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Teacher of Science

Excelsior AcademyNewcastle upon Tyne

Teacher of Science

Excelsior Academy

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE15 6AF



3 x Full Time

The Trustees are seeking to appoint 3 x Teachers of Science for the Laidlaw Schools Trust of which Excelsior Academy is a part, with effect from September 2021.

Excelsior Academy was opened in 2008 and became the first All Through school in Newcastle, offering education to pupils from 3 to 19 years of age. Excelsior serves one of the most challenging communities both in the region and nationally. All pupils in our primary, secondary and sixth form provision have access to the same high-quality teaching, exceptional facilities and fabulous resources. Our purpose-built building provides excellent facilities for the 1500 pupils who study here. Approximately 200 pupils attend our primary school (Rainbird), 1150 in the secondary phase and 200 in the sixth form. A new Principal, James Andriot was appointed and took up post in June 2020 and his vision for Excelsior is to provide the highest standard of education and care for all children in the community and to ensure that Excelsior is a warm and dynamic place to work.

Excelsior is part of the Laidlaw Schools Trust (LST) established by our patron, Lord Laidlaw of Rothiemay, in 2008. The Trust supports seven schools in the North East of England, two All Through academies, one secondary and four primary schools. LST prides itself on being a progressive, inclusive trust that supports every child to develop their talents whatever they may be. LST academies enjoy strong support from an experienced central team based in Newcastle.

We particularly welcome applications from those who are relatively new to the profession and those who will newly qualify in 2021.

If you are someone who has the ability to engage and enthuse students with a love of Science, coupled with the drive and commitment required to become a truly outstanding teacher, then we would like to hear from you.

Laidlaw Schools Trust is a growing multi-academy trust in the North East of England, serving children and families in the west end of Newcastle, Sedgefield and in Pennywell, Sunderland. We pride ourselves in being a progressive, inclusive trust that supports every child to develop their talents whatever they may be and to reach their academic potential. It is important that as a learning organisation we adapt and change to the needs of our pupils. We take care to value and develop all colleagues to make sure they can do their very best for children across the Trust’s schools. Our Academies also enjoy strong support from an experienced LST central team, based in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Further details and an application pack can be downloaded from the Careers section on the Laidlaw Schools Trust website or on the Excelsior Academy website

If you wish to have an informal discussion about this post please contact Vicky Kirtley, Senior Administration Assistant (HR) –

Closing Date: 12 noon on Monday 17th May 2021

Candidates who have not been contacted by 21st May 2021 may assume they have been unsuccessful.

Interviews will take place: week commencing 24th May 2021

Applications should be returned to:

Start Date: September 2021

We are an equal opportunities employer strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful applicant will be required to obtain an Enhanced Certificate of Disclosure from the DBS and a range of other recruitment checks. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate their commitment to children’s safeguarding.

Please note that we do not accept CV’s.

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