This role is perfect for an enthusiastic and dedicated teacher of Biology, Chemistry or Physics who would like to join a successful department, or a teacher ready to make the transition to their first curriculum leadership role. The successful candidate will share the school's vision and the belief that all young people can achieve at high levels. This role involves teaching Science, largely within specialism across KS3 to KS5, with the possibility of working as a Head of Subject underneath a Director of Science for the very best candidate.
In this role you will be driving exceptional pupil outcomes in Science at KS3 to KS5. Your purpose is to create a focused learning environment in your lessons and to ensure that pupils are successful in their study of Science.
In the classroom
You actively create a strong classroom culture by building strong relationships with pupils, having an organised classroom environment and bringing a sense of joy to your work. You foster pupil collaboration and a high level of engagement in lessons. You use assessment information in the classroom to inform teaching, checking and intervening to address barriers to learning and misunderstanding and using feedback and self and peer assessment to ensure that pupils know where they are and what they need to do to progress. You plan backwards from the intended outcome at the medium term and lesson level, ensuring that the needs of all learners are met. You deliver lessons that offer clear instructions and modelling, opportunities for pupils to practice and strong consistent routines throughout. You carry out form tutor duties with care and diligence, carefully crafting a supportive, trusting and honest relationship with tutees and their families which drive progress towards the school vision and upholds high standards.
Around the classroom
You support pupils, especially those who are vulnerable, to make excellent progress in line with the school vision. You use a range of assessment tools to know clearly where pupils are in their learning, what they need to do next and how to effectively support them, at the individual, group and class level. You work closely with families to support them to effectively support their children, operating with sensitivity, empathy and high expectations.
Beyond the classroom
You support learning beyond the classroom by organising trips and supporting extra-curricular activities wherever relevant. You will support pupils in all aspects of their conduct around the school by carrying out duties and other responsibilities. You work closely with colleagues, supporting their development and the progress of all pupils. You take responsibility for your own development, seeking opportunities to learn, grow and lead. You set goals that are driven by the school priorities and you regularly evaluate progress against your goals, seeking feedback and adjusting your course where necessary.