Lead Practitioner for Science, Bedfordshire

Closing date:

The Chalk Hills AcademyBedfordshire

Date posted:
Start date: Easter 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Lead Practitioner Scale - £39,374 to £59,857
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Are you a confident team player looking for your next challenge?

Are you an experienced Teacher of Science interested in leadership responsibility?

Would you enjoy leading a large team within a successful Science department?

If you have answered yes to these questions, The Chalk Hills Academy would love to hear from you!

The Chalk Hills Academy have an exciting new opportunity for a dynamic Teacher of Science to join our lovely team as a Lead Practitioner. Our Science Department consists of 15 hardworking and self-motivated teachers who all work closely together to achieve the best results for our students. We have state of the art science facilities with fully equipped labs and a team of four Science Technicians on hand to help you deliver engaging and interactive lessons. 

We are looking to recruit a dedicated teacher that will bring fresh ideas, energy and enthusiasm to our Science Department. Our team has a great mix of different strengths and abilities and we are therefore looking for someone who will bring their unique skills and abilities to lead an area of whole school responsibility. Depending on the key strengths and experiences of the successful candidate, we can adapt the leadership responsibility accordingly to best suit their preference.

If you have the drive and determination to make a real impact on students’ progress and increase the effective development of the staff within the Science department, we would be delighted to hear from you!

Job Specifics:

  • Start date:  Easter 2018
  • Salary: Lead Practitioner Scale
  • Job Role: Full time, permanent

Why work for Chalk Hills Academy?

  • £30 million state of the art building with well-equipped classrooms in an Ofsted rated ‘Good’ school
  • You’ll be working alongside a collaborative, forward-thinking Principal and Senior Leadership Team who are here to support and develop you
  • Unparalleled CPD opportunities with free courses catered to your developmental needs
  • Excellent opportunities to develop and grow in a successful and expanding Academy
  • All teaching staff receive a laptop to use whilst in employment
  • Freshly brewed coffee for staff on arrival to the academy every morning
  • Employee of the month scheme winning shopping vouchers
  • Fantastic staff benefits that make a difference to your work life balance

Here’s what Ofsted have to say: “The purposeful and caring leadership of the Principal and SLT have created a strong academy identity and a positive ethos shared by all members of the community. The strength of leadership is recognised without exception by the academy’s staff. Students’ behaviour is good, the atmosphere in lessons is calm and studious and attitudes to learning are routinely positive as students want to learn. Students are hugely proud of their academy, they wear their blazers and ties smartly, do not drop litter and look after the modern, purpose-built site impeccably. They stand without instruction when any adult enters a classroom.”

Teacher Testimonial: “Moving from Industry to Teaching was a daunting yet exciting experience; I joined Stockwood Park Academy (known as South Luton High School at the time) as an instructor to see if teaching was for me, and have never looked back! The seamless transition into education was exciting, demanding, and the best decision I made. Like many teachers, my role has evolved and I have been fortunate enough to work across the Trust in different positions.  The Trust has provided me with multiple opportunities to grow and develop.  I now work as an Assistant Principal at The Chalk Hills Academy, with a focus on The Teaching Trust, Admissions and Science. I feel extremely privileged to be working for an organisation that inspires learning, growth, confidence and creativity, and challenges students to rise to their full potential in a warm and caring environment.”

Closing Date: Monday 8th January at 12pm        Interviews: W/C 15th January 2018

If you are interested in this job opportunity, please do apply today - We look forward to hearing from you!

Visits to the Academy are warmly welcomed, please contact Sharon Kirby on 01582 884 119 or email s.kirby@thesharedlearningtrust.org.uk

 If you have any questions about the role, please contact Hannah Chandler, Recruitment Officer on 01582 211 226 or email academyrecruitment@thesharedlearningtrust.org.uk 

‘We believe in the safeguarding and welfare of children and expect all staff to share this view’. The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.  Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. We are an equal opportunities employer. The Trust reserves the right to interview and appoint a suitable candidate before the deadline date.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Leagrave High Street, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU4 0NE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1582 601221
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