Lead Practitioner Science, Barking and Dagenham

Closing date:

Goresbrook SchoolBarking and Dagenham

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Above Inner London
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Do you want to be part of a team that transform the lives of young people?

As a new all-through school, Goresbrook School is attempting to do the seemingly impossible; ensure all young people, regardless of background, have the real option to succeed at a top university. Goresbrook School is an exciting new school that opened in 2016. Tenacious in approach, our team are committed to transforming the lives of students and do so through unwavering belief, positivity, creativity, hard work and collaboration. Many of us are TeachFirst Ambassadors but regardless of our how we came into the profession we are all determined to leave a lasting legacy.

Teaching is an art form. It requires an unrelenting dedication to refining your craft. This is at the core of everything we do at Goresbrook. For this reason, it is a very special place to work. All of us are passionate about growing (getting better at what we do through careful reflection and deep thought). All of us are committed to working as a team (we know that far more can be achieved through working together). We each have an unrelenting belief that the stubborn link between poverty and academic achievement can be overcome through the creation of an exceptional school.

Science at Goresbrook is highly valued. We’ve created a culture where high levels of challenge have built an authentic passion for the subject. As a department, we pride ourselves on detailed curriculum planning which uses the principles of interleaving and spacing, knowledge depth and scientific thinking. We take risks and trial innovative approaches to teaching difficult concepts at an early stage e.g. Rutherford’s scattering experiment when learning about the periodic table. Not only have pupils risen to the challenge, they have successfully demonstrated outstanding progress with some performing at GCSE standard in year 7, 8, 9 and 10. Come and be part of a team where we challenge the status quo, where we focus on depth not breath, students not bureaucracy and work in state of the art science laboratories! 

As a committed and inspirational Lead Practitioner of Science, you will have the opportunity to innovate and develop as an outstanding leader and practitioner. You will be instrumental in refining the vision of the department and our approach to building scientific literacy. You will be joining the department at an exciting time as we begin KS4, refine our approaches in KS3 and where your development is a priority. There will be opportunities to drive curriculum planning, support the tracking of data and interventions and the development of teaching and learning in the department. If are passionate about leading a progressive, immersive curriculum that creates scientists of the future, in a department where Teaching and Learning is the priority, then this is the role for you!

What we offer:

•Clear purpose. We are all here to make a real difference to students lives

•Lots of opportunities to observe others and receive feedback. We have an open door policy and place Teaching and Learning at the centre of what we do. We never grade lessons and all feedback is developmental

•An environment in which student behaviour is exemplary. Teachers can teach and students can learn

•Curriculums that are designed in order for pupils to achieve mastery of both content and skills. We have a strong focus on core knowledge and use cutting-edge insights from cognitive science and educational research to ensure that content is retained over time

•Year groups of 120 students. We are a small school and pride ourselves on knowing our students

•A minimum of two hours curriculum time for each subject area allowing teachers to know students next steps

•Weekly in-school CPD, including a tailored NQT programme

•External CPD programmes, including NPQML and NPQSL

•Opportunities for promotion and development

We currently have 480 students in years 7, 8, 9 and 10. We will continue to grow each year until we are at full capacity, 720 students including our Sixth Form. Whether you are an outstanding experienced teacher looking for a new challenge, or trainee teacher seeking your first role, you will play a key part in the school’s development.  You could play a part in leading and shaping the vision and future of our school for many years to come.

If you align with our vision, values, and are committed to ensuring that ‘disadvantaged’ does not dictate educational outcomes, then you will greatly enjoy working at Goresbrook.

You are very welcome to visit us, even if you don’t end up applying for the post. We are 20 minutes on the tube from Mile End, and just 15 minutes’ drive from East London.

You may also like to arrange an informal chat with the Principal, Megan or Assistant Principal, Aziza.  Feel free to contact them directly on: Megan.Harris@goresbrookschool.org.uk Aziza.Ajak@goresbrookschool.org.uk

United Learning

Goresbrook School is part of United Learning, a large, and growing, group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England.

Our schools work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. Our subject specialists, our Group-wide intranet, our own curriculum and our online learning portal all help us share knowledge and resource, helping to simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance.

As a Group, we can reward our staff better: with good career opportunities, better pay, benefits, and ultimately, the satisfaction of helping children to succeed. We invest in our staff wellbeing. Our academies each have at least eight INSET days per year (with three of those solely dedicated to planning), and an ongoing group-wide wellbeing programme. It's an ethos we call ‘the best in everyone’.

United Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.

More about Goresbrook School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Ripple Road, Dagenham, Essex, RM9 6XW, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 203 597 6666
employer gallery photo 0
employer gallery photo 1
employer gallery photo 2
employer gallery photo 3
employer gallery photo 4
employer gallery photo 5
employer gallery photo 6
employer gallery photo 7
employer gallery photo 8
employer gallery photo 9
employer gallery photo 10
employer gallery photo 11
employer gallery photo 12
employer gallery photo 13
employer gallery photo 14
employer gallery photo 15
employer gallery photo 16
employer gallery photo 17
employer gallery photo 18
employer gallery photo 19

Do you want to be part of a team that is creating a transformational all-through school? Do you believe that every young person has the potential to gain an A* at A-level, and go on to rigorous academic study in a highly competitive University? If so...