Lead Practitioner - Chemistry, Staffordshire

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The JCB AcademyStaffordshire

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Start date: August 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £34,266-£48,777 per annum
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No


Position to commence: August 2019

£34,266-£48,777 per annum

The JCB Academy was established in September 2010, the first of a brand new kind of school in the UK, with a focus on delivering high-quality engineering and business education.  

Since opening we have been consistently successful - our Ofsted inspection in September 2018, recognised us as a “Good” school with “outstanding” features, including progress in mathematics, engineering and vocational courses and the dedication to keeping students safe and secure. Pupil numbers are growing - we have been oversubscribed every year, including for entry this September.  Currently we cater for approximately 700 full time learners aged 13-18 as well as approximately 300 learners aged 16+ following apprenticeships.  

We are now looking for a dynamic and inspirational individual to develop teaching and learning strategies within the science team and across the whole academy. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in partnership with some of the biggest names in engineering and design.

At KS4, learners follow an integrated curriculum which is delivered through a series of engineering/business challenges in partnership with specialist teams from our challenge partners including JCB, Harper Adams University, HSBC, KPMG, National Grid, Network Rail, Toyota, Rolls Royce, Bosch Rexroth and Parker.  Biology, chemistry and physics are all offered at A level.

If successful, you will:

  • Set high expectations and foster a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Work collaboratively with the other Science teachers to develop and deliver an engaging science curriculum that sits within the challenge cycles.
  • Benefit from outstanding science lab facilities and cutting edge ICT.
  • Have access to superb professional development and a competitive salary.
  • Work in a supportive environment with professionals who are down-to-earth and committed to the aims of the academy.  

If you are a qualified Science Teacher able to demonstrate high quality teaching we would be keen to hear from you.  We welcome applications from current Lead Practitioners and teachers who are looking for a new challenge and the opportunity to work in a unique environment with fantastic facilities. You must have a passion for developing engineers of the future

For further details and an application pack, please contact Alison Clements at Hays Education on 0121 236 4476/ jcbacademy@hays.com

Informal visits are welcomed – do get in touch with Alison at Hays Education to make arrangements to come and see our fantastic academy for yourself.

Closing date for applications:  9am on Monday 1st April 2019.

You can also visit www.hays.co.uk/jobs/jcb-academy   for more information about working with us.

All appointments are subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check.  The JCB Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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More about The JCB Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - University Technical College (UTC)
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 14 - 19 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Mill Street, Rocester, Staffordshire, ST14 5JX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1889 506100
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