Teacher of Science (KS3,KS4, KS5), Bolton

Closing date:

Bolton St Catherines AcademyBolton

Date posted:
Start date: Easter 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Qualified teacher pay scales £22,917 - £38,633
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Required! – A Science Teacher with outstanding potential and who is passionate about helping every child succeed and improve their life chances

We are a 3-19 all age fully inclusive Academy on an exciting journey to become an outstanding organisation and are very proud that in 2014 we received an SSAT award for our students being in the top fifth of schools nationally when looking at their progress across a broad range of subjects. We are also delighted to be able to offer state-of-the-art facilities in a new £36 million building providing staff with the opportunity to teach in a cutting edge and vibrant environment.

It is an exciting time to be joining us as, alongside our new headteacher, we work hard to improve and bring in line our KS4 outcomes with those in our primary and 6th form phases which are already considered to be good. We are currently in consultation to soon join the newly formed Bishop Fraser Trust alongside two outstanding schools - St James’s C of E High School and Canon Slade School, with whom we are already working collaboratively, accessing training opportunities through the Teaching School at St James’s, sharing good practice and building on the much needed improvement work and progress that has been taking place this year.

The successful candidate will be someone who: 

  • Is seeking an opportunity to establish Science as a must do subject through passing on their infectious enthusiasm and passion for their subject!
  • is an acknowledged good to outstanding practitioner or demonstrates the potential to be so
  •  is willing and able to teach Science across all key stages including KS5
  • has a clear understanding of the characteristics of high quality teaching
  • can quickly build rapport and effective professional relationships with both our young people and colleagues and can enthuse and motivate students to work hard and try their best 
  • works hard to ensure all students make at least expected progress irrespective of their starting point and individual needs
  • actively shares good practice and seeks to explore ways to improve their own and others’ teaching
  • understands that behaviour management starts with the quality of teaching in the classroom 
  • demonstrates personal resilience and role models those personal qualities we wish to instil in our young people

In return we can offer:

  • fantastic facilities
  • a supportive and encouraging staff team
  • a laptop to use whilst in employment
  • a rigorous and motivational programme of continuous professional development 
  • opportunities to work with KS1 & KS2 pupils
  • a paid premium to a Healthcare Cash Plan to claim back contributions towards dental, optical and other medical costs
  • 24/7 access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Access to a Cycle to Work Scheme
  • A lunch allowance for colleagues volunteering to assist in lunchtime duties or activities

Please note that if BSCA joins The Bishop Fraser Trust, then employment would transfer to the MAT.

For more information visit our website www.boltonstcatherinesacademy.org.uk or contact the Head of School of Science, David Wride dwride@boltonstcatherinesacademy.org.uk.

Visits to the school prior to application are warmly welcomed. Please contact Mrs L Knibb to arrange on 01204 332533. 

To apply please complete the TES online application form, checking that it has been properly formatted before submitting, or in the event of difficulty download an application form from our website and email to hr@boltonstcatherinesacademy.org.uk, ensuring in your letter of application that you show how you meet items on the person specification and explain why you are applying for this post and why our school. Please also pre-empt any obvious questions your application may pose by addressing these in your application. 

The academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion.

References will be sought prior to interview.

Bolton St Catherine’s Academy Stitch Mi Lane, Bolton, BL2 4HU  01204 332533 

Closing date:  9am Thursday 15th February 2018. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 27th February 2018

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More about Bolton St Catherines Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 19 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Stitch-Mi-Lane, Harwood, Bolton, Gt Manchester, BL2 4HU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1204 332533
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