Lead Teacher for Science, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Excelsior AcademyNewcastle upon Tyne

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Start date: Lead Practitioner for Science
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L1-L4 (Spot salary to be negotiated depending on experience)
Contract term: Permanent

The Trustees are seeking to appoint a Lead Teacher of Science for Excelsior Academy.

Excelsior Academy is an innovative academy in its tenth year. It works on a ‘schools within a school’ model. Excelsior is part of the Laidlaw Schools Trust, created to give children from socially and economically challenged areas the best possible education and start in life. In September 2013, we became Newcastle’s first ‘all through’ Academy educating children from age 3 to 19 years old.

Working at Excelsior will challenge you – but the rewards are huge. Successful candidates will play an important role in our continuous drive for further improvement and will have the potential to work in Key Stages three, four and five.

The successful candidate will join a successful MAT where all Academies support each other to the benefit of our pupils and their families. Our Academies also enjoy strong support from an experienced LST central team, based in Newcastle upon Tyne and trust wide Senior Strategic Leads for English, Mathematics and Science based between our two secondary academies.

Further details and an application pack can be downloaded from the Careers section on the Laidlaw Schools Trust website http://laidlawschoolstrust.com/careers/. Interested candidates are welcome to tour the school, please contact Mahima Zafar at the Academy office on 0191 2288 400 to arrange a visit. If you wish to have an informal discussion about this post, please contact: Deborah Slater, Senior Strategic Leader of Science Deborah.Slater@laidlawschoolstrust.com - 0191 2288400

Closing Date: 12 noon on Friday 1st February 2019

Candidates who have not been contacted by Friday 8th February 2019 may assume they have been unsuccessful.

Interviews will take place:

week commencing Monday 11th February 2019

Applications should be returned to:


We are an equal opportunities employer strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful applicant will be required to obtain an Enhanced Certificate of Disclosure from the DBS and a range of other recruitment checks. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate their commitment to children’s safeguarding.

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More about Excelsior Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Denton Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE15 6AF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 191 2288400
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Excelsior Academy is an all-through school located in Newcastle, Tyne and Wear. The school was first established in 2008, as a secondary school and sixth form (later split into three separate schools), and in 2012 it was decided that the school would...