Teacher of Science x 2 / x1 KS3 Lead

The Stockwood Park Academy, Luton, Bedfordshire


Job details

Job role Suitable for NQTs
Subjects Biology, Chemistry, Physics
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £24,373 to £40,490

Job description

The Stockwood Park Academy are making preparations for September 2020. We are currently looking to recruit two passionate Teachers of Science, one of whom will take responsibility for KS3 students. Our Science department are hard-working and dedicated in improving attainment for all students. If you are appointed as KS3 Lead, you will have a special focus on improving the success of all KS3 students. Science is a subject where you can really captivate students’ attention with various exciting experiments and interactive lessons. At The Stockwood Park Academy, we have two corridors dedicated to Science with modern, fully equipped labs and Science Technicians on hand to help. We are looking to appoint a teacher who is motivated to teach engaging and effective lessons with the range of resources we have available.
At The Stockwood Park Academy, we offer a school that will genuinely invest, support and develop you to become an outstanding practitioner and enable you to keep climbing the career ladder. If you are ambitious about excelling in your career and taking on additional responsibilities, we will give you the opportunities that you crave.
It is incredibly important to us here at The Stockwood Park Academy that all our staff are valued, listened to, mentored, challenged and given adequate opportunities to develop. As a Teaching Trust, we offer exceptional teacher training and high-quality professional development programmes catered to your needs. Consequently, we have many success stories of staff that have joined us and been given excellent CPD and training that has allowed them to climb the career ladder.
Key Duties:
• Be able to develop, plan and deliver effective and high quality learning experiences to all students
• Be an aspirational professional who is enthusiastic, influential and committed to working in pursuit of success for the academy and its learners.
• To set high expectations for all pupils, to deepen their knowledge and understanding and to maximise their achievement.
• To assess pupils’ work systematically and use the results to inform future planning, teaching and curricular development.

KS3 Lead
• To plan Key Stage 3 Science schemes of learning which develop and build significantly on prior understanding and knowledge at all levels.
• To plan, monitor and oversee a programme of Key Stage 3 events including ‘Personal Best’ and ‘Extended Learning Day’ to encourage student involvement, interest and participation beyond the curriculum.
• To develop a clear Key Stage 3 strategy across the curriculum at The Stockwood Park Academy which is understood by students, staff and wider stake-holders.
• To set high expectations for all KS3 pupils, to deepen their knowledge and understanding and to maximise their achievement.
• To use positive management of behaviour in an environment of mutual respect which allows pupils to feel safe and secure and promotes their self-esteem.
• To assess pupils’ work systematically and use the results to inform future planning, teaching and curricular development.

The successful candidate will have:
• Experience teaching Science
• Ability to use IT to support both the curriculum and work organisation
• Ability to monitor and evaluate teaching and learning.
• Ability to assess the needs of individuals to inform lesson planning.
• Ability to demonstrate the appropriate motivation to work with young people
• Resilience in working with challenging behaviours

Essential educational requirements

Undergraduate Degree

Essential qualifications

Teaching Qualification + QTS

Essential skills and experience

Experience teaching Sciecne at secondary level
Experiecne planning lessons and sequences of lessons
Experience assessing students' attainment

Employee benefits

TLR for KS3 Lead responsibilities

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1276 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website The Stockwood Park Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email k.anderson@thesharedlearningtrust.org.uk

About The Stockwood Park Academy

Secondary Academy

School location

Rotheram Avenue, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 5PP