Lead Practitioner in Science, Solihull

Closing date:

St Peter's Catholic SchoolSolihull

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: GBP £24,373 - £39,050 (MPR/UPR)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No


Required for September 2020

Salary: MPS/UPS plus TLR2

Applications are invited from enthusiastic and experienced teachers of Science who are looking to join an outstanding and high achieving 11-18 school committed to academic and pastoral excellence. This newly formed post is an exciting opportunity for ambitious teachers who are passionate about their subject; keen to develop their own skills and expertise; excited at the prospect of having a wider impact outside of their own classroom and committed to sharing their practice to help secure the best possible outcomes for all pupils. 

There is some flexibility around the Lead Practitioner role so the specific job description will be tailored around the experience and expertise of the successful applicant, as will the specific TLR allowance. For us, the most important thing is to find the right person who shares our philosophy and vision and who wants to share their passion for Science with others. The post will allow the successful candidate to make a significant contribution to teaching and learning within the Science department and beyond. It will also provide invaluable leadership and management experience and a fantastic opportunity to show impact. 

Our Science department is supportive, thriving and collaborative and you will be joining a great team. Pupil progress and outcomes at GCSE and A Level are excellent and all three Science subjects are extremely popular A Level choices within our Sixth Form. The successful candidate will be required to teach Physics at GCSE and A Level.

St. Peter’s Catholic School is a popular, oversubscribed and successful school, judged “outstanding” in all areas by Ofsted. We pride ourselves on the excellent academic standards that we achieve across all key stages; the pastoral care that we provide and the enrichment opportunities that we offer.  As a Teaching School, we take a leading role in Initial Teacher Training, Continuing Professional Development and Research and Development and are involved in a number of national initiatives and projects. 

The successful candidate will:  

• Have high expectations and a positive outlook  

• Be a good/outstanding class practitioner  

• Be both creative and independent in their teaching 

• Be able to engage and enthuse pupils in learning at all times  

• Be focussed on maximising progress for every child through stretch and challenge 

• Understand the importance of assessment, feedback and differentiation 

• Support the ethos of St. Peter’s School

What we can offer: 

• To work with a vibrant, confident staff and pupils  

• To work in a school with high expectations and high standards of achievement and behaviour  

• To work with supportive families

• Outstanding professional development linked to leadership at all levels  

• A positive, warm and supportive working environment where everyone feels valued and 

         where staff wellbeing is prioritised

St. Peter’s Catholic School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, contractors and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be expected to undertake an enhanced DBS check and other relevant checks as appropriate. 

An Application Form and further details are available from the School Website . Please note CV’s are not accepted. Prospective candidates are welcome to visit the school.  Please contact David Chesterman, Assistant Headteacher, in order to arrange a time: chestermand@st-peters.solihull.sch.uk

Closing Date: Wednesday 26th February, 9am

More about St Peter's Catholic School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Whitefields Road, Solihull, West Midlands, B91 3NZ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 121 705 3988
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