Science Teacher
Location
Ark All Saints Academy
 
Details

Job Description: Science Teacher

 

Reports to: Head of Department

Start date: ASAP

Salary: Ark MPS (Inner London)

 

 

 

Ark All Saints is a small school made up of 600 scholars. We consider ourselves to be members of a family, who work together to ensure the success of all our children.                 

Our staff are deeply committed to the culture and ethos of Ark All Saints. We leave no child behind and work relentlessly to enable all to fulfil their potential. We want our teaching staff to be fully equipped to meet the needs of all scholars and so we provide outstanding training for all teaching staff with over two hours of specialist teacher training per week built into the school day on top of ten inset days per year. Staff are constantly being developed through coaching and mentoring. If you want to become an outstanding  practitioner and /or are looking to work somewhere in which your skills as a teacher are recognised, celebrated and nurtured - come and visit Ark All Saints Academy.  

We are a Church of England academy whose only admission criteria is on distance, we welcome students of all faiths and none and we expect all members of staff to support and uphold the moral ethos of our academy.  

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated Science Teacher with a commitment to academic excellence and helping every child succeed. Working as part of a small team, you will play an important part in developing the new academy’s Science provision. You will plan and deliver high quality lessons and be committed to achieving excellent results for their students, instilling in them a love for the subject and a desire to learn.  

Our ideal candidate will: 

  • be passionate about teaching Science and committed to achieving excellent results for their students 
  • demonstrate high levels of ambition and optimism regarding what the academy and its students can achieve 
  • have the resolve to make a real difference to the lives of pupils
  • be committed to Ark’s ethos of high expectations and no excuses
  • In return, you will have the opportunity to work with great colleagues and receive the support to develop yourself through an outstanding professional development programme. We offer attractive remuneration as well as a range of benefits including reduced gym membership and large retail discounts.  

If you are seeking a challenging and highly rewarding position, enriching the lives of our students, we would be delighted to hear from you.

 

 

Key responsibilities

  • To plan, resource and deliver lessons and sequences of lessons to the highest standard that ensure real learning takes place and scholars make superior progress
  • To provide a nurturing classroom and academy environment that helps scholars to develop as learners
  • To help to maintain/establish discipline across the whole academy
  • To contribute to the effective working of the academy.

 

Outcomes and Activities

Teaching and Learning

  • Enrich the curriculum with trips and visits to enhance the learning experience of all scholars
  • With direction from the Head of Department and within the context of the academy’s curriculum and schemes of work, plan and prepare effective teaching modules and lessons
  • Teach engaging and effective lessons that motivate, inspire and improve pupil attainment
  • Use regular assessments to set targets for scholars, monitor student progress and respond accordingly to the results of such monitoring
  • To produce/contribute to oral and written assessments, reports and references relating to individual and groups of pupils
  • Develop plans and processes for the classroom with measurable results and evaluate those results to make improvements in student achievement
  • Ensure that all scholars achieve at least at chronological age level or, if well below level, make significant and continuing progress towards achieving at chronological age level
  • Maintain regular and productive communication with pupils, parents and carers, to report on progress, sanctions and rewards and all other communications
  • Provide or contribute to oral and written assessments, reports and references relating to individual pupils and groups of pupils
  • Direct and supervise support staff assigned to lessons and when required participate in related recruitment and selection activities
  • Implement and adhere to the academies behaviour management policy, ensuring the health and well-being of pupils is maintained at all times
  • Participate in preparing pupils for external examinations.

 

Academy Culture

  • Support the academy’s values and ethos by contributing to the development and implementation of policies practices and procedures
  • Help create a strong academy community, characterised by consistent, orderly behaviour and caring, respectful relationships
  • Help develop a small school/department culture and ethos that is utterly committed to achievement
  • To be active in issues of student welfare and support
  • Support and work in collaboration with colleagues and other professional in and beyond the school, covering lessons and providing other support as required.

 

Other

  • Undertake , and when required, deliver or be part of the appraisal system and relevant training and professional development
  • Undertake other various responsibilities as directed by the Head of Department or Principal.

 

Person Specification: Science Teacher

 

 

Qualification Criteria

  • Qualified to degree level and above
  • Qualified to teach and work in the UK

 

Experience

  • Experience of raising attainment in a challenging classroom environment
  • Experience of reflecting on and improving teaching practice to increase student achievement
  • Evidence of continually improving the teaching and learning of their subject through schemes of work and extra-curricular activities.

 

Knowledge

  • Up to date knowledge in the curriculum area
  • Understanding of the strategies needed to establish consistently high aspirations and standards of results and behaviour.

 

Behaviours

Leadership

  • Effective team worker and leader
  • High expectations for accountability and consistency
  • Vision aligned with Ark’s high aspirations, high expectations of self and others
  • Genuine passion and a belief in the potential of every student
  • Motivation to continually improve standards and achieve excellence
  • Commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils.

 

Teaching and Learning

  • Excellent classroom teacher with the ability to reflect on lessons and continually improve their own practice
  • Effective and systematic behaviour management, with clear boundaries, sanctions, praise and rewards
  • Thinks strategically about classroom practice and tailoring lessons to scholars needs
  • Understands and interprets complex student data to drive lesson planning and student attainment
  • Good communication, planning and organisational skills
  • Demonstrates resilience, motivation and commitment to driving up standards of achievement
  • Acts as a role model to staff and scholars
  • Commitment to regular and on-going professional development and training to establish outstanding classroom practice. 

 

Other

  • Commitment to equality of opportunity and the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils
  • Willingness to undertake training
  • This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service disclosure.