7 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2023

  • Closing date

    2 February 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    23 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

UPS/MPS

Additional allowances

£2000 Recruitment and Retention Bonus

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking an inspirational, highly motivated and innovative teacher of science to join our welcoming science team to help drive forward further developments in the curriculum. The successful candidate will be able to teach science across KS3 and 4, and either Biology, Chemistry, or Physics at GCSE Triple Science and A-level. We welcome applications from colleagues with Post 16 teaching experience. This post is suitable for an experienced or newly qualified teacher.

What the school offers its staff

Kingsthorpe College is an oversubscribed 11-18 Academy with approximately 1400 students on roll (200 students Post 16). We were graded by Ofsted as Good in all areas in December 2019, and we are now looking forward to the next stage of our journey from good to great. In September 2021, we joined Orbis Education Trust, and this has unlocked further possibilities for colleagues to develop, progress, and make a significant contribution to inspiring the students within our schools. We therefore believe it is an exciting time to join #TeamKC and be part of a community, which is resolute in its drive to help our students leave with the confidence and skills to be able to take part in the great conversations of our times. Kingsthorpe is on a journey to world-class status. Please look at our website https://www.kingsthorpecollege.org.uk for a comprehensive view of our school.

Staff wellbeing is important to us, and we offer a range of benefits to support our employees including:

  • Westfield Health Plan
  • Discounts at retailers and holiday companies
  • Free Parking
  • Flexible working opportunities including the option of a 9-day fortnight Staff Wellbeing Day
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Professional Development

Further details about the role

At Kingsthorpe College, we believe that an understanding of science is essential for our pupils to engage with the modern world. Regardless of their level of scientific study, we believe that pupils should be able to leave Kingsthorpe College with the scientific knowledge needed to think more deeply about their world. Now, more than ever, pupils will need to be equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to make reasoned choices and judgements based on evidence; for example when considering human impact on the environment, evaluating what is real and what is “fake news”, and making healthy life choices.

Science, however, is more than just facts and figures to be memorised and repeated. We believe that science is a process; it embodies a method and process of enquiry, evidence gathering and questioning, which is unique to science, yet transferrable to other disciplines. This process is linked to our of practical work; in our subject, this is used to drive pupil understanding, inspire wonder and build on our students natural curiosity.

This faculty are friendly, hard-working, innovative, and committed to stimulating student interest in the world around them and enjoyment in their studies. We place significant emphasis on working collegiately as a faculty to share our expertise and subsequently enhance the learning experience with our students. Every member of the staff isinvolved in a variety of professional learning programmesthat take place across the academic year.


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About Kingsthorpe College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1366 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01604 716106

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