Teacher of Science

Woodkirk Academy, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF3 1JQ

32 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    Easter or September 2023

  • Closing date

    4 January 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    8 November 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

MPS/UPS

Additional allowances

TLR considered for appropriate candidates

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • A degree in Science, preferably Physics, with a teaching qualification
  • Proven ability to teach outstanding lessons across the 11-18 age range, with first class classroom management skills
  • The ability to work in collaboration with other members of staff to further the department
  • Exceptional personal organisation and time management skills
  • A firm understanding of key national and educational policies and issues
  • The ability to inspire high achievement in young people from all backgrounds
  • A clear commitment to improving your own performance through effective continuous professional development

What the school offers its staff

  • Woodkirk Academy is a high performing, successful, well established, fully comprehensive, co-educational 11-18 maintained Academy and a founding member of Leodis Academies Trust. We have a proud record in academic, intellectual, social and sporting, musical, dramatic and community developments. Our latest Ofsted report noted a ‘passion and commitment to continuous improvement’ and that ‘leadership at all levels is focused on the progress of pupils.’

  • Woodkirk enjoys an excellent reputation as an employer and our ethos and working practices are well regarded. We take pride in looking after staff and supporting everyone in their roles in order to deliver excellent education to our students.

  • This post is suited to a Newly Qualified or experienced Teacher. For Early Career Teachers, the school is able to offer excellent support and mentoring for new entrants to the profession.

  • An opportunity to use your skills and knowledge to make a real difference to the children within our community, whilst working within a school that fosters positivity and care.
  • Access to an expanding range of lifestyle benefits including Simply Health cash plan, free flu vaccinations and a cycle to work scheme.

  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme providing confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including physiotherapy, counselling and wellbeing support.
  • Free parking on site.
  • A wide range of possibilities to develop as a professional, with access to job related learning and development opportunities across the Trust.

Further details about the role

This is a fantastic opportunity for two dedicated and enthusiastic Teachers of Science to join one of the most successful schools in the city. Woodkirk Academy are looking for two Teachers of Science; one of whom will be a Physics specialist and will have the opportunity to teach a significant number of A Level Physics lessons.

Leodis Academies Trust and our individual Academies are committed to ‘Forging Young Futures’. To do this, each Academy has its own ethos and identity, and has the freedom to develop individually as well as working collaboratively to secure high quality outcomes for all its young people. By providing an extensive curriculum, both within and beyond the classroom, we cater for the wide range of talent and ability that our students have to offer. We work tirelessly to improve the life chances of all our young people and support them to make a positive contribution to their community.

Interviews will be held Wednesday 11 January 2023.

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All posts are subject to pre-employment checks, two references will be sought and successful candidates will need to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services check (DBS), medical clearance and provide evidence of eligibility to work in the UK and evidence of qualifications.

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About Woodkirk Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1862 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
0113 887 3600

Arranging a visit to Woodkirk Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@leodis.org.uk.

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