KS3 Science Coordinator, Greenford, Middlesex

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Ada Lovelace Church of England High schoolGreenford, Middlesex

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Start date: For September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main Professional Grade (MPS/UPS) + TLR 2b (£4,444)
Contract term: Permanent

Ada Lovelace Church of England High School is a new 6FE local comprehensive school for pupils aged 11-18. When the school opens in September 2018 it will have a smaller intake, of 125 Year 7 students, for the first two years whilst co-located at William Perkin CE High School in Greenford before this figure increases to 196 students per year group when the school moves to its permanent site in Ealing. It will have 1,330 students when full. 

The position of KS3 Science Coordinator is an exciting opportunity for an innovative teacher and curriculum planner who is looking to take on a role within departmental leadership. You will have responsibility for leading the department in terms of curriculum planning and progress monitoring for KS3 students, and will work closely with our established and experienced science team at William Perkin to ensure that a comprehensive wider learning offer is in place for KS3 students. The new post-holder may also initially take on some KS5 Science teaching at William Perkin.

Ada Lovelace will share William Perkin’s innovative curriculum model – core subjects including science are taught in the morning in 50-minute periods, and science is studied every day by every student. These lessons cover the academic core, and the style of learning is formally focussed on the acquisition of core content and academic disciplines. 

The Practical and Creative subject options, known as the Electives, take place in the afternoon. The elective subject areas are Art, Music, Sport, Creative Technologies and the Application of Science. Once a week students have a 100-minute Applied Science session in which they explore the subject in a real world context. The Applied Science electives have been designed to encourage students to understand the practical application of Science and to develop their ability to think both critically and creatively. Each unit is constructed around a specific context, problem or creative challenge, and the content is designed to reinforce and extend classroom learning. The style of the elective programme is to encourage experimentation, exploration and research, and students use their individual initiative as well working effectively as part of a team to formulate accurate, measurable responses and solutions to the problems they encounter. The goal is for students to gain a genuine sense of the application of the science they study, as well as consolidate their learning in the core syllabus.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A good degree and Qualified Teacher Status
  • Knowledge of the requirements of the National Curriculum
  • An understanding of recent curriculum / learning developments
  • An understanding of the strategies required to motivate and enthuse all students across the ability range as part of a whole school approach to raising achievement
  • An understanding of the processes and techniques required to assess, record and report students’ learning effectively

We offer: 

  • Exceptional professional development and career progression
  • Positive working relationships at all levels
  • A supportive and lively Leadership Team

Ada Lovelace CE High School, Ealing

Ada Lovelace Church of England High School is due to open in temporary accommodation – on the William Perkin site – in September 2018. The school will initially open with 125 places in Year 7, increasing to 196 places in each year group in 2020 when the school relocates to its permanent site in North Ealing. The school is named after the Victorian pioneer of computing; it will have a specialism in digital technologies and will provide different routes from Year 7 in ICT and Computer Science as well as applications of Creative Media. It will benefit from strong partnerships with both Twyford and William Perkin CE High Schools, both of which currently run strong programmes in this area.

How to apply

Please visit the Vacancies page of the Twyford Trust website http://www.twyfordacademies.org.uk/recruitment/vacancies for more information about how to apply, and to download a Job description, Application Form and Letter to Applicants.

Applications must be submitted to HR/Recruitment at Twyford School by the closing date and time above. They can be posted to Twyford Church of England Academies Trust, c/o Twyford Church of England School, Twyford Crescent, Acton, London W3 9PP or emailed to recruitment@twyfordacademies.org.uk Please do not submit applications by fax.

Closing date: Noon, Wednesday 10th January 2018

Interview date: Monday 15th January 2018

The Twyford Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful applicant will be required to undergo the child protection screening appropriate to the post, including an enhanced disclosure from the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) and references from previous employers. 

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More about Ada Lovelace Church of England High school
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Twyford Crescent, Acton, London, W3 9PP, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 875 0141