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Academic Coach of Science

The UCL Academy, CamdenCamden

Salary: UCL Academy Scale S05 Spine Point 12, (£26,544). Actual salary: £23,060.42 term time only

Contract Type: Full Time or Part time (Term Time only). Fixed until 31 August 2022 in the first instance with the possibility of extension.

Location:          Swiss Cottage, London Borough of Camden, NW3 3AQ

Start Date:        As soon as possible, depending on notice period  

The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstandingOFSTED 2016

Are you an ambitious and enthusiastic individual with great coaching or mentoring qualities? Would you be interested in working in an academy that offers unique links to UCL and an innovative connected curriculum and collaborative approach? If yes, we encourage you to apply for the position of Academic Coach of Science at the state-of-the-art UCL Academy. 

The Academic Coach role supports students’ academic development and progress in Science, creating appropriate resources and strategies to coach students and work with underachieving students in the subject. The main aim is supporting the students’ action plans and overcoming barriers to their academic learning.

We Offer

• State-of-the-art classroom technology – including our unique Superstudios, subject specialism suites and demonstration; theatres for interactive teaching talks by visiting academics;

• Unlimited access to opportunities for self-development and intensive weekly Continuing Professional Learning; 

• A whole school wellbeing strategy;

• An exclusive partnership with UCL where staff have access to unrivalled University libraries and resources;

• Suitable IT equipment for all teaching and support staff;

• A generous health care plan, including reimbursement for optical, dental, physiotherapy and a range of other areas, 24/7 GP access, discounted gym membership. 

• An Employee Assistance Programme which includes confidential counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.  

• Cycle to Work scheme with ample space for bike storage and Season Ticket Loans.

About the Department

Science teachers at UCL Academy plan and teach a curriculum which is both inspiring and engaging and includes elements of cutting edge research. We have 6 hi-tech science labs, 2 open learning spaces and a lecture theatre. Our unique links with University College London, gives us access to their amazing laboratories with cutting edge equipment.  This way, we aim to enrich our students with practical and real-life context self-directed activities.

The iGEM competition, Global Experiment, CREST awards, Greenpower Electric Car' competition and Salter's chemistry festivals are encouraged, to extend the students beyond the curriculum and give them a chance to experience ‘genuine’ science.  We have very strong links to the Welcome Trust, The Crick Institute and the Queen Square Brain Bank. The extracurricular opportunities we provide are second to none. We would like you to join our team on our journey to ‘outstanding’.

You can also visit www.uclacademy.co.uk for more information or why not watch our school video at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSafC5jHeDM 

What we Want

• To coach and support students consistently whilst recognising and responding to their individual academic needs;

• To work with individuals and small groups with a dynamic intervention approach;

• To work with teaching staff in the development of appropriate resources for use in individual/group sessions to support the learning of targeted students;

• To develop timetables and action plans for the targeted students;

• To communicate with parents/carers (where applicable) and staff regarding students’ work and progress.

Salary: UCL Academy Scale S05 Spine Point 12, (£26,544). Actual salary: £23,060.42 term time only

How To Apply

To apply please complete and submit a detailed application form, through the ‘quick link’ provided. If you have any questions regarding the role you may contact Zaheer Ahmad, Recruitment Coordinator at 0207 449 3080 for further information. Your application is a direct application to The UCL Academy. 

The advert will close on Monday 30 August 2021. All applications will be reviewed upon the school re-opening after the Summer break. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted within the first 2 weeks of September. 

Closing Date: Monday 30 August 2021

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All appointments will be subject to receipt of satisfactory Enhanced DBS check, pre-employment checks and a probation period.

Please note that if you have not heard from the Academy within 2 weeks after the closing date, please assume you have been unsuccessful.  


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