Lead Practitioner - STEM, Northampton

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Northampton AcademyNorthampton

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Highly competitive + £10K TLR
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We are seeking to appoint a bright, tenacious and ambitious individual to join our Teaching and Learning Team from January 2018.  The successful candidate will be an excellent teacher of Science or Mathematics and have a strong desire to assist other teachers in the classroom.  There will also be an opportunity to lead within the Gifted STEM Stream that we are recruiting to from September 2018.

This post is significant, supporting and developing teaching in Mathematics, Science and elsewhere within the Academy.  It is a perfect step for someone looking for promotion but wishing to take a different route than Head of Department.  The responsibility and remuneration are at Head of Department levels and the next step from this post is Assistant Principal.  The remuneration reflects the level of responsibility.  We seek to appoint an ambitious person who wishes to be a Vice Principal within 3-5 years.

Our oversubscribed 11-18 Academy of 1400 students is transformational for the young people of our community and was judged 'Good' in all areas in February 2016.  Results have increased dramatically and this year we have achieved a record attainment percentage.  We have a thriving academic sixth form which achieved ALPS 3 in the summer of 2016 and ALPS 5 more recently. The sixth form is housed in a new multi-million pound mezzanine suite of rooms.

The Academy is part of the large United Learning group of schools which brings significant advantages to staff at a senior level seeking promotion and eventual headship.  Opportunities exist within the United Learning Group to network and work with other Academies.  There is a culture of collaboration and talent-spotting; good leaders often find themselves progressing to headship without leaving the group.
The successful candidate will fully embrace our values of Respect, Determination and Ambition, and will have a working knowledge of how these will apply within a Secondary Academy context and within the role itself.

Wherever your location, this is an ideal post as we shall offer the successful candidate a comprehensive induction and support package together with a well-developed and highly personalised CPD programme. You may also be eligible for a relocation assistance.
If this position sounds attractive, feel free to call our Principal, Nat Parnell on 01604 210017, for an informal chat about the post and the Academy or apply directly.

Closing Date: Tuesday 17th October 12:00 noon

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 the successful applicant.

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More about Northampton Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Christian
Address: Wellingborough Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN3 8NH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1604 210017
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Our academy is transformational for young people and was judged 'Good' in all areas in January 2013. Since we opened as an academy, results have increased dramatically, a testimony to the sheer hard work and determination demonstrated by students and...