Teacher of Science

Canon Slade SchoolBolton

Teacher of Science

Biology or Chemistry Specialism

Contract start date: September 2021

Salary: Qualified teaching pay scale T1 – T9 (£25,714 – £41,604)

Full time, 1.0 FTE

Permanent Post

Canon Slade School is seeking to appoint a Teacher of Science in this very popular and successful Church of England Academy of 1,760 students (335 in the Sixth Form).  We welcome applications from highly talented and experienced leaders who want to achieve amazing things with our great students in our oversubscribed 11-18 school. Our students progress onto world-class universities and institutions to further study or gain apprenticeships and employment. Our aim is to fulfil individual potential and prepare pupils for life in a rapidly changing world by providing an excellent education within a Christian environment.

Canon Slade School is a member of the recently formed Bishop Fraser Trust, a C of E multi academy trust established in 2017. This is an exciting time to join us as it provides a great opportunity to work closely with the other two schools in the MAT - St James’s C of E High School and Bolton St Catherine’s Academy; sharing good practice and building on our ongoing progress.

We are looking for enthusiastic and innovative team players with strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to achieving high standards within a successful department.  The candidates should be excellent classroom practitioners, have enthusiasm for their subject and be capable of teaching Science across our full ability range.  A job description and person specification for this post are attached.  

The schools of The Bishop Fraser Trust aim to offer:

• A high quality, inclusive and distinctive education

• A caring and nurturing environment based on our Christian values, recognising the uniqueness of each child

The main purpose of this role is:

• to teach your subject at all levels and to all abilities, seeking to ensure that all pupils make very good progress, enjoy their learning, and become well educated

• to contribute more widely to the well-being of our pupils, through being a form tutor, undertaking duties, and being a role model for them for their learning and their conduct

The post holder will be an individual who will:

• have an enthusiasm for Science, which motivates and supports other staff and pupils

• be an enthusiastic and innovative team player with strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to achieving high standards within a successful department

• be an excellent classroom practitioner

• have a clear understanding of the characteristics of high-quality teaching and be able and willing to teach across the whole age and ability range 

• quickly build rapport and effective professional relationships with both our young people and colleagues

• understand that behaviour management starts with the quality of teaching in the classroom

• demonstrate personal resilience and role model those personal qualities we wish to instill in our young people

In return we can offer:

• fantastic facilities

• a supportive and encouraging staff team

• 24/7 access to an Employee Assistance Programme

• access to a Cycle to Work Scheme

• a rigorous and motivational weekly programme of continuous professional development and access to opportunities through the Trust’s Teaching School

• a long weekend at the end of November

For more information, please contact our HR team on recruitment@thebishopfrasertrust.co.uk

Application Information

To apply, please complete the TES online application form – do not send CVs or open references as part of your application as these will not be considered.  

Please also include an accompanying letter, no more than 2 pages of A4, demonstrating what you would contribute to the school and why you would be the best candidate for this role.

It is important that you provide a complete employment history from when you left full time education.  If the application form is not fully completed or has unexplained gaps in your employment history, your application will not be considered. Copies of your qualifications will be required at the interview stage; please do not send these with your application.  

Selected candidates will be emailed (usually within 48 hours of the closing date) to invite them to interview. Please note that referees will be contacted at this stage of the process. 

If you do not hear from the school within two weeks of the closing date, then please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. 

The school has an Equal Opportunities policy. If you consider yourself to be disabled, please state the nature of the disability, giving details of how we can accommodate these needs should you be selected for interview and subsequently appointed.

In accordance with the Data Protection Act, the details provided in the application form will be used for selection and interview procedures, and for employment records if your application is successful.  A copy of our Recruitment Privacy Notice can be found on the Bishop Fraser Trust website. Safer Recruitment practice will be followed at all times.

Prior to taking up the appointment, the successful candidates will be asked to provide documentary evidence (including National Insurance number) showing their entitlement to work in the UK. We will also carry out an enhanced DBS and declaration of health check.

Closing date: Monday 17th May 2021 at 9am

Interview date: Wednesday 26th May 2021

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