Lead Teacher of Science, Lancashire

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Accrington AcademyLancashire

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Start date: April 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: United Learning Scale (Competitive with MPS/UPS)-TLR available for outstanding candidate
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Lead Teacher of Science-Accrington Academy

Salary:  United Learning Scale (Competitive with MPS/UPS)-TLR available for outstanding candidate

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an inspirational and ambitious Lead Teacher of Science (Chemistry/Physics specialism) to join our Science Department.  As a school we encourage our staff to work creatively; we believe our success is from a willingness to take risks and look at things from a very innovative angle.  We are therefore seeking to appoint a dynamic, enthusiastic and influential Lead Teacher of Science to teach across Key Stages 3, 4 and 5.  We are looking for an outstanding Lead Teacher with clear impact who is able to model and coach teachers to take teaching to outstanding and lead the specialism of Chemistry or Physics.

The Science department at Accrington Academy consists of a team of eleven teachers and two lab technicians. This is an exciting opportunity to help to shape the future of a highly successful and innovative core subject area. We offer a range of courses to our students at KS4 and KS5 and we are currently covering the Edexcel specifications. 

As a department, we are well resourced with scientific equipment as we believe in placing scientific enquiry at the heart of all that we do. We are a dynamic group of individuals who are seeking to continually improve and are keen to ensure all of our students experience science teaching at its best enabling them to reach their full potential. 

Accrington Academy is part of United Learning, a successful national group of independent schools and academies which share a mission to bring out ‘the best in everyone’ and improve the life chances of the children and young people in their care.  Our school has a strong local reputation and has been oversubscribed for several years. We are a successful school, with expanding 11-18 provision, and the majority of students spend their entire journey with us.

As part of the United Learning chain of Academies, you will have access to strong and tailored leadership development and unrivalled career development opportunities and support to ensure you achieve your ambitions.

This is the perfect opportunity to work in an innovative and creative department and school. If you would like to see more, then please contact us and we would be delighted to welcome you for a visit.

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United Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. A DBS (previously CRB) check is required for all successful applicants.

Start date: April 2019

Closing date: 15th February 2019 (12 noon)

Shortlisting:  w/c 18th February 2019

Interviews: 26th February 2019

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More about Accrington Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Christian
Address: Queens Road West, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 4FF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1254 304300
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We are a popular, vibrant and successful 11-18, non-selective school. Our motto as part of the UL family of academies is “The Best in Everyone”.

In March 2015 OFSTED identified that we were a ‘good’ school. The cornerstone of o...