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Lead Teacher of Science

Lead Teacher of Science

Huxlow Academy

Irthlingborough, Northamptonshire

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MPS/UPS + TLR2B £4396 + plus a £3000 Market Forces
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
01 January 2018
Apply by:
12 October 2017

Job overview

Lead Teacher of Science MPS/UPS

TLR2B £4396 per annum

Applications from all specialisms welcome

£3000 per annum Market Forces Payment for a Physicist 

For January 2018  

2017 saw record results across the board and we are now proud to be comfortably the highest attaining school in the locality with 64% of year 11 gaining the equivalent of 5 A*-C including English and Maths.  

This has strengthened our position on our journey to becoming an outstanding school.  Science at Huxlow has a rich history of success.  Results are strong with approximately half the cohort opting to study triple Science.  In 2017 84% of students gained A*-C in Biology, 82% in Chemistry and 74% in Physics.  Science is popular at A-Level with a 100% pass rate and an average A-Level grade B.  

We are a secondary school with a fantastic student body and dedicated and talented staff. You will join us at an exciting time as we continue our journey to become an outstanding academy.  

We are passionate about caring for our students, ensuring that they are all known as individuals. Ofsted stated that “everyone in the school puts pupils’ well-being at the centre of everything they do”.  

We have high expectations of our pupils.  Ofsted stated “pupils know the high standards of behaviour expected of them” and “as a result, they behave well in lessons”.  

Our vision for the school is to deliver outstanding education to our students, not only in terms of academic success, but by ensuring we develop the “whole child”.  In order to enjoy a successful adult life it is important that our students develop characteristics such as leadership, organisation, resilience, initiative, and communication.  

If you are an experienced and effective Teacher of Science looking for a new challenge, this is an excellent opportunity.  We will commit to improving your pedagogy and your leadership skills and you will enjoy working in a school where the students are hugely positive and keen to learn.  This is an ideal opportunity for a Teacher of Physics looking for their next promoted post or for an outstanding Teacher of Science with a proven track record and thirst for innovation looking to join us at this exciting time in the College’s development.          

We know that to realise our vision we need to attract, develop and reward our people.  We are an ‘Investor in People’, and are committed to the professional development and career progression of our employees.    

The successful candidate will:  

• Improve as a teacher through our tailored professional development programme (we run weekly training sessions that all staff have access to in addition to bespoke individual development) 

• Have opportunities for promotion (in a relatively small College new opportunities for leadership and personal development frequently arise) 

• Be supported by a performance management system that rewards excellence 

• Have access to national ground-breaking Science CPD  

The essential qualities for the Lead Teacher of Science include:  

• A qualified and effective classroom practitioner with experience of teaching KS3 & KS4 

• A commitment to, and a passion for, the teaching of Science 

• A commitment to developing their own pedagogy and that of others 

• A commitment to meeting all the requirements for safeguarding children 

• Effective organisation and communication skills 

• A commitment to Inclusion  

If you wish to join Huxlow Science College please use the link to apply or download our pack and visit our website: 

or contact the College: Tel: 01933 650496 x1229 e-mail:

Closing date: Friday 13 October 2017 

Interviews: Tuesday 17 October 2017 

Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit the College and meet staff and students.  If you are interested in visiting the College, please contact Karen Squires (HR Manager) 01933 650496.  

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and welcome applications from all members of the community. 

Huxlow Science College is committed to safeguarding & promoting the welfare of children & young people and expects all staff & volunteers to share this commitment. DBS, Reference, Identity, Criminal Record and Medical Checks are essential for all posts at the College.

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About Huxlow Academy

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  • Huxlow Academy
  • Finedon Road, Irthlingborough
  • Northamptonshire
  • NN9 5TY
  • United Kingdom
+44 1933 650496

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Education is invaluable, and our children have one chance to experience it. It is therefore a tremendous responsibility and privilege for me to lead Huxlow Academy, where our goal is to ensure every child has the highest quality academic experience and create memories which last a lifetime.


At Huxlow Academy we champion the successes of our students and provide them with opportunities to be aspirational members of our community. It is critical that the education we provide supports both academic success and equips students for the ever-changing world beyond school. Our mission at Huxlow is for each and every student to ‘thrive through excellence’, with every door open to them as they continue their journeys towards adulthood.


Commitment to the highest standards of Teaching and Learning, as well as quality pastoral care, ensures that Huxlow students build nurturing relationships with staff and their peers. Students feel a sense of belonging and pride in being part of daily life at Huxlow. We have high expectations of staff and students, who demonstrate this through ‘The Huxlow Way’, behaviours which encapsulate our Academy values.


We are a school with a lot to be proud of.  Instilling pride in our students is important to me, and each day I am taken aback by how proud students are of Huxlow, of their peers and of themselves, as they experience success in all shapes and forms. Huxlow is an incredible school, where we pride ourselves on strong relationships with students, and where we aim to strive for excellence each day

I am incredibly proud of the journey Huxlow has been on in recent years, and urge prospective students, parents and teachers to visit the Academy and see ‘The Huxlow Way’ in action.

Kim Isaksen


Ambition • Respect • Pride

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