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  • Job start date

    17 April 2023

  • Closing date

    3 February 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    24 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£28,000 - £43,685

Pay scale


Additional allowances

Possibility of TLR

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic individual to join our Science Department, one of the biggest teams in a large school. The Science Department has a high profile and a reputation for innovation and driving standards within the school and wider trust.

You will have be highly capable with an excellent understanding of the subject and have the ability to motivate, challenge and inspire our students, with the potential to make a positive contribution to teaching and learning. You will work with a dedicated team and have access to a wide range of excellent development opportunities through the teaching school, the Trust’s research school and through the links we make with the 32 schools in the Trust.

What the school offers its staff

We will offer you:• Fantastic students who, with the right expectations and motivation, can and do achieve great things• A school at a very exciting stage in its development• The opportunity to have an immediate and profound impact on the futures of over a thousand students• Excellent support to help you develop and progress in your careerSamuel Ward is a successful 11-18 co-educational academy with 1220 students on roll situated in pleasant surroundings on the western edge of Suffolk, within easy reach of Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds. We benefit from excellent facilities. We have recently entered into an exciting partnership with Westfield Primary Academy, located on a site adjacent to SWA, with a view to providing students in the two schools with a continuous, coherent journey from Early Years to A-Level.We were rated as Good by Ofsted at the beginning of November 2022. That report shows that very substantial progress has been made since the report published in 2019. We are looking for a highly effective teacher of science to join us as we enter a new and exciting phase of the school’s development.Prospective candidates are warmly invited to visit the school. We reserve the right to interview and potentially appoint exceptional candidates before the closing date.

Commitment to safeguarding

We may hold interviews as and when applications are received and we encourage you to apply as soon as possible and advise you check the job information as per the listing on our careers site. In line with safer recruitment, we are unable to accept CVs. Unity Schools Partnership is committed to safer recruitment, equal opportunities, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required.
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About Samuel Ward Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1221 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email kfranks@samuelward.co.uk.

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