Teacher of Science (KS3 Lead), Luton

Closing date:

The Stockwood Park AcademyLuton

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: GBP £24,373 - £40,490 per year (MPS - UPS (+TLR for KS3 Lead Post))
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

The Stockwood Park Academy are making preparations for September 2020.  We are currently looking to recruit two passionate Teachers of Science, one of whom will take responsibility for KS3 students. Our Science department are hard-working and dedicated in improving attainment for all students.  If you are appointed as KS3 Lead, you will have a special focus on improving the success of all KS3 students.   Science is a subject where you can really captivate students’ attention with various exciting experiments and interactive lessons. At The Stockwood Park Academy, we have two corridors dedicated to Science with modern, fully equipped labs and Science Technicians on hand to help. We are looking to appoint a teacher who is motivated to teach engaging and effective lessons with the range of resources we have available. 

At The Stockwood Park Academy, we offer a school that will genuinely invest, support and develop you to become an outstanding practitioner and enable you to keep climbing the career ladder.  If you are ambitious about excelling in your career and taking on additional responsibilities, we will give you the opportunities that you crave.

It is incredibly important to us here at The Stockwood Park Academy that all our staff are valued, listened to, mentored, challenged and given adequate opportunities to develop. As a Teaching Trust, we offer exceptional teacher training and high-quality professional development programmes catered to your needs. Consequently, we have many success stories of staff that have joined us and been given excellent CPD and training that has allowed them to climb the career ladder. 


Key Duties:

• Be able to develop, plan and deliver effective and high quality learning experiences to all students

• Be an aspirational professional who is enthusiastic, influential and committed to working in pursuit of success for the academy and its learners. 

• To set high expectations for all pupils, to deepen their knowledge and understanding and to maximise their achievement.

• To assess pupils’ work systematically and use the results to inform future planning, teaching and curricular development.


KS3 Lead

• To plan Key Stage 3 Science schemes of learning which develop and build significantly on prior understanding and knowledge at all levels.

• To plan, monitor and oversee a programme of Key Stage 3 events including ‘Personal Best’ and ‘Extended Learning Day’ to encourage student involvement, interest and participation beyond the curriculum. 

• To develop a clear Key Stage 3 strategy across the curriculum at The Stockwood Park Academy which is understood by students, staff and wider stake-holders.

• To set high expectations for all KS3 pupils, to deepen their knowledge and understanding and to maximise their achievement.

• To use positive management of behaviour in an environment of mutual respect which allows pupils to feel safe and secure and promotes their self-esteem.

• To assess pupils’ work systematically and use the results to inform future planning, teaching and curricular development.


The successful candidate will have:

• Experience teaching Science 

• Ability to use IT to support both the curriculum and work organisation

• Ability to monitor and evaluate teaching and learning.

• Ability to assess the needs of individuals to inform lesson planning.

• Ability to demonstrate the appropriate motivation to work with young people

• Resilience in working with challenging behaviours


Job Specifics:

• Start Date: September 20250

• Salary: MPS – UPS £24,373 - £40,490 

(+ TLR for KS3 Lead position)

• Job Role:   Full time, 1 year FTC in the first instance


Why work for The Stockwood Park Academy: 

• £30 million state of the art modern facilities with well-equipped classrooms 

• You will be working alongside charismatic, supportive and genuine colleagues and Senior Leadership Team who want to see you succeed and thrive  

• A staff wellbeing team that implements various strategies to boost staff engagement including various activities, events, conferences and many other staff benefits 

• Unparalleled CPD and training opportunities with cross trust and national development programmes 

• Excellent opportunities to develop and grow in a successful and expanding Academy 


The Stockwood Park Academy plan to conduct Skype interviews if the schools remained closed.




More about The Stockwood Park Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Part of The Shared Learning Trust, Rotherham Avenue, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 5PP, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1582 722 333
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