Lead Practitioner of Science, Boston, Lincolnshire

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Thomas Middlecott AcademyBoston, Lincolnshire

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L6 - L10 (£44,102 - £48,710) depending on skills and experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

The David Ross Education Trust is now recruiting for a Lead Practitioner of Science. This role at Thomas Middlecott Academy could be the ideal next step in your career.

The Science Department at Thomas Middlecott is an exciting phase in its development and we are seeking to create a forward thinking, creative department which is committed to promoting student leadership and finding innovative ways to support and challenge students. 

Through your drive, dynamic approach and vision, you will aim to make an inspirational contribution, supporting the Head of Faculty in driving through change. We are now looking for an enthusiastic, creative practitioner who is committed to enthusing young people and improving their life chances. You will be ably supported by the strong leadership within the academy and the nurturing and collaborative approach by all team members. The ability to think outside the box along with going the extra mile for our young people is essential in this role.

Thomas Middlecott is part of the David Ross Education Trust and is a community firmly founded on core values of ambition, caring and resilience. If you believe you have the vision and passion to work in an innovative academy which is at a very exciting point in its development and is committed to raising attainment, expectations and standards, we want to hear from you. 

Giving our young people access to a world-class education and enrichment experiences is what drives us. Our students benefit from a wealth of opportunities to develop, learn and lead. From the classroom, to cultural visits, sports, music and arts and engaging with our local communities, the rich and varied experiences we create help fuel ambition and unlock potential. The education and experiences equips our young people with the leadership skills, team spirit, resilience and confidence to become outstanding citizens.

About the role

Full time teaching hours worked over 39 weeks of the year

This is a Permanent vacancy

Salary & Benefits

· L6 - L10 (£44,102 - £48,710) depending on skills and experience

· Access to Teachers Pension Scheme.

Who we are looking for

  • Degree or equivalent
  • Qualified Teacher Status 
  • A sound academic background in Science
  • Exemplary, outstanding practitioner
  • Excellent classroom practitioner
  • Good communication and 
  • Effective team member and leader
  • Science National Curriculum and GCSE Science syllabus
  • Excellent knowledge of classroom skills and Teacher Standards
  • Excellent understanding of the Ofsted framework and what constitutes effective teaching and learning
  • Contemporary pedagogy
  • Understanding of the strategies needed to establish consistently high aspirations and standards of results and behaviour
  • Familiar with recent developments in the teaching and learning of the subject including strategies for raising achievement

About The David Ross Education Trust

The David Ross Education Trust (DRET) has grown to a network of 33 academies, incorporating primary, secondary and grammar, and special schools. We employ over 2000 people with the primary focus of raising the standards of education for 13,000 young people. Whatever your role, you should know you are contributing to achieving our vision of inspiring the next generation of young people to be the best they can in whatever they choose. Our aim is to be the country’s leading academy chain, committed to delivering the highest educational standards alongside an unrivalled package of sporting and cultural enrichment, including events such as the DRET Spring, Summer and Winter Cups, Music Cup, volunteering trips abroad, and regular trips/visits throughout the year.

We are incredibly lucky to be able to work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the David Ross Foundation's vision to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.

While each academy is unique, we share common goals, aspirations, values and methods that enable us to work collaboratively and collectively to achieve our mission. We operate regional hubs, whereby academies work with other schools who are part of the Trust so we can share skills and knowledge, allowing them to benefit and learn from each other. We offer high quality programmes for CPD and Leadership Development delivered through our Teaching School Alliance to support our practitioners to deliver high quality teaching and learning across our academies.

Apply now

To apply for the position, please submit your CV and covering letter to jobs@dret.co.uk by 19th October 2017

Thomas Middlecott Academy is committed to equality, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.

Job location

More about Thomas Middlecott Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Edinburgh Drive, Kirton, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE20 1JS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1205 722 336
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Based in the town of Kirton, in Boston, Lincolnshire, Thomas Middlecott Academy is a secondary mainstream school for girls and boys between the ages of 11 and 16. It was converted into an academy in March 2015. At present, there are approximately 479...