Learning Leader for Chemistry, Northamptonshire

Closing date:

Sponne SchoolNorthamptonshire

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: GBP £24,373 - £40,490 (MPS M1 £24,373 – M9 £40,490 with a TLR of £2,796)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Sponne is a successful, over-subscribed community comprehensive school with 1418 students aged 11-18 on roll and specialist status for Science and Music. Outcomes are very high with 78% of students gaining grades 9-4 in English and Mathematics at GCSE and a positive Progress 8 score.

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational teacher to take the lead on Chemistry within our outstanding Science faculty with effect from September 2020.The successful candidate will have experience and a proven record of achieving high outcomes in the teaching of GCSE Chemistry and ideally A level.

All students in years 7 to 11 study Science with more than 25% completing the three separate Sciences at GCSE. Chemistry outcomes are extremely high and the subject is very popular at A level with 2 classes in year 12 and 13 annually. The faculty is friendly and supportive with excellent facilities. Students are enthusiastic and hardworking and grateful for the education and opportunities they receive.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have Qualified  Teacher Status
  • Chemistry  as their Specialism
  • Have good teaching skills
  • Have to meet the person specification and will be required to apply for a DBS disclosure.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

Training and development opportunities will be offered. All staff are encouraged to study further and the trust will actively support staff to obtain relevant further qualifications where possible. Sponne School is part of Tove Learning Trust. 

Tove Learning Trust is a fast moving and exciting place to work. The trust schools have a shared vision and purpose: to deliver outstanding educational experiences that lead to inspiring outcomes. Each academy has a strong individual identity and tailors their educational provision to serve their local community. Academies within the trust collaborate to share expertise and maximise opportunities and experiences for our students. 

The Trustees of Tove Learning Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

How to apply:

All documents including the full job description, person specification and application form are available on our website www.sponne.org.uk. Please ensure your application form and covering letter includes examples of your experience and how you meet the criteria outlined in the job description and person specification. Further information requests or completed applications should be sent to Lisa Gordon, HR Manager
E: recruitment@sponne.org.uk
T: 01327 350284

Closing date: Monday 24th February 2020  by 12 noon



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Brackley Road, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 6DJ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1327 350284
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