Teacher of Science, Barnard Castle

Closing date:New this week

Teesdale SchoolBarnard Castle
Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPR / UPR
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes


Full Time - Required for September 2019 

MPR / UPR Scale - plus additional allowance for the exceptional candidate

Nestled in Barnard Castle in the spectacular Teesdale countryside and imprinted with the historic values of the Dales and our close-knit community, Teesdale School is a place where traditional values of kindness, respect and hard work take precedence. Within 30 minutes of both Darlington and Durham and just over an hour from York and Newcastle, our idyllic yet convenient location affords our staff an enviable quality of life.

Our school teaches 575 children across Key Stages 3 and 4 and post-16. Our small size means that as a teacher here you can really get to know your students; know who they are; their aspirations, ideas, talents and dreams, bringing out the best in them and helping to champion their ambitions and give them a great start in life. 

We joined The North East Learning Trust in September 2016, a successful multi-academy trust led by The Academy at Shotton Hall, which has two consecutive outstanding grades, an outstanding SCITT and three national leaders of education. This partnership began with a clear focus on our school becoming truly outstanding. That journey is well underway. The GCSE results in 2018 placed us well within the top 10 in the whole of the North East in all key government measures of performance. 

We are looking to appoint a Teacher of Science with a love of their subject, energy and enthusiasm, to teach across all year groups from September 2019. 

As a Teacher of Science you will help our young people to develop their knowledge of the scientific method and the fundamental principles of science at Key Stage 3 as well as inspiring them to opt for the separate science courses at Key Stage 4. Your specialist subject knowledge of chemistry, biology or physics will take our students to the very top tier of understanding and help to make the department a flagship for excellent science teaching. We want our students to have the very best. 

The successful candidate will:

• have a very high level of understanding of chemistry,  biology or physics with a passion to pass this on to others;

• be a creative, imaginative, innovative and experimental classroom practitioner;

• be committed to further professional development;

• be emotionally intelligent with a growth mindset;

• have potential to lead, inspire and develop colleagues and students;

• have high expectations of their self and others.

To apply for the role please complete and return an application form to: - tracy.tuck@teesdaleschool.co.uk 


Closing date for applications :  9am, Friday 25th January 2019

Interview Date : Wednesday 30th January 2019

Application forms and information pack are available from  Teesdale School and Sixth Form Centre website, www.teesdaleschool.co.uk or Tracy Tuck, PA to the Head Teacher, Tel 01833 638166.  These should be returned either by e mail to tracy.tuck@teesdaleschool.co.uk or by post to Tracy Tuck, Teesdale School and Sixth Form Centre, Prospect Place, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 8HH by the closing date.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed.  Please contact Tracy Tuck on 01833 638166 to arrange a visit.

The North East Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure. 

The North East Learning Trust is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We want to develop a more diverse workforce and we positively welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

Applications with disabilities will be granted an interview if the essential job criteria are met.


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More about Teesdale School
Address: Prospect Place, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 8HH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1833 638166