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SEMH Science Teacher

Peak AcademyGloucestershire


Salary Grade: MPS 1 - 6

Salary Band: £25,714 - £36,961 p/a

Location: The Peak Academy

Contract Type: Permanent

Contract Term: All Year Round

Closing Date: 19th September 2021

Interview Date: TBC

Hours: 32.5 pw

Start: ASAP

Please note: Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed as applications are received. Should a suitable applicant be identified, we may close the vacancy early.

Previous applicants need not apply

About the Opportunity

We are searching for an inspirational Secondary Science Teacher to join our team of exceptional educators within our specialist academy who can unlock potential for pupils with social, emotional and mental health issues. The successful candidate will identify clear teaching objectives, content, lesson structures and sequences appropriate to their specialist subject for the pupils being taught. We want you to set appropriate and demanding expectations for each pupil’s learning and motivation, set clear targets for pupils and build on their prior attainment, considering each pupil as an individual.

Creativity will drive your teaching to encourage and inspire our pupils. Innovative teaching methods are encouraged to keep our pupils engaged, generating and fuelling the pupils’ curiosity and sparking inquisitive questions through our holistic approach.

Our successful candidate will confidently produce detailed and targeted medium/long term plans focused on accelerated pupil progress in line with academy expectations.  Through constructive oral and written feedback, you will guide pupils to become resilient, resourceful and reflective learners. To achieve this, you must be able to engage with all stakeholders including pupils, parents/carers, multi-agency teams, all Peak Academy staff and other teachers and professionals throughout the White Horse Federation,

It’s vital that records are accurately kept. The information held within the school needs to support EHCPs, Personal Education Plans, funding reviews, and clearly demonstrate pupil progress including soft outcomes. All teachers are responsible for examination predictions and results for their subject area, participating in discussions of pupil targets and progress as well as suggesting improved methods and assist with forward planning.

About You


Assessed as a Good or Outstanding teacher

Thorough knowledge and understanding of the curriculum requirements and developments within your specialist subject

Secure knowledge and understanding of how to make effective personalised provision for all pupils, including those for whom English is an additional language and pupils who have special educational needs

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We know that your role requires you to put a lot of time and effort into it and because of this we believe you should be rewarded. As a White Horse Federation employee you will have access to benefits listed below.

Some benefits are accessible by all staff irrespective of their contract type (T). Some are only eligible to permanent (P) employees following a successful probation period as noted:

Car Purchase scheme (P)

Reward Gateway discounts (P&T)

Cashback healthcare plan (P)

Discounted gym membership scheme (P&T)

Hire purchase Cycle to Work scheme (P)

Free and confidential advice, information and counselling service (P&T)

Excellent Pension scheme (P&T)

Why Work With Us

The White Horse Federation (TWHF) is a not-for-profit multi-academy trust that supports and sponsors many primary, secondary and special schools across Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Swindon, Oxfordshire and Berkshire.

Its shared vision for excellence through partnership means it is also committed to keeping the best of what makes a local school great – in other words, the type of schools where TWHF colleagues would be proud to send their own children.

TWHF combines a relentless drive for academic excellence with a shared moral purpose and shared values, while ensuring that fun and happiness are a key attribute of each of its schools. TWHF believes that partnership-working with its schools, pupils and their parents, as well as the wider community, helps creates the best possible outcomes for all children.

TWHF empowers its colleagues through support, training and career opportunities to recruit and retain outstanding staff who are leaders in their field. That way TWHF can ensure that every student achieves their full potential, regardless of background, culture, heritage or ability.

The White Horse Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.   If successful for this position you will be expected to apply for a disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service before appointment is confirmed.   References will be sought on shortlisted candidates before interview.

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