Assistant Team Leader: Science, Bristol

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Wellsway SchoolBristol

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Start date: 1 September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPR3 – UPR3 + TLR2(b)
Contract term: Permanent

We are looking to appoint a highly motivated and enthusiastic practitioner who will, under the direction of the Director of Science, take responsibility for a key stage in science. Applications are welcomed from both current postholders and ambitious teachers with a proven track record of success and the desire to be an outstanding leader. This exciting role has arisen due to the promotion of a current postholder to Head of Science at another school and provides the unique opportunity to help shape the provision of science in our school. The Key Stage responsibility of this role will be decided according to the individual candidate’s experience balanced against the needs of the school. 

You will need to be committed to our vision of becoming an outstanding school and to supporting the science team deliver consistently high standards for students of all abilities. Responsibilities will include monitoring and evaluating student progress and leading the development of teaching, learning and assessment at Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. As a leader in our school, you will work closely with Assistant Team Leaders from other curriculum areas in developing and improving teaching and learning and will be responsible for ensuring that every student enjoys an excellent experience across their science lessons. 

If you are a highly effective teacher, able to form excellent educational relationships with students and staff and are confident at leading on the development of challenging and engaging schemes of learning, we would love to hear from you. The ability to teach biology, chemistry and physics to GCSE level and at least one science to A Level are essential. 

In return we offer: 

  • A school committed to excellence that values staff and students 
  • A stable and high performing team and a curriculum structure that offers both combined and separate sciences at GCSE, plus all three sciences at A Level. 
  • A school with outstanding ethos, results, attendance and behaviour on a par with other high achieving schools in the south west of England 
  • A full and varied CPD programme offering teaching and leadership development for our staff 
  • Excellent students with very good take up at GCSE and A Level 
  • Wider opportunities to be involved across our multi academy trust 

Wellsway Multi Academy Trust is a partnership of schools which span the Bristol - Keynsham - Bath area that are working together to provide a high quality educational experience for all students in their care. 

If you are interested and want to find out more or how to apply, please go the How to Apply section. 

Closing date for applications is midday Thursday 22 February 2018. 

Interview date to be confirmed. 

PLEASE NOTE: Early applications are encouraged. Wellsway School reserves the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date of the advertisement, should the School be able to appoint an appropriate candidate. 

If you are interested and would like to discuss further or visit the school, please contact Adam Littleboy (Curriculum Director for Science) on 0117 986 4751 or email who will be delighted to hear from you. 

To apply: 

  • Visit the school website 
  • Download the Job Description / Person Specification, Candidate Pack and Application Form 
  • In Section 7 of the Application Form (Information in Support of your Application) in no more than two sides please provide details of how your skills and experiences match the qualities referred to in the person specification. 
  • Email your completed Application Form to 

Wellsway Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Your suitability to work with children and young people will form part of the selection process. For this post, prior to appointment Wellsway Multi Academy Trust will apply for a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring check, a Children’s Barred list check, two satisfactory references, satisfactory pre-employment health screening and for Teachers, a Prohibition Check in relation to the children’s workforce. In some settings a Declaration will be required in order to meet our obligations under the ‘Disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006. 

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More about Wellsway School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Chandag Road, Keynsham, Bristol, BS31 1PH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 117 986 4751
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