2nd in Science Department, Blackburn, Lancashire

Closing date:New this week

Witton Park AcademyBlackburn, Lancashire

Date posted:
Start date: January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS / UPS + TLR 2b + R&R for suitable candidate
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Due to promotion of the current postholder we are seeking to appoint an ambitious and innovative teacher of Science with responsibility as Second in Science. You will be a key player in the highly ambitious Science Faculty and will work with a committed team of professionals who are determined to develop the teaching of Science for all abilities up to GCSE level. Ideally we are looking for a Physical scientist, with recruitment and retention allowance available for a suitable person.

We are looking for a creative thinker who is an energetic and a dedicated teacher, who will engage, enthuse and challenge students to achieve their very best in Science. You must possess the skills and determination to bring out the best from students by making a significant contribution to our school community.

You will have excellent subject knowledge and be well informed on current educational developments and initiatives. You will work within a well-resourced curriculum area that has significantly improved GCSE results over recent years. Attainment has been in line with national averages with progress well above the national average. This year has seen a dip in Separate Science outcomes. We are keen to address this quickly. The Science team has worked hard to develop opportunities to enrich learning outside the classroom and a commitment to this aspect would be welcome. Partnerships with the Ogden Trust and UCLAN are well established.

The team are well led and are keen to make further progress. The diverse curriculum offered at Witton Park supports a high up take for EBacc subjects and option subjects. Outcomes for pupils in 2016 were judged to be good by Ofsted. We are now likely to be judged outstanding for progress with a progress 8 score of +0.24 in 2016 and a further significant increase to +0.45 in 2017. The Ofsted report and website will give you a flavour for other aspects of the school. 

Please take the time to view our new website at https://witton.atctrust.org.uk/ prior to applying.

We welcome any requests from candidates wishing to visit the Academy. Please contact Samantha Tomlinson, Head Teachers PA stomlinson@wittonpark.org.uk if you would like this opportunity.

To apply please complete an application form with a supporting letter and email to stomlinson@wittonpark.org.uk by the closing date. 

Closing date: Monday 29th October 2018 at 9am. Interviews to take place on Tuesday 30th October 2018

Witton Park Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. References will be taken up for all shortlisted candidates and appointments will be subject to satisfactory DBS and Employment checks. 

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More about Witton Park Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Buncer Lane, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 6TD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1254 264551
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Welcome to Witton Park Academy 

A school where we all share the ambition to offer our students the opportunity to achieve their very best, in as many ways as possible.