Teacher of Science - St Aidan's CE Academy

Job Summary
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Full time
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Closed for applications on 23/11/2023 12:00
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Schools - Teaching
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Closing date:
23 Nov
Further Information
Teacher of Science
Salary Range:  Main Pay Scale – Upper Pay Scale (depending on experience)
St Aidan’s CE Academy is an Academy with a strong shared ethos of ‘success grows success when you are destined for greatness’. The Academy is going through a period of rapid growth and is looking to expand the science department. We are looking for a dynamic, passionate and inspirational Teacher of Science, who will be able to contribute to the growth of the science department and Academy as a whole.

The ideal candidate is focused on high quality teaching in Science at Key Stages 3 and 4, and has a real passion for improving the outcomes of young people. This post would be suitable for newly qualified or more experienced teachers. The successful candidate will:
-Be able to inspire and motivate pupils
-Be able to work collaboratively with the department and wider school staff
-Secure and sustain a positive climate for learning and behaviour of our pupils
-Promote the inclusion and acceptance of pupils within the classroom
-To engage, challenge, motivate and reinforce self-esteem with all pupils
-Support the department with its continued development
-Be keen to engage in their own continuous professional development 

Our Science Department
We are a dedicated, creative and successful team of 6 teachers covering all three specialisms, with two full-time technicians. 2023 saw our department continue to deliver positive ‘Progress 8’ for science, with this year advancing our position both in our local area and nationally. As an Academy we delivered our best results.

In KS3 pupils have 4 hours of science a week and KS4 has 4/5 hours per week. The department occupies several fully equipped laboratories, a large prep/work room and a dedicated collaborative working space. We are also in the process of expanding our department with a building project to increase our laboratory and classroom space ready for the end of this academic year. Members of the science department are key leaders in the whole academy, and this leads to a culture of sharing ideas and strategies to deliver innovative and dynamic teaching across the department. We have a 3-year KS3 following the national curriculum and KS4 follows the Edexcel exam syllabus.
What we can offer you:
-A strong family ethos
-Very supportive and incredible staff team
-Career progression
-Outstanding relevant CPD
-Leadership opportunities
-An outward facing Academy
-Research opportunities
-Incredible pupils 

Our central belief is that exceptional schools / academies recruit and retain exceptional teachers and leaders. You will be joining an ambitious, energetic and supportive team of staff. You will be working with outstanding colleagues who are incredibly passionate about their subject specialism and pedagogy and who show extraordinary commitment and dedication to our pupils in their care; as well as being hugely supportive of each other.

Job Details
Subject: Science
Position: FTE, Permanant Post
Responsible to: Director of Science
Start date: Negotiable
Should you wish to visit the school, please contact Leanne Martin, Office Manager, on 01325 373778 to arrange a date/time.

Further details and an application form are available from Leanne Martin, Tel: 01325 373778 or Email: l.martin@staidansacademy.org.uk or alternatively application packs can be downloaded from our website: www.staidansacademy.co.uk.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive a large number of applications or a suitable candidate is found. It is therefore advisable for you to complete your application as early as possible and not wait until the closing date.
Applications must be returned to Leanne Martin via email.
Closing Date: 12 noon on Thursday, 23rd November 2023
Interview: Tuesday, 28th November 2023
The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The post is subject to a successful DBS clearance and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before an appointment is confirmed.
Please note
This job is closed for applications.