Learning Leader Science (Preferably Biologist), Consett, Durham

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Consett AcademyConsett, Durham

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Start date: ASAP or January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPR - UPS + TLR2b
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Executive Principal:   Mr K Reynolds, MA      

Director of Curriculum and Operations: Mrs R Somerville, BA

New College Durham Academies Trust comprises of two large Academies, Consett Academy and North Durham Academy, located some six miles apart in North West Durham.  New College Durham, is our lead sponsor and both Academies are located in multi million pound new builds, offering unrivalled state of the art facilities for our students and communities in Consett and Stanley.  

Consett Academy is a rapidly expanding ‘Good’ school.  We want exceptional teachers, who can help us in our journey to become an outstanding provider of education.  The Trust is committed to lifelong learning and can provide a bespoke CPD package to support your professional development, whether you are looking to expand into KS5 or simply looking for a greater teaching experience.

Learning Leader of Science (Preferably Biologist)

MPR – UPR + TLR 2B  

Consett Academy are currently inviting applications from inspirational individuals who can demonstrate effective leadership skills and a track record of improving progress and attainment in this crucial core subject area.  This role would be suitable for an excellent practitioner looking for additional responsibilities. 

As a consistently good teacher, you will maximise the potential of our students across all year groups by raising their aspirations as well as their attainment, as well as:-

• Developing and sustaining high quality teaching and learning throughout the subject area

• Ensuring that the quality of lesson plans, the use of assessment and homework set are of the highest quality

• Supporting colleagues so that appropriate standards of behaviour are established and maintained 

• Assisting colleagues to ensure that all aspects of student achievement is monitored and evaluated and this information is used to inform priorities and targets for improvement

For the right candidate, the above post offers excellent potential for career development and will provide invaluable experience on which to build a platform for further promotion. 

All of our classrooms and work areas have state-of-the-art facilities and we have concessionary rates for leisure and gym club membership. If you can work effectively under pressure and want an exciting opportunity to work in a vibrant school that makes a difference – we want to hear from you.   

To download an application pack, including job description, person specification and application form, please visit our website: www.consett-academy.org.uk/vacancies  . Visits prior to application are warmly welcomed, so you can come and see for yourself what makes Consett Academy such a special place to work.  Just email Human Resources at HR@ncdat.org.uk and this can be arranged.

Please do not attach copies of CV's/qualification certificates. Only the information detailed on the application form will be used as part of the short-listing process.  Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted. 

Completed applications should be emailed to: HR@ncdat.org.uk by 4.00 pm, Thursday 17th October 2019 or alternatively complete via the Tes portal online.  Please note: we anticipate interviews taking place week commencing 21st October 2019. 

Applicants should assume they have been unsuccessful if we have not contacted them within 28 days of the post-closing.

New College Durham Academies Trust is committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults and will undertake the appropriate employment checks  to meet this commitment. 

More about Consett Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Ashdale Road, Consett, County Durham, DH8 6LZ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1207 507001
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