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Job details
Employer Chelsea Academy
Location Kensington and Chelsea
Salary Inner London Main Scale
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent Suitable for NQTs
Job dates
Posted
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts September 2017

The Academy is seeking to appoint an outstanding Teacher of Chemistry, who has a track record of raising attainment and delivering outstanding lessons. We offer an outstanding, settled and stable science department where you will be developed and can teach. We have a science specialism which is seen across the Academy and have links with numerous universities and scientific associations. We believe in the power of fieldwork, outdoor education and university links. This is an outstanding science department in which to work in and has results which are significantly above national averages and are some of the best in London.

In particular, candidates should have:

  • An excellent track record teaching at GCSE and AS/A2 level, where possible, demonstrated through exemplary examination results (for NQTs, the ability to describe how to get excellent GCSE and A level results would be an advantage)
  • The ability to teach Chemistry up to A-level would be advantageous but not essential.
  • The capacity to contribute to the development of the Academy’s Christian ethos
  • The ability to inspire and motivate others 
  • High expectations of students in terms of learning, achievement and behaviour
  • Enthusiasm for developing innovative approaches to learning, teaching and student participation
  • A clear understanding of the latest curriculum and pedagogical developments in Science and associated curriculum areas
  • The passion and commitment to work in an outstanding, inner-city Academy.

Applications from NQTs are welcome. The Academy offers an excellent NQT induction programme including weekly seminars and a supportive coaching culture - we are great place to start your career.

Academy Overview

Chelsea Academy is a great place to work and visitors often comment on the excellent behavior of our students, the friendliness of our staff and the fantastic Academy building. Our aim is simple; to provide the best quality education for all the students that attend the Academy, to produce happy and employable young people and to become one of the best schools in London.

We are currently graded outstanding by Ofsted and SIAMS, a World Class School and are a member of the Leading Edge network. In the summer we achieved our best ever GCSE results in terms of both progress (top 14% nationally) and attainment. However, we are much more than a successful, academically focused school. We believe in educating the whole child and our Christian values of joy, perseverance, servant leadership, charity and forgiveness underpin everything we stand for. It is important that all of our staff, whether they are teachers or not, work closely with our young people and ensure that they are successful in all that they do. 

Chelsea Academy is one of the few schools in the country with Investors in People Gold, our staff are friendly and supportive and we offer a whole range of professional development opportunities no matter what stage you are at in your career.  This includes a CPD session every week (two for newly qualified teachers) and a thriving in house Lead Practitioner team that coach and support staff across the Academy. We offer internal and external training through NPQML, NPQSL and Teaching Leaders - your professional development is important to us.

How to apply

Please visit our website for an application form that needs to be completed and returned to the Academy. Sorry but we do not accept CV’s. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 22nd March  12:00 pm.  Interviews will take place on Tuesday 28th March 2017.  It will assist the shortlisting process if applicants can address directly the criteria in the person specification in their supporting statements.

If you have any further questions about this post, then please feel free to contact Srividya Srivathsan (HR Manager) on recruitment@chelsea-academy.org , to arrange for school visit, and/or informal discussions with the Principal.

Equal Opportunities and Safer Recruitment

Chelsea Academy is an inclusive employer. We welcome applications from suitable candidates no matter their gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or disability, however, we do expect all our staff to note and follow our Christian ethos which is outlined on our website. Please note that Chelsea Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate must be able to satisfy successful references, an enhanced police / Security Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and right to work in the UK  prior to starting employment with the Academy.

If you want to work in a happy, purposeful inner city academy with a strong Christian ethos and commitment to helping every student go on to university or meaningful employment, then we would welcome your application.

Closing Date:  Wednesday 22nd March 2017 at 12:00 pm       

Interview Date: Tuesday 28th March 2017

Matt Williams

Principal

About the employer

Information about Chelsea Academy
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary with sixth form
Funding status State - Academy
Gender Mixed
Age range 11 - 19 years
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London
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