideas.

At The Totteridge Academy we believe that the best teachers and leaders are continuously striving to improve through our belief in the principle of ‘kaizen’ (continuous improvement). We are committed to developing our people and, as part of the largest group of academies and independent schools in the country, United Learning, we offer unrivalled professional development and career progression.

This is an exciting time to join The Totteridge Academy; if you share our high expectations and are passionate about making a difference, we look forward to receiving your application.

Essential educational requirements

5 to 9 in GCSE Sciences
A Level in Science subjects
A degree or equivalent qualification in Science related subject

Essential qualifications


Essential skills and experience

Is an excellent classroom practitioner with an understanding of good teaching and how children learn with experience of teaching Science.

Is able to evidence improving teaching and learning in current role and results which reflect this.

Demonstrates high level of professionalism at all times and is a role model for others.

Is able to communicate effectively and positively with all stakeholders.

Is enthusiastic for Science and for the teaching of Science subjects through a variety of means.

Is able to teach Science subjects to at least GCSE level and an understanding of current developments in the National Curriculum regarding Science.

Employee benefits

In return we are offering a highly attractive salary, along with the benefits of being part of United Learning, opportunities to share good practice and collaborate with colleagues across every phase of education.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 572 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website The Totteridge Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email julie-ann.omalley@tta.org.uk

About The Totteridge Academy

School location

Barnet Lane, London, N20 8AZ