Lead Teacher - Science, Devon

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St James SchoolDevon
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Start date: 01/09/2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS plus TLR2a
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We are looking to appoint a Lead Teacher in Science from September 2019.  The successful applicant will be a consistently excellent classroom practitioner; passionate about inspiring students in their mastering of Science; ambitious and eager to take the next step in their professional development; and a confident and inspirational leader (in the making) who can work with existing post-holders to further build the department and sustain excellent outcomes. 

Key responsibilities of the post will include:

• Leading on Teaching & Learning across the department, to include, though not exclusive to: developing new resources, planning interventions, extra-curriculum, outreach to local primary schools and investigating and new methods and ideas/technologies.

• Lead responsibility for closing the gaps of key groups of students across both key stages as identified by data.

• Support members of staff, including NQTs/RQTs, to ensure excellent teaching within the department.

We are an 11-16 mixed comprehensive school of 900 students situated in the East of Exeter on a relatively new, purpose-built site which offers excellent facilities for all our departments.  We are an innovative and aspirational school that is driven by the highest of expectations in all that we do. We offer a rich and personalised learning environment for all of our students and work hard together to ensure everyone succeeds on a pastoral, extracurricular and academic basis.   Ofsted judged us to be a strong Good in our inspection in January 2018, but acknowledged that we were on a clear trajectory to achieve Outstanding in the near future.

We want to be the best; we want to offer the best, we want our students to achieve their best.  If you share our passion, vision and drive and are prepared to go that extra mile to support our students, then we would welcome your application.

Our staff are incredibly committed and passionate about all that they do and are rewarded with bespoke CPD provision, in-house career progression opportunities, regular staff-wellbeing events and are actively encouraged and supported to partake in nationally recognised qualifications like the NPQs.  As a school we prioritise our staff’s wellbeing, as illustrated in the Why Work at St James sheet in our application pack. 

We would welcome visits to the school. If you would like to arrange one please contact Dr Robert Morse, Head of Science by email RJM@stjamesexeter.co.uk 

Closing date for applications:     Midday on Monday 25th February 

Interview date: TBC

The Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust is a values driven, rapidly growing 2 – 16 Trust with a relentless focus on transforming lives through learning by delivery outstanding outcomes for every pupil, regardless of background. With a reputation for highly successful school improvement in very challenging circumstances, we are passionate about driving up standards and raising the aspirations of all our pupils

The Ted Wragg 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 and operate in accordance with the Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy. All applicants will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service check before an appointment is confirmed

More about St James School
Address: Summer Lane, Exeter, Devon, EX4 8NN, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1392 209922