2nd in Science

Saint Benedict a Catholic Voluntary AcademyDerby

Hours: Full Time

Grade/SCP: Main Pay Scale plus TLR2c

Contract: Permanent

Location: Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy

Duffield Road, Darley Abbey, Derby, DE22 1JD

http://saintben.derby.sch.uk/content/


Start Date: ASAP

Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy, part of the St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust are looking to appoint a highly motivated and passionate Science Teacher (Biology specialist), who would also take the exciting opportunity and responsibility of 2nd in Science, the successful candidate will join an enthusiastic and progressive Science department.


Candidates should:

• be forward-thinking, with the ability to inspire students through their subject

• be willing to positively promote the Catholic Ethos of the academy

• be committed to raising standards of student attainment


Situated in the beautiful Darley Abbey area on the outskirts of Derby, Saint Benedict is the city’s only Catholic Secondary school. We serve a wonderfully diverse community of students who come from over forty countries around the world and who come from all parts of Derby and beyond.

This is a great time to be joining us with results improving year on year. This is a result of considerable investment in developing our teaching staff and creating an excellent school curriculum. In our most recent inspection, Ofsted graded us as Good in every category. We celebrated our best ever GCSE and A Level results in 2019 with a Progress 8 score of +0.31 and our A Level value added in 2019 was the highest in Derby and the Diocese of Nottingham. As a Catholic School, the values of the Gospels underpin all of our work and a key part of our mission is to champion those in society who are disadvantaged.

We are most proud of the fact that our rapid improvement in outcomes has been in an inclusive and supportive environment, as Ofsted described ‘a distinctive feature of pupils’ behaviour in this school is their sense of a community and the care that they extend towards one another’. In addition to setting out a clear vision for school improvement we work hard to ensure that every child has their needs fully met by our outstanding SENCO and our Inclusion Team. As a community of professionals we are also highly supportive of one another.

We hope that you will want to join a school that 

• Invests in staff through research driven continuing professional development

• Has a coaching programme based on Rosenshine, Lemov and Sherrington

• Strives to remove barriers to learning so that all pupils can access our excellent curriculum

• Celebrates its diverse and cohesive community


How to apply

For more information, an application pack and to apply please visit https://srscmat.co.uk/vacancies or email vacancies@srscmat.co.uk.


Closing date: 8th March 2021 at 9:00am

Interviews: 12th March 2021


The St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi-Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to satisfactory references, which will be requested, prior to interview, an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, medical check, evidence of qualifications plus verification of the right to work in the UK.


Being part of the St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust


On 1st September 2018, the St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust, part of the Diocese of Nottingham, brought together 25 Catholic schools located in Derby City, Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Nottinghamshire and Stockport together in partnership, to ensure the very best spiritual, social and academic experiences and outcomes for the young people in our schools.

Everything we do is to better the lives and futures of our children, providing access to first-class teaching, both academically and spiritually and we are united by our collective vision to excel.


Why work for the St Ralph Sherwin Multi Academy Trust?

• Access to first class CPD opportunities. We also work in partnership with Nottingham Teaching School Alliance to deliver meaningful and relevant CPD. Our Leadership Academy identifies and develops future leaders.

• Genuine opportunities for career progression - with 25 academies in our family, and 84 academies across the Diocese, opportunities for career progression are a reality.

• Professional assistance - you will have access to an Employee Assistance Programme which provides confidential, independent and unbiased information and guidance 24/7. If clinically advisable, it also offers face-to-face counselling sessions.

• Pension - automatic enrolment into the Teachers’ Pension Scheme with 23.68% employer contributions, or to the Local Government Pension Scheme for support staff, one of the most competitive on the market, with employer contributions of above 20% in most cases.

• Terms and Conditions - we have committed to following nationally agreed terms and conditions for pay for both teachers and support staff.


For more information about our Trust and our Academies, please visit www.srscmat.co.uk

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