Teacher of Science, Staffordshire

Closing date:Expiring soon

Blessed William Howard Catholic SchoolStaffordshire

Date posted:
Start date: 1 September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MS / UPS ( £23,719 - £39,406
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes


To implement and deliver an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for students and to support a designated curriculum area as appropriate.

To monitor and support the overall progress and development of students as a Class Teacher and a Form Tutor.

To facilitate and encourage a learning experience which provides students with the opportunity to achieve their individual potential.

To contribute to raising standards of student attainment.

Reporting to Subject Co-ordinator

Responsible for:

The provision of a full learning experience and support for students

Main Duties


To contribute to the Curriculum Area development plan and its implementation.

To plan and prepare courses and lessons.

To contribute to the whole school’s planning and evaluation activities.

To prepare, deliver and advice on an area of SEN across the school.


To assist the Curriculum Leader to ensure that the curriculum area provides a range of teaching styles which complements the school’s strategic objectives.

To assist in the process of curriculum development and change so as to ensure the continued relevance to the needs of the students, examining and awarding bodies and the school’s Mission and Strategic Objectives.

Staff Development

To continue personal development in the relevant areas including subject knowledge and teaching methods.

To engage actively in the Appraisal process.

To ensure the effective efficient deployment of classroom support.

To work as a member of a designated team and to contribute positively to effective working relations within the school.

Quality Assurance

To help to implement school quality procedures and to adhere to those.

To contribute to the process of monitoring and evaluation of the curriculum area/development in line with agreed school procedures, including evaluation against quality standards and performance criteria. To seek /implement modification and improvement where required. 

To review from time to time methods of teaching and programmes of work.

To take part, as may be required, in the review, development and management of activities relating to the curriculum, organisation and pastoral functions of the school.


To maintain appropriate records and to provide relevant accurate and up-to-date information for registers, etc.

To complete the relevant documentation to assist in the tracking of students.

To track student progress and use information to inform teaching and learning.


To communicate effectively with the parents of students as appropriate.

To ensure students work is regularly displayed in the school.

Where appropriate to communicate and co-operate with external agencies.

To follow agreed policies for communications in the school.

Marketing and Liaison:

To take part in marketing and liaison activities such as Parents Evenings, Annual Reviews and liaison events with partner schools.

To contribute to the development of effective subject links with external agencies.

Management of  Resources

To assist the Curriculum Leader to identify resource needs and to contribute to the effective/efficient use of physical resources.

To co-operate with other staff to ensure a sharing and effective usage of resources to the benefit of the School, curriculum area and the students.

Pastoral System 

To be a Form Tutor to an assigned group of students.

To promote the general progress and well-being of individual students and of the Tutor Group as a whole.

To liaise with Pastoral Leaders to ensure the implementation of the school’s Pastoral System.

To register students, accompany them to assemblies, encourage their full attendance at all lessons and their participation in other aspects school life.

To evaluate and monitor the progress of students and keep up-to-date student records as may be required.

To contribute to the preparation of Action Plans, Annual Reviews, Progress Files and other reports.

To alert the appropriate staff to problems experienced by students and to make recommendations as to how these may be resolved.

To communicate as appropriate, with parents of students and with persons or bodies outside the school concerned with welfare of individual students, after consultation with the appropriate staff.

To apply the Behaviour Management Strategy so that effective learning can take place.


To teach students according to their educational needs, including the setting and marking of work to be carried out by the student in school and elsewhere.

To assess, record and report on the attendance, progress, development and attainment of students and to keep such records as are required.

To provide, or contribute to, oral and written assessments, reports and references relating to individual students and groups of students.

To ensure that ICT, Literacy, Numeracy and school subject specialism(s) are reflected in the teaching/learning experience of students.

To undertake a designated programme of teaching.

To ensure a high quality learning experience for students which meets internal and external quality standards.

To prepare and update subject materials.

To use a variety of delivery methods which will stimulate learning appropriate to student needs and demands of the syllabus.

To maintain discipline in accordance with the school’s procedures, and to encourage good practice with regard to punctually, behaviour, standards of work and homework.

To undertake assessment of students as requested by external examination bodies, departmental and school procedures.

To mark, grade and give written/verbal and diagnostic feedback as required.

Other Specific  


To play a full part in the life of the school community, to support its distinctive mission and ethos and to encourage staff and students to follow this example.

To support the school in meeting its legal requirements for worship.

To promote actively the school’s corporate policies.

To continue personal development as agreed.

To comply with the school’s Health and Safety policy and undertake risk assessments as appropriate.

To undertake any other duty as specified by STPCB not mentioned in the above.

Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task undertaken may not be identified. Employees will be expected to comply with any reasonable request from a manager to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in this job description.

Employees are expected to be courteous to colleagues and provide a welcoming environment to visitors and telephone callers. The school will endeavour to make any necessary reasonable adjustments to the job and the working environment to enable access to employment opportunities for disabled job applications or continued employment for any employee who develops a disabling condition.

Application forms are also available at www.bwh.staffs.sch.uk 

Please return completed application forms to Mrs S Marshall, Principal's PA on sma@bwh.staffs.sch.uk

If you require any information or would like a tour of the school please contact Mrs Marshall either by email or telephone - 01785 244236

January 2019

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More about Blessed William Howard Catholic School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Rowley Avenue, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST17 9AB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1785 244236
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Our school is a successful 11-18 Catholic High School with 839 on roll (110 in the Sixth Form).  Blessed William Howard Catholic High School has been providing secondary education in the heart of Stafford for over 50 years. 

We serve the Ca...