Second in Charge Science, Crowborough

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Beacon AcademyCrowborough

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Start date: January 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: TLR negotiable dependent on experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We are seeking a dedicated, hardworking and highly skilled teacher to join our Science department within a highly successful and supportive non-selective 11-18 Academy. We offer a happy working culture where teachers can teach and students can learn in a school where leadership is judged as outstanding. The department and Academy are committed to the development of both its staff and students. 

We are celebrating our best ever A level and GCSE results which now place us as one of the top performing schools in East Sussex and in the top 3% of schools nationally. We are also one of approximately 65 schools nationwide that has been selected to become a National Teaching School in the latest recruitment round, taking a leading role in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession. 

Working with our Head of Science and Engineering to help drive the department forward, we will look to you to be flexible, enthusiastic and self-motivated, with strong organisational skills, and ready to play a significant role as a member of our Science Team. 

You must be: 

  • an outstanding practitioner with a proven record of raising attainment for students; 
  • a confident and competent user of data, able to empower others in its use to support outstanding pedagogy;
  • able to inspire and challenge every student enabling them to make excellent progress;
  • able to communicate and enthuse staff and implement ideas. 


We are a split site, rural, mixed 11-18 non-selective converter academy with approximately 1,300 students, including over 250 students in our Sixth Form. Situated centrally in Crowborough, on the outskirts of the Ashdown Forest - an area of outstanding natural beauty - we are also conveniently located close to Tunbridge Wells and the south coast. 

For more information on this opportunity or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Human Resources on 01892 603078 or email vacancies@beacon-academy.org in the first instance. 

Closing date: 10am on Thursday, 26th October 2017.

Interview date: Monday, 30th October 2017.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to Enhanced DBS clearance and suitable references. 

NB: we advise applying promptly for this post as we reserve the right to close and interview early if sufficient suitable applications have been received. 

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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Beeches Site, North Beeches Road, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 2AS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1892 603000
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